Richard A. Harris, II


  • JD, Yale Law School, 2018
  • MBA, Yale School of Management, 2018
  • BA (Political Science), Distinction in the Major, Yale University, 2015


  • New York, 2019
  • French
  • Latin

Richard A. Harris, II


Richard Harris joined Ropes & Gray’s corporate department in 2018. He works extensively with health care clients confronting a broad variety of complex transactional, regulatory, and compliance issues including mergers and acquisitions, federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and government enforcement defense.

During law school, Richard was enrolled in the Yale School of Management as part of Yale’s accelerated JD-MBA program. He was also vice president and co-academic development chair of the Yale Black Law Students Association, a board member of the Yale Law Christian Fellowship, and a writer/editor for The Yale Journal of International Law. As a legal intern at the Yale Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development, he drafted and reviewed agreements for urban redevelopment projects. Richard was also a member of the Yale Ethics Bureau, where he assisted individuals wrongly convicted as a result of prosecutorial misconduct.

Before law school, Richard interned at an international law firm in England, where he assembled and analyzed evidence for individual plaintiffs in cases involving sex discrimination, Title IX, child sexual abuse, and commercial contracts. He also interned at a real estate firm and an oil & energy consulting firm.


  • Researched and analyzed state regulatory aspects of changes of ownership, corporate practice of medicine and health care fraud and abuse for health care investors.
  • Assisted provider agencies in drafting self-disclosure letters reporting Medicaid overpayments and potential staff misconduct to the New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General.
  • Assisted health provider clients in responding to government notices of noncompliance.
  • Assisted client with annual Medicaid provider compliance certification. 


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