Alexander Dmitrenko is a partner at Ashurst (Tokyo) focusing on compliance issues and dispute resolution matters. He is also a co-representative director and one of the co-founders of LLAN. Alexander began his legal career in Canada, including working on same-sex marriage and other LGBT rights cases with pioneering litigator Douglas Elliott. He also worked at major international law firms in New York City. Alexander is qualified to practice law in New York state and in England and Wales, and is a gaiben (registered foreign lawyer) in Japan. He is also the chairman of the board of the nonprofit Tokyo English Life Line (TELL), chair of the Asia Advisory Committee of Temple Law School’s Center for Compliance and Ethics, and tourist ambassador for the beautiful island of Hachijojima.