Russell Allyn

Russell Allyn

Senior Counsel


  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


California, U.S.A.


Russell Allyn’s practice focuses on commercial and business litigation. He specializes in representing clients in the financial and apparel industries.  He has served as first chair in trial, representing corporate, technology, banking and other financial institution clients in both state and federal court.

Mr. Allyn has experience in banking, contractual disputes, business torts, Unfair Competition Law, trade secrets, Commercial Code (sales, negotiable instruments and secured transactions), provisional remedies (writs of attachment and possession, receiverships and injunctive relief), intellectual property (trademark and copyright), securities fraud, Proposition 65, equipment and vehicle leasing, mortgage lending, shareholder disputes, insurance, First Amendment and privacy matters, labor, eminent domain, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”), Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”), foreclosures and other real estate matters.

Mr. Allyn has appeared before the Securities and Exchange Commission and Delaware Chancery Court and prepared cases for the China International Economic, Trade Arbitration Commission and American Film Marketing Association.

Mr. Allyn serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Emerging Stronger, a non-profit charity that operates runaway, homeless and foster care shelters for youth in Hollywood.  He provides pro bono representation to unaccompanied immigrant minors in association with Bet Tzedek and Kids in Need of Defense (“KIND”). He also participates in National Adoption Day as a pro bono attorney.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • University of California, San Diego
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Mr. Allyn has successfully defended national class actions. His reported decisions include:

  • Najarian v. Charlotte Russe, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59879 (C.D. Cal. 2007) (successfully defeated class certification of FCRA/Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act claim)
  • Hipolito v. AllianceOne Receivables Management, 2005 W.L. 1662137 (N.D. Cal. 2005) (FRCP 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss FDCPA class action claim granted without leave to amend
  • Ramsire v. Collectcorp, Inc., 2005 W.L. 3095948 (N.D. Cal. 2005) (dismissal of class action claim)