Security Clearance and Career on the line
The Case: Harris defended a nuclear physicist from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory studying for his PHD in nuclear science at University of California Berkeley who was charged with assault and robbery not far from the campus. A conviction could have cost him his security clearance with The United States Department of Energy and his career.
The Venue: Alameda County
The Outcome: Harris chose an extremely aggressive approach with the Office of the District Attorney and supervised a detailed investigation of the alleged victims. As a result of a carefully constructed defense all charges were dismissed and a finding of factual innocence was obtained from the Court.