Vice-President of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers, candidate of sciences (Law), Honoured Lawyer of Russia. President of the chamber of lawyers of Moscow (2002 – February 2015). Author of more than 300 publications on the theory of law, criminal law and procedure, criminology, including monographs: “The Personality of the Criminal: the legal and the criminological content”, “On defi ning crime”, “Attorney: the Prestige of the Profession”, “The internal belief in the evaluation of evidence”, “When liability comes”, “The constitutional right to be protected”, “Honour. Dignity. Business reputation: disputes involving the media”, “Contradictions of Urbanization and Crime”, etc. Vice-President of the International Union (Association) of lawyers. Member of the Council on the issues of improving justice under the President of the Russian Federation. He was awarded with the Gold Medal of F.N. Plevako, badges of honour “Recognition by the Public” and “Symbol of Freedom”; the highest legal award in Russia – Themis Award, National Lawyers Award “For Honour and Merit”. Honorary Doctor of SPbUHSS.