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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Southern California Rising Star||Los Angeles Magazine/Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Southern California Rising Star||Los Angeles Magazine/Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Southern California Rising Star||Los Angeles Magazine/Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member, Rules and Legislation Subcommittee||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member, Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee||N/A|
|Advising and Defending Corporate Directors and Officers||Derivative Suits and Securities Litigation||2006|
|Advising and Defending Corporate Directors and Officers||Bankruptcy, Receivership and Dissolution||2006|
|Business Law News||New Risks for California Businesses in Drafting and Enforcing Customer and Employee Non-Solicitation Agreements||2006|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, County Bar Update||Quantum Meruit Recovery of Attorney Fees: Work Performed Under Fee Sharing Agreements Absent Client's Written Consent||2004|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report||Judicial Perspectives on Discovery Referees||2002|
|Unknown||Current Developments in Accountants' Potential Liability under Federal Securities Laws||1994|
|UCLA Law Review||Congressional Rejection of Communal Liability for Civil Rights Violations||1992|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Columbia College (Columbia, MO)||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Association of Corporate Counsel-Southern California Chapter||Navigating the Legal and Ethical Shoals of a Recessionary Economy||2009|
|Association of Corporate Counsel-Southern California Chapter||Arbitration: Hits and Myths||2008|
Posted by scott
I retained Russ to represent me in a very complex legal dispute. The dispute was with a large multinational organization that was able and willing to spend significantly more resources than me.
As I said, the litigation was very complex. It involved litigating two arbitration cases and two federal civil cases - at the same time. During this process I came to appreciate and respect just how good Russ is at his craft.
Russ was able to navigate us through these multiple cases and complex proceedings. He developed a narrative for our position (one that I had not even considered) and positioned the arguments to our strengths.
Mind you, he was doing this while being bombarded by three opposing legal firms and a gaggle of a dozen or more contentious attorneys. There were times where it was just Russ and me in a room with 10-12 opposing lawyers. As intimidating as that might be to some, it was not to Russ. He defended me and my position with vigor, skill & solid arguments. I believe the opposing counsels came to realize - pretty quickly - that they were not going to intimidate Russ.
Russ and I went through this highly charged contest for two years. One cannot help but learn something about a person when spending that much time - in a high stress environment with them.
Here is what I learned. Russ is a consummate professional. No matter how the opposing side tried to get under his skin or treat him with disrespect, his responses were always cool and level headed. Russ is a strategic thinker always looking to position for the "end-game". Russ is excellent at cross examination and he knows how to develop and present arguments that will carry the day.
Russ is also passionate about practicing "law". I once asked Russ if my case was difficult. He said "yes", then added, "but it is cases like these - the bully vs. the little guy - that made me want to go to law school.....lawyers dream of defending cases like this". It is that kind of passion about exercising his craft of "law" that, I believe, makes Russ a great lawyer.
In case you are wondering. We prevailed in all of our cases - two arbitrations and two civil cases. It was a complete victory and Russ was the one responsible for making it happen.
I cannot recommend Russ highly enough to anyone looking for a great advocate.