Werner Boel, senior partner, brings two decades of experience in international law, health law, business venture consulting and leadership recruitment to his executive search practice at Witt/Kieffer. Werner serves as the firm’s Legal Services practice leader. He relies upon a dynamic multicultural background and broad global experience to provide clients with unmatched expertise, particularly in recruiting health law general counsel, deputy general counsel, chief legal officers, chief compliance officers, and chief risk officers, as well as law school deans.
He is based in the firm’s Atlanta, Georgia office. Werner’s practice has special emphasis on recruiting top executives to build the scope and influence of in-house legal departments on behalf of healthcare, higher education and not-for-profit organizations. He has helped identify senior legal leaders for preeminent hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, medical schools, physician group practices, health science centers, public institutions, colleges and universities, and community service organizations. Werner assists clients in evaluating the new breed of senior legal executive who takes a leading role in developing emerging business models, assessing and managing risk, shaping public policy and leading government and legislative relations. Earlier in his career, Werner served as principal of a management recruiting and consulting firm, catering to both domestic and international clients.
Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, he worked as an International Legal Coordinator for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP providing immigration advice to Fortune 500 clients. He also worked closely with Belgian and U.S.-based companies promoting overseas business ventures in Belgium and Europe as the Executive Director of The Belgian American Chamber of Commerce in the United States, Inc. Werner was born and raised in Belgium, where he obtained most of his formal legal education and training. He is fluent in English, Dutch and French, and conversational in German and Italian.