Sullivan, Russell W.

Russ Sullivan provides strategic counsel, offering comprehensive solutions from an administrative, regulatory and legislative perspective on client’s most complex matters. He brings a unique perspective to a wide variety of issues for a broad range of industries, including tax, healthcare, energy, pensions, transportation, education, trade and economic development, as well as matters involving the nonprofit and for-benefit enterprise sectors. In addition to providing strategic legal counsel, Russ advises clients on business planning and public affairs.

Russ joined the Senate Finance Committee staff in 1999 before rising to staff director in 2004, a role in which he served until he retired in 2013. From that position, he saw some of the most important and complex issues within the business community come before the committee. Along with advising former committee chair Sen. Max Baucus, Russ also helped devise and implement strategies on the 2001 tax cuts, the JOBS Act of 2004, the Medicare Modernization Act of 2004, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and the Affordable Care Act of 2009.

Russ has served as legal or designated guardian for 22 teenagers over the past 15 years. 

News & Events

Finance Chair, Board of Directors, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

Finance Chair, Board of Directors, The Fourth Sector Group

Member, Board of Directors, Capital Area Reach

Member, Board of Directors, John Leland Seminary

Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 1987, University of Texas School of Law
  • B.B.A., 1983, Baylor University
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas

Member, Board of Directors, Child Development Center at the Church at Clarendon