Russell Kornblith, JD ’12

Russell Kornblith, JD ’12

Associate, Sanford Heisler Kimpel, LLP

Russell Kornblith, JD ’12, is an Associate in the New York office of Sanford Heisler Kimpel, LLP. He specializes in practice employment law and whistleblower law, representing women and minorities in discrimination cases and whistleblowers under the False Claims Act.

He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Amherst College and his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Kimpel, Russell clerked for the Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for the Honorable James S. Gwin of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

While at Harvard Law School, Russell served on a legal team representing legal historians as part of Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. The team submitted three amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court in support of plaintiffs seeking redress for violations of customary international law under the Alien Tort Statute. Russell also served on a clinical team documenting human rights abuses in Myanmar. In addition to clinical work, he served as a research assistant to Professor I. Glenn Cohen and on the board of the American Constitution Society’s Harvard Law School Chapter. He was also an Articles Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Prior to law school, Russell worked as a researcher for the New Hampshire Democratic Party on behalf of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen.