William T. Russell, Jr. - Member-At-Large

Bill Russell
William T. Russell, Jr.


William T. Russell, Jr. a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City was elected a member-at-large of the Executive Committee. 

Russell represents financial institutions, private equity sponsors, corporations and other businesses in a wide variety of commercial disputes. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitral proceedings.

He also maintains an active pro bono practice and served as co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee for almost 10 years.

Russell is co-chair of the State Bar’s President’s Committee on Access to Justice; a member of the NYSBA and New York Bar Foundation Joint Pro Bono Task Force; former chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Pro Bono and Legal Services and current member of its delegation to the State Bar’s House of Delegates and chair of its Special Committee on Legal Services Awards.

A Princeton University graduate, he earned his law degree from New York University School of Law.