Satveer S. Chaudhary Park Place East, Suite 700 • 5775 Wayzata Boulevard • Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416 [email protected] • 612.207.5745 • www.chaudharylawoffice.com Recently Retired Minnesota Senator and Lawyer with 12 years of Private Practice Pursuing Family Law Career SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Public Policy 14 years in the Minnesota legislature advancing public policy in environment, judiciary, business and civil law • Chair of Senate Environment Committee developing public policy, and regulatory issues engaging with business, advocacy groups, grassroots organizations and internal stakeholders
• Vice-Chair of Minnesota House of Representatives Civil and Family Law Sub-Committee • Chaired all House of Representatives hearings regarding parenting time and medication changes • Member of Senate Judiciary Committee while Minnesota Child Support Law changes were debated and instituted • Broad understanding of emerging legislation that impact Family Law • Federal government experience as Congressional staff member for Senator Edward Kennedy • Engaged state and federal policy stake holders and advocacy groups in the areas of civil law and public policy and interpretation of key applicable laws Legal Expertise Twelve years as business owner with Chaudhary Law Office • First Chair family law experience • Proficient Family Law Litigator • Skilled in managing family law issues within ethnic and immigrant communities • Coordinated divorces and custody agreements with immigration status • Litigation experience in Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction And Enforcement Act • Successful representation of both men and women in order for protection hearings • Adept in negotiating agreements with opposing counsel • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including presentation, facilitation and listening skills with a demonstrated strength in leadership, coaching and mentoring • Traveled extensively in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa with a global cross-cultural understanding of marriage and family issues • Volunteer Attorney with Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, Family Law Program • 2004 Alumni of the Year, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE MINNESOTA STATE SENATE 2001-2011 STATE SENATOR Saint Paul, MN LEGISLATIVE-CITIZEN COMMISSION ON MINNESOTA RESOURCES 1996-2011 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER Saint Paul, MN CHAUDHARY LAW OFFICE, PLLC 2000-Present FOUNDER Minneapolis, MN LEGISLATIVE ENERGY COMMISSION 1996-2011 COMMISSIONER Saint Paul, MN MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1997-2001 STATE REPRESENTATIVE Saint Paul, MN CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES OF SENATOR KENNEDY 1991 STAFF MEMBER Washington, DC EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW SCHOOL 1992-1995 JURIS DOCTORATE Minneapolis, MN SAINT OLAF COLLEGE 1987-1991 BACHELOR OF ARTS - POLITICAL SCIENCE Northfield, MN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OXFORD UNIVERSITY 1989-1990 MANCHESTER COLLEGE Oxford, England BRITISH AND US FOREIGN POLICY SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS • Member, Minnesota Bar Association • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association • Member National Asian Pacific American Bar Association • Board Member, Safari Club International (MN Chapter) • Minnesota License #299200 CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS/HONORS Legal Career Highlights • 2004 Alumni of the Year, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN • Law Clerk, The Honorable Judge John Stanoch, Fourth Judicial District, MN • Law clerk, Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Minneapolis. MN • Governor's Certificate of Commendation for Family Law- Legal Aid Society • Special Assistant, Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III, Saint Paul, MN • Journal of Global Trade, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN Legislative Career Highlights • Chairman, Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee • Vice-Chairman, Senate Finance Committee • Member of Senate Judiciary Committee • Vice-Chair of Minnesota House of Representatives Civil and Family Law Sub-Committee • Escort to the State visit of the Dalai Lama • Delegate to the American Council of Young Political Leaders; Argentina and Uruguay • Member of Minnesota State Trade Mission to India • Brokered First Sister-State Business Relationship with India and Minnesota Personal and Business Highlights • Guest White House State Dinner, Prime Minister of India/ President Obama, Washington, DC 2009 • Established India Center, University of Minnesota 2007 • Owner and Producer Born to Be Wild Sportsman Channel cable television show 2006-2008 • Top 50 non-resident Indians in world, NRI World Magazine, 2002 • Member of the Oxford Union Debating Society, Oxford, England 1990 • Traveled extensively in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES More than twenty invited key-note academic public speaking events including: • 2008, U of M School of Globalization and Textile Manufacturing • 2007, Minnesota High Tech Association, Minnesota Trade Mission • 2004, Global Conference of Non-resident Indians, New Delhi • 2001, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Keynote speaker, South Asian Student Conference. "The Importance of Political Involvement." • 2001, Indian-American Center for Political Awareness, Washington D.C. Guest lecturer • 2001, UCLA School of Law. Keynote speaker, National Asian-Pacific American Conference • 2001, New York University. Guest lecturer • 1999, U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce, Washington D.C. Guest speaker. • 1994, Journal of Global Trade. University of Minnesota Law School. "Rockefeller Amendment and International Property Rights." BOARDS AND ORGANIZATIONS • Volunteer Attorney Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, Family Law Program • University of Minnesota Industrial Relations Advisory Council • Board Member, Minnesota World Trade Office Advisory Council • National Board Member, Alliance for Sustainability • Twin Cities International Citizen Award Committee • Board Member of South Asian Family Wellness Foundation • Board Member, Safari Club International • Financial Crimes Task Force Advisory Council • Advisory Board, Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation • Member and Inductee Fridley Hall of Fame TECHNOLOGY Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Bill4Time, FastCase, LawLogix, iPhone and GroupWise.