Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Russ Adkins

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Russ Adkins was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in 2020, having joined Compassus as senior vice president and general counsel in 2013. He provides the organization with counsel on health care, regulatory, strategic transactions, operational and corporate governance matters.


Adkins has nearly 20 years of experience in general corporate and business matters, mergers and acquisitions and health law. Previously he was vice president, legal, for M*Modal Inc., a leading global outsource provider of clinical documentation technology and services. He served as associate general counsel and then vice president, legal, for Spheris Inc. Prior to moving in-house, Adkins practiced law for private firms located in Boulder, Colorado, and Nashville, Tennessee.


Adkins received a master’s degree in Law from New York University School of Law and completed his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Louisville School of Law.