Russ is responsible for investment sourcing, underwriting and monitoring. Russ is an accomplished attorney with nearly 20 years of experience representing corporate clients in defending and monetizing intellectual property rights in a wide array of industries, including electronics, computers, software, telecommunications, medical devices and many others. Russ has significant experience litigating complex intellectual property matters in federal courts throughout the United States, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Russ has also prosecuted patent applications and represented clients in interferences, ex parte reexaminations, and inter partes reviews in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Russ has been recognized in 2017 as an Illinois Super Lawyer for IP Litigation. Prior to joining Longford Capital, Russ was a partner in the international law firm, Nixon Peabody LLP. While at Nixon Peabody, Russ served as the national leader of the firm’s IP Litigation practice group. Russ is a graduate of Purdue University and Chicago-Kent College of Law.