John B. Harris
National Civil Rights Committee, ADL
John B. Harris is a litigating partner at the law firm if Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC in New York City. He has broad experience in legal ethics and professional responsibility frequently advises and defends law firms, lawyers, and other professionals against claims of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. Mr. Harris is a past Chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He acts as a mediator for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and has served as an expert witness on ethics issues.
Mr. Harris is currently the chair of the National Civil Rights Committee of the ADL, having previously chaired ADL’s National Legal Affairs Committee and ADL’s New York Regional Board. In 2017, Mr. Harris and his law firm wrote ADL’s amicus brief in opposition to the Travel Ban, focusing on moments in American history when anti-immigrant and anti-refugee animus fueled actions for which the nation later had to apologize. ADL and its coalition partners filed the brief in approximately a dozen jurisdictions around the country, including twice in the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Harris is a graduate of Yale University and the New York University School of Law.