Mr. Harnes is a graduate of Harvard College and Brooklyn Law School. He was admitted to the Bar in 1982. Since his admission, Mr. Harnes has specialized almost exclusively in securities and corporate litigation. From 1986 to 1991 Mr. Harnes was a litigation associate in the New York offices of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Mr. Harnes has participated in numerous trials involving corporate and securities matters, and he has argued on numerous occasions before appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Delaware, the New York Court of Appeals, and the First and Second Circuits.
Mr. Harnes is admitted to practice in the courts of New York, the First, Second, Seventh and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, Federal District Courts in New York and in other Districts around the country, including Arizona and Wisconsin. Mr. Harnes has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in specific cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, including Connecticut, Delaware, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.