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DUG IN – Even as the geopolitical environment remains unsettled in Russia, with the U.S. imposing additional sanctions in August, international law firms are finding ways to hang on in the country. Dan Packel reports that while most lawyers with work there aren’t as bold as ex-Akin lawyers GumpIlya Rybalkin and Suren Gortsunyan, who launched their own practice last September, no international firms have exited Russia since Orrick left in early 2018. But it hasn’t been easy.

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