Harry joined Polley Faith as counsel in 2013 after a long and productive career at McCarthy Tetrault in Toronto, where he rose to become one of its most senior partners practicing civil litigation. He was educated at Oxford and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and was called to the Ontario bar in 1981.
Harry has served as lead counsel in dozens of trials (including jury trials) in the courts of Ontario and in the Federal Court. He is also a very seasoned appellate advocate. He has appeared on several occasions in the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared in the courts of other provinces, including Saskatchewan whose bar he joined early in his career. He has led arbitrations under both domestic and international law regimes.
Harry has represented some of the best-recognized names in corporate Canada, among them leading banks, insurance companies, investment managers, major utilities, resource companies, and manufacturers. His wide-ranging experience in the conduct of commercial litigation includes many cases in contract, corporate law (including officers' and directors' liability and shareholders' rights), securities, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of trust, insolvency, and banking law. He is experienced in the defence of class actions. He has led the defence of many medical malpractice and other professional liability cases.
Harry is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
He is recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada, 2020 in four categories, including Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Administrative and Public Law.
Harry is an active speaker, teacher, and writer on legal issues. He taught due diligence to corporate directors at the Directors' College (Conference Board of Canada and DeGroote School of Business). As a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, he taught shareholders' rights and remedies. He is a co-author of Defending Class Actions in Canada (1st and 2nd eds.), and a past contributor to Canadian Business Law Journal and Commercial Litigation.