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Heather Russel Blog Summary

Starting June 4th of 2018, Heather Russell, notable legal executive, will be joining the TransUnion team as the new Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Russell is joining the team directly from her work at Buckley Sandler, LLP, a prominent law firm with offices where Russell spent much of her time working at both the New York and Washington offices. Before her posting at this particular law firm, Russel help executive-level position at a couple very prominent banks. The first was the Fifth Third bank, currently the twelfth largest bank in the United States, where Russell was the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary. Later, Russell; spent time as the Global Chief Regulatory Counsel at New York Mellon, as well as founding and leading the bank’s Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, in charge of managing the bank’s relationships in almost 100 countries worldwide. Finally, Russell held both the position of Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, providing lead counsel services for many of the divisions in the bank itself, including but not limited to Global Risk and Supervisory and Regulatory Relations.

One of Russell’s most prevalent values is education. Having studied at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. While there, she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and English. She then went on to American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, where she received her law degree. Russell graduated cum laude wither her Juris Doctor, and being known as a standout student of law. Russell served as the senior editor of the school’s paper, the Law Review, and was awarded the honor of being named “Most Outstanding Graduate.” Russell even served as an adjunct professor at Boston University’s School of Law, where she taught classes in fintech, computer programs and other technology used to support or enable banking and financial services and the future of banking.

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