Recipient, U.S. Senator Edmund F. Muskie Scholarship, 1994. Work Experience: Legal Counsel for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, 1994; Welsh & Katz, Ltd., Chicago, 1995; Member of the Working Group on Tax Law appointed by the Prime Minister, 1997; Member of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Issues appointed by Prime Minister, 1999; Head of Tax & Legal Department of Ernst & Young Latvia, 1996-2000. Head of Tax ad hoc group of the Foreign Inventors Council in Latvia, 1998-2002. Board Member, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. Chairman, Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, 2010.