Capital Markets & Securities
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1994
B.A., Amherst College, 1989
Asia, Europe, India
The Legal 500
A partner in the Corporate Department, Raphael M. Russo focuses on capital markets and corporate finance as well as the representation of public companies and investors.
As a member of the Securities Practice Group, Ray has represented issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, secondary offerings and Rule 144A debt offerings. His transaction experience includes offerings for both domestic and foreign issuers. He also regularly advises issuers and investors in connection with restructurings, recapitalizations and shareholder activism. Ray is recognized by The Legal 500 in Capital Markets.
As part of his domestic and international issuer practice, Ray advises public companies on a range of corporate governance and disclosure issues. He also helps senior management and significant shareholders of public companies implement liquidity and monetization strategies.
He represents financial institutions on transactional and regulatory matters and also provides advice on trading and compliance issues to investment managers.
Ray is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and has served as a member of its Securities Regulation Committee and Financial Reporting Committee. He is also a member of the Practising Law Institute’s Corporate and Securities Law Advisory Committee. He serves as a trustee for the American Red Cross in Greater New York, where he is a member of the Executive Committee.