Werner is a senior counsel at the Washington DC office of Mayer Brown LLP, a leading international law firm. During his more than thirty years of legal practice he has advised communications and internet companies on their transactions. He has counseled companies in the banking and bio-pharmaceutical sectors on setting up shared electronic infrastructures for the exchange of security-sensitive business information. Prior to serving as partner at Mayer Brown, Werner worked as Legal Counsel for the German Embassy in Washington, DC. He is fluent in French and German. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Bonn University, and received a degree from Institut Europeen in Nice, France. A literature aficionado, Werner is particularly interested in literature’s power to help man in the pursuit of truth.