Bridget Russell is special counsel in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.
Areas of Practice
Bridget represents a broad range of clients in all types of commercial and business litigation. She has represented individuals, production companies, studios, insurers, physicians groups, manufacturers, retailers, and telecommunications companies. Her practice entails matters in state and federal court, including business disputes, class action defense, securities litigation, shareholder derivative cases, entertainment litigation, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, unfair business practice, fraud and trust and estates litigation.
Bridget is experienced in all aspects of California and federal civil procedure, including discovery, motion practice, arguing motions in court, and preparing for trial and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Bridget is a committed pro bono attorney. She regularly represents parents in adoption proceedings through Public Counsel and volunteers at the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs offering a broad range of legal advice to veterans.
Ms. Russell is currently representing or has represented
- Diodes. Inc. in a securities litigation class action: won motion to dismiss first amended complaint and successfully defended that judgment at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- A pharmaceutical company in a securities litigation class action.
- A number of retailers and brands in class action lawsuits in courts across the country alleging false advertising relating to their pricing practices.
- Several companies in different lawsuits brought pursuant to Lanham Act and Civil Code Section 3344 claims alleging misappropriation and false advertising.
- Sansum Clinic in an affiliation agreement and through the resulting Federal Trade Commission and California Attorney General investigation.
- Several companies in different lawsuits brought pursuant to the Copyright Act alleging infringement.
- A manufacturer in a shareholder derivative action alleging breach of fiduciary duty on the part of the Board of Directors as a result of their approval of stock option grants.
- Trustees, individually and as fiduciaries, in several trust contests related to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud and mismanagement of the trust.
- Local 731 I.B. of T. Excavators and Pavers Pension Trust Fund v. Diodes, Inc., 67 F.Supp.3d 782, 784 (E.D. Tex., 2014)
- Local 731 I.B. of T. Excavators and Pavers Pension Trust Fund v. Diodes, Inc., 810 F.3d 951, 954 (5th Cir. 2016)
Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015-2021
Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts
- "Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Securities Fraud Complaint Where Inference of Scienter Was Not Sufficiently Strong," April 18, 2014
- "Delaware Court of Chancery Applies Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing to Prohibit An Acquiring Entity From Diverting Revenues to Depress Payouts Under a Contingent Purchase Price Provision," February 20, 2014
- "Ninth Circuit Applies Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act to Affirm Dismissal of Section 17200 Class Action Involving Variable Life Insurance Policies," January 31, 2013
- This Check is (Not) in the MailAmerican Lawyer, 02.06.2018
J.D., University of Southern California, 2012, Entertainment Law Certificate, Business Law Certificate
B.A., University of Southern California, 2009, cum laude
- Extern to the Honorable Steven V. Wilson, United States District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California