Russell W. Sullivan

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  • The University of Texas School of Law, JD, Member, Texas International Law Journal, 1987
  • Baylor University, BBA, Accounting, 1983
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  • District of Columbia
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Board Member, Capital Area Reach

Board Member, Baylor Alumni Association

Russ, a former staff director for the Senate Finance Committee, provides strategic counsel to the firm’s clients, offering comprehensive solutions from an administrative, regulatory and legislative perspective to some of their most complex matters. He brings a unique perspective to a wide variety of issues facing a broad range of industries, including tax, healthcare, energy, pensions, transportation, education, trade and economic development, as well as matters involving the nonprofit and for-benefit enterprise sectors. In addition to providing strategic legal counsel, Russ advises clients on strategy and business planning as a senior advisor to McGuireWoods Consulting, the firm’s public affairs subsidiary.

Russ began working on Capitol Hill in 1995 and joined the Senate Finance Committee staff in 1999. He served as the staff director to the committee from 2004 until his retirement from the Senate in 2013. During his tenure, many of the most complex issues facing the business community came before the committee. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Russ graduated from Baylor University and received his law degree from the University of Texas. He is active in the community, and serves on the board of Capital Area Reach, a mentoring program for students in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Counseled Senator Max Baucus and the Senate Finance Committee on economic policies, including tax, healthcare, trade, retirement security, and budget issues.

Devised and implemented strategies on the 2001 tax cuts (EGTRRA), the JOBS Act (2004), the Medicare Modernization Act (2004), the Pension Protection Act (2006), and the Affordable Care Act (2009-10).

Named an "Energy and Environmental Trailblazer," National Law Journal, 2015
Co-author, OECD Releases Final BEPS Recommendation - Now What?, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC and McGuireWoods LLP, Tax & Financial Services Policy Group, October 2015
Speaker, "Part Two: What to Expect With Regard to the ACA," Healthcare Webinar Series, March 22, 2017
Panelist, Tax Benefits for Infrastructure Projects, McGuireWoods LLP and McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, McGuireWoods LLP and McGuireWoods Consulting LLC Webinar, April 25, 2017
Speaker, 2017 Infrastructure Outlook, McGuireWoods and McGuireWoods Consulting Webinar, March 2, 2017
Speaker, "The New Federal Political Landscape: After 30 Days into the Trump Administration, How Should Healthcare Companies and Investors View Impending ACA Changes and Other Major Shake-Ups?," 14th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 22, 2017
Speaker, "The Trump Presidency’s Impact on Tax and Financial Services Policies," SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update, McGuireWoods LLP SEC Practice Complimentary Webinar Series, January 31, 2017
Speaker, "Impact of the Elections on Congress and Federal Tax Legislation," Post-Election Program, McGuireWoods LLP Webinar, November 10, 2016
Speaker, New Developments in Wealth Planning, McGuireWoods LLP Seminar, October 26, 2016
Speaker, "Lunch with Russ Sullivan on Impact of November Elections on Taxes," 11th Annual Fiduciary Advisory Services Seminar, October 5, 2016
Speaker, "Marwood Policy Roundtable" and "Winners & Losers Under The ACA: What Industries Have Flourished, Which Have Suffered & Other Observations for Investors," 13th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 23 & 24, 2016
Speaker, 17 Winners and Losers Under the Affordable Care Act, McGuireWoods Teleconference, December 15, 2015
Speaker, The ACA and the Implications of King v. Burwell, McGuireWoods LLP Teleconference, March 11, 2015
Speaker, "The Evolution of Payor Perspectives: The Changing Role of Payors in the U.S. Healthcare System," 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 17, 2015
Speaker, "How the Elections will Impact Tax Reform Efforts," New Developments in Tax and Wealth Planning, October 22, 2014
Speaker, "Lunch Presentation," What You Do Not Know Can Hurt You, October 7, 2014
Co-Speaker, "Impact of Tax Reform Proposals on Nonprofits," 12th Annual Nonprofit Seminar - Charities: More Change on the Horizon?, September - October, 2014
Keynote Speaker, "Tax Policy Keynote Address," 11th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, McGuireWoods LLP and McGladrey LLP, February 25-26, 2014
Speaker, "Will You Be at the Table or on the Menu for the Tax Reform Debate?," Deficits, Debt and Deductions, Complimentary Program, September - December 2013
Speaker, "Impact of Healthcare Reform on the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industry," 5th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference: Innovation, Investing and Regulatory Issues, November 7, 2013
2016 Post-Election Teleconference Summary, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, November 11, 2016
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, October 20, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, October 13, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, October 6, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, September 29, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, September 22, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, September 15, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, September 9, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, August 4, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, July 29, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, July 21, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, July 14, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, July 7, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, June 30, 2015
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Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, June 16, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, June 9, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, June 2, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, May 19, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, May 12, 2015
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Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, April 28, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, April 21, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, April 14, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, March 31, 2015
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Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, March 17, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, March 10, 2015
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Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, February 17, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, February 10, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, February 2, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, January 27, 2015
Tax Policy Update, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, January 20, 2015