Richard Conn, Jr. | Founder & Managing PartnerRichard Conn is the Managing Partner of Eurasia Advisors (dba Eurasia Capital Group).
Prior to founding Eurasia Advisors in 2003, Mr. Conn practiced international corporate law for nearly twenty years as an equity partner with the international law firm Latham & Watkins. He founded the firm’s Moscow office in 1992 and served as a key advisor to the Presidential Administration of Russian President Boris Yeltsin and as President of the Moscow based Foreign Bar Association. A longstanding past member of the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Russia Business Council, he regularly consults with the World Bank, Members of Congress, and the Administration regarding C.I.S. related issues. He Co-Chaired the U.S.-Russia Business Council and American Chamber of Commerce (Moscow) joint initiative to facilitate Russian accession to WTO.
Mr. Conn delivered the keynote address at the United Nations to open the U.N. conference addressing the establishment of a world-wide Sovereign Debt Restructuring framework. He frequently publishes on these subjects and recently authored “Towards a Sovereign Debt Restructuring Framework: Less is More”, that appears in Joe Stiglitz’s book Too Little, Too Late: The Quest of Resolving Sovereign Debt Crises, Columbia University Press, New York, 2016. He periodically lectures at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute of Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies as well as at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Columbia University’s SIPA Center on Global Economic Governance.
Mr. Conn ran in 2010 for the Deputy Presidency of the World Chess Federation on an international ticket headed by the Twelfth World Champion Anatoly Karpov with the support of the Thirteenth World Champion Garry Kasparov and is an avid chess player. He сhairs the Advisory Committee of a non-profit organization that has already taught chess to over 3 million public school second and third graders in the U.S. and co-founded Agents for Critical Thinking, a not-for-profit organization that promotes critical thinking programs for children.
Mr. Conn graduated from Dartmouth College and Fordham University Law School, Richard clerked for the Honorable Gordon Thompson, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. He is the co-author of Collier Labor Law and the Bankruptcy Code, M. Bender (1989) and the author of The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise Your Little Angels Without Religion, Pitchstone Publishing (2018) , a book that encourages critical thinking and enhanced ethical standards.
Mr. Conn periodically lectures at or appears in podcasts associated with Columbia University’s Harriman Institute of Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies as well as at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Center on National Security and Columbia University’s SIPA Center on Global Economic Governance.
Richard is fluent in Russian and Spanish.
Mr. Conn holds Series 7, 63, 82, and SIE with FINRA.