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Stephanie Russ

Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Stephanie Russ has 15 years of practical business experience with global franchisors in addition to her decade of experience as legal counsel for franchisors, advising them on the structuring and operation of their domestic and international franchise programs. In her representation of start-up franchisors, she also assists with the development and implementation of operations and development programs and acts as all-around business adviser.

Practice Focus

Stephanie focuses primarily on start-up and mid-market franchisors assisting them with their franchise registration and disclosure matters and their ongoing day-to-day franchise relationship matters with franchisees.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Forum on Franchising
  • International Franchise Association - Member
  • Dallas Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court~United States (2011)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas~United States (2007)
  • Texas~United States (2005)

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan School of Law, n/k/a Texas A&M School of Law (J.D.) (2006)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (B.B.A. Finance) (1988)

Co-speaker, "Who’s Responsible When the Brand Falters?," American Bar Association Forum on Franchising Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2015

Co-speaker, "Employment Law Update," Texas Lawyer In-house Summit, Dallas, Texas, February 2015

Co-author, "Who’s Responsible When the Brand Falters?," American Bar Association Forum on Franchising Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2015

Author, "Does This Law Make My Butt Look Big? Part II: No, But Food Does: An Overview of the FDA’s Menu Labeling Requirements," Franchise Law Journal, Summer 2015

Co-author, "How Has the Americans with Disabilities Act Affected Franchising?" The Franchise Lawyer, December 2013

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