Most recently, Harel in April 2016 assisted founding partner Robert Ross in winning a $44.1 million verdict on behalf of a woman who suffered a brain injury as a result of medical negligence. According to The Legal Intelligencer, the outcome in Tate v. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is the biggest verdict in Pennsylvania this
Among other noteworthy cases, Harel recently assisted Ross and founding partner Matt Casey obtain:
- $26.3 million for a man who suffered injuries to his brain and spinal cord after he was discharged from an emergency room too soon
- $20 million for a man who suffered a brain injury due to a delay in diagnosing a stroke
- $17.8 million for a woman who suffered an amputation injury as a result of medical malpractice involving the mismanagement of sepsis
- $9.3 million for a woman who suffered partial paralysis as a result of medical malpractice involving a negligent pain injection
- $6.5 million for a partial amputation injury to a factory worker
- $4.45 million for the family of a Philadelphia man who died as a result of systemic inflammatory response syndrome or SIRS
Harel spent the principal part of his career practicing at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, where he represented clients in matters involving pharmaceuticals and consumer products. There, he had extensive trial experience representing Fortune 500 companies, as well as experience in all other phases of litigation.
Harel also practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, where he represented clients in personal injury, pharmaceutical and toxic exposure cases. In addition, Harel represented various clients and amici curiae in appeals to the United States Supreme Court.
After relocating to Philadelphia, Harel practiced at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he litigated product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury and other types of matters. Harel represented clients at trial and all other stages of litigation, as well as in arbitration and mediation.
Harel is also a graduate of the S. Gerald Litvin/MLB Trial Academy.
Harel graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the law review and the winner of the Olin Fellowship in Law & Economics. Harel earned his undergraduate degree, with High Honors, from Wesleyan University.
Harel is the author of a number of publications, including Preemption After Levine: A Practical Guide, Law360 (2009) and The Medical Monitoring Battle, New York Law Journal (2007).
Harel is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey