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González-Herrero , Joaquín
Joaquín González-Herrero acquired his Ph.D. in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1992, having been awarded the prize for the best public law doctoral thesis of that year. He started his career in 1980 as a private lawyer and became a public prosecutor in 1985, after succeeding the national competition, with the highest qualifications (3rd place in the ranking of 86 public prosecutors). He has served in different positions, including the cabinet of the General Attorney, as an adviser, between 1993 and 1994. In 1996 he was seconded as a national expert to the European Antifraud Coordination Unit (UCLAF) in Brussels (Belgium). In 1999, after succeeding a competition, he became a European public servant, and following a further selection was appointed, in 2000, head of the Magistrates Unit of the European Antifraud Office (OLAF), also in Brussels. In this position he has led a pioneer project regarding the judicial cooperation in Europe in the area of financial criminality related to the European Union financial interest. In 2010 he was appointed OLAF judicial cooperation advisor. Author of numerous articles and books on criminal law he has been lecturer of Criminal Law at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, between 1994 and 1996, as well as in other Universities. Throughout his professional career he has lectured in numerous countries on matters related to economic and financial crime. Besides his professional career as a lawyer Mr. González-Herrero González has published widely in different newspapers and authored books on philosophic essays and poetry.