Herbert Wartensleben has finished his studies in Jura in 1963 and became research associate at the Institute of Poenology Erlangen. After his second state examination in 1967 he joint to Grünenthal GmbH and shortly appointed to the head of the legal department and furthermore acted as attorney. He was also its Council and Marketing Director for many years. Since 1982 he cares exclusively as lawyer and provides comprehensive consulting in drug, medicinal and pharmacy law. In 2006 he got his approval as specialist lawyer in medical law. He also advised many foreign goverments and is acting as lecturer at the University of Witten and Technical College in Schmalkalden since 1998 and 2005.