Since joining Goodwin, Mr. Harple has represented clients in a variety of civil and criminal investigations, shareholder litigation and commercial disputes in federal and state courts and in arbitration. He has experience in all phases of litigation, from initial pleadings, through discovery, trial and appeal, and his clients have ranged from individuals and small, private or nonprofit entities to large public companies. Two of Mr. Harple’s representative matters include:
- United States v. Reichel: Defending a sales executive at a pharmaceutical company accused of conspiring to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute. Mr. Reichel was acquitted following a four-week jury trial.
- In Re: New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. Products Liability Litigation: Representing UniFirst Corporation in a multi-district litigation (MDL) involving hundreds of claims based on a meningitis outbreak caused by alleged criminal wrongdoing by the New England Compounding Center.
Mr. Harple also has an active pro bono practice, which has included representing indigent defendants charged in state and federal court and investigating discrimination claims raised against a nonprofit entity.
In 2015, Mr. Harple served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts. During his six-month secondment, he prosecuted numerous misdemeanor and felony cases, including by trying ten jury trials to verdict and arguing numerous dispositive and evidentiary motions.
Mr. Harple is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Harple served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.