Dr. Caroline Imola Esche concentrates her practice on corporate and general business law with a particular emphasis on international investment and trade. She provides practical legal and business advice on a broad range of matters related to her clients’ business, including technology transactions, financing, acquisitions and employment law.
Dr. Esche is a dual-qualified attorney, licensed to practice law in the United States and in Germany. She advises European and other foreign corporations on the establishment and operation of their affiliates in the United States, and conversely, US companies on their investment and trade activities in Germany.
Previously, Dr. Esche practiced at the law firm Rubin Winston Diercks Harris & Cooke LLP, where she was part of the defense team that represented the Federal Republic of Germany in litigation under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
Dr. Esche received her JD degree from Columbia University. Prior to that, she had received her JD-equivalent German law degree and a PhD from the University of Münster, Germany. She subsequently clerked for the Düsseldorf Court of Appeals where she also passed the Second State Exam in Law.
Dr. Esche regularly lectures before European chambers of commerce and bar associations about doing business in the United States. She is the author of the popular German-language blog www.DasUSGeschaeft.com.
Juris Doctor – Columbia University, New York
German First State Exam in Law – University of Münster / Hamm Court of Appeals
German Second State Exam in Law – Düsseldorf Court of Appeals
PhD – University of Münster, Germany
Languages: German, English, French
District of Columbia
United States Court of International Trade
Activities & Affiliations
American Bar Association:
International Law Section: Vice-chair of the International Commercial Transactions Committee
Business Law Section
German-American Law Association (Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung)
German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein)
Verband der Stipendiaten und Altstipendiaten der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung