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Judith L. Harris

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Human Resources
United States of America


 Ms. Harris is a Partner in the Regulatory Litigation Group, Reed Smith LLC. She is former Managing Partner of the D.C. office, and has practiced with the firm since 1974, with the exception of two periods of government service. Most recently, Ms. Harris served during the Clinton Administration as Director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Federal Communications Commission. In that capacity, she was the Commission's primary interface with Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and with all Executive Branch and independent government agencies. Before entering the government, Ms. Harris' practice primarily focused on antitrust and trade regulation counseling, civil and criminal litigation, and administrative law, handling regulatory and APA matters before a wide array of federal agencies and in the courts, with a particular emphasis on the healthcare and telecommunications industries. Since returning to private practice, Ms. Harris has continued to work in the healthcare and telecom sectors, concentrating on matters before the FCC, the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, in the courts and on Capitol Hill. In addition to her recent government position, Ms. Harris served as a senior trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, both in Washington, D.C. and in San Francisco, and was a law clerk to the Honorable James A. Belson, now of the D.C. Court of Appeals. Ms. Harris is a 1973 graduate of the Yale Law School and a 1970 graduate (Phi Beta Kappa, with highest distinction) of the University of Michigan. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband, Norman Ornstein. They have two grown sons.

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