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Dmitri I. Dubograev

Founder, Managing Partner & CEO

Corporate structuring, M&A transactions, high-tech licensing agreements and intellectual property protection.

Dmitri I. Dubograev is a founder and the Managing Partner & CEO of the law firm femida.us (a/k/a Int'l Legal Counsels PC) in Alexandria, VA with affiliate offices in Washington, D.C., Paris and Moscow.   He focuses on representation of clients in the information technology, software, finance, telecommunication, entertainment and sports industries in cross-border transactions, technology transfers, licensing and corporate structuring and financing. 

Mr. Dubograev has extensive experience in practicing corporate and IP law with an emphasis on the legal aspects of start-up ventures, small and medium size high-tech businesses, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and technology licensing.   He advised US and Eastern European companies with respect to complex issues relating to IT ventures in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia and the emerging markets' challenging regulatory environment.  Mr. Dubograev assists numerous international clients, including IT, software, and e-commerce companies in their expansion and development in the Western markets.  He also actively participates in various legal reforms and legal training programs in Eastern Europe under auspices of the US and multinational organizations.  Mr. Dubograev's practice regularly involves comparative review of legal regulations and drafting and negotiating legal documentation in English and Russian. His dual legal education (law degrees in the United States and the former Soviet Union), practical experience and multilingual capabilities significantly contribute to projects' effectiveness and efficiency to ensure seamless cross-border knowledge transfer between the civil law and common law environment and diverse cultures.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dubograev was counsel in the corporate practice group of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C. and earlier, an associate at Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia.  Mr. Dubograev has negotiated and documented multiple transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, technology transactions, energy and telecommunication regulations, corporate financing and securities offerings.  Mr. Dubograev, under the auspices of the World Bank and USAID sponsored projects, served as legal advisor and consultant to various government agencies of the former Soviet Union in connection with legal reforms projects.  His responsibilities included practical training of private and government attorneys, comprehensive analysis and review of the existing legal framework and advice on the reformation of securities, corporate, property and investment legislation. 

Mr. Dubograev has published several articles on corporate law issues, and he has been invited to give presentations at numerous conferences of the software industry. Mr. Dubograev received his degree in law with excellence from Belarussian State University in 1991 and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University in 1994. He is admitted to the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars.

Dmitri I. Dubograev, Esq.
(a/k/a Int'l Legal Counsels PC)
901 N. Pitt Street, Suite 325
Alexandria, VA 22314
phone: +1.703.739.9111
fax : +1.202.318.0723