A former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stevens, Mark D. Harris is co-head of the Appellate Group at Proskauer and partner in the law firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department in New York. From 1997 to 2002, Mark served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
I had the great honor of clerking for Justice Stevens in 1995-1996. He was a brilliant jurist with a remarkable ability to penetrate to the center of a legal dispute. He was also a mentor who was unfailingly kind and utterly without airs. When we met to discuss cases that were pending before the Court, the Justice sat in an old armchair, while we clerks occupied a couch and chairs nearby. He explored theories with us and sought our views and perspectives, even though he had already been a Justice for twenty years and a lawyer decades more. He treated us as intellectual collaborators in his work, although his opinions always bore the unmistakable stamp of his mind and his pen.