Russell Jackson defends companies’ products and advertising in trial and appellate courts across the country. He has argued from NYC to LA, and Anchorage to Beaumont representing clients in the beverage, pharmaceutical, medical device, household appliance, computer, consumer product, insurance, and publishing industries. He handles class actions, mass torts, MDLs, products liability cases, and complex commercial litigation. He often works in multi-firm teams representing clients facing nationwide state and federal claims.

Russell is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law, having taught aggregate litigation there since 2014.

Russell is an elected member of the American Law Institute and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has lectured at Columbia and NYU law schools; at conferences sponsored by the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the Defense Research Institute, and the American Conference Institute; and participated in online symposia for SCOTUSblog.com. Russell also was a products liability columnist for the National Law Journal for nearly two decades.

Russell often helps clients craft communication plans to explain legal developments to their stakeholders, and he counsels clients about legislation, rulemaking, and corporate social responsibility programs. Additionally, he helps them implement effective self-regulation of advertising, defending their ads before independent review boards.

Russell practiced in New York City for over two decades, and formerly was a partner in the mass torts group at Skadden, Arps. He taught products liability as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School.

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