Liudmyla (“Mila”) Balke earned her J.D. and a High Tech Law, Corporate Specialization Certificate, with honors, from Santa Clara University School of Law. She received her M.A. in Linguistics, cum laude, from the Classic Private University in Ukraine in 2007.
Prior to joining Sweeney Mason LLP, Mila worked at Zegelman Law Group assisting clients with corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, intellectual property protection and transfer, and technology licensing.
During her time at Santa Clara University School of Law, Mila served as a Senior Technical Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review. Her piece on cybersecurity law issues in China was published with the Law Review. Mila also co-authored an article for the Santa Clara “Advocate” on international business negotiations. While in Law School she received a High Tech Excellence Award and was recognized as the Best Oral Advocate.
Mila’s practice is focused primarily on corporate and business law. She is an active member of State and local Bar associations.
Mila lives in San Jose where she enjoys training her corgi puppy, vegan cooking, and rooting for the Sharks.