Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Jason Russell is the new Head of Skadden’s Los Angeles office. He has earned a reputation as a highly skilled litigator with particular experience litigating some of the most high-profile cases in sports and entertainment and consumer products, as well as complex class actions. Known widely for being a relatable and persuasive orator, Russell has defended high-profile clients in their most critical and diverse matters, such as Christie’s, Inc. in obtaining the dismissal of a putative nationwide class action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; Red Bull North America in the defense of multiple putative class actions across the country and in responding to congressional investigations into the energy drink industry; Este Lauder in the dismissal of a series of class actions relating to marketing and packaging statements on cosmetics products; and The NBA in connection with its imposition of discipline against former Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
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