Heather Russell

EVP, Chief Legal Officer at TransUnion

Heather J. Russell is Chief Legal Officer of TransUnion. Ms. Russell is an accomplished legal executive with more than 20 years of diverse experience across the global financial services sector, including expertise in consumer financial services, data privacy and security, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions and FinTech. She is responsible for all legal, risk, compliance, government relations, corporate governance and consumer privacy functions for TransUnion and its subsidiaries around the world. Prior to joining the company in 2018, Ms. Russell was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Fifth Third Bank; Managing Director and Global Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Bank of New York Mellon; and Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Bank of America. She also spent eight years at Skadden in Washington, D.C. and London focused on financial services, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Russell received her BA from the College of William & Mary and her JD with honors from American University’s Washington College of Law, where she was recognized with the law school’s Outstanding Graduate Award.


  • EVP, Chief Legal Officer

    Current role

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