Russell Anderson’s business and technology practice focuses on assisting clients accomplish “what’s next” – whether “next” is a new mobile app, marketing campaign or medical device. In particular, Russ has expertise helping clients in the software, e-commerce, marketing, market research, healthcare and biotechnology industries. Russ's strength is partnering with clients, frequently in the role of outside general counsel, to help them achieve their goals. Russ is a Member in Pullman & Comley’s Business and Finance practice.

His general business practice includes representing clients in the structure and consummation of mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, and financing transactions. Additionally, he is experienced in both for-profit and nonprofit corporate governance matters.

Russ reviews, drafts and negotiates license agreements for software and other forms of intellectual property (such as trademarks and copyrights), as well as other common technology contracts, including terms of use for mobile applications and software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Russ also counsels clients regarding the registration and protection of trademarks and copyrights.

In the marketing and advertising field, Russ assists clients to structure compliant advertising and promotions, including sweepstakes and contests. He has experience in negotiating agreements between advertisers and agencies. Russ has presented on several occasions to the American Association of Advertising Agencies (the 4As), and is a member of its Legal Affairs Committee.

Russ previously served as outside governmental affairs counsel to the largest trade group for market research businesses in the United States, and continues to participate as a regular presenter to the Insights Association’s General Counsel Forums. Russ has significant experience representing a wide range of firms in the market research industry, such as custom and syndicated market research, data analytics and panel providers.

Russ also represents pharmaceutical, medical device, and mobile health-related entities. As outside general counsel to a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer, Russ drafted and negotiated numerous contracts common in the pharmaceutical industry, such as product development arrangements and commercial supply agreements. Russ also represents health care providers, including physicians, hospitals and home health care agencies, on matters relating to contracts and regulatory compliance.

As Russ counsels clients that collect and use large amounts of personal data, he understands the expansive web of state, federal and international privacy and data protection regulations, including questions regarding privacy policies and procedures; security breaches; HIPAA and HITECH; the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA); cross-border data transfers and processing (including GDPR compliance and EU Privacy Shield certification); and email and telemarketing regulation. 


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    Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
  • Professional Affiliations

    Connecticut Bar Association - Business Law Section

    American Bar Association - Business Law Section

    Insights Association

    Honors & Recognitions

    Named a Moffly Media Top Lawyer in Fairfield County, 2021 - Technology Virtual

    Named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2009, 2010, 2018 and 2019 in the area of Business/Corporate


    Software and intellectual property

    • Negotiated a series of contracts on behalf of a national sports association with a development consultancy and several major software companies to transform the association’s website and underlying infrastructure. 
    • Drafted end user subscription agreement and privacy policy for an iPhone-based mobile application. 
    • Assisted a clothing manufacturer negotiate rights to create licensed apparel using trademarks of an international auto racing event and a renowned charity.

     Marketing and advertising

    • Assisted a global entertainment company to structure a contest directed towards children, including drafting contest rules, a promotion-specific privacy policy, and COPPA-compliant parental consent. 
    • As part of a substantial investment by a private equity firm in an expanding cosmetics company conducted a review of the cosmetic company’s advertising materials for federal (including FDA and FTC) and state legal compliance.
    • Drafted a form of “ambassador agreement” for use with social influencers by a video production client on behalf of its global brand customer.

    Market research

    • Negotiated a global master service agreement for a publicly-traded market research client with one of its largest pharmaceutical customers. 
    • Advised a customer satisfaction research firm on how to comply with numerous European privacy laws as well as all applicable industry codes in structuring an international survey program on behalf of its Fortune 500 client. 
    • Negotiated an alliance agreement on behalf of a global market research firm with a web analytics provider to permit the two parties to present a joint offering to the market.  

    Biotech and healthcare

    • Represented a pharmaceutical and medical device contract manufacturer as outside general counsel, culminating in its successful sale to a multi-national pharmaceutical concern.     
    • Negotiated numerous collaborative agreements, including product development and commercial supply agreements. 
    • Worked hand-in-hand with a start-up pharmaceutical firm to secure financing and create a marketing strategy by providing compliance advice on FDA regulations, Open Payments and fraud and abuse compliance. 
    • Served as on-site outside general counsel to a community hospital for six months as the hospital prepared to affiliate with a major Connecticut-based health system.
    • Represented a Connecticut-based health care provider in the investigation of a data breach by HHS’s Office for Civil Rights. OCR determined that no further action was required.

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    • Connecticut


    College of William & Mary, Marshall Wythe School of Law, J.D., 2004

    Wesleyan University, B.A., with high honors, 2001

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