Russell Kostelak is an associate in the Litigation Department. He focuses on complex litigation in federal and state courts with an emphasis on intellectual property, including copyright, trademark and advertising law. Russell has handled copyright infringement and ownership disputes on behalf of textbook and music publishing companies; trademark infringement, clearance and prosecution matters; and false advertising cases implicating consumer fraud allegations. He also has experience in securities litigation matters, including shareholder class actions and insider trading investigations.
In addition, Russell maintains an active pro bono practice, representing indigent clients in immigration and family court.
While in law school, Russell served as an extern for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York in Syracuse and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Esther Salas at the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Russell was a notes editor of the Cornell Law Review.