Simone Breit studied law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz specializing in criminal law and criminal defence. Her practical study periods included working in the criminal department of a London law firm. During her legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Koblenz, she worked, inter alia, at a Frankfurt a.M. law firm specializing in commercial criminal law.
Since August 2015 Ms. Breit has been working at Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte, initially as a research assistant, then as a lawyer. She regularly defends and advises in white-collar crime cases and internal investigations, but also in general criminal law. This includes, for example, the investigation of corruption allegations at a globally active engine supplier, the defense of a managing director of a shipyard group on the charge of delaying insolvency, and the criminal and professional advice of auditors in proceedings for falsification of balance sheets and embezzlement. Furthermore, Ms. Breit defends and advises in numerous criminal and administrative offence proceedings, including in the areas of money laundering law, tax law and labor law.
From 2016 to 2019, Ms. Breit was also a research assistant at the Johannes Gutenberg University at the chair for criminal law and criminal procedure law of Prof. Dr. Zopfs. She is a doctoral candidate with an ongoing doctoral project in the field of commercial criminal law. Ms. Breit is a lecturer for criminal law at the Johannes Gutenberg University.
Ms. Breit is co-author of the Frankfurt Commentary on the Money Laundering Act (§§ 51, 55 and 56 GwG). Since 2015 she is permanent author of the C.H. Beck Specialized Service Criminal Law.
Moreover, Ms. Breit is a member of the Forum of Young Lawyers of the German Bar Association (DAV), the Rheinhessen Association of Lawyers and in the Association of Commercial Criminal Law (WisteV).
For publications and presentations, as well as contributions to Beck’s News Service of criminal law, please refer to our Publications page of this site.
A selection of publications by Simone Breit
- Breit, BGH: Die vom Willen des Angeklagten erklärte Rechtsmittelrücknahme eines Verteidigers wirkt auch für die übrigen Verteidiger des Angeklagten, BGH, Beschl. v. 08.10.2019 – 1 StR 327/19, BeckRS 2019, 2765.