We are pleased to announce that Adam J. Russ, a member of Gordon Arata’s Houston office, has been elected to the Notre Dame Law Association (NDLA) Board. He will serve a three-year term. His election marks yet another milestone in Adam’s illustrious legal career and underscores his unwavering dedication to the legal profession and his alma mater.
The NDLA Board represents Notre Dame Law School alumni and consists of 16 regional representatives, one at-large representative, three alumni constituency representatives, president-elect, immediate past-president, and president. With this position, Adam will represent Regions 13/14, which is comprised of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. The NDLA Board helps the Law School recruit outstanding students; mentors and assists those students as they prepare for their legal careers and secure employment; conducts events that are designed to promote and contribute toward the mutual support of all NDLA members; fosters a spirit of solidarity, friendship, and dedication among NDLA members and friends of the University and the Law School; and advises the Dean and faculty in various areas as requested.
Adam graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business with a B.B.A. in Finance and Business Economics and dual minors in Accounting and the prestigious Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program. He later graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 2005, where he was a member of the school’s Association of Trial Lawyers of America Mock Trial Competition regional team, class representative to the Student Bar Association, and served as a teaching assistant to Prof. Alvin Tillery.
Following graduation, Adam has been an active member of both the Notre Dame Clubs of Cleveland and Houston, serving as the UND Night chairperson in both cities. He currently co-chairs the Notre Dame Club of Houston Lawyers Committee. Adam has been a guest faculty instructor for the Law School’s lauded Intensive Trial Advocacy Program for more than a decade. He regularly assists the Law School’s NDLS Alumni Outreach Program as a Region 13 ambassador for prospective students and as a mentor for current students through both the Summer Mock Interview Program and its Mentorship Program.
At Gordon Arata, Adam advises clients in Texas and Ohio facing complex commercial litigation, employment, real estate, construction, and transactional issues across a variety of industries.