In her work, Maika focuses on research and recommendations related to the business climate reforms in order to facilitate private sector development. Prior to joining the Doing Business team, she worked in the IFC(WB) Legal Department. Seconded to the European Stability Mechanism, a bail-out fund in Luxembourg in the years 2012-2013, Maika worked on post-financial crisis corporate governance methodology for banks in distress. Before joining IFC/WB, she also practiced law at Clifford Chance and White & Case law firms. Maika is admitted to the New York Bar.