Robert Harris, Principal, Zed Consulting LLC, is currently a consultant to the Credit Rating Agency Constituent Group administered by the Financial Information Services Association of the Software & Information Industry Association. Most recently before that he served as Associate General Counsel-Global Regulatory Affairs, at Standard & Poor’s, where he was employed from 2004-2014. Mr. Harris was responsible for advising Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on matters of regulatory interpretation and application, and for the maintenance of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ registration as a “Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization” with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s Mr. Harris spent over 20 years in the legal department of Merrill Lynch’s investment management division. His earlier legal career includes stints at the United States Customs Service and USAir. Mr. Harris is a member of the bars of New York and the District of Columbia and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1977.