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Orrin L. Harrison, III


Orrin Harrison has over 40 years of courtroom experience, serving as chief national outside litigation counsel to three major companies and frequent lead counsel in complex, multi-party litigation throughout the U.S.  In addition to coordinating and running big litigation defense cases for publicly regulated corporations, Orrin has handled over 150 multifaceted mediations.

Serving as principal outside litigation counsel, his clients have included large public utilities, accounting and investment entities, and oil and gas companies.  Known for adeptly handling huge, intricate cases and managing large teams, Orrin and his teams have helped clients with difficult, high-exposure business claims and disputes, typically involving issues such as:

  • Securities
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Construction
  • Mutual funds
  • Energy, minerals and natural resources
  • Antitrust

Orrin has also developed an excellent reputation for defending and advising directors, officers and corporate executives who are targeted, as he describes it, "when companies get into trouble."  He has appeared pro hac vice in the trial courts of New York, California, Florida, Delaware, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Ohio and Wyoming and has argued appeals before the Supreme Courts of Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming and Alabama and in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits.

Representative Experience

Awards listed are net of attorneys' fees and expenses.

In Texas Federal Court, defended a wholesale coin dealer from significant clawback claims by the Stanford Ponzi receiver.