Keker, Van Nest & Peters partner Cody Harris was named among California's Top 40 Lawyers Under Age 40 by the Daily Journal for his work helping Santa Clara County block President Donald J. Trump’s executive order against “sanctuary jurisdictions.” Harris and his team secured a nationwide injunction preventing the president from meddling with county budgets, convincing Judge William H. Orrick that Trump’s action violated the separation of powers between branches of government. County of Santa Clara v. Trump, 17-CV00574 (N.D. Cal., filed Feb. 3, 2017).
But Harris may have made more of a name for himself with his activities outside of the courtroom last year. After neo-Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, North Carolina ended in bloodshed in August, Harris heard about a similar demonstration being planned by “alt-right” groups in San Francisco. Through a GoFundMe campaign dubbed “Adopt a Nazi (not really)," Harris raised more than $160,000 for the Southern Poverty Law Center.
To read the complete article, please click here.