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As Lending Club’s General Counsel, Russ handles all regulatory and legal matters with an emphasis on securities and banking.

Prior to Lending Club, Russ was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary at PayPal Holdings Inc., where he managed responsibilities across the corporate legal functions, including corporate securities, M&A, corporate governance, litigation, and other central functions. He also oversaw the legal complexities of the eBay and PayPal spin off.

Prior to PayPal, Russ served as the General Counsel at leading financial services and financial technology companies. He also spent a decade as a Partner at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich. Combined, Russ has over 25 years of experience leading corporate legal teams and providing legal counsel.

Russ received a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Stanford University. He is a member of the State Bar of California.