Barry Russell is a partner in Akin Gump’s financial restructuring and debt finance groups. Representing noteholders, bondholders and other creditor groups, Barry is a leading force in the cross-border financial restructuring and institutional private placement market. For more than 20 years, he has advised on many of the most significant cross-border workouts and financial restructurings—some involving complex political and economic issues—of European companies. Insurance companies, pension funds, investment funds and other institutional investors rely upon Barry’s highly commercial, pragmatic approach and his ability to reach beneficial and successful outcomes for his clients. Barry focuses his practice on complex workouts and financial restructurings, as well as cross-border institutional private placement issuance.
Fellow, American College of Investment Counsel; Member, The Institute for Turnaround; Member, INSOL International; Member, Connecticut Bar Association; Member, American Bar Association.
J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, with highest honors, 1988; B.A., Le Moyne College, cum laude, 1985.