Choate Hall & Stewart Partner Named to Suffolk University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boards

E. Macey Russell, a partner in the Major Commercial Litigation Group at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Suffolk University Board of Trustees and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Board of Overseers.

As a member of Suffolk University’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Russell will help ensure that the university fosters a compelling learning environment while upholding its founding principle of equal access for all.  Mr. Russell has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee of Suffolk University Law School since 2005.  He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1983.

In his role as an Overseer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mr. Russell will act as a goodwill ambassador, highlighting the importance of BIDMC’s mission to local communities and strengthening the medical center’s ability to advance its mission through philanthropy.

“We are very proud that Macey has been selected to serve on the boards of these two vital Boston institutions,” said William Gelnaw and John Nadas, co-managing partners of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP.  “He will be a tremendous asset to both organizations.”

Governor Deval Patrick recently appointed Mr. Russell as chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for overseeing the process by which judicial candidates are recommended to the Governor for selection.  Mr. Russell also serves as the Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Section, as well as on the Executive Committee of the Boston Lawyers Group, an organization that promotes diversity in Boston’s legal community.  Mr. Russell serves on the Board of Fellows for Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.  He received his B.A. from Trinity College in 1980.

At Choate, Mr. Russell focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on the representation of corporations, financial institutions, and banks in contract and securities disputes.  He also co-chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee and is a member of the Hiring Committee.

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms, is consistently recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, World’s Leading Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Lawyers and PLC Which Lawyer.  The firm also received a top-tier rating for client service from BTI Consulting Group's survey of Fortune 1000 counsel. Choate focuses on a strategic core group of areas where we provide superior value across the U.S. and internationally, including litigation, business & technology, corporate/M&A, private equity, intellectual property, insurance/reinsurance, government enforcement & compliance, and wealth management.