Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP (New York) Names Russell Shinsky as Managing Partner
Published on October 05, 2020
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP is pleased to announce that Russell B. Shinsky has been elected as the firm's Managing Partner, effective October 1st. Russell has served as Co-Managing Partner alongside Frank A. Schettino during the past year. He is only the seventh Managing Partner in Anchin’s nearly 100-year history, and has spent his entire career with the firm.
Russell has been with the firm for 28 years and has served as a member of Anchin’s Executive Committee since 2015. He has previously served as the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Services Group, focusing on law firms, and leader of the firm’s Assurance Practice. He has built and maintained a strong reputation for the firm among stakeholders across all of the industries Anchin serves.
In the past year, Russell has begun to put in place plans for the future of the firm by focusing on key elements of the firm’s growth plan, such as enacting key hires to head up Advisory service groups and naming the firm’s first Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, he has spent time spearheading the firm’s adoption of innovative technologies to support and complement client service. Russell has also led the firm’s internal COVID-19 response, emphasizing transparent communication and Anchin’s readiness and ability to assist clients and employees.
Frank Schettino, who retired effective September 30, 2020 and has served as Co-Managing Partner with Russell over the past year, said that “Russell’s emphasis on our talent and embracing innovation is exciting and bodes well for the future of the firm. I am looking forward to seeing Anchin continue to thrive under his leadership. In this period of rapid industry change, Russell sees the inherent challenges for our firm, but just as importantly new opportunities for success and growth.”
Frank also recognized Russell for his handling of the firm’s COVID response, noting “Russell made the right calls and ensured that client service never missed a beat while all of our staff had adequate technology to work from home safely.”
“I want to thank Frank for his strong leadership as Managing Partner over the last 15 years and for his guidance over the past year, which has been invaluable. In my tenure as Managing Partner, I will endeavor to continue Anchin’s strong legacy of delivering outstanding client service and helping our clients achieve their objectives, while shaping the firm’s future growth. My goal is to lead the firm and its people into our next successful chapter by driving innovation, embracing new technology and nurturing Anchin’s strong, inclusive culture. I have always deeply valued our people as our greatest resource, and am honored to continue that tradition as Anchin approaches 100 years in business and beyond.” said Russell.