Judy Harris is the director of Administration & Operations for the Florida Region of Foley & Lardner LLP. She is responsible for the ongoing day-to-day administration of the office, and overseeing its financial, human resources and facilities management activities. Judy has primary responsibility for the supervision and scheduling of clerical and administrative staff. She also provides support to the partners, acts as the liaison for office based billing and collection review and analysis, participates in firm-wide projects, and interacts with national departments.
Judy has extensive administrative management experience, working in both legal and corporate settings. Prior to joining Foley, she was the firm administrator for a startup law firm in Lakeland, Florida. In this role she worked closely with the managing partner to develop best practices for the operation of the firm, and was solely responsible for the management of financial, human resources, and facilities operations, as well as marketing and information technology operations. While at this law firm, she also worked to maintain books and tax returns for the LLC that owned the building the firm leased. Judy oversaw renovations, payment of invoices and daily interaction with sub-contractors during construction.
Judy additionally has experience as a corporate administrator for an engineering consultant company. Early in her career, Judy worked as an office administrator at a state-wide, multi-city law firm and as an office manager and paralegal at a small law office.
Judy received her master’s degree in business administration from Florida Southern College. She additionally holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a legal management concentration, also from Florida Southern College, and a paralegal associate’s degree from Palm Beach Community College.