Richard Harris represents management in a wide variety of employment litigation matters, including:

  • High stakes / High profile litigation 
  • Wrongful termination and promotion cases
  • Discrimination claims
  • Racial and sexual harassment claims
  • Trade secret litigation / Unfair business practices
  • Federal Credit Reporting Act litigation and class actions
  • Whistleblower and retaliation

Richard counsels employers with regard to crisis management, litigation avoidance and assists employers in developing policies and programs in accordance with state and federal employment laws. His practice also includes conducting internal corporate investigations and work place harassment training. He has served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and as co-Chair of its Jury Trial Practice Group.

Richard’s trial practice experience is diverse and extensive and includes counseling and representing Fortune 500 companies in multi-state litigation in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAA), race discrimination, wage and hour, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower litigation. He has tried more than 50 jury trials in state and federal court and is recognized as a leading authority on trial advocacy and is a frequent contributor to local and national media outlets. He has taught continuing legal education courses in trial advocacy and crisis management.

Richard's professional and civic activities are as diverse as his law practice. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School, Enon Coulter Community Development Corporation and the Arden Theatre. He previously served on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Richard was an NCAA scholar-athlete in football during his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali

Advisory Board Member

Tioga Franklin Savings Bank

Board Member

Arden Theater


Third Circuit Lawyers Advisory Committee


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, Power List

Lawyers of Color


Recipient, J. Austin Norris Award

Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia


Named, Most Influential Black Lawyers


2018, 2022

Named, Distinguished Leader

The Legal Intelligencer


Named, Recommended Lawyer

Labor and Employment Disputes in Defense

Legal 500 United States



  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., University of Maryland

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit