Alex Russell is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s Washington, D.C., office. Alex has a broad trial and litigation practice representing clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters in federal courts, state courts, and arbitrations across the country. Alex has extensive experience litigating class actions and multi-district litigations (MDLs), with a specific focus on the life sciences and energy sectors. Alex has also served as trial counsel to debtors in numerous high-profile bankruptcies. In addition to litigation matters, Alex routinely counsels clients on competition issues in the life sciences industry and is a frequent speaker on these topics.


Thought Leadership

Panelist, ABA Antitrust Section, Information Sharing in the Current Antitrust Landscape 

Panelist, Analysis Group Law & Economics Symposium: Antitrust in Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

Panelist, ABA Antitrust Section, Regulating Reverse Payment Settlements in Canada

Instructor, D.C. Bar, How to Win Discovery Motions


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.magna cum laude2013

    Order of the Coif

    Executive Editor of the Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, The Georgetown Law Journal 

  • Haverford CollegeB.A., Englishwith High Honors2008