Since August 2007, Karin Gastinger has been Managing Director and partner of Beyond Consulting GmbH. Prior to that she was, for two and a half years, the Federal Minister of Justice Member of the Austrian Federal Government. Gastinger worked several years as a lawyer for the Office of the Carinthian Provincial Government in the field of water law and environmental law. She studied law at Innsbruck, Villach and Klagenfurt where she completed her court year. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies and Public Management at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Klagenfurt.