Michael J. Russano
  1. Counsel
Mr. Russano is counsel in the Litigation Department, practicing in the New York office. He represents major companies, accounting firms and financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings and federal and state complex commercial litigation. He has also represented clients in a variety of securities, regulatory and investigatory proceedings.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York


  • B.A., Government, College of William & Mary, 1998
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2001
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Butler Scholar
    • Member, New York University Law Review

Professional History

  • Counsel, Davis Polk, 2012-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2002-2005; 2008-2012
  • Associate, Hogan & Hartson, 2005-2008
  • Law Clerk, Hon. William C. Conner, U.S. District Court, S.D. New York, 2001-2002