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Whether quietly resolving a high-stakes criminal investigation or defeating a multi-million dollar damages claim in the pre-trial stage, Cody Harris’ tenacious case strategies, compelling briefs, and talent for persuasion safeguards his client’s bottom line, reputation and even their freedom.

In addition to handling the white collar, securities, appellate and business litigation detailed below, Mr. Harris also developed a first-hand understanding of a prosecutor’s mindset by spending a year trying and resolving cases at the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office. As a result, he can better anticipate his opposing side’s motivations, use of evidence, objections and other tactics. Moreover, as a constitutional law instructor for the Stanford Continuing Studies Program, Cody routinely explains complicated legal concepts to laymen, a significant advantage when presenting a complex case to a jury.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Harris worked with business clients across a variety of industries as a management consultant, before serving as a communications director for a senior member of Congress.

Whether quietly resolving a high-stakes criminal investigation or defeating a multi-million dollar damages claim in the pre-trial stage, Cody Harris’ tenacious case strategies, compelling briefs, and talent for persuasion safeguards his client’s bottom line, reputation and even their freedom.

In addition to handling the white collar, securities, appellate and business litigation detailed below, Mr. Harris also developed a first-hand understanding of a prosecutor’s mindset by spending a year trying and resolving cases at the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office. As a result, he can better anticipate his opposing side’s motivations, use of evidence, objections and other tactics. Moreover, as a constitutional law instructor for the Stanford Continuing Studies Program, Cody routinely explains complicated legal concepts to laymen, a significant advantage when presenting a complex case to a jury.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Harris worked with business clients across a variety of industries as a management consultant, before serving as a communications director for a senior member of Congress.

Cody Harris Interviewed for GoFundMe's Podcast: True Stories of Good People

August 06, 2018

The podcast features people the that have made a difference in other peoples' lives, in this episode a fundraising campaign for the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read more

Daily Journal Names Cody Harris Among Top 40 Lawyers Under Age 40

06/20/2018

Keker, Van Nest & Peters partner Cody Harris was named among California's Top 40 Lawyers Under Age 40 by the Daily Journal. Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Team Wins 2018 CLAY Award

March 21, 2018

Keker Attorneys Help Get Key Victory in a Fight Over Immigration, Federal Funding Read more

Calif. Judge Permanently Blocks 'Sanctuary Cities' Order

November 21, 2017

A California federal judge on Monday permanently blocked the enforcement of an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in January that calls for withholding federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, saying it violates various provisions of the U.S. Constitution. Read more

Trump’s Order Attacking Sanctuary Cities Ruled Unconstitutional

November 20, 2017

In a historic ruling issued today, U.S. District Court Judge William H. Orrick declared unconstitutional the key provision of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order targeting “sanctuary jurisdictions,” and permanently enjoined its enforcement nationwide. Read more

Law360 California Powerhouse: Keker Van Nest & Peters

October 06, 2017

Longtime California trial staple Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP found success for a wide range of clients this year, winning a nationwide injunction against a presidential executive order, defending Arista Networks in a groundbreaking copyright suit and resolving a feud between two prominent San Francisco philanthropists. Read more

‘Adopt-A-Nazi’ Program Takes on White Supremacists

August 30, 2017

San Francisco attorney Cody Harris turned to GoFundMe to counteract a planned extremist rally Read more

Jewish Bar's 'Adopt a Nazi' Fundraiser Goes Viral

August 21, 2017

Keker, Van Nest & Peters partner Cody Harris created the Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco's fundraising campaign, “Adopt-a-Nazi (Not Really),” which benefits the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read more

Court Denies Trump’s Efforts to Undo Injunction Blocking “Sanctuary Cities” Exec. Order

July 24, 2017

A U.S. District Court has denied the federal government’s request to reconsider a preliminary injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s Executive Order defunding “sanctuary jurisdictions.” Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Partner Cody Harris Featured on MSNBC's The Point

April 30, 2017

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Partner Cody Harris was featured on MSNBC's The Point to discuss defeating President Trump's Executive Order targeting funding for "sanctuary jurisdictions." Read more

Q&A With Pro Bono Lawyer Who Helped Block Trump's Sanctuary Executive Order

04/26/2017

The nationwide injunction to block Trump's executive order defunding sanctuary cities was a win for lawyers for Santa Clara County and their pro bono counsel at Keker Van Nest & Peters. Read more

SF Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order

April 26, 2017

Keker, Van Nest & Peter's win blocking President Trump's Executive Order to defund "sanctuary jurisdictions" was featured in the Daily Journal Read more

Between Trump and his Justice Department lawyers, a vast disconnect

04/26/2017

Keker, Van Nest & Peter's win blocking Pres. Trump's Executive Order to defund "sanctuary jurisdictions" was featured in Alison Frankel's On The Case column for Reuters. Read more

County of Santa Clara Wins Nationwide Injunction of Trump’s Executive Order Defunding “Sanctuary Jurisdictions”

4/25/2017

In a historic ruling issued today, U.S. District Court Judge William H. Orrick granted the County of Santa Clara’s request to temporarily enjoin President Trump and his administration from enforcing an Executive Order provision that would withdraw all federal funding from the County and jurisdictions across the country deemed “sanctuary jurisdictions.” Read more

Trump Crackdown Confronts Sanctuary Fight, Skeptical Judge

04/14/2017

During a recent hearing in which Keker, Van Nest & Peters represented Santa Clara County, Bloomberg news reported that Trump’s Executive Order Targeting Sanctuary Jurisdictions was met with skepticism from a federal judge. Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Sues Trump over Sanctuary Jurisdictions Order

February 09, 2017

In conjunction with the County of Santa Clara, KVP attorneys have sued the Trump Administration over the President’s Executive Order threatening to deny “sanctuary jurisdictions” federal funds. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Elevates Two Attorneys to Partner

12/19/2016

Cody Harris and Matan Shacham will officially join the partnership on January 1, 2017. Read more

Keker Scores Circuit Win for Intuitive Surgical

07/17/2014

Michael Celio and Cody Harris defeat securities class action. Read more

Ninth Circuit Affirms Intuitive Win In Investor Class Action

07/16/2014

The Ninth Circuit affirmed Intuitive Surgical Inc.'s win in a securities fraud class action. Read more

Ninth Circuit Publishes Rare Securities Opinion

07/16/2014

Michael Celio and Cody Harris secured a complete vindication for Intuitive Surgical Inc., a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge robotic surgery devices, from an aggressive securities class action. Read more