Has counseled [and defended]clients internationally in respect of corporate strategy, acquisitions, and corporate litigation involving theft of trade secrets, contested takeovers, breaches of fiduciary duty, commercial contract disputes, employment issues, and other matters. He has defended officers, directors, and others sued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [Resolution Trust Corporation] and commercial entities sued for environmental contamination. [Mr. Harris previously worked for clients as diverse as Exxon, Motown Record Corporation, United States Steel, Southern California Savings and the City Investing Liquidating Trust. He has twice been named a Southern California “Superlawyer” based on peer nominations solicited from experienced California lawyers by Law & Politics and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine. He is a member of the State Bar of California, all federal courts in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and has appeared pro hac vice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Harris was a partner with an international law firm headquartered in New York before becoming a founding member of his present firm located in Century City, California. He has lectured concerning the liability of officers and directors and individuals dealing with federally insured lending institutions for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Retained by numerous companies to assist and advise board level management in major litigation throughout the United States and Europe. Assisted Chairman and CEO of public companies, and others with acquisitions, contested control, and securities litigation. Has been retained in connection with proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce and American Arbitration Association.
Contested commercial and civil claims, prosecution, and defense of claims for significant damages including punitive damages and penalties, advice to corporate and entrepreneurial clients regarding litigation, employment, and general commercial matters.