Ivars Slokenbergs is a Latvian-American lawyer, licensed in New York, and the founder of Slokenbergs PLLC – a law firm serving Baltic companies operating in the United States or contemplating entry to the US market.
While currently based in New York, earlier he lived in Latvia for more than a decade, working at Ellex Kļaviņš as a corporate lawyer, advising on M&A transactions and other corporate matters as well as on aircraft leasing and finance transactions. He served on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia for six years, including four years as President, and also served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia.
Earlier he was a commercial litigator at the New York office of White & Case, a global law firm, prior to which he served as a diplomat in Latvia’s foreign service, at its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. Currently he also serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the Latvian National Opera Guild, a New York non-profit that raises funds to support the Latvian National Opera and Ballet.