Director. International Counsel.
Born 1973 in Russia, Ms. Adler earned her LLB
degree cum laude
in international private
law from the elite Moscow State University of International
Relations in 1995. In 1998, she graduated from the London School of
Economics having earned her
LL.M in international banking
and finance law.
Ms. Adler began her international law career in
1995 as in-house counsel for Rossiysky Kredit Bank, Moscow's major
international commercial bank at the time.
From 1996 to 1997, Ms. Adler served as in-house
counsel for ATON Investment Bank, major Russian and international
investment house. There Ms. Adler specialized in complex
international agreements and alternative dispute resolutions.
From 1998 to 2000, Ms. Adler served as Counsel
for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the
World Bank) in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, she oversaw World
Bank's client-countries, including Russian Federation, Ukraine,
Lithuania, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan and Cyprus. Ms. Adler's
responsibilities as World Bank's counsel, included
structuring and closing sovereign loans to the client countries in
Europe and Central Asia, totaling billions of USD;
to financial and industrial concerns in the power and energy sector;
pension fund management; capital markets;
interacting with cabinet
level government officials of member states;
working with the
International Monetary Fund (IMF); European Bank for Reconstruction
and Development (EBRD); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
Financial Action Task Force (FAFT) and the US Department of the
Treasury in developing sovereign lending policies, structural
adjustment reform programmes, analyzing and writing of legal
memoranda on the issue of corruption and money-laundering activities
in government and banking and industrial-financial sector of
member-states; research into vulnerability to money laundering in
various major financial centres and offshore jurisdictions,
including Cyprus, Netherlands Antilles, Switzerland, Gibraltar,
British Virgin Islands, and others.
From 2001 to 2002, Ms. Adler served as Investment
Counsel with WL Ross & Co., New York. Her responsibilities included
analysis of capital markets, legal framework and compliance, and
research into investment opportunities in Eastern Europe.
PROFESSIONAL LAW PRACTICE FOCUS
Ms. Adler has been a member of the Russian Bar
since 1995 and is qualified as an international lawyer for the World
Bank, International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. She
appeared as consultant and expert in:
Russian-American legal issues
Russian-Anglo-American comparative law
International banking law and compliance
Russian criminal law
Analysis of Russian laws, political and economic development and
Transnational financial crimes and money laundering issues
Ms. Adler is a Director and International Counsel
for the American Russian Law Institute and serves as Law Editor of MT-NewsWire
PUBLICATIONS and LEGISLATIVE WRITING
compilation and translation of the Trade and Commercial Laws of the
Russian Federation. Official Codification and Commentaries (©
1993-1995 Oceana Publications, Inc. ISBN 0379-101831). The "Official
Codification" was the first official English language reference
source on new (post-perestroyka) Russian laws, used by US Courts,
British Courts and international public institutions.
Wrote and co-authored
numerous reports and memoranda on the subject of Russian and
international banking; money laundering and Russian legal reform.
Wrote memoranda on the
issues of Russia-Cyprus money laundering.
In 1999, at the request
of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, with other
experts of the American Russian Law Institute, assisted in
evaluating and editing a draft of the "Foreign Money Laundering
Deterrence and Anticorruption Act" (H.R. 2896)
Wrote essays on
transnational financial crimes and money laundering issues.
Russian and English fluently
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Oceana Publications, Inc.
© 1993, 1995
first official English language reference source of Russian
commercial laws. Compiled, translated and codified by the staff of
American Russian Law Institute: Emanuel E. Zeltser, Esq., Anna
Reid, LL.M., LL.D., and Alexander Fishkin, LL.D. together
with the Academy of the Ministry of Justice of Russia,
and the Law School of the University of Pittsburgh