The Partners of Higgs & Johnson wish to announce that Mr. John M. Harris has been admitted into the partnership as at 1st January 2016. John, who joined the Firm in 2010, specializes in commercial litigation with an emphasis on investment funds, insolvency and trusts disputes. Global Managing Director, Oscar N. Johnson, Jr. noted, “On behalf of the Partners, I extend heartfelt congratulations to John for his ascension to the Partnership, and look forward to the significant contributions which he will make to the Firm in this capacity.”
Country Managing Partner of the Cayman Office, Gina Berry, noted her particular pleasure indicating that “John’s admission to partnership will undoubtedly strengthen the Cayman platform and the Firm as a whole”.
John regularly acts for financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, investors and professional advisers in relation to funds in distress or liquidation, and dealing with security, implementing insolvency procedures, enforcement of guarantees and bringing recovery and fraud actions.
John also acts on general commercial disputes and has run cases at all levels of the English and Cayman Islands court systems up to and including the Supreme Court; including acting in the Cayman Islands for Irving Picard, the Liquidator of Bernard Madoff.
John has been recommended by Chambers Global 2014 in Dispute Resolution. Chambers noted that he is singled out by clients who are “big fans of his work – he makes people comfortable and inspires confidence.”