Allie Russell

Legal Analyst

Allie Russell joined Han Santos in March of 2020. She performs legal research and related tasks for clients in their patent related matters.

Prior to joining the firm Allie worked as a Standards Coordinator for Conexxus, a standards development organization for the retail fueling and convenience industry. At Conexxus she worked closely with various committees and working groups to advance standards in the industry, organized educational webinars on various data security topics, and aided with administrative responsibilities. Allie continues this work part-time.

Allie holds two degrees in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Floria and is in her final year at the University of North Carolina School of Law, pursuing her JD. Her areas of focus are Intellectual Property rights, as well as Security and Privacy laws.

“It's interesting - what are you willing to give up in terms of your privacy for access to other people? For access to things you think you desperately need, ultimately, it's that old saying, isn't it? If the service is free, then the product is you. The thing being sold is you. There's a product for sale in you and your data.” –Actor Riz Ahmed

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” –Stephen Hawking

Core Competencies:

  • IP rights
  • Security & Privacy
  • Patent Preparation & Investigation

Education:

  • J.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina Law School (expected graduation May of 2021)
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Florida
  • B.A., Criminology & Law, University of Florida

Languages:

  • English