Lisa Russell

Lisa L. Russell is the Chief of the Natural Resources Section of the U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). As Section Chief, she supervises litigation arising under a broad range of land and resource management statutes, as well as Fifth Amendment takings claims involving real property and challenges brought by individual Native Americans and Indian tribes relating to the United States' Indian trust responsibility. At ENRD, Ms. Russell also has served as Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, and Assistant Chief of the Wildlife and Marine Resources Section. From 2009 - 2011, Ms. Russell served as the Department of the Interior's Deputy Solicitor for Parks and Wildlife, where she advised the Office of the Secretary, Solicitor, and Interior Bureau Directors on legal issues arising under federal wildlife and cultural resources laws, and statutes and regulations governing the management of the National Park System. After receiving her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, Ms. Russell clerked for the Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Advisory Council Committee: 
Takings / Tribal Claims