Ms Robin Russell > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200
United States
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Robin Russell co-chairs the firm’s national bankruptcy and restructuring practice. Her practice combines a depth of experience in restructuring and bankruptcy litigation with financial transaction work. She represents clients throughout the U.S. in in- and out-of-court corporate restructuring and reorganization as well as providing strategic advice to corporate clients and independent boards on the legal risks associated with counterparty insolvency and the structuring of corporate acquisitions to minimize economic risks in the event of a counterparty’s subsequent financial distress. Clients include debtors, independent directors, statutory and plan trustees, official and ad hoc creditor committees, secured lenders, DIP lenders, private equity funds, contract counterparties, landlords, trade creditors and buyers (both strategic and financial) and sellers of assets. She has been involved in over 100 bankruptcy-related adversary proceedings and is a member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel. Robin has been both a consulting and testifying expert witness on best practices in loan documentation.

Robin has been with Andrews Kurth 29 years. In January of 2011 she was appointed as the Houston office Managing Partner. She has served on the firm’s Policy Committee for over ten years and has served or currently serves on numerous firm committees including the Finance Committee, Partners Compensation Committee, Retirement Benefits Committee, Staff Oversight Committee, Opinions Committee, Women’s Initiative Team, Associates Committee, Conflicts Committee and Professional Development Committee. Prior to joining Andrews Kurth, she served as clerk to the Honorable William Kilgarlin, Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.


  • Center for Women in the Law, The University of Texas School of Law (Founder); Host Chair and Workshop Instructor for CWIL Houston Leadership Boot Camp (February 11, 2012)
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Houston Chapter (Director-at-Large)
  • American Inns of Court – Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr. Chapter (Master of the Bench)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Texas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section – 34th Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Conference Planning Committee
  • Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench & Bar Conference Planning Committee (2016)
  • Houston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section/HBA Equal Access Large Firm Champion
  • Texas Wall Street Women (Advisory Board)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Baylor Law Alumni Association (Life Member) & Baylor Law Review Alumni Association (Life Member)
  • The Littlefield Society of The University of Texas
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way (Member)
  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum/Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society (Advisory Board)


  • LLM, 1993, Banking Law Studies, Boston University School of Law
  • JD, 1986, cum laude, Baylor Law School, Highest Ranking Graduate, Baylor Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
  • BS, 1983, magna cum laude, International Trade, Texas Tech University, Mortar Board, Student Government Senator, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities