With a Bachelors Degree in English and Biology from William and Mary, and a Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law at American University, Heather Russell is a versatile lawyer who has been a working professional for 21 years. Heather Russell’s work is primarily in Corporate America and she has had a long and varied career at a variety of well known companies.
Upon graduating from Law School, Heather Russell went to work as a Law Clerk for a prominent judge in the Eastern District of Virginia. Following this position, Heather Russell took a job as counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Associates a job she held for nearly 8 years. It was at this point in her distinguished career when Heather Russel’s work in corporate America really took off. In June of 2006, following a successful stint at the aforementioned firm, Heather Russel took a job as Associate General Counsel at Bank of America, a job she would hold until June of 2011.
From Bank of America, Heather Russell worked at BNY Mellon in New York City as Global Chief Regulatory Counsel for over 4 years. Following her stint at BN Mellon, Heather Russell made partner and spent three years at Buckley Sander LLP, a premier Financial Institutions Regulatory Firm in New York. Russell left this job in May of this year for Chicago and Trans Union where she is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Heather Russell is a business lawyer to know. It will be interesting to monitor her career moving forward.