Marc S. Harris
Scheper Kim & Harris, LLP
Marc S. Harris
practice on the representation of companies and individuals in connection with state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, as well as complex business litigation.
has successfully defended clients charged with or investigated for tax fraud, securities fraud, national security offenses, campaign finance fraud, health care fraud and mail fraud.
He recently won an acquittal in a federal securities fraud trial involving the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded company.
On the civil side, he
has successfully litigated a variety of complex business disputes, including securities enforcement matters, theft of trade secrets claims. employment disputes and a wide range of contract and tort actions in the real estate, entertainment and financial industries.
has also successfully tried and obtained dismissals of claims brought under the federal and state False Claims Acts.
The authoritative Chambers USA professional directory (2008) noted Marc
as a "terrific trial lawyer," and commented that he
'has outstanding experience, and is great with juries.' With a focus on federal white-collar work, his
cases involve corporate criminal matters ranging from tax, healthcare and mortgage to securities fraud.
has been recognized by numerous other legal publications, including Super Lawyers, Who's Who, and Best Lawyers.
Marc served for eight years as an Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, where he was the Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption and Government Fraud section.
investigated and prosecuted several complex, high-profile cases involving public corruption, environmental fraud, campaign finance violations, tax fraud, customs fraud, and fraud relating to government programs.
tried more than 15 cases in federal court, and argued numerous cases on appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 1997, Marc received the Department of Justice Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant US Attorney from the Attorney General of the United States.
Mr. Harris received an A.B. from Duke University in 1985, graduating magna cum laude.
He received his J.D. from University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1988, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the California Law Review and won the prestigious Stephen Finney Jameson Award for scholarship and advocacy.
He taught at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.
Marc S. Harris, Partner