John L. Mericle co-founded this firm as Harris & Mericle. John’s practice emphasizes securities regulation. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. (with Honors) in Government in 1972 and with a J.D. in 1974. John is a member of the American Bar Association's State Regulation of Securities Committee (1981-present), the Committee Liaison to the Washington Securities Division (1986 - present), and was the Committee's Liaison to the North American Securities Administrators Association’s Cross-Border Trading Committee during its existence (1996).