April 4, 2022

New York, NY, April 4, 2022 --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Anne Kleffmann has joined the Firm as a partner in the Frankfurt office, where she is a part of the Litigation Department and Labor & Employment Practice.

With over twenty years of employment law experience, Anne advises companies, private equity firms, and financial institutions on all aspects of individual and collective labor law, and transactional labor law. She helps clients, including both German and multinational clients, navigate complex and business-critical employment law matters for both standalone labor issues and transactions. She regularly advises on collective labor law matters in reorganizations (including organizational integration after a merger), restructurings and works agreements, and in transaction-related matters such as domestic and cross-border transactions, acquisitions of insolvent companies, carve-outs, pension matters and service and employment contracts. She was previously a partner at Latham & Watkins.

“Anne is highly regarded as a talented employment lawyer, known for her pragmatic and commercial approach and extensive experience advising on critical employment law matters, including on complex private equity and M&A transactions,” said Corporate & Financial Services Department partner Georg Linde, who manages Willkie’s Frankfurt office. “She will be a valuable resource to the expanding needs of our clients in Frankfurt and across the Firm. We are delighted to welcome her to Willkie.”

Anne commented: “Willkie is well-established in Germany as a leader in private equity and M&A, known for its work on many sophisticated transactions, where employment law matters regularly arise. I am thrilled to join the team in Frankfurt at this time of growth and look forward to working with my new colleagues to enhance our labor and employment capabilities to clients.”

Willkie’s Frankfurt office handles complex corporate and commercial transactions that demand multifaceted legal experience. Our attorneys are known for providing solution-driven advice innovatively tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Clients value especially our practical business approach to helping them reach their goals, as well as our cost-effective and streamlined style of transaction management.


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 1,000 attorneys with offices in Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Washington. The Firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue.