Experience

    • Trafigura, a multinational commodity trading company, in an FCPA resolution with DOJ related to conduct in Brazil.
    • A senior executive of a multinational manufacturing company in a DOJ investigation into potential violations of U.S. sanctions against Russia.
    • A California-based start-up in a DOJ and SEC investigation into allegations of accounting and securities fraud.
    • A multinational manufacturing corporation in internal investigations of allegations of corruption and other misconduct in China and several African jurisdictions, as well as ongoing compliance advice.
    • A California-headquartered start-up in ongoing compliance advice and an internal investigation into corruption allegations in Mexico.
    • Numerous clients, including in financial services, manufacturing, industrial, media, consumer products and other industries, on compliance with sanctions laws, in particular sanctions on Russia.
    • A multinational pharmaceutical company on internal investigations into allegations of corruption and other misconduct in Russia.
    • A global infrastructure investment firm in a DOJ investigation into a former executive.
    • Former executives and employees of a multinational advertising company in a DOJ and SEC investigation into allegations of corruption in China.
    • U.S. investor in advice on potential corruption, political risk, and other issues with a contemplated investment in Ukraine.
    • A private equity firm in allegations of misconduct at a Kenya-based portfolio.
    • A Central and Eastern European-based international manufacturer in a corruption investigation and associated criminal proceedings relating to its subsidiaries in Eastern Europe.
    • A multinational oilfield services company in allegations relating to potential impropriety in Russia.
    • A multinational life sciences company in internal investigations relating to allegation of corruption at subsidiaries in Russia and Ukraine.
    • The Audit Committee of Mobile Telesystems, a Russian telecommunications company, in an investigation relating to its Uzbek subsidiary and subsequent advice relating to the Company’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement with DOJ and settlement with the SEC.
    • The former chairman of a multinational corporation as a witness in a litigation alleging securities fraud brought by the SEC.
    • A large Germany-based manufacturing company in a compliance review and internal investigation of global sales intermediaries.
    • 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.
    • An international construction company in an internal investigation of alleged bribery in Latin America.
    • An international consumer products company on compliance with global anti-corruption laws and in connection with 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 Central & Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, India, countries in Africa, and elsewhere.
    • A Scandinavian manufacturing company in a compliance review of operations in Russia and Ukraine.
    • Siemens’ 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.

Education

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

Languages

  • Russian