For years, Heather Russell has served as a respected and notable legal executive. But on June 4th, she began a new chapter in her career, starting as the Chief Legal Officer for Transunion. Previous to her appointment with Transunion, Heather headed up the Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision, & Technology (“FIRST”) practice at Buckley Sander, LLP.
Heather Russell also has extensive experience working at other financial institutions, such as Fifth Third Bank, Bank of New York Mellon, and Bank of America, holding executive-level positions at all three of these firms. She also has experience as a Chief Legal Officer, holding that same title during her time at Fifth Third Bank. At all three of these companies, she worked with financial regulation, and even founded and led Bank of New York Mellon’s international Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs. Between all of her work experience, she has over 20 years of experience working in the field of global financial services.
According to Crunchbase, just like her professional career, Heather Russell also excelled in her schooling. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and English from the College of William and Mary, and then went on to receive a law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.
During her time at American University, she served as the senior editor for the school’s Law Review and received the honor of “Most Outstanding Graduate.” After this, she spent some more time in academia, serving as an adjunct professor at Boston University’s School of Law, where she taught classes on the future of banking and fintech.
Transunion is very excited to welcome Heather on their team, with their CEO, James Peck, saying, “I’m confident Heather will be a strong addition to Transunion’s leadership team…”.