Paul N. Harris

Paul N. Harris is secretary and general counsel of KeyCorp and oversees the corporation’s legal and government relations functions.  Prior to joining KeyCorp in 2003, Paul served as partner-in-charge of the Cleveland office of Thompson Hine LLP where he managed significant client relationships and oversaw the office’s community and charitable support programs and administrative operations.  Paul joined Thompson Hine in 1983 and practiced in the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group before leaving the firm in 1988 to join Revco D.S., Inc. (now CVS), where he was elected as an executive officer in 1993.  He rejoined Thompson Hine in 1997.

Paul serves on behalf of KeyCorp as a member of The Clearing House Association Managing Board of Directors and is immediate past Chair of the Association and current Chair of the Association’s Governance Committee.  He is the author of numerous articles, including “Effective Bank Governance in the Age of Heightened Expectations” in the 2nd Quarterly 2014 edition of Banking Perspective, the quarterly journal of The Clearing House.  Paul is a recipient of the ORT America Jurisprudence Award (2007), and served, as an appointee of Senators Sherrod Brown and George Voinovich, as Chair of the United States Senate Judicial Nominations Commission for the Southern District of Ohio (March 2009 to February 2011).  He is active in the Cleveland community, serving as a director and immediate past President of The City Club of Cleveland and as a member of the boards of Hawken School, Breakthrough Charter Schools and The Law and Leadership Institute, LLC.

Paul received a bachelor of arts degree from The University of Chicago and his jurisprudence degree from Stanford Law School.

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Dear NSMBA Members, Partners, and Sponsors,

It is with great pleasure, pride and excitement that I begin my term as President of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association (NSMBA).

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The History of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association

The Norman S. Minor Bar Association (NSMBA) was founded in 1980 as Cleveland's first full-fledged African American bar association. It grew out of the merger of four African American professional groups and is named in honor of one of Cleveland's foremost trial attorneys, African American attorney Norman Selby Minor.

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