Education & Honors

Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015

Sears Prize (one of two highest GPAs in second year)

Harvard Law Review, Supreme Court Chair

Patrick Henry College, B.A., Government, summa cum laude, 2012

Trustees’ Academic Excellence Award (highest GPA in class)

Government service

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States, 2016-2017

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2015-2016

Bar admissions


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


Project Manager, Government Relations, International Justice Mission

Co-Founder, The Rebelution (youth-led nonprofit organization challenging low expectations for teenagers)

Alex J. Harris

Denver Office
1801 Wewatta Street
Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202
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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck LLP, 2018-Present, Associate


Opioids Litigation
National counsel for Walgreens in litigation relating to the distribution and sale of prescription opioids, including over 1,000 cases brought by states, cities, counties, tribes, and private parties seeking recovery in connection with the opioid abuse crisis. MDL in the Northern District of Ohio and numerous related state court cases.

Grynberg v. Grynberg
Trial counsel for defendants in state court bench trial involving equitable claims for unjust enrichment and quantum meruit brought by founder of a group of privately held oil and gas companies, including claims for compensation for services and assets provided to the companies. Plaintiffs sought $400 million in compensation at trial. Won a complete defense verdict. Case on appeal to the Colorado Court of Appeals.


Forbes Magazine, 30 Under 30 for Law & Policy (2017)


Reconciling State Sovereign Immunity with the Fourteenth Amendment, 129 Harv. L. Rev. 1068 (2016) (with Rachel Miller-Ziegler and Sean Mirski).

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations (2008) (with Brett Harris) (over 500,000 copies sold).