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Cody S. Harris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-676-2294
Fax: 415-397-7188
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019, 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed in California Since: 2008
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Securities Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Appellate
Attorney Profile

Attorney Cody S. Harris is a partner with the law firm of Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP in San Francisco, California. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 14 years of total legal experience, Mr. Harris provides invaluable counsel, advocacy and support to clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • White collar criminal defense
  • Securities matters
  • Contracts and commercial transactions and litigation
  • Antitrust matters
  • Appeals

As an attorney, Mr. Harris has gained a reputation for his uncommon problem-solving skills along with his talent for persuasion. A tenacious lawyer, he works hard to help his clients obtain their goals and the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve, and he has achieved a long record of securing successful results for his clients efficiently and cost-effectively.

Whether fighting for the rights and interests of his clients facing serious white collar crimes or defending his clients against multimillion-dollar claims for damages, Mr. Harris provides the highly personalized counsel his clients need to make the best informed decisions as he aggressively pursues the best possible outcome for them.

In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Harris has earned a "Top 40 Under 40" lawyer ranking from the Daily Journal along with the magazine's 2018 California Lawyer of the Year award. He has also received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 2000 graduate of Stanford University, Mr. Harris returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School in 2007, graduating Order of the Coif. While there, he received the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Writing Award, and he was a finalist in the 2007 Kirkwood Moot Court Competition and won "Best Oralist" for the same. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 40%Securities Litigation
  • 20%Antitrust Litigation
  • 10%Appellate
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Antitrust & Trade Litigation, Appeals


2 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019, 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

Articles about Cody S. Harris appearing in Super Lawyers

About Cody S. Harris

First Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • White Collar Cases and Trends to Watch at High Court, Law360, 2019, co-authored with Brook Dooley,
  • Savior Through Severance: A Litigation-Based Response to Shelby County v. Holder, 50 Harv. C.R.–C.L. L. Rev. 49 (2015)
  • A New Proposal to Address Local Voting Discrimination, 50 U. Rich. L. Rev. 611 (2016)
  • Parties by Design: Pluralist Party Reform in a Polarized Era, 93 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 621 (2018) (with Bruce E. Cain) (Symposium on the Presidential Nomination Process)
  • ​From Textbook Pluralism to Modern Hyper-Pluralism: Interest Groups and Supreme Court Nominations, 1930-2017​, J. Law & Courts (forthcoming 2019) (with co-authors)


  • Winner, Best Overall Team, Ames Moot Court Competition
  • ​University of California Berkeley, U.C. Berkeley Alumni Leadership Scholarship
  • , University of California Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Princeton University, Elected Representative, Graduate Student Committee
  • Princeton University, The Arthur J. Liman Fellowship in Public Interest Law
  • Princeton University, The Parker D. Handy Fellowship
  • Board of Student Advisers
  • Senior Article Editor, Harvard Law and Policy Review
  • Davis Polk, Legal Profession Paper Prize

Educational Background

  • Princeton University, Ph.D., 2015
  • California 
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Plitical Science, 2007 
  • Princeton University, M.A., Politics, 2012
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Office Location for Cody S. Harris

633 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-676-2294

Fax: 415-397-7188

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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