Born on December 27, 1955 in Moscow.
1978: graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy.
1982: defended a Candidate's Dissertation at the USSR Academy of Sciences Institute of State and Law.
1997: PhD (Law). Awarded a professorship in 2000. Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
1973 - 1979: worked as legal advisor at the Moscow Margarine Factory.
Since 1980: member of the Moscow City Bar (MGKA).
1990: upon return to Russia after internships at legal firms Milbank, Tweed, Handley & McCloy (USA) and Bureau Ricchi (France) founded the first private law firm Barshchevsky and Partners MGKA, which became the leader in providing legal services to entrepreneurs.
Holds the title of Honorary Lawyer and the highest decoration of the legal profession, the Plevako Gold Medal.
Professor, Moscow State Academy of Law, Head of the Department of Advokatura and Notariate, Moscow Institute of Economics, Politics and Law.
Author of more than 100 publications on legal matters in Russian and foreign periodicals and 7 books, including "Inheritance Law", "Lawyer, Law Firm, The Bar", "Legal Ethics", and "Organisation and Activities of the Legal Profession in Russia".
March 12, 2001: appointed Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of the Russian Federation to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.
July 26, 2001: appointed Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of the Russian Federation at the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.
Married, with a daughter.