Dr. Hendrik Schneider

Founder and Content Curator, Compliance Elliance Journal

Professor and Director, Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminology, Juvenile Law, and Sentencing, University of Leipzig

Hendrik Schneider was the head of the department of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminology, Juvenile Law, and Sentencing at the University of Leipzig Faculty of Law. His current practice includes serving as legal counsel on corporate- and medical- criminal cases and advising on criminal matters surrounding issues of economic transactions and forensic investigations. Additionally, he acts as a compliance consultant with particular emphasis on the healthcare industry, including risk analysis, development and implementation of internal guidelines, change management, employee training, and sustainable protection. For detailed information click here.

His recent research focuses on corporate crime, corporate criminology, and compliance. In 2012, he founded the innovative virtual education program, Compliance Elliance, which joined forces with LawWithoutWalls to form LWOW X Compliance. He has been recognized for excellence in higher education as a result of the success of Compliance Elliance. Moreover, he is one of the founders and content curators of Compliance Elliance Journal.

After his initial legal studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Dr. Schneider successfully completed the First and Second State Exams, which is the German equivalent to the US Bar qualification system. In 1996, he began his practice in criminal law, which he continues to this day. Furthermore, Dr. Schneider holds a PhD in law and has finished his habilitation. He has taught at the University in Mainz before settling into his current position at the law faculty in Leipzig.


The Corporation as Victim of White Collar Crime: Results from a Study of German Public and Private Companies, International and Comparative Law Review 2015, p. 171-205

The Enterprise in Testudo Formation. The Protection Zone of Legal Privilege in German and US Penal Law, CEJ 2017, Volume 3, Number 1, p. 43-62

Cognitive Dissonance as a Prevention Strategy, CEJ 2017, Volume 3, Number 2, p. 18-33