Justin B.Harris

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3724

Justin Harris focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts and arbitrations. He has experience defending clients in a variety of matters, including chapter 11 bankruptcies, SEC investigations, and disputes over pharmaceutical, financial, software, and real estate contracts.

Justin is deeply committed to pro bono service. He has represented clients in a civil rights lawsuit, deportation proceedings, and in petitions for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile status, and child and spousal support.

Prior to joining the Firm, Justin was the pro bono coordinator for an international law firm. He also served as an investigator intern with the Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice and as an intern with the Catholic Charities Unaccompanied Minors Program, which represents immigrant children in deportation proceedings.

Experience

  • Wells Fargo-led syndicate of lenders successfully negotiate secured $1.1 billion restructuring credit facility for Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT)Jones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Wells Fargo”), as administrative agent, in connection with the Chapter 11 financial reorganization plan of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (“PREIT”), a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages a portfolio of shopping malls totaling over 23 million square feet of retail space.
  • Global systemically important bank (GSIB) conducts risk assessment to determine impact of LIBOR transition on enterprise-wide portfoliosJones Day is advising a GSIB with respect to enterprise-wide portfolios impacted by the LIBOR transition, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
  • Corporate trustees seek advice relating to LIBOR transitionJones Day is advising two U.S.-based corporate trustees with respect to portfolios impacted by LIBOR transition and COFI cessation, including conducting portfolio-wide risk impact assessments, analyzing various consumer products, and developing litigation contingency plans.
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