John F. Harris, J.D.
Harris Law Partners
John F. Harris, J.D., is a partner at Harris Law Partners in Detroit and an adjunct professor at Wayne State University’s Law School and Oakland University.
He retired after 30 years at Ford Motor Co. where he served in several leadership positions including CEO of Ford Global Technologies Licensing, Vice President of Legal Affairs for Ford of Europe and Middle East and Africa and Assistant General Counsel for Distribution, Purchasing & Corporate Transactions.
Harris, an excellent communicator and creative problem-solver with more than 30 years of legal experience in the U.S. and international markets, was at the forefront of designing and implementing a strategy to maximize the value of Ford’s global patent portfolio resulting in several new and transformative initiatives.
He served on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Urban League and Southeastern Michigan from 2014-2018, including as chairman.
Harris serves on Henry Ford Health System’s Audit and Compliance and Nominating and Governance Committees.