Biography

Russell Taylor’s civil practice is focused on antitrust and consumer class actions. Russell also has diverse experience representing clients in federal criminal actions.

During law school, Russell briefed and argued a civil rights appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit with Duke Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic. The appeal involved claims under the First Amendment’s Petition and Free Exercise Clauses as well as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Among the issues are whether an inmate’s oral grievance is protected expression under the Petition Clause, whether a Bivens action for damages may be implied under the Free Exercise Clause, and the scope of the RFRA. Russell’s team prevailed, and the court “applaud[ed] Russell for his impressive performance representing [his client] at oral argument.” Mack v. Warden, 839 F.3d 286, 294 n.28 (3d Cir. 2016). Separately, Russell also argued and won a critical hearing in federal district court in a criminal case on behalf an indigent client.

Distinctions

  • Dean’s Award for Constitutional Law for Fall 2013
  • Dean’s Award for Administrative Law for Spring 2015
  • Duke School of Law Advocacy Award for the Class of 2016

Firm Highlights

News

Farella Represents Adobe Inc. in Prevailing on Petition to Transfer Patent Case Out of Western District of Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel announces that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has granted its client Adobe Inc.’s writ of mandamus petition seeking to transfer a patent case from...

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LSI's PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California Virtual Conference

Sarah Bell will be speaking at LSI's virtual conference on PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California live webinar, "PFAS and Hazardous Materials Cleanup Laws." Details: CWA violations, CERCLA designations, and NRD claims as potential game...

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Farella Expands Insurance Recovery Practice With Addition of Litigation Partner Amy Briggs

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LSI’s 13th Annual Santa Fe Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

Don Sobelman will be speaking at LSI’s 13th Annual Santa Fe Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages live webinar, "Common Law Claims for Natural Resource Damages." Details: Marching into the void resulting from lack...

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Publication

Breaking up the Patent Monopoly for the Benefit of Batteries

The patent monopoly is at odds with the global need for battery storage technology. As the world mobilizes towards climate change solutions, companies with battery patents will face increasing pressure to share this critical...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insights and Resources

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing disruption throughout the US that we have not seen in generations. Governmental entities, academia, and the private sector are working diligently to contain COVID-19 while it...

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Farella’s Raymond Sheen Elected Fellow of American College of Coverage Counsel

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7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop

Brian Donnelly is presenting the case study session, "Managing Partner Performance" at Fairfax Associates' 7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop. Click here for more information.

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Treasury Grants Relief to Opportunity Zone Investors in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created opportunity zones as an economic development tool to stimulate investments in distressed communities. This tool extends tax advantages to investors in qualified opportunity funds, provided compliance with...

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How Antitrust and Unfair Competition Laws Affect Platform Providers’ Relationships With ISVs, API Developers, and Scrapers

A wide variety of business and consumer platforms host mutually beneficial ecosystems. But these ecosystems are also fraught with antitrust risk that arises when platforms try to terminate or modify the terms of third-party...

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