Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, German Publishers and Booksellers Association
Dr. Jessica Sänger is a lawyer and currently Director for European and International Affairs at Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association. From 2008 until 2016, she was Legal Counsel and (from 2011) Deputy Head of the Legal Department of Börsenverein, where she was in charge of European and international lobbying for publishers. She studied Law at Exeter (U.K.) and Mainz (Germany) and completed her First (2003) and Second (2005) State Examinations in Law in Mainz, completing her Doctorate in 2014. In 2005, she was a trainee case handler at the Media Unit of DG Competition in the European Commission. Before joining Börsenverein, Ms. Sänger was manager of the postgraduate LL.M programme in Media Law at Mainzer Medieninstitut and Research Assistant to Professor Dörr at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz (2005-2008). During this time, she was visiting lecturer at Louisville (USA) and Bristol (U.K.) law schools, lecturing on Constitutional Law, Free Speech, Law of Broadcasting and the Press, and Copyright.