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Olga Kariyawasam LLM'12

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Olga Kariyawasam, head of the legal department for the Russian branch of an international children’s media publisher, poses for a portrait in Moscow’s Red Square. Working with clients such as Disney, Mattel, and Warner Bros., on issues ranging from corporate law to supply contracts to licensing arrangements, Kariyawasam says, “It’s a great advantage for a Russian lawyer to be able to talk to and understand lawyers trained in the Common Law system.” Her technically precise English and her U.S. bar credential are assets in demand as the world’s economy continues to become more globalized.


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