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Alton B. Harris

Partner

Practice Groups

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1967

Harvard University, B.A., 1962

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1967

Al is a founding partner of Ungaretti & Harris. He is a frequent writer and lecturer on the financial markets, financial regulation, and corporate governance. Al is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University Law School, where he teaches courses on the regulation of derivative products and the financial markets. He also has served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in Financial Services Law at IIT – Chicago Kent College of Law, where he taught courses on the regulation of money managers.

His practice focuses on:

  • The regulation of financial institutions, financial products, and financial services
  • Corporate governance and finance

Memberships

American Law Institute

American Bar Foundation

Legal Advisory Board of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., Former Member

Civic

Columbia College Chicago, Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Illinois Humanities Council, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors

Distinctions

  • Illinois Super Lawyers – Banking & Financial, 2005-2012
  • Named by The National Law Journal as one of the 50 outstanding securities lawyers in the United States
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2015

Teaching

  • Adjunct professor, Law at Northwestern University Law School
  • Adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in Financial Services Law at IIT – Chicago Kent College of Law

Publications