Dr. Brigitte Bierlein, born on June 25th, 1949 in Vienna; studied law at the University of Vienna, doctorate (Dr.iur.) in 1971; judgeʼs exam in 1975, afterwards judge at the District Court Innere Stadt and District Tribunal (“Strafbezirksgericht”) Vienna; prosecutor at the Public Prosecutorʼs Office Vienna from 1977 onwards (general and political criminal cases, media criminal cases; member of the Austrian Codex Commission (“Lebensmittel-Codexkommission”) from 1977 to 1979; 1986 Offices of Senior Public Prosecutors Vienna (“Oberstaatsanwaltschaft Wien”); Department for Criminal Law at the Ministry of Justice in 1987, then again Senior Public Prosecutorʼs Office in Vienna; advocate general at the General Procuratorʼs Office (“Generalprokuratur”) at the Supreme Court from 1990 to 2002; member of the board of examiners for judges and prosecutors at the Higher Regional Court of Vienna between 1990 and 2010; member of the executive board of the Association of Austrian Prosecutors (“Vereinigung Österreichischer Staatsanwältinnen und Staatsanwälte”) since 1995, President from 2001 to 2003; member of the executive board of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) from 2001 to 2004.
Vice-President of the Constitutional Court from 1 January 2003 to 22 February 2018. 23 February 2018 to 2 June 2019 President of the Constitutional Court. 3 June 2019 to 7 January 2020 Chancelor of the Republic of Austria.