Biography

Russell Taylor is a diligent, creative, and enthusiastic advocate who represents plaintiffs and defendants in all types of commercial litigation, with a focus on antitrust, healthcare, and consumer class actions. 

As a founding member of the firm’s Healthcare Litigation and Investigations practice, Russell represented a class of California employers, government entities, and union trusts in a landmark antitrust lawsuit against Sutter Health, a large hospital system in Northern California, that resulted in the largest all-cash settlement in the history of California state court. Since then, Russell has been retained by state attorneys general across the country to assist with merger review and anticompetitive practices. 

On top of his healthcare and antitrust matters, Russell has represented iconic consumer brands in class actions around the country. Russell regularly advises consumer brands on litigation risk and – when litigation is unavoidable – advocates for his clients efficiently and effectively.

Before joining Farella, Russell clerked for Justice Monica Márquez of the Colorado Supreme Court and for Judge Monroe McKay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, who recently passed. In the words of Professor Charles F. Wilkinson, “After understanding Monroe McKay, I knew with absolute clarity all that a lawyer should be, and that ideal has stayed with me for my entire legal career.”

Russell is dedicated to his pro bono practice and has represented indigent clients in criminal and civil-rights cases in federal court. Russell also argued a civil rights appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which “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).

Firm Highlights

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2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium

David Lazerwitz will present at the Burns & McDonnell "2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium."

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