Charlottesville, Va.—The Charlottesville office of Woods Rogers PLC welcomes PJ Harris in an Associate role. PJ is a member the firm’s Business and Corporate and Emerging Growth practice groups, specializing in corporate formation and governance, corporate securities and financing, and contract drafting and negotiation. He represents startup companies, closely held businesses, and public companies. PJ handles a range of corporate and business matters for industries including high tech, biotechnology, biomedical, services, and both commercial and residential real estate.

“It is a pleasure to welcome PJ to the Woods Rogers team,” said Alden English, managing partner of Woods Rogers’ Charlottesville office.  “With his strong academic background, familiarity with the Charlottesville startup community and passion for entrepreneurial law, PJ will be an excellent addition to our Emerging Growth practice.”

A Charlottesville, Va. native, PJ joined the firm after serving Senior U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance F.I.S.C. Court, as well as Commissioner Lee E. Goodman, then Chairman of the Federal Elections Commission.

PJ earned his law degree from University of Virginia School of Law, where he co-founded two high-tech companies out of the University of Virginia’s startup accelerator, the iLab. He also co-teaches the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the University of Virginia. He was honored for his pro bono service working for the Legal Aid Justice Center of Charlottesville.

In the community, he serves on the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Innovation and Technology.