Attorney Harry B. Cook is Of Counsel at Anastasio Law. His practice areas include general civil litigation, education law, election law, business and real estate law, and administrative law. Harry is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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Harry is an AmeriCorps alumnus who served with City Year of Greater Philadelphia. He is a cum laude graduate, and merit scholarship recipient, of the Widener University School of Law with a certificate in Environmental Law and holds an M.L.A with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania with a certificate in Urban Studies and a B.A. in Political Communications from the George Washington University.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Harry sat at the nexus of media organizations including NBC News, CNN, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and advocacy groups such as Common Cause, Voter Action, People For The American Way, The Advancement Project, The Reform Institute, The League of Women Voters and the NAACP-National Voter Fund, as well as academic partners like the University of Pennsylvania Law School and technology partners to build and operate the largest voter hotline and election information system in the United States.
Harry's work led to: the discovery of 40,000 missing absentee ballots in Florida – exposed on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw – leading to the re-issuance of these ballots just days before the 2004 general election; a US Congressional hearing investigating voting irregularities during the primary election season; and a lowered threshold for the distribution of emergency paper ballots as a result of NAACP-SCP v. Cortes on the eve of the 2008 Election. He has worked closely with government agencies, advocacy groups and voters to identify best practices and evaluate the capacities of a strained electoral system.
In addition, Harry’s work has been presented at symposia at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University. He's been quoted in, interviewed by, or advised on background, the Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wired.com’s Threat Level, POTUS 08, MSNBC, FOX, American News Project, Philadelphia Citypaper and Alternet Foundation’s 2008 Voting Guide. He has also provided guidance and testimony in a variety of ballot access & voting rights cases.
A long-time resident of Center City Philadelphia, Harry now resides in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife and two children.
In addition to serving as Of Counsel for Anastasio Law, Harry maintains his own practice in Willingboro, New Jersey.