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Russell Benjamin Hedman

Senior Associate

Russell Benjamin Hedman

When Russell Hedman has a chance to work on cross-border transactions and sophisticated investment structures, his reaction can best be described as "enthusiastic." As an associate in our Denver office, Russell focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and securities. His enthusiasm about his work has propelled him to the role of lead associate on multi-billion-dollar transactions in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Russell is also passionate about supporting small and medium-sized businesses, and regularly advises local clients, with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry. An active contributor to the Denver community, Russell sits on the board of directors of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, where he chairs the policy committee and works closely with local lawmakers.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Russell practiced in the New York and Hong Kong offices of an elite international law firm. His broad range of training and experience includes a rotation at the Tokyo office of Japan's largest corporate law firm and post-graduate study in international finance at Hong Kong University.

Russell graduated from Harvard Law School in 2011, where he served on the academic affairs committee of the Harvard Black Law Students Association. He also co-founded the Harvard Caribbean Law Association.

Representative experience

Lead associate representing 3M Company in its acquisition of the separations business of Polypore International, Inc., valued at US$1bn.

Lead associate representing a major Japanese conglomerate in a joint venture manufacturing project based on the United States, valued at US$1bn.

Lead associate representing a Colorado-based energy company in a sophisticated structured-sale transaction valued at over US$100m.

Represented ONEXIM Sports & Entertainment in the acquisition and renovation of a controlling interest in the Nassau Coliseum.

Represented an innovative unmanned aerial vehicle startup through multiple rounds of financing and other corporate transactions.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2011
  • B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado
  • New York

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Expert Interview – M&A in the U.S. Healthcare Industry: Regulatory and Negotiating Issues

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