Experience

    • A large Germany-based manufacturing company in a compliance review and internal investigation of global sales intermediaries.
    • A Russian telecommunications company and its audit committee in a review of transactions relating to the operations of one of the company’s Central Asian subsidiaries.
    • The audit committee of the board of directors of a multinational consulting firm as independent counsel in an internal investigation of FCPA violations relating to projects in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.
    • A European-based international construction group in an internal investigation of potential anti-corruption in Latin America.
    • A natural resources company in anti-corruption compliance issues relating to business in Kazakhstan.
    • A European international consumer products company in compliance with global anti-corruption laws, and in internal investigations in Asia and Africa.
    • A global insurance company in an investigation of compliance issues in Russia.
    • Numerous clients in anti-corruption, AML, and sanctions compliance aspects of M&A transactions in Russia & CIS, India, countries in Africa, and elsewhere.
    • A Scandinavian manufacturing company in a compliance review of operations in Russia and the CIS.
    • Numerous clients on compliance with data protection laws.
    • Siemens’s Audit Committee in a worldwide investigation into possible corrupt payments to government officials leading to an early settlement with the U.S. and German authorities.
    • A Fortune 100 company in civil and criminal investigations regarding possible FCPA violations, resulting in both the DOJ and SEC closing their investigations without bringing any charges or seeking any penalties.
    • Ferrostaal, a global provider of industrial services in plant construction and engineering, in an extensive internal compliance investigation relating to allegations of corruption and other wrongdoing in several jurisdictions.
    • A global travel services provider in sanctions compliance review of certain travel arrangements.
    • Mechel, a Russian mining and metals conglomerate, in winning dismissal of securities fraud claims in the Southern District of New York brought after senior Russian officials made negative comments about the company and levied an antitrust fine for alleged price discrimination.
    • Holcim and its subsidiaries, Holderfin B.V. and Caricement B.V., against Venezuela in proceedings before ICSID under the Switzerland-Venezuela BIT and the Netherlands-Venezuela BIT, asserting claims that Venezuela’s nationalization of Holcim Venezuela constituted unlawful expropriation and discrimination. After Holcim filed its statement of claim, the parties agreed on a settlement providing for compensation of $650 million.
    • Several U.S. companies in matters relating to the 28 U.S.C. §1782 applications filed in connection with a foreign family law proceeding.
    • BodyArmor Nutrition, makers of BodyArmor Super Drink, in defense of a trademark infringement action brought by Under Armour, makers of Under Armour sports clothing, equipment and related goods.
    • The Gap in a trademark infringement and dilution trial against G.A.P. Adventures, a Canadian company offering traveling services.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, 2007, J.D.
  • New York University, 2004, B.A.

Languages

  • Russian