Timothy Harris was appointed executive vice president and general counsel for Prudential Financial in October 2015. Prior to that, Harris served as the deputy general counsel since 2008. In that role, Harris served as the chief legal officer for Prudential’s U.S. Businesses. In 2014 and in addition to his role as deputy general counsel, Harris was named chief operating officer of LCBE, in recognition of his work in guiding the department through several cross-functional accomplishments, as well as his work and commitment to the oversight and advancement of LCBE Operations.
Prior to assuming his current role, Harris served as chief investment counsel for Prudential from 2005 through June 2008 and prior to that he was the chief legal officer of Prudential Annuities. Harris also previously served at Prudential as the chief legal officer for Retirement Services and Prudential Asia.
In addition to his legal roles at Prudential, from 1999 to 2003, Harris was the chief risk officer for Prudential Investments, responsible for qualitative and quantitative risk assessment and management initiatives across Prudential’s retail investment product businesses.
Prior to joining Prudential, Harris was associated with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York, where he provided transactional and regulatory advice to investment banks, broker-dealers, banks and commodities firms. He has published articles and spoken at industry conferences on asset management, annuities and broker-dealer legal, compliance and product development issues. He has served as an editor for The Business Lawyer and as a member of the originating Board for Business Law Today. Harris also serves on the Board of Trustees of NJ LEEP, a high school enrichment program in Newark, New Jersey.
Harris graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in government in 1981. He also earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. Harris is admitted to practice law in New Jersey (1984) and New York (1985).