Lindsay Harrison is a litigator and Partner in the Firm’s Appellate & Supreme Court group. At the age of 30, she argued her first case in any court in the Supreme Court, where she won an important victory for immigrants. Ms. Harrison’s practice spans a diverse range of matters and clients. Many of her matters involve high-stakes legal challenges under the Administrative Procedure Act. On behalf of Princeton University and Microsoft Corporation, Ms. Harrison is currently litigating the legality of the President’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), she is leading a legal challenge to an Environmental Protection Agency directive that limits the participation of scientists from academia and nonpartisan nonprofit organizations on federal science advisory committees. The National Law Journal has selected her as a DC Rising Star—one of 40 “game-changing lawyers age 40 and under” who are “leaders in the law” in the nation’s capital.
Ms. Harrison is a member of the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Steering Committee and co-leader of its Hospitality and Gaming practice. She has substantial experience litigating matters involving the hospitality industry, successfully representing hotel management companies in major lawsuits and arbitrations both throughout the United States and abroad. She has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of the top hospitality and leisure lawyers in the United States, with clients touting her as a “tireless champion for our interests” who “always goes the extra mile.” In 2014, Law360 named Ms. Harrison a "Rising Star" in the hospitality practice area, one of only four young attorneys chosen nationwide for this recognition. She has also been named to the BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service All-Star List.
In addition, Ms. Harrison regularly participates in appellate litigation matters before the federal appellate courts and the Supreme Court in a wide variety of subject matters, including recent Supreme Court victories in Welch v. United States, Kucana v. Holder, and Nken v. Holder. Corporations and individuals also turn to Ms. Harrison for help with litigation in federal and state trial courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitration.
Ms. Harrison has a substantial pro bono practice, which has included her successful argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of an asylum-seeker and the ongoing representation of a death row inmate in Georgia. She currently serves as managing attorney for the UCS Science Protection Project, which facilitates privileged, confidential advice to federal scientists and their allies in order to bring to light actions that diminish the role of independent science in public health, public safety, and environmental policymaking. In 2010, she received the inaugural Rosner and Rosner Young Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association, in recognition of her pro bono legal work and involvement in public service endeavors. For her work in the landmark immigration case of Nken v. Holder, Ms. Harrison was awarded the 2008 Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Pro Bono Award.
Ms. Harrison serves on the firm’s Management Committee, Finance Committee, and Associate Development and Evaluation Committee.