dr. Katja Triller Vrtovec, State Secretary for Debureaucratisation
Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU
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Katja Triller Vrtovec graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana in 2002 and passed the national bar exam in 2004. Between 2004 and 2010 she was employed as Senior Judicial Adviser at the Administrative and Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia, while between 2010 and 2017 she was Adviser at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia. She then worked as Secretary in the Legislative and Legal Service of the National Assembly; to date she has held the function of acting director of the Government Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Legislation.
In 2003, she obtained her master's degree in health law (LL.M.) at the Health & Law Policy Institute of the University of Houston (USA). In 2008, she defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Ethical Aspects of Stem Cell Patenting" at the Faculty of Law of the University in Ljubljana. She was awarded a Max Planck Institute grant and worked as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich (Germany) and was a Fulbright scholarship recipient at Stanford University in Palo Alto (USA). Between 2013 and 2018 she was elected to the title of Research Associate at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Medical Deontology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana. In 2019 she was elected to the title of Assistant Professor in the field of public administration and administrative law at the European Faculty of Law at Nova Univerza.