Today we’re excited to introduce you to another member of the Scott Vicknair team because he’s a living testament to the opportunity that is the American Dream. Anton Martynenko is an attorney who calls Louisiana home like all of us, but his story is vastly different. Anton grew up in the former USSR and had a rare opportunity to move to the US as an exchange student. Less than a decade later, he was accepted to Tulane Law School. We wanted to give him the chance to tell his story and reflect on the things he has learned during this incredible journey.

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

0:37 – Hot Topic #1: US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his personal relationships

8:17 – Hot Topic #2: National battle over the debit limit

14:56 – Welcome in our guest, Anton Martynenko

15:53 – His childhood in Russia

17:17 – The story of the program that brought him to the US

22:25 – The difference in the justice system in Russia vs the US

29:43 – His perspective on what’s happening in Ukraine

34:40 – What are the checks and balances on the Russian government