Al  Harris Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Al Harris

Nixon Peabody, LLP

Al was a founding partner of the Chicago law firm of Ungaretti & Harris, which merged in 2015 with Nixon Peabody LLP. At Ungaretti & Harris, Al served as managing partner and then as a member of its Executive and Compensation Committees. In these roles, he had extensive experience evaluating and mentoring women as they move up the career ladder.


Al was a founding partner of the Chicago law firm Ungaretti & Harris, now part of Nixon Peabody LLP. At Ungaretti and Harris, Al served at various times as managing partner, executive and compensation committee member, and head of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group.  He is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law, and he sits on the board of directors of a billion-dollar technology corporation. Al has served as mentor, coach, and counselor to many successful businesswomen and recently wrote with Andie, “Taking Control: Women, Gender Stereotypes, and Impression Management.”

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    • Navigating gender stereotypes to achieve career success
    • Understanding gender communication differences to avoid negative stereotypes
    • Positive attitudes for career success
    • Advocating for yourself to advance in your career
    • Steps to take to be seen as a leader



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 Featured Title - Breaking Through Bias - 1st Edition book cover


How Breaking Through Bias is different

Published: Feb 14, 2017

Here is how stereotypes can be harmful

Published: Feb 14, 2017

Men: We Need You!

Published: Feb 14, 2017

Are women advancing today?

Published: Feb 14, 2017

What does an employer do?

Published: Feb 14, 2017

Andie and Al on modesty and self-evaluations

Published: Feb 14, 2017