Alton B. Harris



Al is a frequent writer and lecturer on the financial markets, financial regulation, and corporate governance. As an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University Law School, he teaches courses on the regulation of derivative products and the financial markets. He also has served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in Financial Services Law at IIT – Chicago Kent College of Law, where he taught courses on the regulation of money managers.

Al is a co-author of the forthcoming book, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work. The book, according to the authors, “provides a how-to series of unique, sensible, and effective techniques for women to use to break through gender bias in the workplace and win at the career advancement game.” The book is scheduled for publication in May of 2016.

What do you focus on?

  • The regulation of financial institutions, financial products, and financial services
  • Corporate governance and finance

Publications

  • Credit Derivatives Post-Enron, Corporate Aftershock: The Public Policy Lessons from the Collapse of Enron and Other Major Corporations, 06/01/03
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  • Corporate Governance: Pre-Enron and Post-Enron, Corporate Aftershock: The Public Policy Lessons from the Collapse of Enron and Other Major Corporations, 06/01/03
  • Corporate Governance After Enron, Taxation of Financial Products, 09/01/02

Teaching

  • Adjunct professor, Law at Northwestern University Law School
  • Adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in Financial Services Law at IIT – Chicago Kent College of Law

Contact

Alton B. Harris

Partner

Chicago

Phone: 312-977-4434


Fax: 844-571-6772

Harvard Law School, J.D.

Harvard University, B.A.

Illinois

  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 for Litigation—Securities; Securities Regulation; and Securities/Capital Markets Law; 2018 Chicago “Lawyer of the Year" for Securities Regulation; listed since 2007.
  • Illinois Super Lawyers—Banking & Financial, 2005–2012
  • Named by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 outstanding securities lawyers in the United States

American Law Institute

American Bar Foundation

Legal Advisory Board of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., Former Member

Columbia College Chicago, Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Illinois Humanities Council, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors

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