Russell Bruemmer joined the firm in 1981 after serving as Chief Counsel-Congressional Affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He became a partner in 1985. Mr. Bruemmer served as General Counsel of the CIA from 1987 to 1990, when he returned to the firm. His practice focuses primarily on financial services institutions, including the negotiation and documentation of acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures and financing transactions; resolving enforcement actions and conducting internal investigations; and on corporate governance and corporate structuring matters in a variety of industries. Mr. Bruemmer serves as chair of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Transaction Group and its Defense and National Security Group.
Mr. Bruemmer regularly counsels with clients on the regulation of financial services, and also on regulatory issues and transactions involving, technology, energy and other industry sectors. He also represents audit committees and special committees in corporate investigations and other special assignments. These assignments have involved both US and international transactions, a number of which have required compliance with one or more applicable regulatory regimes.
After clerking for Judge William H. Webster on the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Mr. Bruemmer was appointed Special Assistant to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in February 1978. Mr. Bruemmer served in that position until June 1980, when he became Chief Counsel-Congressional Affairs for the FBI, a position he held until he joined the firm in 1981. Mr. Bruemmer also served as Special Counsel to the Director of Central Intelligence from September 1987 to January 1988 and as the Central Intelligence Agency's General Counsel from January 1988 until March 1990. At the CIA, Mr. Bruemmer managed an office of 60 lawyers and was the senior legal officer for the Agency and the Director of Central Intelligence.