Charles Russman Named “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that Charles M. Russman, a member in the firm’s Troy office, has been named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2016 class of “Up and Coming Lawyers.”
Russman and his co-honorees received awards from Lawyers Weekly at a luncheon held at the Detroit Marriott in Troy on December 1.
Each year, the publisher of Michigan Lawyers Weekly selects a small group of attorneys who are in their first ten years of practice to be named “Up and Coming Lawyers.” Lawyers are selected based on the unique professional and personal accomplishments that set them apart from their peers.
Russman founded and is chair of Bodman’s Data Privacy and Security Practice Group and is one of the few Michigan attorneys who have earned Certified Information Privacy Professional US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He also focuses his practice on employee benefits and executive compensation. He is a frequent author and presenter to employer groups on healthcare reform, HIPAA and other employee benefits and executive compensation issues. Russman was named a 2016 “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers and has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness magazine.
Russman is active in charitable and philanthropic causes and is a significant contributor to Bodman’s Pro Bono program. His pro bono work is concentrated in helping abused women and children gain relief under the Violence Against Women Act. He is a long-time supporter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation and has participated in its annual bike tour, which covers more than 300 miles, for six consecutive years. Russman previously held the position of co-chair of the Michigan Region for the American Jewish Committee ACCESS Board, helping plan a series of events to foster Muslim-Jewish dialogue among young professionals.