Republished from press release by Fox Rothschild LLP
Key donors within Fox Rothschild partnered with clients to create an endowment through Rutgers University Foundation to honor our treasured friend and partner, Harry S. Jackson III, who tragically passed in an automobile accident on July 29, 2022, two days before his 34th birthday.
Scholarship recipients will be New Jersey residents attending Harry’s alma mater, Rutgers Law School, at the Newark or Camden locations on a full-time or part-time basis.
Renowned for his unwavering kindness, generous spirit and affable manner, Harry was an ascending star and respected partner in our Gaming Department, resident in our Atlantic City office. He was a summer associate at Fox Rothschild and joined us as an associate upon his law school graduation in 2012. He was promoted to partner in 2021 and named co-chair of our American Indian Law Practice.
Harry was deeply devoted to and passionately proud of his Native American heritage, serving as a member of the Nanticoke Lenni- Lenape Tribal Nation, one of the largest American Indian tribes in New Jersey and part of a tribal confederation of the core families of the Nanticoke and Lenni-Lenape whose homelands have been in Southern New Jersey and the Delmarva Peninsula since ancient times. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, he was elected to its nine-member Tribal Council in 2014. The only attorney on the Council, Harry served as Secretary, lending his expertise to this group that oversees the legislative governance of the Tribe and establishes tribal laws, resolutions and administrative and fiscal policies. Harry himself was personally responsible for coding tribal laws, creating a system for non-native attorneys to request permission to appear before the tribal courts and advising the Principal Justice in matters arising in the Tribal Supreme Court.
Recently engaged, Harry had the brightest of futures ahead of him, both personally and professionally. He had received accolades and industry honors from , , , and and was making a name for himself as a go-to attorney in the e-sports industry.
He is deeply missed by his colleagues in the Atlantic City office and the Gaming Department and all those upon whom he left an indelible impact throughout the firm.