Michael S. Harris

General Counsel Experience

  • The Thomson Corporation
  • United Merchants & Manufacturers, Inc.
  • NYFIX, Inc.
  • BT Radianz
  • Debt Resolve, Inc.


On Being a General Counsel

"It is critical for a general counsel to understand the business and its needs, to be a trusted counselor whenever needed, and to be able to translate complicated legal issues into plain English. This approach enables the lawyer to become a valuable part of the business team."


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Michael Harris

"Michael was a well-respected leader during the time that I worked for him while he was GC at The Thomson Corporation. Not only did I learn much about leadership, friendship and the law during that time, but also in the years since, Michael has consistently shown his ability to provide thoughtful, decisive guidance to business leaders in many varied settings."


Ken Carson, EVP, General Counsel and Secretary
Cengage Learning


Industry Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions, General Corporate,

Employment Law and Human Resources Counseling,
Executive Compensation, Private Equity Transactions,
Intellectual Property



Professional Highlights






St. John's University School of Law (J.D.)
New York University (B.A.)


Bar Admissions

New York



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