“We are proud of Harris’ achievement and excited to have a representative of our Firm in Lead New Jersey’s pool of talented individuals,” said Brian W. Kronick, Managing Partner at Genova Burns. “Our firm shares Lead New Jersey’s dedication to making our state a better place to live and work for all. I am confident that Harris will excel at this mission as a member of the 2014 Class in the same way he excels every day in providing the highest standards of excellence to our clients.”
Lead New Jersey – housed in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University – offers challenging possibilities to a highly select group of Fellows who lead for the common good of the state. Lead New Jersey’s Fellows are tasked with: learning the cutting edge issues that shape lives, linking directly with talented leaders who are making improvements throughout New Jersey, and leading as a champion of their own cherished ideas and values.
As a member of the Employment Law and Appellate Practice Groups, Harris litigates employment law cases regarding age, race, religion, gender and disability discrimination before state and federal courts. He has a strong traditional labor background, successfully handling two labor arbitrations for the City of New York and working on a variety of other labor matters involving plant closings and relocations, and employee grievances. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Virginia in 2003 and his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 2006.