Russell M. Franklin
Russell Franklin is a corporate partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. His practice focuses on strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), minority investments, de-SPAC transactions, and joint ventures. His practice also includes general stock and asset transactions, and purchases and sales resulting from bankruptcy and out-of-court restructurings. Russell holds a number of leadership roles at Morgan Lewis including representing his practice group on the firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Committee, serves as a member of the NYC office’s recruiting committee, and works closely with firm management on various diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. He is currently involved with a number of organizations that are focused on education, the provision of legal services to underserved communities, and advancing young lawyers of color. Russell is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School.
Why is it important for you to serve on the board?
Providing opportunities, educational or otherwise, to young people of color is something that I have been passionate about for a very long time. MCS is an exceptionally diverse school that strives to provide young people of color with opportunities that they might not have had otherwise. From my perspective, that's something that should be important to us all.