Brook A. Buettner


Brook A. Buettner is an associate in Ballard Spahr’s Real Estate and Construction Litigation and Labor & Employment groups. She assists real estate developer, owner, and lender clients with all aspects of real estate and construction litigation, mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Before joining Ballard Spahr, Brook worked on immigration law and asylum cases with the Swedish Migration Board and other government agencies. She also worked or interned with several international groups to promote human rights, combat human trafficking, and address intimate partner violence.


Representative Matters

During her time at the Advocates for Human Rights, she represented an asylum seeker at the USCIS with the supervision of a licensed attorney, and successfully won asylum in a complex case.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, 2021-present

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, 2021-present

Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2021-present

Recognition & Accomplishments

Professional Essentials Milestone, University of Minnesota Law School Career Center, 2021

Public Service Award, Minnesota Justice Foundation, 2019

Club Ornfot, Represented Uppsala Faculty of Law in the Nordic Moot Competition, 2015

The European Law Students’ Association, Best oral argument, 2015

Board Memberships & Community Service

Brf. Svea House Association, Uppsala, Board Member, 2014-2017

Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers, Uppsala, Student Representative, 2012-2016

Freethem/Changing Attitudes, Uppsala, Election Committee, 2014-2020

Africa Europe Development Platform, Copenhagen, Delegate for Ethiopia, 2015


The Protection of Violence Against Women in Light of Sweden’s International and European Law Commitments—Analysis From a Human Rights Perspective, Uppsala University, 2016



University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 2021)
Dean’s List

University of Minnesota Law School (LL.M. 2019)

University of Uppsala Faculty of Law (LL.M 2016)


Swedish (Native)

Amharic (Limited working proficiency)