Gregory D. Russell

Adjunct Professor



  • B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1988 (summa cum laude)
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1992
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Mr. Russell is a partner in the Columbus office and leads the firm’s energy group, which is one of the largest and most experienced energy practices in the Midwest.  For more than 20 years, he has been advising producers and pipeline operators in Ohio on business and regulatory matters, ranging from asset transactions, to unit operations and development, to leasehold and royalty disputes.  Mr. Russell’s practice frequently involves appearing before state and federal regulatory agencies, such as state oil and gas and public utility commissions as well as U.S. EPA and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Mr. Russell is the editor of the Vorys Enegry & Environment blog and frequently is asked to speak on topics impacting the natural gas industry.  He is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Mr. Russell received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University.  He received a Fulbright Grant to attend the TH Darmstadt in West Germany in 1988-1989.