New TransUnion Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer is Heather Russell and her first day was June 4. She has nearly 21 successful years of financial and legal services which makes her an esteemed member of the TransUnion company. TransUnion offers services and products to businesses and consumers, which includes the provision of crucial credit and financial information that gives businesses and consumers the opportunity to make informed decisions. The skills, experience, and knowledge that Heather Russell is bringing to TransUnion will be a benefit to both their clients and the company.
Heather Russell’s responsibilities as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Office for TransUnion will include overseeing all legal matters, government relations, consumer privacy concerns, corporate compliance and governance and these will encompass all of TransUnion and its divisions. Heather Russell is under the supervision of TransUnion CEO and President Jim Peck and will be reporting to him about all matters. She will also be a member of TransUnion’s Executive Committee.
Before being hired by TransUnion, Heather Russell has a work history that helped her gain the experience and knowledge for her job as Chief Legal Officer. First, she was employed by Skadden, Arps in Washington, DC, and London, managing corporate finance and M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions), working there for nearly eight years. She moved on to be the Associate General Counsel for Bank of America for five years. Russell followed up with a job, working for Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) as a Managing Director, Global Chief Regulatory Counsel, Head Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for four years. After working for BNY Mellon, Heather Russell was a Corporate Secretary, Chief Legal Officer, and she also served as Executive Vice President during her employment with Fifth Third Bank for one year.
Finally, Heather Russell moved onto the law firm of Buckley Sandler, LLP, where she became a partner as well as a division manager supervising Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision, and Technology or known as FIRST. With Buckley Sandler, she managed the global financial services division which consisted of dealing with data privacy and security, consumer financial services, regulatory compliance, and M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions). She was there for over a year and a half. Heather Russell will bring over 20 years of experience to her new job at TransUnion.
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