Heather Russell is the new Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at TransUnion. The renowned legal executive started duties on June 4, 2018. Before joining TransUnion, she came from a prominent law firm known as Buckley Sandler, LLP. She was working at the two offices of the firm which are located in Washington and New York. In her position at Buckley Sandler, she was responsible for all financial institutions regulation, supervision, and technology. The technology deployed there was known as FIRST. FIRST is meant to help clients with financial services institutions and fintech companies to deal with regulatory issues. FIRST plays a critical role in the development of the mergers and acquisition plans as well as implementing regulatory changes.
At TransUnion, Heater Russell is expected to bring a wealth of experience from all the organizations she has worked with in the past. She has held executive positions at a number of banks which include Bank of New York Mellon, Fifth Third Bank. At Fifth Third bank she was the executive vice president, corporate secretary, and chief legal officer. Fifth Third Bank was ranked 12th largest bank in the United States while she was working there.
While Heather Russell (@heather_russell) was serving at the Bank of New York Mellon, she was the Global Chief Regulatory Counsel. She was behind the creation of the office of public policy and regulatory affairs at the bank. This department is responsible for managing regulation of the activities of the bank in over 100 countries all over the world. She has also worked with Bank of America as the senior vice president and associate general counsel.
Heather Rusell has worked with other law firms such as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, in different offices in Europe and America. She has spent two decades helping businesses with mergers and acquisitions. Her experience in the global financial services will come in handy in her new position at TransUnion. Follow: @heatherarussell