Partner, McGuideWoods LLP;
former Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
Russ is a former staff director of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and has experience dealing with virtually every major sector of the economy. Russ has been at the center of every major tax policy debate in Washington for the past 15 years. He has directed the development of tax policy impacting non-profits and fourth sector entities, such as health CO-OPs, during his tenure working for former Senator Max Baucus (D-MT). A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Russ graduated from Baylor University and received his law degree from the University of Texas. He is active in the community, and serves on the board of Capital Area REACH, a mentoring non-profit with aspirations for developing fourth sector enterprises. He has served as legal or designated guardian for 18 teenage boys. McGuireWoods represents hundreds of clients in the non-profit and social enterprise space.