Judith L. Harris

Judy joined the firm in 1974, and has practiced at Reed Smith ever since, with the exception of two periods of government service, first at the U.S. Department of Justice, in the Antitrust Division, and later, as a political appointee at the Federal Communications Commission, where she headed the Legislative Office and was the senior liaison with Congress and the Administration on the Telecom Act of 1996 and first spectrum auctions. Judy is a former Managing Partner of Reed Smith’s D.C. office. She concentrates on telecommunications, Internet issues, and trade regulation and consumer protection matters (including with respect to the Telephone Sales Rule and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act) before the FCC, the Federal Trade Commission, the Commerce and Justice Departments, in the courts and on Capitol Hill. Judy devotes a substantial portion of her time to ICANN related matters, including with respect to ICANN’s new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program, and to Internet governance policy.

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Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Litigation and Disputes, 2) Antitrust & Competition, 3) Advertising, 4) Technology & Media, 5) Media, 6) FTC and State Attorney General Investigations, 7) Compliance, 8) and Counseling, 9) Global Regulatory Enforcement and 10) Public Policy & InfrastructureRecovery
Law School Yale University Law School, J.D,1973
Education University of Michigan, B.A., 1970
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association
Most recent firm Reed Smith LLP
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