Degree in law, St. Petersburg State University, 1992.
Joined Office of the Public Prosecutor, St. Petersburg, 1992, assistant to the public prosecutor, Vyborg region, 1993, examining magistrate, Vyborg region, 1993—1994, chief, department the municipal office of the public prosecutor the supervision of law implementation on federal security, 1994—1997, deputy public prosecutor, Moscow region, 1997—1998, public prosecutor, Moscow region, 1998—2001, deputy to first deputy, 2001—2005. Chief public prosecutor Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, 2005. Presidential plenipotentiary envoy Volga Federal District, Russia, 2005—2008.
Minister justice Russian Federation, since 2008. Lecturer on civil and Roman law St. Petersburg State University. Senior justice advisor Ministry of Justice, Russia.
Member Security Council, Russia, Presidential Council for Implementation of National Priority Projects and Demographic Policy, Russia. With Soviet Army, 1986-1988.