Kevin K. Russell has argued ten merits cases in the Supreme Court in the past eight years. He has been counsel or co-counsel in dozens of other cases as well, while also frequently filing amicus briefs on behalf of groups such as the ACLU, NAACP, the National Women’s Law Center, and constitutional law scholars. Kevin currently is an instructor in the Harvard Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, and previously was an instructor in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic for eight years.
Prior to joining the firm, Kevin worked in the Appellate Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. During that time, he represented the United States in more than thirty-five civil and criminal cases in eleven federal courts of appeals, presenting oral argument in more than two dozen of those cases.
Kevin’s areas of special interest include civil rights, immunity, and matters of jurisdiction and civil procedure.
Kevin clerked for Justice Stephen G. Breyer during the Supreme Court’s October Term 1995. He also served as a law clerk to Judge William A. Norris on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.