Alex Frishberg was born in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 9, 1963. His family immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri (USA) in 1975, where he received a B.A. in English language and literature from University of Missouri and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law. Prior to relocating to Ukraine in October, 1991, Mr. Frishberg practiced at one of the largest law firms in Washington, D.C.