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Harris Neal Feldman

Overview

Harris is a problem solver. Resolving all types of business issues and disputes for his clients, Harris understands the pressures faced by businesses in this complex climate and works to develop timely, efficient, and practical solutions. Clients regularly draw upon Harris’ strategic approach to litigation and risk management to achieve successful results. Whether serving as general counsel to multiple businesses based in New Jersey and Pennsylvania or defending significant litigation matters, his clients rely on his thoughtful approach and analysis to navigate and often avoid complex litigation. His litigation practice includes preventative counseling and representing plaintiffs and defendants in a wide gamut of commercial litigation, as well as the defense of businesses in employment and product liability matters.

Harris regularly speaks and publishes locally and nationally on a wide variety of litigation topics, training other attorneys on best practices and key strategies. In the legal community, Harris has taken on a leadership role in the Defense Research Institute, the largest international organization of attorneys committed to defending the interests of businesses in civil litigation.

Prior to joining Parker McCay, Harris was a partner in a national law firm based in Philadelphia.

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 New Jersey Law Journal “New Leader of the Bar”
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • New Jersey State Court R. 1:40 Qualified Mediator

Professional Activities

  • DRI, Member; Product Liability and Employment Law Committees
    • Building Products SLG, Chair 
  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Complex Business Law Program Advisory Committee 

Community Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties
    • Chair, Regional Board of Directors (2016-2018)
    • Chair Emeritus (2019 - Present)
    • Board Member (2011-Present)
  • Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board Member/Legal Counsel
  • Selective Service System, Camden County, New Jersey 
      • Vice Chair, Board (2008-Present)
      • Board Member (2004-Present)

Experience

Experience

  • Successfully defended and counseled employers in numerous cases under state and federal civil rights statutes and common law involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, breach of contract, etc.
  • Chaired bench trials for Fortune 500 companies resulting in complete defense verdicts or voluntary dismissals prior to bench ruling
  • Second-chaired jury trial for Fortune 500 company against Fortune 1000, resulting in $4 million verdict
  • Secured six-figure payment to construction company in Enron bankruptcy
  • Successfully defended numerous manufacturers and U.S. distributors in litigation involving commercial, consumer and industrial products across several industries 

News

News & Speaking Engagements

Publications

DRI Legislative Update: New Laws for 2019

Federal Law Section

2019

     

Employment Law Daily

Faragher/Ellerth Defense May Be Used in Sexual Harassment Suits Brought Under NJLAD

2015

     

JD Supra

Assumption of Risk Defense Fails for Sports Complex Owners

2015

     

DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar

DRI Employment and Labor Legislative Update: New Laws for 2015 (Federal Section)

2015

     

DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar

DRI Employment and Labor Legislative Update: New Laws for 2014 (Federal Section)

2014

     

Employment Law Daily

Whistleblower guidance from NJ appellate court may help employers keep more CEPA claims from reaching a jury

2013

     

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Newsletter

Construction Projects, Economic Loss and the Integrated Product Doctrine

2013

     

DRI Today

In Defense of Component Part Manufacturers: The Essentials of the Integrated Product Doctrine

2013

     

Portfolio Media (Law360)

Protecting The 'Perceived As' From Workplace Harassment

2012

     

Mondaq

Federal Court Narrows Impact of New Jersey Limitation on Economic Loss Rule and Integrated Product Doctrine for Component Part Manufacturers

 2012
 

Speaking Engagements

National Business Institute

Human Resource Law From Start to Finish

2015

     

2015 DRI Product Liability Conference

Harris Neal Feldman Co-Presenter at 2015 DRI Product Liability Conference -- February 2015

2015

     

NBI Program

Harris Neal Feldman Spoke at NBI Program - "Employment Litigation From Start to Finish" -- May 2014

2014

     

2013 DRI Product Liability Conference

Harris Neal Feldman Presented “In Defense of Component Part Manufacturers: The Essentials of the Integrated Product Doctrine” at the 2013 DRI Product Liability Conference -- April 2013

2013

 
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Clerkships

  • Law clerk for The Honorable Dorothea O’C. Wefing, in the New Jersey Appellate Division.

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden  NJ  (J.D., 2000)
    • Editor-in-Chief Law Review
    • Moot Court I Board
    • Pro Bono Service Award
  • The College of  New Jersey (B.A., Journalism/Professional Writing, 1997)

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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