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Michael James Russell

Michael James Russell, American legislative staff member, lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1984, District of Columbia 1985, United States Supreme Court 1995.

Background

  • Russell, Michael James was born on May 19, 1958 in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor summa cum laude, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, 1980. Master of Arts, Juris Doctor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1984.

    Career

    • Staff attorney United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1984-1985. Republican counsel United States Senate Judiciary Committee, 1985—1987. Legislation director Office Senator Arlen Specter, 1987-1990.

      Deputy director National Institute Justice, United States Department Justice, 1990—1994. Senior public safety advisor Corporation National Service, 1994-1996. President Russell & Associates, 1994-1996.

      Deputy chief of staff Office Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, 1996—2001. Deputy assistant secretary for enforcement policy & budget United States Department Treasury, 2001—2003. Staff director subcommittee fin management, budget & international security United States Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, 2003—2005.

      Staff director subcommittee management, integration & oversight United States House Homeland Security Committee, 2005—2006, senior counsel, 2007—2010, Republican chief counsel, staff director, since 2010.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1984, District of Columbia 1985, United States Supreme Court 1995.
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