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Russell J. Bucher





University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2017

University of California, Berkeley, M.A.

University of Chicago, B.S., with departmental and general honors

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Russell Bucher is a litigator and regulatory lawyer.

Russell's litigation practice centers on international arbitration and related court proceedings. He has represented a wide variety of foreign and domestic companies and individuals in international commercial arbitrations conducted under the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, among others. Russell also handles complex commercial and corporate disputes in state and federal court, with an emphasis on transnational litigation. 

In his regulatory practice, Russell advises clients within highly regulated industries, including electric and gas utilities, insurance companies, and telecommunications providers, concerning compliance with complex state and federal regulatory regimes. He also represents individuals, companies, and institutions in formal and informal proceedings before state administrative agencies, as well as in related administrative and judicial appeals. Russell has particular experience guiding clients from numerous sectors through the administrative-rulemaking process.

Russell also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on federal court litigation involving immigration law and prisoners' rights.

Russell is an associate in both the firm's International Disputes Group and its Energy, Environmental, and Regulatory Group. He joined Miller Canfield after working as an intern for the Honorable Laurie J. Michelson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.


State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019-present

University of Michigan Law School, Dean's Merit Scholarship; David Belin Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship; Certificates of Merit in Evidence and International Arbitration

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Articles Editor

Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student for the Sixth Circuit (American College of Bankruptcy, 2016)

University of California Berkeley Department of German, Steinway Prize for Best Paper by a Graduate Student

University of Chicago, Dean's List, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi


"New Developments in International Arbitration," (Panelist), Wayne State Law School, Detroit, Mich. (September 14, 2022)


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