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Jo Ann Harris

Jo Ann Harris
Jo Ann Harris

Scholar in Residence
B.A., State University of Iowa
J.D., New York University School of Law
jharris@law.pace.edu
(914) 422-4401

As a trial attorney in private practice, Professor Harris specialized in criminal defense in all white-collar categories including tax, securities, commodities, contracting, and fraud by and against business. She taught Evidence, Trial Techniques, Advanced Litigation, and Contempt of Court at Emory Law School and has taught as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, Harvard Law School, Hofstra Law School, and New York Law School. For the United States Department of Justice, she served in Washington, D.C., as the assistant attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division, and earlier, as chief of the Fraud Section, and in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as assistant United States attorney. She is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. She has published numerous articles on white-collar crime and trial practice techniques, and in 1990 received the prestigious Faculty Award of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Publications: 
Books New York Evidence with Objections, second edition, co-authored with Anthony J. Bocchino and David A. Sonenshein, published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2002.
Articles "The Practice of Federal Criminal Law: Lower the Decibel Level, Raise the Civility Level," 9 Criminal Justice 37 (1994)
  "Preindictment Representation of the White Collar Target," Savings and Loan Bank Fraud Cases seminar, sponsored by Georgetown University Law School (1992)
  "Catch (24): Residual Hearsay," 12 Litigation 10 (Fall, 1985)
  "'Let's Talk Man to Man,'" 11 Barrister 4 (Winter 1984)
Chapters "Contempt of Court," "Grand Jury Motions," "Conflicts of Interest," "Multiple Representation," in Federal Grand Jury Practice, published by the United States Department of Justice, 1982-83.
  "As a Federal Prosecutor: Talking Man to Man," in Couric, Women Lawyers, Perspectives on Success, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984.
  "…And You Want to Cop a Corporate Plea," in Superstars of Criminal Defense, Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia (1985).
  "Making and Meeting Objections," in Rumsey, Master Advocates, published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1985.
  "RICO Applied To Garden Variety Fraud," in RICO Litigation Seminar Handbook, published by Law Journal Seminars Press, 1984.
  "RICO Remedies: Or How to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," in Second Annual RICO Litigation Seminar Handbook, published by Law Journal Seminars Press, 1985.
  "A Framework for Pleading Civil RICO," in Civil Rico, Criminal Law and Urban Problems Course Handbook Series, published by the Practising Law Institute (1984, 1985, 1988, 1989).