Harris S. Freier is a Partner and Practice Leader Chair of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice and Co-Lead of the firm’s Trade Secrets & Non-Competes Practice. Mr. Freier litigates employment law cases with a focus on restrictive covenants, class actions, and appellate matters and routinely handles age, race, religion, gender, and disability discrimination cases before state and federal courts. Mr. Freier is one of the foremost authorities in the region on restrictive covenants and regularly litigates high stakes trade secret litigations. He is a go-to advisor of companies who face data breaches or other malicious hacks.
Mr. Freier is a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT). This CIPT certification and the other International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) certifications are “widely hailed as the gold standard in privacy certification because it is also the only certifications in the industry accredited under ANSI/ISO specifications and recognized under standards set by the International Accreditation Forum.” He is also a member of the IAPP.
Mr. Freier is a community leader, serving as the Chair of the Urban League of Union County, a Board Member of Temple Emanu-El in Westfield, and a past Board member of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the New York City Workforce Professionals Training Institute.
Mr. Freier is a sought-after speaker and regularly is quoted in the media regarding his areas of expertise.
Mr. Freier has committed a significant amount of time to pro bono representation, winning a reversal of a summary judgment for his client in a prison abuse case before the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.