Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Buczkowska worked for more than seventeen years in governmental administration of the Republic of Poland. As a minister’s counsellor and Deputy Director of the Department of European Law in the Office for the Committee for European Integration with its seat in Warsaw (Urząd Komitetu Integracji Europejskiej), Ms. Buczkowska was responsible for representing the Republic of Poland in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Her professional experience included also a variety of other important legal tasks related to Polish accession to the European Union and, after accession, to Poland’s functioning in the Union, including legal advising on the European Union law and its effective implementation into the Polish legal system. As a solicitor of the State Treasury Solicitors’ Office with its seat in Warsaw (Prokuratoria Generalna Skarbu Państwa) and a Director of the Department of International and European Law therein, Ms. Buczkowska was responsible for the court representation of the State Treasury and representation of the Republic of Poland before courts, tribunals and other bodies adjudicating in international relations in matters entrusted to the Office. The Office, a governmental institution responsible for the legal representation of the State Treasury and the Republic of Poland in the most important litigation and arbitration cases, gave Ms. Buczkowska over than ten years’ experience not only in domestic and international litigation but also in other legal capacities, including drafting legal opinions, involvement in legislative process, advising on drafting and negotiations of various international treaties. .