Russell Jackson


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Russell Jackson defends companies’ products and advertising in trial and appellate courts. He earned his stripes in New York and has argued from NYC to Los Angeles, and Anchorage to Beaumont representing clients in the beverage, consumer product, insurance, computer, household appliance, pharmaceutical, medical device, and publishing industries. He handles class actions, mass torts, MDLs, product liability cases, and complex commercial litigation. He represents a major American insurer in putative class actions in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Russell has often worked in multi-firm teams representing clients facing nationwide state and federal claims.

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

Russell was a products liability columnist for the National Law Journal for nearly two decades. He has taught aggregate litigation as an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law here in St. Louis for the last decade. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and he writes a law blog on aggregate litigation on the LexBlog network:

Russell practiced at Skadden, Arps in New York for more than 20 years and was a partner in that firm’s mass torts group. He taught products liability as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School. Russell also 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

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