Dr. Sergey B. Chetverikov
Dr. Sergey B. Chetverikov, who holds the diplomatic rank of Career Minister-First Grade, is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on U.S. legal matters and its political system. Sergey serves as an international business counselor at Hogan Lovells, where he draws on his distinguished career and extensive accomplishments to advise on government contract issues and facilitate economic and commercial projects for American and Russian clients.
A Russian national who resides in Washington, D.C. and Moscow, Sergey retired after 36 years of diplomatic service — 20 in the U.S. — and maintains close professional connections in both the U.S. and Russia. He provides analysis to Hogan Lovells and its clients on political, legal, and economic development issues in Russia and former USSR republics, and has worked extensively in industries such as energy, aviation, construction, foreign trade, banking, and investment funds.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells (then Hogan & Hartson), Sergey served as deputy ambassador of the USSR/Russian Federation in Washington, D.C., from 1987 to 1992. He had a leading role in embassy preparations for the U.S.-Soviet summit, and headed the embassy during the Persian Gulf Crisis, maintaining close contact with high-level U.S. government officials and honing his skills in strategic crisis management.
Sergey arrived in Washington, D.C. in 1955 as a member of Ambassador Georgi Zaroubin's staff, served with six more ambassadors, and focused on trade, economic development, and political and commercial relationships. He also served as senior legal officer of the United Nations Secretariat and deputy secretary of the Outer Space Legal Subcommittee, which addressed laws relating to space. Earlier in his diplomatic career, Sergey advised and traveled with a succession of top Soviet leaders and served as deputy director of U.S. and Canadian affairs at the Foreign Ministry of Moscow.