J. Clifford Harrison

J. Clifford

Harrison

Overview

Over 43 years’ experience representing banks and financial institutions in a wide variety of business and regulatory matters including compliance, regulatory enforcement actions, bank products and services, bank formation, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial and real estate finance transactions.

Experience

  • Former General Counsel for a regional bank and bank holding company.

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®,
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2006-2023
    • Commercial Finance Law, 2015-2023
    • Consumer Law, 2016-2023
    • Financial Services Regulation Law, 2011-2023
    • Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law, 2018
    • Lawyer of the Year, Commercial Finance Law, 2017
    • Lawyer of the Year, Financial Services Regulation Law, 2015, 2021
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance (Mississippi), 2014-2022
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Banking, 2011-2013
  • HouseLaw, Mississippi and Tennessee Editor
  • Mississippi Bar, Distinguished Service Award , 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1978

Education

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1978
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., Political Science, with distinction, 1975

Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
      • Consumer Financial Services Committee
      • Banking Law Committee
  • Mississippi Bar
    • Business Law Section
  • Mississippi Bankers Association
    • Bank Attorneys Committee
  • Capital Area Bar Association

Papers, Presentations & Publications

  • Speaker, “Mississippi’s New Construction Lien Laws,” Mississippi Bar Business Law Section Annual Meeting, June 2014.
  • Speaker, "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act," Mississippi Bankers Association CEO/Executive Management Conference, August 2010.
  • "Mississippi Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Regarding Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements," High Points, September 2007.
  • HouseLaw, Co-Editor for Mississippi and Tennessee.
  • Contributor, Compliance Officers Management Manual, Real Estate Lending Compliance Manual, and Regulatory Compliance Certification Manual, Sheshunoff Information Services.
  • "Sureties, Guarantors and Accommodations Parties," Mississippi Law Institute, 1987.
  • Contributor, "A Guide to Women’s Legal Rights in Mississippi," Mississippi Bar, 1993.

J. Clifford

Harrison

Overview

Over 43 years’ experience representing banks and financial institutions in a wide variety of business and regulatory matters including compliance, regulatory enforcement actions, bank products and services, bank formation, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial and real estate finance transactions.

Experience

  • Former General Counsel for a regional bank and bank holding company.

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®,
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2006-2023
    • Commercial Finance Law, 2015-2023
    • Consumer Law, 2016-2023
    • Financial Services Regulation Law, 2011-2023
    • Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law, 2018
    • Lawyer of the Year, Commercial Finance Law, 2017
    • Lawyer of the Year, Financial Services Regulation Law, 2015, 2021
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance (Mississippi), 2014-2022
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Banking, 2011-2013
  • HouseLaw, Mississippi and Tennessee Editor
  • Mississippi Bar, Distinguished Service Award , 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1978

Education

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1978
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., Political Science, with distinction, 1975

Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
      • Consumer Financial Services Committee
      • Banking Law Committee
  • Mississippi Bar
    • Business Law Section
  • Mississippi Bankers Association
    • Bank Attorneys Committee
  • Capital Area Bar Association

Papers, Presentations & Publications

  • Speaker, “Mississippi’s New Construction Lien Laws,” Mississippi Bar Business Law Section Annual Meeting, June 2014.
  • Speaker, "Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act," Mississippi Bankers Association CEO/Executive Management Conference, August 2010.
  • "Mississippi Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Regarding Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements," High Points, September 2007.
  • HouseLaw, Co-Editor for Mississippi and Tennessee.
  • Contributor, Compliance Officers Management Manual, Real Estate Lending Compliance Manual, and Regulatory Compliance Certification Manual, Sheshunoff Information Services.
  • "Sureties, Guarantors and Accommodations Parties," Mississippi Law Institute, 1987.
  • Contributor, "A Guide to Women’s Legal Rights in Mississippi," Mississippi Bar, 1993.