Gail Harmon is founding partner of the law firm Harmon Curran and throughout her career in Washington has been instrumental in the growth of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.
Representing many of the country’s most significant groups over the past four decades, Gail is an expert on the unique legal and reporting issues for nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations. Gail wrote the book on law for nonprofit political activities, authoring one of the first major publications on the lobbying rules for charities, which is still an important reference today. She is responsible for the formation of hundreds of progressive nonprofit organizations and is a founder and former Steering Committee Member of EMILY’S List.
Known for her strategic and efficient counsel, Gail’s clients include a wide range of progressive foundations, charitable and lobbying organizations, associations, and political action committees. She provides advice on federal tax law, federal election law, and other legal issues. She also provides expert witness services.
Gail serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and she was featured in the American Bar Association’s special project on “Women Trailblazers in the Law.”
Gail earned her J.D. and graduated cum laude from Columbia University School of Law and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She holds a B.A. from Radcliffe College, where she also graduated cum laude.