John M. Harras


About John M. Harras

John M. Harras represents multiemployer benefit plans and workers in litigation matters principally arising under ERISA, the Labor Management Relations Act (“LMRA”) and federal and state wage and hour statutes.  John has successfully represented clients in numerous trials and hearings in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Virginia & Ambinder, LLP, John worked for a boutique labor and employment firm where he represented clients in all stages of litigation in courts and administrative agencies.  

John graduated cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree cum laude from the College of William and Mary.  He served as a judicial intern for the Hon. P. Kevin Castel, U.S.D.J., of the Southern District of New York and worked as a summer associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. 

Areas of Practice

  • ERISA Litigation
  • Labor
  • Employment

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • United States Southern District of New York
  • United States Eastern District of New York
  • United States Northern District of New York


  • St. John’s University School of Law
    • J.D., cum laude
    • Honors:
      • St. John’s Law Review
      • St. Thomas More Scholar
      • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Civil Procedure, Legal Analysis & Writing, and Torts
      • Springer Legislative Award Recipient
  • College of William and Mary
    • B.A., cum laude
    • Honors:
      • Dean’s List
      • Harry L. Carter Scholarship Recipient
      • Kappa Sigma Scholarship-Leadership Award Recipient