Rob Harrington Named Icon by The Mecklenburg Times



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Dec. 16, 2019

The Mecklenburg Times named Rob Harrington an Icon as part of its Icons & Phenoms Awards. The awards honor businesspeople who have made outstanding contributions to the Charlotte region in their careers and through community involvement.

Harrington is a business litigator at Robinson Bradshaw and chairs the firm's Litigation Department. Over his nearly 30-year career, he has represented corporate clients and financial institutions in a broad range of complex business disputes, including contract, trade practice, consumer lending and other business matters. Harrington serves on the firm's Diversity & Inclusion and Recruiting committees.

Within the greater legal industry, Harrington served as president of the Mecklenburg County Bar and as an initial chair of its Diversity & Inclusion Committee. He is also a member of the North Carolina Bar Association's board of governors and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law's board of directors.

Harrington's passion for serving his community is clear. He chairs the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's board of trustees and is a co-chair of the Library's CommonSpark campaign, which aims to raise $135 million for the new Main Library. Through both positions, Harrington plays an important role in ensuring that the library system provides a "Public Commons" for all Mecklenburg County residents.

Harrington recently completed a term as chair of the Arts & Science Council board of directors. He is a member of the TreesCharlotte board of directors, the UNC Press advancement council and the Duke Law School board of visitors.

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