John D. Russell is an experienced commercial litigatior who has handled cases across a variety of business industries. John has represented clients before trial in appellate courts as well as federal and state regulatory agencies. He has tried cases to a decision on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants before juries, arbitrators and judges in forums ranging from state administrative agencies, state courts, three-judge arbitrations, and federal courts. He has substantial experience in commercial litigation, including securities, fraud, class action, insurance, and antitrust matters, and has particular experience in representing companies in civil litigation arising out of government investigations. John also represents companies and individuals under investigation by state and federal grand juries and governmental entities and works for boards of directors conducting internal corporate investigations.
John is a former federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He has extensive experience in personally investigating, charging, and trying to decision a wide range of white-collar criminal cases in the courts and before state and federal investigative and regulatory authorities. He was the Appellate Coordinator for the Criminal Division from 1998 through 2000. He is also a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division and was honored with an Outstanding Attorney award in 1992.
He frequently represents clients before the United States Department of Justice, the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, the Securities and exchange Commission, the Oklahoma Securities Department, and other federal and state agencies. In addition, he has conducted internal investigations for a variety of private and public companies on matters including corporate and accounting fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, lending practice violations, environmental violations, and public corruption.
John was a term master with the American Inns of Court, Council Oak Chapter. He represents indigent defendants in federal court as an attorney with the Court's Criminal Justice Act Panel.