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Ruta Zuokaite

  • Associate

  • National and international experience in advising life science (pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical devices and technologies, healthcare services, chemicals) industry and other regulated (cosmetics, food) industries as well as in intellectual property law area

  • International experience in life sciences:

    – Steptoe & Johnson LLP – an international law firm widely recognized for vigorous advocacy in complex litigation and arbitration, successful representation of clients before governmental agencies, and creative and practical advice in guiding business transactions

    – The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) –- the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness

  • Scholarships of Vilnius University, Faculty of Law, for academic achievements

Work experience
  • 2017 September – to date

    Associate, Ruta Pumputiene Law firm

  • 2017

    Legal trainee, Law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP (Brussels, Belgium)

  • 2016 – 2017

    Legal trainee, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) (Helsinki, Finland)

  • 2013 – 2016

    Lawyers’ assistant, Law firm LAWIN (Ellex Valiunas)

  • 2013 – 2014

    Director for Study Visits, European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), Vilnius branch

Education
  • 2016

    Vilnius University, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree

  • 2013

    University of Salzburg, Certificate in the Main Features of European Legal System

Publications & other

Ruta Zuokaite in her academic projects highly ranked at Vilnius University Faculty of Law analysed complex and relevant topics. Ruta also participates in seminars and gives presentations. In addition, she is involved in social activities. Some of the academic projects/ given presentations/ social activities are as follows:

  • Master’s thesis “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Field of Human Rights under International Law”, 2016
  • Thesis “Analysis of Application of REACH Regulation”, 2014
  • Speaker at the seminar “Aarhus convention: problematical issues”, 2016
  • Speaker at the seminar “Associations’ management”, 2016
  • Member of Rotaract organisation, 2014 – up to date
  • Member of European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), 2012 – 2016
  • Member of Šiauliai Didždvaris Gymnasium students’ self-government, 2007 – 2011