Folker Bittmann was a lawyer in Heidelberg in 1986 before moving to the Darmstadt public prosecutor's office and then to the Frankfurt public prosecutor's office in 1987. There he worked in an economic department focusing on insolvency crimes. In 1992 he also became Coordinator for International Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.

In the course of German reunification, Folker Bittmann was transferred to the public prosecutor's office in Halle in 1993 and appointed senior public prosecutor. He built up the economic departments there and was responsible for up to 15 public prosecutors and 7 members of the economic inspection unit. In addition to his work for the public prosecutor's office, he has published numerous articles on white collar criminal law, in particular on insolvency criminal law. In 2005, he was appointed Chief Public Prosecutor and assumed responsibility for the Public Prosecutor's Office in Dessau with a staff of approximately 120 at the time. Along with the management of the office, Mr. Bittmann expanded his publication activities, especially in the area of communication in criminal proceedings and asset recovery.

Since 2014 until 2020, Folker Bittmann has been one of the two spokespersons for the Economic Criminal Law Association (Wirtschaftsstrafrechtlichen Vereinigung e.V.).

In the summer of 2018, Folker Bittmann returned to his roots. As a lawyer with , he concentrates on the areas of compliance, internal investigations, and asset absorption. In addition, he prepares criminal law opinions, in particular in the areas of fraud and breach of trust, as well as corruption and bankruptcy offences. From the winter semester 2018/19, he will also be a lecturer on white collar criminal law at the University of Cologne.

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