Faculty Profile

Jan Fougner

Adjunct Professor - Department of Law and Governance


Jan Fougner is a specialist on litigation and employment law and has extensive experience from a number of high-profile cases involving legal, political and reputational risk. He has litigated approximately 20 cases before the Supreme Court. In addition, Jan Fougner works with contract law, petroleum law, administrative law, environmental law and the law of damages. He is Professor II of Employment Law at BI Norwegian Business School and the author of several textbooks. He gives lectures on a regular basis and has vast experience from public and private boards, councils and committees. He has also been the head of several major investigations.

Jan Fougner has extensive experience with management and change processes in which the framework conditions of collective employment law and the restoration of the employer's managerial prerogative are of vital importance. He is also leading in Norway on compliance, anti-corruption, corporate penalty, conflict and crisis management, and subsequent clear-up processes under both Norwegian and international legislation, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2007 Universitetet i Aarhus Ph.D.
1988 Universitetet i Oslo Master Cand. Jur.
2007 Universitetet i Aarhus Ph.D.
1988 Universitetet i Oslo Master Cand. Jur.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2015 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Adjunct Professor
1999 - Present Gyldendal Rettsdata Arbeidsrett Hovedredaktør
1994 - Present Wiersholm Partner
2004 - 2013 Universitetsforlaget Redaktør tidsskriftet Arbeidsrett
1988 - 1994 Universitetet i Oslo, Juridisk Fakultet Sensor
1988 - 1993 Regjeringsadvokatembetet Advokat
1986 - 1987 Universitetet i Oslo, Institutt for Offentlig rett Vit.ass