With nearly 25 years of professional experience, Russell’s practice focuses on advising clients with respect to commercial, corporate, intellectual property, M&A and securities law matters. The companies and clients Russell works with range from emerging, venture-backed enterprises to Fortune 500 companies. While his practice is focused primarily on technology companies, he has also worked extensively with companies in the banking, cannabis, consumer discretionary, light manufacturing and retail sectors. Russell additionally counsels investors, venture funds and family offices, and he has extensive experience working with clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Russell is recognized as a Certified Licensing Executive (CLE) by the Licensing Executives Society, and is the author of several published articles regarding intellectual property, corporate governance and competitive intelligence matters.

Professional Experience

  • Harborside, Inc., Oakland, CA, Associate General Counsel, 2019-2021
  • Playworks Education Energized, Oakland, CA, General Counsel, 2018-2019
  • Dillingham & Murphy, LLP, San Francisco, CA, Attorney, 2017-2018
  • Innovative Interfaces, Inc., Emeryville, CA, General Counsel, 2015-2017
  • Intermolecular, Inc., San Jose, CA, Associate General Counsel, 2013-2015
  • Law Offices of Russell L. Boltwood, San Francisco and Singapore, 2008-2013
  • UTStarcom, Inc., General Counsel & Vice President, 2003-2008


  • B.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
  • J.D., Golden Gate University, San Francisco, 1993
  • Graduate, Executive Program, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, 1994