April 21, 2009


Professor Bean Presents on the Future of American Business in Russia

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law Professor Bruce W. Bean recently chaired a panel at the Spring Meeting of the Section on International Law of the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C. His presentation was entitled, "Is There a Future for American Business in Russia?"

Sharing the panel with Professor Bean were three lawyers from Moscow, including Sarah Carey of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, a prominent Russian law firm; Vladimir Gladyshev of Gladyshev & Partners; and Thomas Firestone, a former assistant U.S. Attorney, now a Resident Legal Advisor to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow assigned to follow Russian organized crime. The Spring Meeting was attended by more than 1,200 lawyers from around the world.

Professor Bean is the former chair of the Russian Eurasian Law Committee and currently serves as senior advisor to the Committee. Professor Bean lived in Moscow with his family from 1995 to 2003 and served as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia from 1998 to 2000. For more information on Professor Bean, visit his profile.

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