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Russell Adams Freeman, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1957, California 1960.


Freeman, Russell Adams was born on July 22, 1932 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Russell Marvin and Edith (Adams) Freeman.


Bachelor, Amherst College, 1954. Juris Doctor, Albany Law School, New York, 1957. Master of Laws, University Southern California, 1966.


Practiced in, Albany, 1957-1959. With Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, 1959-1992, vice president, 1968-1972, counsel, 1968-1974, head legal department, 1968-1974. Senior vice president Security Pacific Corporation, 1972-1981, executive vice president, 1981-1992, general counsel, 1972-1992.

Senior counsel O'Melveny & Myers, 1992-1994. Board governors Finance Lawyers Conference, 1972-1974. Faculty Pacific Coast Banking School, 1980-1981.

Lecturer in field, 1965-1994.


  • Bar: New York 1957, California 1960.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publns.


Trustee Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada, California, 1978-1980. Member American Bar Association (member banking committee), American Bankers Association (member government relations committee 1981-1984, delegate to Leadership Conference 1984-1986, 90-92), Association Banking Holding Companies, California Bankers Association (director, chairman government relations group 1979-1981, 86-88, director and chairman federal government relations 1985-1986, Almon B. McCallum award for distinguished and meritorious legal service 1986), California Bankers Clearing House Association (chairman public policy advisory committee 1980-1981, 88-89), California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association past chairman commercial law and bankruptcy section, Outstanding Corporation Counsel award 1989, corporation law department section, Constitutional Rights Foundation (board directors 1986-1994).


Married Elizabeth Frances McHale, June 30, 1956. Children: Lynn, James.

Russell Marvin Freeman

Edith (Adams) Freeman

Elizabeth Frances McHale

Lynn Freeman

James Freeman