biography

Mr. Harshman has over thirty years of experience as a business trial lawyer. He has tried cases in Pennsylvania, California, Arizona and Texas. Over his 30-year career, Mr. Harshman handled a wide range of litigation including contract disputes, trademark and copyright litigation, trade secret disputes, business torts, products liability, biological implant litigation, and insurance litigation. His current practice specializes in trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation.

Success in high-stakes litigation often requires the experience and confidence to try the case before a jury. If a lawyer is prepared only to litigate a case toward settlement, that will be the client’s only option. Lawyers lacking trial experience may not foresee how events will unfold at trial and will not be prepared to meet those challenges. Mr. Harshman’s trial experience includes serving as lead trial attorney in a ten-day jury trial in Santa Monica concerning alleged adverse effects of biological implants. He was lead trial attorney in a 2-1/2 month jury trial concerning the construction of cogeneration power plants. He was one of three trial counsel defending a $40 million insurance covera...

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  • Presentations & Teaching Experience
    • Speaker – Leaders in Biobanking Congress, Cambridge Healthtech Institute (November 2011)
    • Panelist – Beyond Electronic Discovery: The Brave New World of Electronic Discovery Revisited – Annual Meeting of the ABA Litigation Section, New York (April 2005)
    • Speaker – Electronic Discovery – ABA Litigation Series Teleconference, (March 2005)
    • Speaker – Breakfast Meeting, Business Torts Committee of the Litigation Section, ABA Annual Meeting (Atlanta, 2004)
  • Publications
    • Harshman, D, Phillips, G; “The Challenges of Litigation in US Courts and the Actions Tissues Banks Can Take to Meet Those Challenges;” Journal of Cell & Tissue Banking (2011)
    • Harshman, D “Zubulake v. UBS Warburg: An Update on Electronic Discovery;” ABA Business Torts Journal (Fall 2004)
    • Harshman, D; “Rise of the Machines: A Critical Look at the New Electronic Discovery Standards;” ABA Business Torts Journal (Summer 2004)

Los Angeles

Credentials

Admissions

Pennsylvania
California
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court, W.D. PA
U.S. District Court, N.D. CA
U.S. District Court, C.D. CA
U.S. District Court, S.D. CA
U.S. District Court, E.D. CA

Education

Duquesne Univ. School of Law, J.D. 1981
California Univ. of Pennsylvania, California, PA; B.A., Business Administration, 1977

Prior Law Firm Experience

Cozen O’Connor, LLP
Nixon Peabody, LLP

Practice Areas