"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."--Michelangelo
JURIS DOCTORATE--STANFORD LAW SCHOOL; BA--UC BERKELEY-ECONOMICS & POLITICAL SCIENCE
Infiniti Law was founded by Charlotte Danielsson, a graduate of Stanford Law School. Stanford is ranked as one of the top three law schools in the United States and is the highest ranking law school on the West Coast. Ms. Danielsson also holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from UC Berkeley, where she graduated with Honors in the Major and Distinction in General Scholarship from the University. Ms. Danielsson has practiced business immigration law and corporate law since 1998 representing both private and public companies with a special emphasis on technology companies. Ms. Danielsson is a frequent speaker on immigration reform issues, legal issues for startups and corporates, building cross-border innovation alliances/collaborations and building technology/innovation ecosystems.
Ms. Danielsson is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), an organization dedicated to keeping attorneys abreast of changes in the field of immigration and to legislative advocacy regarding immigration. Ms. Danielsson was honored by inclusion in the 2002-2003 edition of Who's Who for her demonstrated leadership and achievement in the field of law and was recognized in 2004 as on the the Great Women of the 21st Century for her contributions to the legal profession.
COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION AND INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Ms. Danielsson is committed to increasing the exchange of technology and innovation between countries around the world and the United States. Ms. Danielsson is an Ambassador for MIT Technology Review and is responsible for nominating Innovators Under 35 who have made outstanding technological achievements as entrepreneurs, inventors, visionaries, pioneers and humanitarians.
Through her various nonprofit work, she is responsible for organizing 30-40 technology events, corporate and startup innovation programs per year in various parts of the world on topics such as: Industry 4.0/Advanced Manufacturing, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Clean Tech/Sustainability, Mobility Tech and Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Cyber Security, Gaming, Photonics, 3D printing, Digital Health, Life Science, Future of Work, AgTech, EdTech, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship.
She currently serves as CEO of Silicon Vikings, a non-profit organization focused on networking and promotion of technologies and businesses intersecting Silicon Valley and the Nordic and Baltic region. Since assuming the role in January 2015, Ms. Danielsson has grown the organization from 20,000 to over 45,000 members. Prior to that, Ms. Danielsson served as Chairwoman of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco/Silicon Valley where she tripled the organizations membership, Assistant Secretary of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce USA, and served on the Board of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco/Silicon Valley from 2009-2011.
Ms. Danielsson played an instrumental role in uniting the various individual European-American Chambers of Commerce in the Bay Area via the formation of the Association of American European Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations and even drafted the Bylaws; she served as the organization’s treasurer upon its incorporation.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND EMPOWERMENT
Ms. Danielsson’s nonprofit efforts include breaking down barriers based on race, gender, and LGBTQ identification.
Ms. Danielsson is the co-founder of apiNXT, a nonprofit dedicated to breaking down professional barriers for Asian American professionals. apiNXT events have included renowned speakers such as California Treasurer John Chiang and California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu as well as innovation & diversity leaders from tech companies such as Humana, Symantec, LinkedIn, Autodesk, Uber, Intel, Lyft, Capital One, UC Davis Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford, Center for Innovation Leadership at SRI International, Bay Area Economic Council, Greater Sacramento Economic Council, Startups Greater Asia, DraperDragon Venture Capital, University of San Francisco, KPMG, FWD.us, StartOut, Plug and Play.
Ms. Danielsson also served on the board of directors of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA), an organization dedicated to empowerment of the API community through active engagement in civic and public affairs, from 2011-2016. In 2012, she received the annual volunteer recognition award for her contributions to the organization and in 2015 she received the Board Member of the Year Award. Ms. Danielsson was chair of the organization's annual Voters Forum in 2015 which explored topics regarding breaking the barriers to API advancement in politics with distinguished panelists from both the federal and state legislatures; Ms. Danielsson formed a grassroots coalition of over 40 diverse ethnic organizations which resulted in the largest, most diverse and inclusive attendance in the 14 year history of the forum. Speakers included: CA State Treasurer John Chiang, US Congressmember Ted Lieu, CA Senators Jim Nielsen and Richard Pan, CA Assemblymembers Jim Cooper, David Chiu, Ling-Ling Chiang, Evan Low, Young Kim, Mariko Yamada.