Mag. Jakob Widner LL.M. (NYU)


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Jakob Widner heads our employment practice group; he has extensive expertise having advised in this area for years. His practice includes conclusion and termination of relevant employment contracts (including top management contracts), advice on employment law in connection with corporate transactions and reorganizations (works council matters & collective bargaining, social plans, business transfer), employment related compliance and data protection, occupational pension schemes and employment litigation.

Another focus of Jakob’s work is “Life Sciences”– in particular advising on distribution and research & development contracts including regulatory requirements and compliance.

Jakob Widner studied law at the University of Vienna and at New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Austria and the State of New York. He is the author of numerous legal articles and contributor of the ILO (International Law Office) newsletter for Austrian updates on employment law.

Jakob Widner speaks German and English.


  • NYU School of Law (LL.M.), 2001
  • University of Vienna (Mag.iur), 1992





Job experience

  • Since 2005: Partner with Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
  • 1999 - 2004: Junior Partner with Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
  • 1997 - 1999: Associate with Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
  • 1994 - 1997: Associate with Vienna business Law firm


  • Austrian Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association


Professional licenses

  • New York (2002)
  • Austria (1999)