Ep 1 – Richard Harris

In April 2018, Starbucks found itself on the verge of catastrophic damage to its brand when a video went viral showing two African American men arrested for merely sitting inside of a Philadelphia Starbucks.  Richard Harris was selected by Starbucks to counsel them.  Rich shares the insight, wisdom and habits that Executive Chairman Howard Schultz and CEO Kevin Johnson relied upon to turn a shameful racial incident into an opportunity for growth and change.  You will hear about the vision and methodical approach Rich employed which fueled the arc of his career.  Rich will take us through his journey which had stops along the way as a college football standout, big city public defender, small firm criminal defense litigator and currently finds him at the top of his game as Chair of the trial practice group at Littler Mendleson.  

Enjoy this episode of Iron Advocate as we continue to explore how lawyers can kill it in the law without it killin us.  You can find Rich on the Net at Littler.com, email him at rharris@littler.com or call him at 267-402-3040