Dr. Anouschka Velke was born in France and grew up in Germany. Already during her juridical studies at Johann-Wolfgang-von-Goethe-University in Frankfurt, she focused on criminal law. After her studies, she did a doctorate on a criminal trial-juridical subject.
In 2004 Dr. Velke was admitted as a lawyer. In 2007, she was appointed as a specialist lawyer for criminal law and graduated the LL.M. program for white-collar crime at the University of Osnabruck.
Dr. Anouschka Velke started her professional career in 2004 at the highly recommended law firm for white collar and tax crime Prof. Dr. Hamm and partner. From 2007 she belonged to the renowned law firm Dr. Dörr and colleagues.
From 2011 until 2016, she headed the department for white collar and tax crime at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Frankfurt. Having more than 16 years of experience, she founded the law firm Dr. Velke in April 2016.
In 2016 Dr. Anouschka Velke was included in the Eighth Edition of The Best Lawyers® in Germany in the practice area of Criminal Defense. In 2017, she was awarded by Best Lawyers® in the field of white-collar crime law and has been honored annually ever since. In 2019 and 2020 Dr. Velke was rated "Top Lawyer" by Wirtschaftswoche and her law firm was rated "Top Law Firm" in the field of white-collar crime law. In 2020, the law firm Dr. Velke was recognized by Focus as one of the leading law firms in white-collar crime law.
Dr. Velke is chairwoman of the wistros e.V. board, the alumni association of the master of law-program (LL. M.) in white collar crime of the University of Osnabruck. In addition, she is a member of several criminal law organisations (WisteV, Deutsche Strafverteidiger e.V.).
Dr. Anouschka Velke is a lecturer in the specialist lawyer‘s course of the Hessian penal defenders as well as at the University of Osnabruck.
Dr. Velke has published various papers in professional journals. You will find an extract of her publications here:
Dissertation „Die Präklusion fehlerhafter Sachleitungsanordnungen - kritische Analyse der Bedeutung des § 238 Abs. 2 StPO“, 2003
Essay in the professional journal wistra 2005 on the subject of „Verteidigungsmöglichkeiten gegen den im Ermittlungsverfahren angeordneten dinglichen Arrest“, p. 405 ff.
Essay in the professional journal StraFo 2007 on the subject of „Zur Systemwidrigkeit der Entschädigungslosigkeit von erlittener Untersuchungshaft bei anschließender Bewährungsstrafe“, p. 52 ff.
Essay in the professional journal wistra 2008 on the subject of „Verfallsanordnung gegen tatunbeteiligte Unternehmen“, p. 401 ff.
Essay in the clients‘ newsletter PwC Legal September 2011 on the subject of „Das neue Geldwäschegesetz“, p. 18 ff.
Comment, in cooperation with Klötzer-Assion, on the BFH-verdict of 14.11.2012 – XI R 17/12 „Vertrauensschutz bei innergemeinschaftlichen Lieferungen und Sorgfaltspflichten des Unternehmens“ in the professional journal ZWH 2013, p. 327.
Comment, in cooperation with Klötzer-Assion, on the BGH-verdict of 21.2.2013 – 1 StR 633/13 „Zur Bindungswirkung verfahrensbeendender Absprachen“ in the professional journal ZWH 2013, p. 426.
Guest contribution, in cooperation with PwC-executive-board spokesman Prof. Dr. Norbert Winkeljohann, in the Börsenzeitung vom 26.7.2014, p. 12, on the planned Unternehmensstrafrecht, entitled: „Unternehmen sollten nicht kriminalisiert werden“.
Essay, in cooperation with Gemmerich, in the clients‘ journal of PwC „Steuern und Recht“, October 2014, p. 10 ff.
Essay in the professional online-journal WiJ 3/2016 on the subject of „Korruption im Gesundheitswesen“, p. 202 ff.