Russell is a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he has spent his entire 30+ year career. He focuses his trial, appellate and alternative dispute resolution practice on patent infringement matters and disputes involving and related to technology transfer and patent license agreements. He focus his IP transactional practice on structuring and negotiating licensing-in and licensing-out deals.
Russell is active in bar associations, industry organizations, and his community. He is a Past-President of LES (USA & Canada). He has served on the American Heart Association’s Chicago Board of Directors and was the 2013 Co-chair for the Metro Chicago Heart Walk. He is a Past-Chair of the President’s Council at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and is a member of the Museum’s Advisory Council. He also is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Russell is an author and frequent speaker on Intellectual Property issues. His “Top 10” workshop at the LES Annual Meeting consistently is standing room only; he has spoken at numerous LES local chapter meetings and LESI National Society meetings; and he has been an instructor in several LES educational courses. For 25 years, Russell taught a course for the Society of Automotive Engineers entitled “Patent Law for Engineers.”