Marlen Kruzhkov, of counsel to the Firm, acts in the interests of public and privately held entities, not-for-profits, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, officers, directors, wealthy investors and family offices. Mr. Kruzhkov provides sophisticated advice in a broad spectrum of commercial litigation matters. Such matters include disputes related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, financing transactions, venture capital and private equity investments, restructurings, real estate, fraud and employee relations.
With a strong client base both domestic and foreign, Mr. Kruzhkov has extensive experience counseling corporate and high net-worth clients with respect to complex litigation throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Fluent in Russian, he is one of the foremost attorneys in the United States advising Russian-speaking clients regarding their international legal needs and often represents clients from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries from the former Soviet Union.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Kruzhkov practiced at prominent international law firms, including Latham & Watkins and Schulte, Roth & Zabel, where he acted for a range of blue-chip clients, including DIRECTV, Nintendo and Fortune 500 healthcare companies. He was also a Partner at Gusrae Kaplan Nussbaum PLLC, a boutique litigation firm, where during his tenure as Partner, the firm became the smallest firm ever named to the industry leading BTI Consulting Group’s list of “Most Feared Law Firms” in the U.S. Most recently, he was the Managing Partner at Kruzhkov Russo PLLC, where he represented clients including the Estate and heirs of Badri Patarkatsishvili, the TransPerfect family of companies, the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS) and the Ginza restaurant group.
Mr. Kruzhkov has been featured in a variety of media including NBC News, New York Observer, CNBC, CBS This Morning, Al Jazeera News and Yahoo.
An active leader in the community, he is a former Co-Chairman of the Russian Leadership Division of the United Jewish Appeal of New York (UJA); a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Council for Community Relations (JCRC), as well as The Jewish Week newspaper; and President, founder, member of the Board of Directors and former Chairman of the Russian Speaking Business Attorneys Network (RUSBAN).