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I am a Director of Legal Affairs at T-Mobile focusing on complex consumer and commercial litigation.  Prior to joining T-Mobile, I practiced at a prominent international law firm in its commercial litigation practice group.  I focused on the prosecution and defense of high-stakes commercial and class action lawsuits in many arenas, with emphasis in online privacy disputes, commercial email disputes, securities litigation, defense of Consumer Protection Act claims, franchise-related claims, intellectual property and technology litigation and high-stakes contract disputes.


I have experience representing corporate entities, issuers, officers, directors and other corporate executives, broker/dealers, investors and hedge funds in complex securities fraud actions, breach of fiduciary duty cases, trademark and copyright infringement actions, and proceedings before regulatory agencies.  I also have experience arbitrating and mediating disputes and place emphasis on finding appropriate alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    15 years, 100 cases
  2. Class Action: 25%
    15 years, 25 cases
  3. Appeals: 20%
    15 years, 20 cases
  4. Investment Fraud: 20%
    15 years, 25 cases
  5. Privacy: 10%
    15 years, 20 cases

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  • Rogelio Omar Riojas

    Russ is a top-notch civil litigator. He has substantial experience in high stakes litigation, in particular defending technology companies in class actions.


    Rogelio Riojas Class action Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Trenton Cordell Dykes

    Russ is a knowledgeable, responsive and practical litigator. I highly recommend Russ.


    Trenton Dykes Venture capital Attorney
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Contact info

12920 SE 38th Street
Bellevue, WA, 98006


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director of Legal AffairsT-Mobile, USA2012 - Present
AttorneyDla Piper, LLP (Us)2006 - Present
AttorneyLatham & Watkins, LLP2003 - 2006
AttorneyClifford Chance Us, LLP2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trossachs Golf ClubBoard and VP2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2010
University of Los Angeles Law ReviewBoard Member/Comments Editor2001 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Reinke v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., et al.Secured a complete defense verdict in favor of MERS through a five day bench trial.
Ferguson v. Classmates Online, Inc., et al.Secured dismissal with prejudice of all claims on behalf of defendants through initial Rule l2(b)(6) motion.
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Publication nameTitleDate
UCLA Law ReviewRethinking Insurances Public Policy Exclusion2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Los AngelesLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"The Exchange" E-Discovery for the Corporate MarketE-Discovery Cost Control2014