Our team of Russian-speaking attorneys advise international companies and individuals based in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States on ways to unlock opportunities in the US market.

Clients turn to us with their most complex, high-value, and time sensitive matters. We draw on a team of experienced attorneys who have extensive knowledge of business operations in the region and often work with governments.

Your Gateway Counsel™   Speaking Your Language
We are experienced with all aspects of cross-border business and commerce, including a wide range of corporate, regulatory, and litigation issues in the United States. Our team defends clients’ rights, provides commercial advice, formulates innovative strategies, and works to reduce uncertainly and costs. We are well positioned in key US cities to help Russian clients achieve their international business goals.   Our Russian-speaking attorneys were born and raised in Russia and Belarus and received their legal education in the United States. We understand your business needs and use a network of trusted counsel and business affiliations provide comprehensive insight into the US and Russian markets. We frequently visit Russia and speak at conferences on various legal issues facing Russian companies doing business in the United States.
Our Focus
Our team advises companies in the technology, manufacturing, energy, banking, finance, real estate, transportation, retail, alcohol, chemical, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical sectors.

International Compliance & Dispute Resolution

  • Anti-corruption counseling and compliance
  • Business and commercial disputes
  • Complex litigation and arbitration
  • Employment disputes
  • Export/Import control and economic sanctions
  • Commercial tort actions in US federal & state courts
  • World Bank compliance monitorship
 

Regulatory & Government Affairs

  • White collar defense
  • Internal investigations
  • Government relations advice and advocacy before US government agencies
  • Labeling and advertisement restrictions

Transactions

  • Commercial, distribution, and licensing agreements
  • Real estate acquisition and Finance
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Distressed assets acquisitions
  • Cross-border insolvency
 

Intellectual Property

  • Patent portfolio management
  • Trademark portfolio management
  • Intellectual Property and domain dispute litigation
  • Data security
  • Privacy

 

OURWORK
Our team counsels Russian companies on patent, trademark, and copyright matters involving the US market.
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We advise a leading Russian software and computer security company on IP litigation involving breach of a software license and distribution agreement.
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Our corporate team represented a Russian oil and gas company in a complex commercial fraud case involving an attempted takeover and corporate raiding.
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We help international companies identify and comply with US export controls and economic sanctions regulations, including those involving Russia and Iran.
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We routinely counsel international clients concerning protection of creditors’ rights, distressed asset acquisitions, and cross-border insolvency matters.
Practices
Government Relations
International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
International Transactions
Labor & Employment
Patent
Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection
Real Estate
Trademark
White Collar & Investigations

Our group helps international clients with privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection, particularly in regulated spaces such as health care and telecommunications and sophisticated industries including retail, gaming, and entertainment and media.

We counsel on international data transfers and keep clients abreast of international developments such as EU Data Protection laws and Safe Harbor frameworks. 

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Our public policy professionals provide strategic advice and advocate on behalf of foreign firms and individuals before the Executive Branch and US Congress on legislation and regulations. We also represent foreign governments in arbitrations and public policy matters.

Our professionals include a former US Senator and a former US Congressman with a combined 44 years on Capitol Hill, a former US Ambassador, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and a former counsel to a Presidential appointee and US Senators. 

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We understand the complexities that arise from cross-border disputes when foreign sovereigns or commercial entities, such as investors and traders, engage in global commerce.

Other team members have extensive experience in international arbitration and dispute resolution, including experience at the US State Department, the United Nations, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the International Criminal Court.

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We advise domestic and foreign companies in all aspects of cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, licensing, foreign investment, franchise, and distribution relationships.
that can affect cross-border transactions (whether it be CFIUS controls on foreign investment in sensitive industries, or compliance with US export or anti-corruption rules), and which is frequently required in order to complete proper due diligence.
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We help employers manage risk in the workplace, avoid cross-border litigation, and develop global personnel policies. Our attorneys advise on global compensation and benefits matters and mobility issues, including corporate compliance immigration requirements.

 Many of our lawyers are bilingual, making us a firm where clients know that we can communicate confidentially and understand their best interests.  We also help multinational companies meet US federal, state, and local employment requirements. 

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A large and complicated patent portfolio may be viewed as a nuisance and financial burden unless one fully understands and knows how to make use of it properly. Arent Fox attorneys can provide strategic guidance with both.
Our attorneys also assist non-US clients in obtaining US patents, while providing practical advice to advance their business goals. Our clients include individual inventors, start-ups, small private companies, and large international businesses. We understand technology in the automotive, computer, software, telecommunications, green energy, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemistry sectors.
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We advise companies in all aspects of cross-border business and commerce and frequently advise international companies on project finance, acquisitions, investments, and international licensing and joint ventures.

Arent Fox has extensive experience in handling real estate transactions implicating the sovereign immunity of foreign countries and international treaty organizations. 

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Our trademark professionals serve hundreds of clients with international needs and are dedicated to protecting and exploiting our clients’ IP in global markets. We are currently responsible for more than 46,000 active trademark applications and registrations worldwide.
More specifically, we are responsible for more than 11,900 marks in North America, 7,500 marks in South America, 8,500 marks in Europe, and 14,000 marks in Asia. We are also responsible for more than 1,600 marks in Australia and more than 2,500 marks in Africa and the Middle East.
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Our group helps clients conduct international business while abiding by the FCPA, anti-money laundering laws, False Claims Act and other anti-fraud laws, and an ever-growing number of international anti-corruption laws and conventions.

We handle a wide range of complex and multijurisdictional matters, and also advise foreign companies whose activities have drawn the attention of US regulators and enforcement agencies. 

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Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. With more than 400 lawyers in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations.

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