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Ariel E. Harris

Associate

One Wells Fargo Center
301 South College Street
23rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
ariel.harris@nelsonmullins.com

Ariel Harris is an associate in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Charlotte office where she focuses primarily on business litigation, complex commercial disputes, employment and labor litigation, financial services litigation, healthcare litigation, and sports law. She represents clients in a variety of contract settings involving commercial contracts, business torts, insurance coverage, and unfair business...

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Ariel Harris is an associate in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Charlotte office where she focuses primarily on business litigation, complex commercial disputes, employment and labor litigation, financial services litigation, healthcare litigation, and sports law. She represents clients in a variety of contract settings involving commercial contracts, business torts, insurance coverage, and unfair business practices and methods of competition. She has experience in securing and defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in order to protect employers’ business strategies. She also has experience training human resources personnel about complying with employment laws and drafting corporate policies and procedures to ensure full compliance with employment laws. Ms. Harris represents companies before the North Carolina Business Court and in both state and federal courts. She has experience before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, as well as experience before the Office of Administrative Hearings in a variety of contested cases for clients affected by state agency actions. Having been a former professional athlete and NCAA champion, Ariel brings a unique understanding to her sports law practice as well. 

practices and methods of competition. She has experience in securing and defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in order to protect employers’ business strategies. She also has experience training human resources personnel about complying with employment laws and drafting corporate policies and procedures to ensure full compliance with employment laws. Ms. Harris represents companies before the North Carolina Business Court and in both state and federal courts. She has experience before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, as well as experience before the Office of Administrative Hearings in a variety of contested cases for clients affected by state agency actions. Having been a former professional athlete and NCAA champion, Ariel brings a unique understanding to her sports law practice as well. 

Ariel Harris is an associate in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Charlotte office where she focuses primarily on business litigation, complex commercial disputes, employment and labor litigation, financial services litigation, healthcare litigation, and sports law. She represents clients in a variety of contract settings involving commercial contracts, business torts, insurance coverage, and unfair business... practices and methods of competition. She has experience in securing and defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in order to protect employers’ business strategies. She also has experience training human resources personnel about complying with employment laws and drafting corporate policies and procedures to ensure full compliance with employment laws. Ms. Harris represents companies before the North Carolina Business Court and in both state and federal courts. She has experience before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, as well as experience before the Office of Administrative Hearings in a variety of contested cases for clients affected by state agency actions. Having been a former professional athlete and NCAA champion, Ariel brings a unique understanding to her sports law practice as well. 

Experience

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Previous Professional Experience

  • Judicial Extern, the Honorable Magistrate Judge William A. Webb, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (2012)
  • Summer Law Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sports Career Experience

  • Served as academic team captain of the UNC Women’s Soccer Team
  • 2006 NCAA Division I National Champion
  • Played in the inaugural season of the Women’s Professional Soccer League for the Boston Breakers

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude (2013)
    • Staff Editor, North Carolina Central Law Review
    • George H. White Bar Association Scholarship
    • Weaver-James Corrigan Atlantic Coast Conference Post-graduate Scholarship
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Biology (2008)
    • University of North Carolina Women’s Soccer (NCAA Division I National Championship team) (2006)

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

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  • 2015 Legal Aid of North Carolina - Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
    • Shadow Board Member, 2018 Treasurer-Elect
  • Selected for the 2017 North Carolina Bar Association's Leadership Academy
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section, Woman Advocate Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Antitrust and Complex Business Dispute Litigation Section
    • 2017 Leadership Academy
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
    • Shadow Board Member, 2018 Treasurer-Elect
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • Played for the United States Youth National soccer teams

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