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Harris W. Davidson joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2022 and is an associate with the firm's Litigation Department.

Mr. Davidson litigates complex commercial matters in federal courts, New York state courts and arbitral bodies. He represents a range of real estate entities, including commercial development companies, owners and Fortune 500 businesses in disputes, corporate dissolutions and matters of regulatory compliance. As a sophisticated negotiator, Mr. Davidson works towards mitigating and eliminating client exposure by achieving successful early resolutions. When litigation is unavoidable, Mr. Davidson brings to bear his formidable skills as a litigator and trial attorney to put his clients in favorable positions to win.

Prior to joining Rosenberg & Estis, Mr. Davidson was an associate at a boutique commercial litigation firm and an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm. Following law school, Mr. Davidson was a prosecutor at the Miami Dade State Attorneys' Office.

Notable work
  • Researched, drafted, and argued a motion for summary judgment in a real estate action in New York state court.
  • Drafted and argued a motion to dismiss in a multi-million-dollar breach of contract action in New York state court.
  • Obtained a multi-million-dollar global settlement on behalf of a commercial landlord in a lease dispute.
  • Researched and drafted pleadings and motions on behalf of a Fortune 500 company in a high stakes breach of contract and embezzlement JAMS arbitration and communicated directly with the client's general counsel.
  • Managed the collection and review of over 900,000 documents in a complex business dispute action.
  • Drafted a demand letter on behalf of an investor in a securities fraud action in Delaware federal court.
  • Deposed a high-ranking executive officer in a million-dollar fraud action in New York state court.
  • Researched and drafted pleadings and motions in RPAPL proceedings on behalf of large commercial landlords.
  • Researched and drafted an appellate brief in a deceptive practices action in Wisconsin state court.
  • Successfully negotiated over 35 favorable settlement agreements in products liability and breach of warranty actions.
  • First or second-chaired 20 jury and 23 bench trials. Drafted and orally argued pre-trial motions, conducted voir dire, conducted direct examination of witnesses, cross-examined defendants, and delivered opening and closing arguments.
  • Taken and defended over 100 depositions, including depositions of expert witnesses.

Areas Of Practice   

  • Litigation

Bar Admissions   

  • New York, 2018
  • Florida, 2015

Education   

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives, Senior Editor; Barristers’ Council (Moot Court and Mock Trial) Managing Director; Global Teaching Fellow; Extern for U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Hon. Barbara J. Rothstein; Extern for U.S. Dept. Of Justice, Criminal Division, Public Integrity Section; Extern for U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Criminal Division, Major Crimes Unit.
  • The George Washington University
    • B.A. in Political Science - 2012
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Office of Senator Richard Blumenthal, Intern; Office of Congressman Jim Himes, Intern
Harris Davidson
Harris W. Davidson
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