Ben Harris is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's Mobile office. His practice includes complex civil litigation, securities litigation, and litigation involving financial institutions, and he represents financial institutions in lender liability actions, suits to enforce creditors' rights, and in suits relating to operational matters. Mr. Harris also represents troubled financial institutions and their officers and directors across the country.
Recently, Mr. Harris obtained successful jury verdicts in complex, multi-million-dollar cases in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He has also served as counsel to publicly traded bank holding companies in shareholder derivative and class action litigation, and has served as counsel to special committees of the boards of directors of these institutions in such matters. Mr. Harris is admitted to practice in Alabama, Florida, Texas, and the District of Columbia, as well as in federal courts in a number of jurisdictions.
Mr. Harris has also assisted financial institutions and other clients in resolving issues in Central and Latin America, and has assisted companies and educational institutions interested in developing trade in Cuba. He has traveled to Cuba on several occasions for that purpose.
Mr. Harris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sociedad Mobile-La Habana and is a member of Mobile United and Leadership Mobile.
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the area of Commercial Litigation (listed annually since 2009)
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
•123 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked by The Best Lawyers in America 2017
•125 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
•Jon May and Barry Turner Join Jones Walker's Growing Miami Office
•One Hundred Twenty-Nine Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
•Jones Walker Mobile, Alabama Office Relocates
•One Hundred Twenty-Seven Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014
•Corporate Compliance Seminar , February 11, 2005