Peter Russell, a trusted legal advisor to dozens of public pension and labor union funds, works on the firm’s institutional investor outreach and is an active member of several institutional investor advocacy organizations.
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. Peter 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.
Peter 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.)