Russell Kornblith is Managing Partner of the New York office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, and Tennessee. He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Amherst College and his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Kornblith practices both employment law and whistleblower law. He represents individuals and classes in a wide range of employment disputes, including suits alleging unlawful terminations, unlawful denials of promotions, unequal pay, and hostile work environments, related to race, gender, pregnancy, and disability. In addition, Mr. Kornblith represents whistleblowers alleging fraud against the U.S. government under the False Claims Act. He is currently class counsel in a nationwide gender discrimination case against Merck and counsel for whistleblowers in a False Claims Act action against medical device manufacturer DePuy Orthopaedics.
Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Mr. Kornblith served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for the Honorable James S. Gwin of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
At Harvard Law School, Mr. Kornblith, served as Articles Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and as a research assistant for Professor I. Glenn Cohen. As part of Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, he contributed to several amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court addressing the Alien Tort Statute on behalf of professors of legal history. Before law school, Mr. Kornblith worked as a researcher for the New Hampshire Democratic Party in support of the successful 2008 campaign of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
Mr. Kornblith is a licensed private pilot and enjoys flying in his spare time.