Mr. Russell works on the firm’s institutional investor outreach and business development initiatives, with a particular focus on the firm’s Taft-Hartley clients.
An experienced litigator and prosecutor, earlier in his career he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office. Prior to that served as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County where he prosecuted major felonies in Superior Court. Mr. Russell was a Director in the Attorney General’s Office where he tried cases in both state superior and federal courts, as well as arguing numerous matters before the Massachusetts Appeals Court. He also served in the Executive Bureau where he was the Attorney General’s liaison to all of the Mayors in the Commonwealth and Union Business Managers. In addition, he coordinated legislative matters for the Attorney General during his time in the Executive Bureau. Prior to the joining the firm, he was a leading criminal defense attorney practicing throughout New England and New York.
Mr. Russell is a frequent lecturer at Boston College Law School and Suffolk Law School. He is recognized as a top practitioner by Best Lawyers, and as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, for his many professional achievements.
A former semi-professional soccer player, he coaches youth league soccer, and trains young players to be collegiate scholarship level athletes, as he was. (He captained the Providence College Varsity Soccer team as a scholar athlete.)