Conference 2017 Speaker

 

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Jade Brown-Russell

Jade Brown-Russell

Principal
J.D. Russell Consulting, LLC

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Jade Brown-Russell is a proud native of New Orleans. She is Principal of J.D. Russell Consulting, LLC, a full service consulting firm focusing on regulatory compliance, legal counsel, business solutions, governmental relations and strategic planning. Jade began her legal career at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, Illinois, where she gained experience in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, corporate governance and securities related transactions. In early 2007, Jade returned to New Orleans to join a regional law firm, Adams and Reese LLP. In 2010, Jade joined Caesars Entertainment to become Counsel of Regional Operations, where she addressed litigation, gaming, corporate and regulatory and compliance issues for the company’s properties in Louisiana, Biloxi, MS and Ohio. In 2014, Jade Co-Founded Transcendent Legal, the first legal-tech startup in the Gulf Coast Region. In 2016, Jade served as Interim Executive Director of the French Market Corporation (FMC) where she managed an $11 million budget and oversaw operations of the French Market properties, including the historic Upper Pontalba Residencies, the Flea Market, Farmers Market and Crescent Park. Jade earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Political Science from Howard University, where she was named a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow, and is a graduate of Southern University Law Center, cum laude.