Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.

Mary L. Russell

Mary L. Russell, an associate, received her law degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an editor of the American Criminal Law Review. She was previously associated with Winthrop, Stimson, Putman & Roberts in New York City and Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll in Philadelphia, and was Of Counsel at Liebenberg & White. Since joining Fine, Kaplan and Black in 2001, Ms. Russell has focused on complex litigation, including antitrust and consumer protection class actions.

Ms. Russell has been actively involved in the Advancing Civics Education (A.C.E.) program since its launch in 2008. A collaboration between the Philadelphia Bar Association and the School District of Philadelphia, A.C.E. brings volunteer lawyers and judges into Philadelphia public schools to teach civics and dispute resolution lessons on a monthly basis. Ms. Russell is or has been a high school team leader, instructor, and member of the coordinating committee, and she helped develop the elementary school A.C.E. program.

Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Protection

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1986
  • New York, 1988
  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • New Jersey, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1990

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, 1986, J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: Editor, American Criminal Law Review
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, 1978
    B.A., French
    Honors: Stone Honor Scholarship

Representative Cases

  • Baker et al. v. Family Credit Counseling Corp. et al., No. 04-CV-5508 (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re Providian Financial Corp. Credit Card Terms Litigation, MDL No. 1301 (E.D. Pa. 2001)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 1990 – Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Advancing Civics Education Committee, 2009 - present
  • Board of School Directors, School District of Cheltenham Township, 2011 2015

Languages

  • French