Mr. Harris is an experienced litigator who focuses on constitutional, appellate, and regulatory matters. He has particular expertise in matters involving the First Amendment, civil rights, and challenges to federal agency actions. He has presented oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and numerous federal and state trial courts.
Before joining Consovoy McCarthy, Mr. Harris served as Associate Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). In that role, he was second in charge of the 50-person office within the Executive Office of the President that reviews all significant federal regulatory actions and coordinates regulatory policy across the federal government. Before his government service, Mr. Harris was a partner at Bancroft PLLC and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. In 2015, he was named to the Legal Times list of “D.C.’s Rising Stars,” which identified “some of the most accomplished young attorneys in the D.C. area.”
Mr. Harris served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court, and Judges David Sentelle and Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and Georgetown University. In addition to his legal practice, he is an adjunct professor in the Supreme Court and Administrative Law Clinics at the Antonin Scalia Law School and held a presidential appointment to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 2018 to 2022.