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Mr. Russell has also defended wage and hour collective and class actions involving alleged misclassification, off-the-clock work, failure to provide required meal and rest breaks, and failure to pay wages when due. He also has extensive experience prosecuting violations of covenants not to compete by former employees. In addition to employment litigation, Mr. Russell has commercial litigation experience defending multi-district and state-law consumer class actions and governmental investigations.
Mr. Russell has experience training managers on a wide variety of employment law issues, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, workplace violence, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family & Medical Leave Act. He has also advised employers and assisted with the implementation of nationwide arbitration agreement programs.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Russell practiced at a midwest law firm and previously spent eight years as in-house counsel for litigation, records management and legal systems for a Fortune 500 diversified financial services company, where he was responsible for developing and implementing records management, litigation hold and consumer arbitration programs.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Member, Johnson County Developmental Supports Governing Board, (2014-present)
•Candidate for state senator in Northeast Johnson County, Kansas (May-November 2012)
•Johnson County, Kansas, Democratic Party (County Chair 2010-2014; Treasurer 2004-2010)
•Gillis Center, Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Directors (2008-2011)
•Kansas City Spirit Awards Fundraising Committee, Co-Chair (2006-2011)
•St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri, Member of Vestry (board of directors) (2009-2012)
In the News
April 28, 2017
Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated Attorneys Spotlighted
Jackson Lewis' recently elevated attorneys spotlighted in Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1, published by Law360.Subscription may be required to view article
January 5, 2017
Jackson Lewis Congratulates 21 Newly Elevated Principals
January 5, 2017 (White Plains, NY) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to congratulate the firm’s 21 newly elevated Principals.“Our new Principals embody many of the important traits that help make an attorney successful at Jackson Lewis,” said Vincent A. Cino, Firm Chairman. “...
Kansas City, MO
Leveraging Inclusion in Today's Workplace: More Than Just Risk Avoidance
When October 8, 2018 - 12:15 PM to 5:00 PM CST
Location 401 Ward Parkway - Kansas City, MO
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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