They should never, ever have Russian clients again. This bloody money will bring them neither joy, nor happiness. Lawyers are all about money but there is always something more than that. Dignity, for example.
— Judge Ivan Mishchenko of the Ukraine Supreme Court, urging international law firms to close their offices in Moscow, Russia, in an interview with The Times. Mishchenko left the bench to defend Ukraine, and his battle brethren refer to him as “Judge Dredd.”
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