Heather Russell

Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP, New York, NY

Heather Russell is a partner in Buckley Sandler's New York and Washington, DC offices and leads the firm's Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision & Technology (FIRST) practice. Previously Ms. Russell was executive vice president, chief legal officer & corporate secretary for Fifth Third Bancorp, the 12th largest U.S. bank. Before that, she was global chief regulatory counsel at BNY Mellon, where she created and led the company's global Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, managing the bank's relationships with its regulators in 100 countries. Ms. Russell also spent five years with Bank of America and before this practiced law for eight years at Skadden in its Washington and London offices, focusing on bank regulatory, consumer financial services, international corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Russell is an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law, where she teaches courses on fintech and the Future of Banking. Ms. Russell received her bachelor's from the College of William & Mary and graduated cum laude from American University Washington College of Law.


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