Russell Sacks is a partner in the Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory practice.
He provides advice to market participants on a worldwide basis with respect to regulatory, transactional, trading and markets issues, with particular emphasis on U.S. regulation of securities broker-dealers, alternative trading systems, clearing agencies and exchanges.
Russell represents U.S. banks and broker-dealers, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi Private Bank and Citigroup Global Markets and Morgan Stanley, on a range of trading and markets issues, with particular emphasis on broker-dealer regulation and regulation of private banks and wealth management organizations; global banks and broker-dealers, including Credit Suisse, Banco Itaú, National Bank of Canada Financial and China Construction Bank International, with particular emphasis on research, trading, and capital markets issues; and investment banking boutiques, such as Qatalyst Partners and Evercore ISI, in respect of investment banking regulation and compliance. Russell also regularly represents SIFMA with respect to various issues in SEC and FINRA regulation.
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, he served as law clerk to The Honourable Justice Allen M. Linden of the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa, Canada.