Brian M. Harris


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In his corporate employment practice, Brian Harris represents and counsels public and private companies and senior executives in negotiating and drafting a wide range of agreements, including executive employment, separation, change-in-control, and retention and bonus agreements.

As co-leader of the firm's Employment Deal team, Brian provides employment law and executive compensation advice and analysis in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions on behalf of buyers, sellers and management teams nationwide.

Brian routinely offers advice and counsel to multi-state employers on a wide range of day-to-day human resources issues and employment law concerns, including compliance, policy and procedure, hirings and separations, pay and restrictive covenants. He also regularly litigates disputes involving compensation, executive contracts, restrictive covenants and employment discrimination matters.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • The Legal 500 United States (2019)
    • Recommended in Labor and Employment Disputes (including collective actions): Defense
  • Chambers USA: Labor & Employment in Georgia
    • "Up and Coming Lawyer" (2013 to 2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2020 to Present)
    • Georgia: Employment Law – Management
  • Georgia Trend Magazine, Legal Elite: Labor & Employment (2011)


  • Atlanta Bar Association: Labor & Employment Section

  • American Bar Association: Labor & Employment Section
  • Multi-State Employers Council


  • Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta: Program, Planning & Evaluation Committee (2014 to present)

  • “A Courthouse Line,” ABA’s Annual Musical Comedy Fundraiser: Former Producer, Writer and Performer


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Georgia
  • Florida


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2000; Moot Court Board, Chair; Duke Student Publishing Company, Board of Directors
  • A.B., Duke University, 1997, cum laude; The Chronicle, Editor in Chief