Ekaterina Mishina is a Russian lawyer who graduated from the Moscow State University Law School. Prof. Mishina holds a doctorate in law. She worked for the Constitutional Court of Russia, then headed the Legal Department of Russian cable company Mostelecom. From 2002-2005, she took part in the Law-Making and Club of Regional Journalism projects of the Open Russia Foundation, and from 2007-2010 she worked on two big-scale projects for the INDEM (Information Science for Democracy) Foundation. In the capacity of either general manager or legal expert, she participated in several projects for the World Bank, Ford Foundation, European Union, and USAID. She was a visiting scholar at New York University from 1990-1991, had internships in the U.S. Congress and Washington, D.C., office of Gardner, Curton & Douglas in 1993, and took part in the U.S. Department of State's U.S.-Russia Experts Forum in 2006. Since 2005 she has worked as an assistant professor for the National Research University, Higher School of Economics in Moscow, where she teaches comparative constitutional law.