Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Jennifer L. Harris, senior counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, has been named Chair of ABC Metro of Washington’s Women Building Washington Committee for the 2023-2024 term. The group’s mission is to support the development of women as leaders in their businesses and professions through educational, networking, and mentoring opportunities.
Michael C. Zisa, co-managing partner of P&A’s Washington, DC office, commented, “On behalf of P&A, we are extremely proud of Jennifer’s recent selection as Chair of Women Building Washington.” He continued, “This is a result of her commitment to the construction industry and specifically women within the industry, and we look forward to seeing her leadership and initiatives enhance ABC and further its mission.”
About Jennifer L. Harris
Jennifer is a construction law and government contracts attorney. Jennifer 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. She 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, DC 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. Jennifer earned her B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park.
About Women Building Washington
In addition to its goals to support the development of women as leaders, WBW also seeks to “increase the number of active women members; support the development of women as leaders in their businesses and professions; increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in ABC; and increase the visibility of women leaders in the construction industry and in ABC.”
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.