Russell S. Nassof, Esq.
Mr. Nassof has been involved in the field of environmental and health risk consulting for over 25 years concentrating his work in the areas of industrial hygiene, microbial contamination, toxic tort risk management, insurance defense, and infection control. Many of his risk management programs have been adopted as underwriting standards by the insurance industry and are utilized as risk barometers to evaluate emerging environmental and health related issues. In the area of infection control, Mr. Nassof developed a unique multi-faceted infection control program designed to reduce infection rates and provide legally defensible documentation to the healthcare provider as well as the insurance industry. He regularly consults with the health risk insurance carriers educating them with respect to emerging healthcare technology advances which can be translated into new insurance coverage products and/or premium incentives. Mr. Nassof has been involved as a consulting/testifying expert in the field of emerging toxic torts including mold, nanotechnology, bedbugs, Norovirus, and legionella.
Mr. Nassof began his career as an attorney in New York in the insurance industry and later became President of Environomics, a national environmental consulting and expert firm with offices throughout the United States. Mr. Nassof sold Environomics in 2004 to TRC, a NYSE international consulting corporation and took a position with TRC as the Director of Strategic Environmental Initiatives. RiskNomics was created in 2010 to provide creative health and environmental risk consulting to the insurance, healthcare, and commercial property community directed at enhancing safety, reducing costs, and mitigating liability.
Mr. Nassof is an educator focusing on improving competency based upon practical knowledge and experience along with legal training. He has presented hundreds of seminar/webinars to legal, insurance, loss control, healthcare, and risk management groups throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. He has coauthored books on microbial contamination, published numerous white papers, and holds a patent on a microbial algorithm and sensing device. His risk management involvement has included involvement in such high profile events such as the hospital flooding featured nightly on CNN following Hurricane Katrina at more than 7 New Orleans hospitals, the legionella outbreak at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, and the compounding pharmacy fungal meningitis outbreak.
Mr. Nassof received his Juris Doctorate and undergraduate degrees from Emory University in Atlanta.