Harrison J. Kaplan

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Education
  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, 1984
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, 1981
Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Affiliations

Advisory Committee Member, A.E. Finley YMCA

Past President, North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys

Member, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Member, North Carolina Professional Lobbyists Association

Member, North Carolina State Bar

Member, Health Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association

Legislative Counsel, 2001-2013; Board of Directors, 1995-2001, Food Bank of North Carolina

Assistant Director, North Carolina Commission on Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, Lieutenant Governor Robert Jordan, 1986-1988 • Member, Business Committee on Infrastructure, North Carolina State University Institute for Emerging Issues

2011 A. E. Finley (North Raleigh) YMCA Sports Coach of the Year

Harry is a Senior Advisor with McGuireWoods Consulting’s state government relations group and is a partner with McGuireWoods LLP. He focuses his practice on government relations, business development and expansion, procurement and regulatory matters.

Harry represents public and private companies, as well as associations and nonprofit organizations, on a range of issues including health care and health insurance, education, pharmacy, transportation, economic development, finance and tax, property and casualty insurance and the environment. He has extensive experience representing clients at the legislature and before state agencies, boards and commissions.

Since beginning his career representing clients at the North Carolina General Assembly in 1988, Harry has been consistently recognized as one of the most influential lobbyists in Raleigh.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Harry ran his own legal and lobbying practice for more than a decade and also served as director of government relations and counsel for the North Carolina Region of Kaiser Permanente.

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Effectively lobbied on behalf of school choice organizations to pass several bills that will give high performing public charter schools greater regulatory flexibility, including speeding up the fast track replication process for successful charters, provide local public education authorities with the opportunity to purchase online and digital learning products and services directly from qualified vendor, and will establish education savings accounts for children with special needs, who require educational options that traditional public schools may not be able to provide.

Secured a two-year four-county pilot project for an organization that uses an interactive cinematic, evidence-based approach to teach students about the negative impacts of bullying and violence, risky driving, and alcohol and drugs, and in place, strives to teach students about entrepreneurship and healthy behaviors overall.

Lobbied successfully to update state insurance laws that will improve the financial stability of domestic insurance companies by providing them with greater, and timelier, access to capital.

Lobbied, pro bono, with North Carolina and national Jewish organizations to add North Carolina as the 22nd state to enact HB 161: Divestment from Companies that Boycott Israel. HB 161 ensures that the people and the government of the state do not unknowingly become a party to discriminatory business practices or boycotts against the State of Israel.

Recipient, Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Pat McCrory, 2017