Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Jennifer L. Harris, senior counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, was selected to the Board of Directors of the DC chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction for the 2023-2024 term. Effective October 1, 2023, Jennifer joined the association in its commitment to strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the construction industry by providing education, community, and advocacy.
Michael C. Zisa, co-managing partner of P&A’s Washington, DC office, commented, “On behalf of P&A, we couldn’t be more excited for Jennifer and this unique opportunity to impact the professional development and communitive support of women in the construction industry.” He continued, “As an enduring advocate for the impact of women in construction, her leadership will be a valuable asset towards cultivating and sustaining an inclusive culture in a male-dominated field.”
About Jennifer L. Harris
Jennifer is a construction law and government contracts attorney. She represents general contractors and subcontractors in matters involving claims for nonpayment, mechanic’s liens, wage and hour claims, design defects, and delay and disruption claims, as well as the representation of clients in the investigation and defense of payment and performance bond claims and indemnity actions. Jennifer also represents individuals and entities in real estate transactions, land-use litigation, latent defect and warranty cases, and contract disputes.
Jennifer has been named to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and the Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” list. She holds a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Heuisler Honor Society and the Executive Board of the University of Baltimore Law Review. Jennifer also clerked for the Third Judicial Circuit of Maryland and completed externships with the U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She earned her B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has over 115 chapters throughout the United States that provide its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service, and more. NAWIC “continues the vision of its founding members by advocating for the value and impact of women builders, professionals, and tradeswomen in all aspects of the construction industry.” To learn more about NAWIC and their upcoming events, visit nawicdc.org.
About Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. maintains offices in New York City, New Jersey, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, Austin, Houston and Dallas, and has affiliations with global firms in Latin America (through its founding membership in CONSTRULEGAL) and across Europe (through its founding membership in Leading Construction Lawyers International Alliance). In addition to its core construction practice, the firm has affiliated practice groups who counsel contractors on labor and employment matters, corporate and regulatory compliance issues including D/M/WBE compliance and general corporate and real estate matters.