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An Internet entrepreneur and former litigator with expertise in online job search and recruitment, A. Harrison Barnes set the stage for his career as a Public Policy Studies major at the University of Chicago. After graduating with honors in 1993, he enrolled at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he continued to build upon his solid record of achievement. Managing Editor of The Journal of Law & Politics and Editor of the Virginia Law Review, Mr. Barnes earned his Juris Doctor in 1996 and went on to complete a one-year clerkship under Judge Robert Hardy Cleland of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. From there, A. Harrison Barnes spent successful terms as an Associate with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, and Dewey Ballantine LLP, during which time he handled a wide range of high-profile cases and taught at Whittier Law School. In 2000, A. Harrison Barnes transitioned into the burgeoning Internet sector with the formation of the Employment Research Institute, a multifaceted holding company with substantial interests in the job search industry. As CEO, Mr. Barnes has grown the Pasadena, California-based organization to include more than 150 websites, recruitment firms, and other entities dedicated to the needs of job seekers across the globe. Also a prolific author, Mr. Barnes has written numerous guides on the current job market and how to thrive within it. To read more about A. Harrison Barnes and his work, please visit the official Employment Research Institute website at

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Mar 2000Present


The Employment Research Institute




The University of Virginal Law School