Partner Thomas J. Garry of Harris Beach PLLC has been named to the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, which advises state leaders on racial and ethnic fairness in the New York court system.
Mr. Garry is one of only four attorneys in private practice on the 30-member commission, which studies and makes recommendations to address issues affecting employees and litigants of color in New York The group includes state and federal judges as well as court administrators and council. Mr. Garry was appointed by Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the State of New York.
“The more we look at the perspectives of those who intersect with the courts, the stronger our system becomes,” Mr. Garry said. “The Commission’s work is vital to making sure we understand those perspectives, and in guiding the institution toward positive change.”
Mr. Garry leads the Harris Beach office in Uniondale. He is an elected member of the management committee, serves on the client service committee, and is responsible for seeking lateral hires to continue the firm’s growth on Long Island.
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and is among the 2017 BTI Elite law firms based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 220 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Melville, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.