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Russell (Rusty) McGranahan

General Counsel

Rusty is the General Counsel of Focus and oversees legal matters for the company, including its acquisition activity and assisting partner firms with their legal issues.

Prior to joining Focus in 2015, Rusty was a Managing Director and the Corporate Secretary at BlackRock where he managed the legal team responsible for BlackRock’s acquisitions, public filings, financing transactions and other governance and corporate matters.  Before joining BlackRock in 2006, Rusty was a counsel in the M&A and corporate departments of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He began his career as a corporate associate with White & Case LLP and for three years was based in Eastern Europe.

Rusty received his JD from Yale Law School and his BA from the Catholic University of America.  He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

When not working, Rusty enjoys time with his wife and three children, including their many sporting events.  Rusty is an avid runner and triathlete himself, having completed a number of marathons and two Ironman triathlons.

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