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Heather Russell Joins TransUnion Law Team

TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) recently announced that Heather Russell has joined the legal team as an Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.

Since October 2016, Russell had been working as a partner with Buckley Sandler, LLP, splitting her time between the esteemed law firm’s offices in Washington, DC and New York, NY. At Buckley Sandler, Russell served as the director of the Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision & Technology (“FIRST”) practice. This sector of the firm was instrumental in helping financial industry clients with the challenges they face when adhering to government and business sector regulations. In this role, Russell worked with clients as they waded through matters including mergers and acquisitions and other regulations relating to approval processes.

Russell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Biology and English from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Upon leaving William and Mary, Russell attended American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, graduating cum laude with a law degree. During her time at American, she was a senior editor for the university’s prestigious Law Review. As an advocate of the benefits of higher education, Russell also served as an adjunct professor at Boston University’s School of Law, imparting her expertise in the financial technology sector.

Russell began her new role at TransUnion in early June, replacing John Blenke, who is retiring after serving the company in numerous capacities since 2003. As one of the biggest credit reporting agencies in the country, TransUnion assists customers in protecting their credit through a variety of tools including credit reports and identity-theft protection services.

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