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Mareike Hierl


Mareike Hierl
English, German, Spanish
Practice Group

Mareike Hierl solves legal issues for national and international clients in the area of product liability and product safety. She focuses on the life sciences industry, particularly in the areas of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Mareike supports clients in the coordination and worldwide defense of complex product liability cases across various jurisdictions. This includes the development of multinational litigation and defense strategies, as well as representing globally acting pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in product liability lawsuits and settlement proceedings. Mareike advises on strategic issues, in particular on strategic crisis communication, such as with the media, the public, the authorities and other possible parties involved. Mareike's scientific and legal background allows her to provide comprehensive advice to clients. She often operates alongside her client's legal department, as well as with the engineering, science and medical teams. Additionally, she collaborates with external experts and local counsel from other jurisdictions.

Representative experience

Assisting a leading European supplier of vaccines with the defense against claims for damages and claims for information and representing the client in court proceedings.

Advising a pharmaceutical company in connection with alleged claims for damages and claims for information with regard to an anti-epileptic drug in Germany and Norway.

Advising an international leading bioscience and medical device company on claims regarding allegedly contaminated blood products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.

Advising a leading pharmaceutical company on product liability claims with regard to antidepressants including representation of the client in court.

Education and admissions


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Munich, 2016
  • First State Exam in Law, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 2014
  • B.Sc. Molecular Biotechnology, Technical University of Munich, 2010
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