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2014-09-26 00:00:54

Honours Law Grad Dereškevičiūtė Successful Intl Lawyer in London

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Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) Law honours graduate (2005) Raminta Dereškevičiūtė discusses her legal career in London, mentoring in the "LT Big Brother" programme and influences in life in the October 2014 issue of the monthly "Moteris" magazine.

She is a Senior Associate in the London K&L Gates Law Firm specializing in regulatory and government affairs. She provides regular advice to clients in the areas of EU energy, environment and health safety legislation.

Dereškevičiūtė represents industry associations in the metals, chemicals and cosmetic sectors as well as multi-national corporations and international environment organizations.

In 2005 she graduated from the Law Faculty of MRU (then Law University of Lithuania) with a Bachelor's Degree and received a Medal of Honor for Excellence in Academics and Extracurricular Activities. While a student at MRU, she spent an Erasmus semester at the Netherlands Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

In 2006 she was awarded a L.L.M., from Georgetown University's Law Center. She was on the Deans List and Awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

MRU Law Faculty's Institute of International and EU Law Director Prof. Saulius Katuoka says that Dereškevičiūtė was a very "active" student taking part in numerous extracurricular activities with the MRU Student Body and other organizations.

In the 6-page article devoted to Dereškevičiūtė, "Moteris" journalist Eglė Digrytė chronicles the path of success that led the high-powered lawyer from her home town of Kaunas to MRU and then to Brussels and London.

As to why she became a lawyer, Dereškevičiūtė says there is no clear cut answer. There were no attorneys or lawyers in her family. Perhaps it was her fascination with debates and love of discussions, analyzing situations.

Gifted in languages and with leanings toward literature, she was able to quickly transmit her thoughts and was not afraid of speaking in public, the article states. She was always interested in global events.

She said, that for her professional career, possibilities were limited in Lithuania as the market for international law is quite small in Lithuania.