Bentley Harris primarily practices in the areas of business law and intellectual property with a focus on assisting companies in formation, governance, and general corporate law as well as the selection, protection, and enforcement of intellectual property assets. She also helps companies with labor and employment issues including the negotiation of employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and non-disclosure agreements as well as compliance with state and federal employment laws.
Prior to joining Reed & Scardino, Ms. Harris was the Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, the Director of Undergraduate Education, and an Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies at the Tulane University Freeman School of Business. Ms. Harris also served as a Volunteer Attorney with the Pro Bono Project in New Orleans representing indigent clients in family law cases. In addition, Ms. Harris has worked for various law firms as a contract attorney where she drafted legal memoranda, court pleadings, and motions and participated in trial preparation and proceedings.
Ms. Harris currently teaches business law courses for BiGAustin, a local non-profit organization, and recently taught for Tulane University’s Professional MBA program in Houston with a course focus on business entity formation, labor and employment, and intellectual property issues.
Education & Admissions
Ms. Harris received her J.D. cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2008. In 2003, she received her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi. Ms. Harris is licensed in the States of Texas and Louisiana.
Bentley holds admissions to the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, as well as the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.