The World Dance Council announces the appointment of Sergey Kolmykov as its general counsel, effective July 1, 2023. Sergey will serve as the principal legal officer for the Council, with overall responsibility for the leadership of the WDC’s legal function. Reporting to the President, he will provide legal counsel to the full WDC leadership team, the Board of Directors, and other members of the WDC on a broad and diverse range of matters.
For 9 years running, Sergey has been recognized by the Super Lawyers magazine as the top attorney in the country for his outstanding achievements in the intellectual property litigation and licensing. Mr. Kolmykov has also been named to the IAM Strategy 300 List, recognizing top 300 IP strategists in the world. Sergey is a partner at a premier New York law firm of Kroub Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC. Prior to this role, he spent over two decades practicing law at some of the elite firms in the world, including Locke Lord LLP, Winston & Strawn LLP and Proskauer Rose LLP.
Comments Donnie Burns MBE, President of the World Dance Council, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Sergey on this appointment as I believe that he will be a tremendous asset to the WDC and a great addition to our leadership team. His extensive 24-year legal experience in corporate and intellectual property law will be a great enabler in building a stronger WDC and further strengthening our legal and rule compliance functions. At a pivotal moment for the organization, he will offer a critical voice as a member of our leadership as we navigate the expansion of the WDC and the entire ballroom dancing industry throughout the world. With passion for dance, Sergey understands and appreciates the core values and mission of the Council and its vital role in securing a bright future for all dancers worldwide. We are confident that he will be a strategic and active member of our leadership team as well as an advisor to the Board.”