Mark. D. Harris

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. 

Mark. D. Harris appears in the following:

A Former Clerk to Justice Stevens, on Solicitude

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.

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Oscar’s Machinations

Friday, February 05, 2010

It's Oscar season again, and we're taking a look behind the scenes, at the campaigns behind the Academy Awards. Here to give us some perspective are three men in the know: Mark Harris, who wrote the cover story for New York magazine, called, “The Red Carpet Campaign,” which ...


Projections: Bank Robbery Films

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

From heist movies in the Great Depression to 1967's "Bonnie and Clyde" to a new film about John Dillinger, Hollywood has had a longstanding love affair with bank robbers. Our latest Projections installment looks at populist ideas in a few of these movies and why, even though they're criminals, many ...

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The Future of TV

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

We may have reached the end of television as we know it. What comes next? Find out why the three major networks will need to make some major changes if they want to survive, and whether niche programming and "choose your own plot" interactive options might be the future. Entertainment ...

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The Birth of the New Hollywood in 1968

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Find out what 5 films nominated for Best Picture in 1968 revealed about how Hollywood was changing at the time. Mark Harris’s new book about "The Graduate," "Bonnie and Clyde," and others is called Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood.