Clients love working with Harry. The general counsel of one his clients recently wrote: “I’m so impressed with your firm, and in particular, your services throughout this litigation. You’re smart, articulate, ethical and more importantly, a breeze to work with. Thank you.”
Harry’s practice includes some of the largest and most high-profile litigation in the Pacific Northwest, as well as pre-litigation disputes and arbitrations. Recent cases include:
- Rosenblum v. Oracle and related cases. Harry represented the Oregon Attorney General, the State of Oregon, and Cover Oregon in their litigation against Oracle, the second-largest software company in the world. The litigation involved cases in state and federal court and claims for, among others, breach of contract, fraud, false claims, copyright, and quantum meruit. Harry played a central role in all the cases, including briefing and arguing dispositive motions and taking and defending key depositions. The litigation settled successfully in September 2016.
- United States v. Bundy, et al. Federal Judge Anna Brown appointed Harry to represent the jury in the October 2016 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation trial. After the trial, a group of media moved the Court to learn the identities of the jurors. Harry and fellow MH shareholders Laura Salerno Owens and David Markowitz developed a legal solution that protects the jurors' privacy, while allowing the press to perform its important news gathering function.
- Confidential international employment matter. Harry tried and won an employment matter before an international tribunal. The case culminated in a two-day trial before a judge sitting in Nairobi, Kenya, with witnesses appearing by telephone from the United States and Europe.
Before joining Markowitz Herbold, Harry clerked for United States District Court Judge Michael H. Simon, and was an Assistant Attorney General at the Oregon Department of Justice. He also served as an assistant to former United States Congressman and House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt. Harry is the Chair of the Board of Directors of De Paul Treatment Centers, the largest nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment center in Oregon. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Lewis & Clark Law School.
Awards and Honors
- Client Choice Award, International Law Office, 2018 (exclusive winner for Oregon Litigation)
- Forty under 40, Portland Business Journal, 2015. Honoring business leaders in Oregon.
- Under 40 Hot List, Benchmark Litigation, 2016. Honoring law firm partners nationwide under the age of 40. Harry was one of fewer than 380 lawyers nationwide and just five in Oregon given this distinction.
- Rising Star, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2016. Honoring one former graduate each year, Harry received the award in “recognition of his professional excellence and achievements as a litigator” and “his zealous advocacy on behalf of his clients.”
- Two Exellence in Justice Awards, Oregon Department of Justice, 2009 and 2010. Awarded to attorneys in the DOJ for superior performance.
- Rising Star, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2016 - present. Recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.
Board Positions and Memberships
- Chair, Board of Directors, De Paul Treatment Centers
- Board member, Coalition for Responsible Use of Prescription Medications
- Member, American Health Lawyers Association
- Member, Multnomah Bar Association
- Member, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
- Member, Federal Bar Association
- Harvard University — A.B., Philosophy
- Lewis & Clark Law School — J.D.
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Litigating RICO Claims in Oregon
Harry Wilson, a shareholder at Markowitz Herbold PC, and Cliff Davidson, a partner at Sussman Shank LLP, will present on RICO litigation in Oregon, with a focus on the defense side.
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