Russell Hollander is the National Executive Director of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), which protects and extends the creative and economic rights of its 19,000 members working in the U.S. and abroad. Responsible for the DGA’s activities and operations, Hollander also leads the Guild in all its labor negotiations. He directs a staff of nearly 200 and develops the Guild’s policy and strategic agenda, working with the elected President and Board of Directors. He also oversees the Guild’s work with its members around the world.
Prior to joining the DGA, he was a partner at top labor law firm Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP where he specialized in the representation of labor organizations and employee benefit plans in order to strengthen the rights of unions. Hollander is a trustee of the Directors Guild-Producer Pension and Health Plans, and the MPTF.
Hollander received his law degree from Harvard University and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.