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Offit Kurman’s Russell Berger Named Firm’s General Counsel

BALTIMORE (Aug. 31, 2023) – Offit Kurman Principal Russell Berger has been named the firm’s General Counsel. In this capacity, he will serve in a traditional general counsel role, managing the firm’s legal operations, providing strategic and day-to-day legal advice to the management team and supporting Offit Kurman’s human resources and business functions, in addition to maintaining his business and employment-focused practice. He also serves on Offit Kurman’s board of directors and is a member of the senior management team.


“Russell has proven himself to be an invaluable member of our team and a ‘go-to’ resource for his clients as their general counsel. Given his background as the former leader of the employment group and his terrific business acumen, there is nobody better suited to serve as our firm’s general counsel,” said Tim Lynch, President of Offit Kurman. “We are excited for him to take on and thrive in this role.”


Berger partners with growth-minded clients to help them navigate the opportunities and challenges, both generally and with respect to employment issues, that come with running a business. Berger was named to The Daily Record’s “2022 Business & Employment Law Power List,” “Best Lawyers in America” in 2023, and as a “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers from 2012-2022.


Offit Kurman, a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices throughout the East Coast and in Southern California, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. Founded in 1987, the firm’s 280+ attorneys counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice. Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration.