Harry M. Reasoner has been the recipient of many honors, including the 2012 Outstanding 50-Year Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation.
HOUSTON, TX, March 02, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Harry M. Reasoner with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Reasoner celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 50 years of his experience to his credit, Harry Reasoner has excelled as a partner with the Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. law firm since 1970. He served as Managing Partner from 1992 to 2001. The firm operates in 13 offices worldwide and serves clients in numerous industries, including airlines and aviation, construction and engineering, energy, real estate and telecommunications, among others.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, summa cum laude, in 1960 at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Subsequently, he earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence, with honors, from the University of Texas in 1962, graduating first in his class. He completed postgraduate coursework at the London School of Economics during 1962-1963, on a Rotary Foundation Fellowship. He then was a law clerk for Judge Charles E. Clark, former Dean of Yale Law School, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1963 to 1964.
Throughout his career, Mr. Reasoner's work has focused on commercial business litigation and arbitrations as well as major pro bono Constitutional cases. He has had extensive experience as a lead trial counsel in litigation and arbitration involving in antitrust, securities, insurance and tort matters. Likewise, Mr. Reasoner has handled the appeals of multimillion-dollar verdicts in matters not originally tried by the firm, including oil and gas, RICO, securities law, utility regulation and UCC issues.
Civically, Mr. Reasoner served as President of the Houston A+ Challenge, President of the University of Texas Law School Foundation, Trustee of Rice University, Trustee of Baylor College of Medicine, and Chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He is a lifetime trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation and served as Trustee of the Center of American and International Law, Trustee of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society, and on the Advisory Board of the Baker Institute of Rice University. With Charles Alan Wright, Mr. Reasoner edited "Procedure: The Handmaid of Justice – The Essays of Judge Charles E. Clark" (1965).
Mr. Reasoner actively spent time in academia as a visiting professor at the University of Texas Law School in 1971 and an adjunct professor during 2002, as a visiting professor at Rice University in 1976 and the University of Houston School of Law in 1977. He was on the Supreme Court of Texas Advisory Committee from 1984 to 1990 and chaired the Advisory Group of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in 1990. He has served on the Texas Access to Justice Commission since 2006 and as Chair from 2009 through 2020.
He has been elected to membership with the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the Texas Philosophical Society, among other organizations.
He has been the recipient of many honors, including the 2012 Outstanding 50-Year Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation; American Inns of Court for Professionalism Award for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Lawyer in 2009; Texas Lawyer 25 Greatest Texas Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century in 2010; 2005 Texas Good Apple Award from Appleseed; The Anti-Defamation League Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored as a Distinguished Alumni of Rice University, the University of Texas, and the University of Texas Law School.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Harry M. Reasoner has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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