Upon receiving his law degree, cum laude, from the Cornell Law School in 1996, Russell clerked for the Honorable Thomas C. Platt, in the Eastern District of New York. After his clerkship, he earned his stripes with many all-nighters as part of the commercial litigation department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in New York City from 1997-2001. Russell then proudly served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 2001-2008, before returning to private practice.
In addition to representing many Westchester businesses and high net-worth individuals throughout New York, Russell is privileged to represent some of the most outstanding restaurant chains in the country. Russell also represents large and small businesses and hedge funds throughout Westchester and New York City, in breach of contract actions, employment litigations, and all types of commercial disputes. Recently, Russell and his trial team have had successful arbitrations and jury verdicts for a large restaurant chain and have had great success in representing aggrieved clients against their former accountants and bankers in breach of contract and professional malpractice actions.
Russell is active in the Federal Bar Council, and is proud to serve as the chairperson of the Westchester Committee of the Federal Bar Council.
In recognition of his achievements, Russell was included on the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. For the past three years, Russell has also be included on the Top 25 Westchester Lawerys list.
Russell is known for bringing boundless energy and passion to every matter. He treats his clients as close friends and is always accessible.
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