Larry Harris, named as one of the leading construction law attorneys in the District of Columbia by Chambers USA, Larry represents clients in construction and public contract negotiation and dispute resolution. He also frequently serves as a construction mediator and arbitrator.
Larry assists contractors in construction, supply, aerospace and service contract disputes arising out of federal, state, quasi-public and private projects and contracts. He also represents both public and private owners in construction disputes with general contractors and their subcontractors. He counsels domestic and international companies, contractors, subcontractors, owners and design professionals in connection with changes, specification conflicts, construction defects and acceleration, delay, disruption and termination claims arising out of construction and supply contracts. Larry has litigated matters for clients in federal and state courts in numerous jurisdictions, before boards of contract appeals and in arbitration tribunals. He also has wide-ranging experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), helping clients resolve disputes via arbitration, mini-trials and mediation.
Additionally, Larry drafts and negotiates construction contract documents on behalf of contractors, owners and lenders for a variety of projects, including heavy civil, power, building and transportation.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Larry was a partner in Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1976 to 1980 and as a law clerk/commissioner for the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals from 1978 to 1980. Larry was also a distinguished military graduate of the University of Dayton ROTC Program, to which he earned an ROTC Scholarship.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Larry is an active member of his community. He is a founding member of the board of governors of The Tower Club in Tyson's Corner, Virginia, and is a former coach and commissioner of the D.C. Stoddert Youth Soccer League. He served on the trustee board and as its vice-chair of the Norwood School in Bethesda, Maryland and is a member of the Washington Lawyers Committee of the United States Holocaust Museum and on the Board of Passion for Learning, Inc. Larry is also active with his alma maters, serving as a former board member of the George Washington University Law Alumni Association, a founding officer of the law school's Black Law Alumni Association and on the Alumni Board of the University of Dayton.
Honors and Awards
- Named as one of the leading construction law attorneys in the District of Columbia by Chambers USA (2003 to 2012), which describes him as "universally regarded as an excellent alternative dispute resolution lawyer" and "the complete package...very good at representing his clients and seeing the big picture."
- Included in a list of "Best Lawyers in America" in the areas of construction and alternative dispute resolution, 2003 to 2011
- Included in a list of "International Who's Who of Business Lawyers" in the area of construction (2005 to 2011)
- Included in a list of "Super Lawyers" in the area of construction litigation by Washington DC Super Lawyers (2007 to 2012)
- Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
- Included in a list of "Super Lawyers" by DC Super Lawyers (2012)