Brian D. HarrisBrian Harris Clark Hill
Brian D. Harris
Brian D. Harris is a paralegal in Clark Hill's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office where he provides support to the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group. Brian has more than a decade of in-house employment law paralegal experience with a fortune 100 company, as well as private practice labor & employment/litigation paralegal experience. In addition, he has Human Resources/Employee Relations experience.
As a paralegal, prior to joining Clark Hill, Brian assisted at trials before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and hearings before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (“CHRO”) involving discrimination, including but not limited to race, age, sex, disability, and harassment . Additionally, he provided assistance locally and nationally at mediations (i.e. private, before the CHRO, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”)) and private arbitrations, locally and nationally. He provided employment litigation support, including, but not limited to scheduling witness interviews, preparing witnesses, engaging in appropriate fact gathering, conducting legal research, collecting documents for production, issuing and maintaining legal holds, drafting initial responses to discovery requests, preparing chronologies and drafting deposition digests. Additionally, he has investigated and established strategy for responding to employee complaints of discrimination (i.e. race, age, sex, disability, religion etc.) filed with the EEOC, Fair Employment Practices Agencies (state and local) and the Department of Labor, and drafted responsive position statements with minimal oversight.
In addition, in a prior Human Resources/Employee Relations role, Brian provided consultation and coaching on such topics as: the Americans with Disabilities Act, including responding to requests for accommodations; employee Attendance, Performance, & Misconduct issues; and Leaves, including, but not limited to Family and Medical Leaves. He also investigated and responded to employee complaints regarding company policy and alleged discrimination via the company's internal dispute resolution process and ethics hotline.
Brian has a B.B.A. from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.