CREDENTIALS

Mr. Harrison is a Shareholder of Capehart & Scatchard, and is Co-Chair of the Mediation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group.  He served as the firm’s Managing Shareholder from 1997-2000, after several years on its Executive Committee.

Until the spring of 2006, Mr. Harrison focused his practice in the representation of clients in claims relating to labor and employment, civil rights, IP, and business litigation matters before federal, state and administrative courts. He also maintained an active regulatory practice principally handling environmental and OSHA matters.

In the spring of 2006, Mr. Harrison left private practice to become the Vice President & General Counsel for Metrologic Instruments, Inc., a NASDAQ listed world leader in bar code scanning technology.  In his less than three years in corporate practice, he had extensive involvement in areas of law new to him including patent litigation, M&A, compliance with laws and regulations specific to public companies and supervising the handling of legal matters overseas.

Metrologic was sold twice during Mr. Harrison’s tenure, first to private equity, and second to a Fortune 500 company. He returned to his former law firm with a desire to utilize the skills not only developed as a private practice litigator, but also as a corporate general counsel and as a law firm leader. Pursuing this objective included his gaining qualification to serve as a mediator for cases assigned from several state Superior Courts. He continues to receive such assignments and actively pursues private ADR assignments.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1972

Past Experience

  • Metrologic Instruments, Inc., Vice President and General Counsel, 2006 – 2009
  • Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 1972-1975

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia: LL.M. (Labor Law) (1976)
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee; J.D. (1972)
  • Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania; B.A. (1969)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Labor & ADR Sections, Employee Safety & Health Subcommittees
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Labor & ADR Sections
  • Qualified Mediator and Experienced Arbitrator

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell peer rating 5 out of 5, preeminent, for over 25 years
  • Recognized as one of South Jersey’s “Top Attorneys” for ADR as published by SJ Magazine
  • Recognized as one of South Jersey’s Awesome Attorneys for ADR as published by South Jersey Magazine
  • Recognized as a Best Attorney in Business as published by South Jersey Biz

Published Works

  • “The General Duty Clause” chapter of “Occupational Safety and Health Law: 1999 Cumulative Supplement”, BNA Books, December, 1999
  • The General Duty Clause, Chapter of Occupational Health Law: 1995 Cumulative Supplement, BNA Books, November, 1997
  • The General Duty Clause, Chapter of Occupational Health Law: 1995 Cumulative Supplement, BNA Books, August, 1995
  • Safety and Health Auditing: Two Steps Forward or One Step Back?, Management Review, Government Institutes, Inc., March, 1992
  • Record-keeping and Reporting Requirements Under OSHA, Environmental Management Review, Government Institutes, Inc., March, 1992

Decisions

  • Flear v. Glacier Garlock Bearings, 159 Fed. Appx. 390 (3d Cir. 2005)
  • Pacemaker Yacht Co. v. NLRB, 663 F. 2d 455 (3d. Cir. 1981)
  • Horvath v. Rimtec Corp., 102 F. Supp. 2d 219 (D. NJ 2000)
  • National Starch & Chem. Corp. v .Parker Chem. Co., 219 N.J. Super. 158 (App. Div. 1987)
  • N.J.D.E.P. v Occidental Chem Corp., 288 N.J. Super. 458 (App. Div. 1995)