Professor at the Criminal Law Department of the Jagiellonian University, head of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the WSPiA University of Rzeszów.
He was awarded the title of professor in the field of social sciences in the discipline of legal sciences on July 21, 2020 by the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland.
Author of several dozen academic publications on material criminal law and criminal business law. A co-author of the commentary to the penal code and the commentary to the act on copyright and related rights. The former Minister of Justice and the General Prosecutor in 2007-2009.
Member of the Committee on Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the term 2020-2023.
Professor Zbigniew Ćwiąkalski has represented and defended clients in numerous trials in the field of business law, both civil and criminal.