Jacob Hale Russell joined the Rock Center as an academic fellow in September 2013. His research areas include financial crises and regulation of the financial services industry; how regulatory agencies and self-regulatory organizations respond to financial innovation; corporate governance of financial institutions; and mutual funds and institutional investors.
Russell received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, his master’s degree in political science from M.I.T., and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard. Prior to law school, he was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York. Before returning to Stanford as a fellow, he was an associate in the financial services practice at Goodwin Procter in Boston.