In 2005 Daria graduated from the Law Faculty of the Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). In 2014 she received her Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Connecticut School of Law in the United States. In 2021 she completed a mediator training course at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2021 she completed the MCiarb arbitration course at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK. In 2022 Daria received the degree of the Translator in the Professional Communication (English-Russian).
Daria is the head of the law firm Zhdan-Pushkina Law Office and the Executive Director at the Mediation Center "Solis".
Daria works with legal issues in trade, transport (sea and aviation), insurance, real estate, construction and telecommunications. Over the past ten years, Daria has specialized in cooperation issues arising between Russian and foreign organizations, and in the resolution of disputes out of court: in arbitration (commercial arbitration) or through mediation.
Daria is appointed as an arbitrator and a mediator in commercial disputes.
Daria is a member of the following organizations: London Maritime Arbitrators Association, German Maritime Arbitration Association, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, Young International Arbitration Group; included in the list of reporters of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, in the list of members of the Maritime Law Association (Russia), in the list of experts of the Institute of Air and Space Law AEROHELP (Russia), recommended by the Russian Arbitration Center as a specialist in resolving international commercial disputes, transport and insurance disputes and as a mediator.
In 2007, Daria participated in the preparation of a national research project for the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia. Daria is the author of over 30 scientific publications on insurance, transport law, arbitration and mediation. In 2022, Daria received the Alumni Community Leader award from the Faculty of Law of the National Research University Higher School of Economics for conducting educational events on mediation, negotiations and legal ethics.
Since 2022, Daria has been involved as an expert of the Russian Government on mediation of investment disputes discussed at the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).