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Monday, March 16, 2015

Beebe's chief of staff also gets government affairs post

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Morril Harriman, who'd been Gov. Mike Beebe's chief of staff, is following the governor's footsteps to a government affairs job with a law firm. It's with a different firm. Beebe associated with the Roberts Law Firm. Harriman is joining Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard in Little Rock.

From the release;

"We are proud to have Morril join our regulated business practice,” said Rick Beard, Mitchell Williams managing director. “His extensive knowledge and expertise in governmental affairs will bring significant value to our clients seeking strategic counsel on state and federal regulations, public policy, and internal governmental procedure.”

Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, Harriman served as chief of staff for Gov. Mike Beebe. In this role, he directed oversight of state agencies’ functionality, served as an adviser relative to the development of administration policies, and strategized for successful approval and implementation of policy initiatives.

Additionally, Harriman has 25 years of private practice law experience and 16 years of service in the Arkansas State Senate. He also served as president of The Poultry Federation for six years and led the transition team for the incoming Beebe administration.

"It is a privilege to join a firm that has been so highly regarded for serving Arkansas for more than 60 years,” said Harriman. “I am looking forward to working with some of the most experienced attorneys in the state during this next chapter."

A member of the Arkansas Bar Association, Harriman holds a J.D. and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is a member of the board of directors of Citizens Bank and Trust Company of Van Buren and also a member of the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees.

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