Philip W. Russell represents a diverse range of clients, including issuers, underwriters, lenders, borrowers, asset managers, buyers, sellers, and sponsors, in a variety of corporate and structured finance transactions across many industries, including automotive and banking. He regularly represents clients engaged in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities secured by auto loans and leases, marketplace and unsecured consumer loans, private and federally guaranteed student loans, mortgage loans, equipment, trade receivables, and other assets. Phil is also a leader of the firm’s automotive and mobility industry team.
Phil also advises clients in the structuring of commercial paper conduits, warehouse credit facilities, whole loan and other asset purchases and sales, residual financings, restructurings, resecuritizations, tax-driven financings, and related mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Colby College, 1999, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2005, Juris Doctor
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Securitization and Structured Finance Law, New York, NY, The Best Lawyers in America (2024)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide (2017–2023)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Recommended, Industry focus: Transport: Rail and Road - Finance, The Legal 500 US (2021–2023)
Recommended, Finance - Structured finance, The Legal 500 US (2017)