Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sari Laitinen, US Legal Counsel

  • Founder & Owner, since 2006. Finland.

Ernst & Young Oy

  • Director, US Capital Markets. Helsinki, Finland.

Robins Kaplan LLP

  • Attorney, Partner. Minneapolis, MN & Los Angeles, CA.
  • Corporate Finance & Securities Practice Group.

Ballard Spahr LLP
(formerly Lindquist & Vennum PLLP)

  • Attorney. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Corporate Finance & Securities Practice Group.

King & Spalding

  • Attorney. Atlanta, GA.
  • Corporate Finance & Securities Practice Group.

EDUCATION

Mitchell Hamline School Of Law, St. Paul, MN.

  • Juris Doctor, 1993.
  • Class Rank 3/197.
  • Jessup Moot Court Team.
  • Am Jur Awards for best grade in Business Associations, Evidence and Professional Responsibility courses.
  • Grant from the Finnish Foundation for Economic Education.

Hamline University, St. Paul, MN.

  • Bachelor of Arts.
  • Majors: Communication Arts & Legal Studies.
  • Class Rank 1/317.
  • Phi Beta Kappa & Kappa Phi.
  • Student Leadership Award.
  • Intercultural Leadership Award.

University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

  • Transferred to the USA on a Fulbright scholarship.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

Lapland University School of Law, Rovaniemi, Finland

  • September 2015 & 2016.
  • Seminar on Introduction to Law and Legal System in the United States.

Helsinki University School of Law, Helsinki, Finland

  • Spring Semesters 2005-2008.
  • Full course on Introduction to Law and Legal System in the United States.

University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Spring Semester 2005 & Summer School 2006.
  • Full course on Important Legal and Risk Considerations in the Global Software Business.

MEMBERSHIPS

Minnesota Bar Association.

Washington, DC Bar Association.

American Bar Association.

Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce, MN.

Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce, NY.