Timothy Harris was appointed executive vice president and general counsel for Prudential Financial in October 2015, serving as the head of Law, Compliance, Business Ethics and External Affairs. Prior to that, Harris was apppointed deputy general counsel of Prudential in 2008, serving as chief legal officer for Prudential’s U.S. Businesses. His role expanded to include chief operating officer of LCBE in 2014, while he continued the deputy general counsel role.
Before assuming his current role, Harris served as chief investment counsel for Prudential from 2005 through 2008, and earlier was the chief legal officer of Prudential Annuities. Harris also previously served as the chief legal officer for Retirement Services and Prudential Asia. In addition to his legal roles, Harris served as chief risk officer for Prudential Investments, responsible for qualitative and quantitative risk assessment and management initiatives across Prudential’s retail investment product businesses.
Before 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 Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of NJ LEEP, a high school enrichment program in Newark, N.J.
Harris graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in government. He also earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Harris is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York.