Russell (Russ) B. Pearlman serves Of Counsel to the firm, and acts as the firm’s Chief Technology Officer.
Russ has a unique background that includes over twenty five years of progressively senior positions in business and technology roles. His hands-on roles have made him responsible for developing technology strategy and operating it, including support for thousands of employees and multiple-data centers. In addition, Russ obtained his law degree with a focus on the issues that face companies that utilize technology for competitive advantage including: intellectual property, trade secrets, cyber security, data privacy, e-discovery, and technology-based contracts.
During his career, he has developed experience spanning multiple industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare, automotive, agriculture, manufacturing, supply chain, and others. Additionally, he has worked with companies in the Fortune 10 all the way down to start-ups.
Russ’s extensive business background coupled with his legal training makes him the perfect partner for driving technology strategy that takes the law into account. He is also available for complex technology negotiations, mediation, and litigation, including as an expert witness.
Previously, Russ was Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer for Merkle, Interim Chief Technology Officer at Toyota Motor Sales, USA, and Chief Technology Officer at Koios Works. He has also held consulting positions including Executive Vice President at Headstorm, Senior Partner at Thought Ensemble, Principal at Capgemini, Senior Manager at Hitachi Consulting, and Senior Consultant at Deloitte.
Russ teaches at Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University as Adjunct Lecturer in Information Technology & Operations Management including courses in system analysis & design, internet technologies, and technology project management. Previously, he taught at Collin College as Adjunct Faculty and the Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas-Austin as a regular lecturer.
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
Juris Doctor, 2018
M.S., Computer Science, 1996
B.S., Computer Science Applied Science , 1996
B.A., Biology, 1994
Admissions & Certifications
Certified Java Architect
Recognizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) as Authors and Inventors Under U.S. Intellectual Property Law, 24 RICH.J. L. & TECH. no. 2, 2018
Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
Member, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society
Professional & Community Service
Barbara Lynn Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Board of Directors, Avignon HOA
Board of Directors, Windhaven Farm HOA
Youth coach, Plano Sports Authority