Kathryn Harris

Associate

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  • JD, cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2012; senior editor, Boston College Law Review
  • BA (Political Science), magna cum laude, Boston College, 2008; Phi Beta Kappa

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • Honorable Paul J. Barbadoro, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Kathryn Harris

Associate

Kathryn is an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group. Kathryn has diverse experience advising clients in complex commercial disputes, data privacy litigation, securities litigation, and internal and government-initiated investigations. She has experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting complaints and dispositive motions, managing all aspects of discovery, and preparing for depositions and trial. Kathryn also has experience representing clients in government investigations and regulatory inquiries. Her clients have included investment advisers, pharmaceutical companies, educational institutions, technology companies, national retailers, and individuals. Kathryn maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in claims for immigration relief such as asylum and special immigrant juvenile status.

Prior to joining the firm, Kathryn served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul Barbadoro of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Experience

  • Represented hedge fund in responding to SEC investigation into allegations of insider trading.
  • Defended an individual against a lawsuit brought by the SEC for an allegedly fraudulent securities offering.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in multi-pronged, parallel government investigations into alleged material misstatements in securities filings, off-label marketing practices, HIPAA violation, and other health-care related fraud. 
  • Represented client in a three-week trial involving breach of contract and Chapter 93A claims.  Assisted in all aspects of trial and witness preparation, motions practice, and trial presentation.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 insurance company in connection with multiple consumer class action litigations and regulatory inquiries stemming from the criminal cyber-attack on a certain portion of the company’s computer network.
  • Represented Newton Presbyterian Church in litigation against a break away faction that purported to own the historic church building and other property.  Won preliminary injunctive relief and summary judgment to secure property.

Publications

  • Co-author, "The Common Interest Doctrine and the Investigation of First-Party Claims," The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin (June 2014)
  • “Hey! That’s My Valor: The Stolen Valor Act and Government Regulation of Speech under the First Amendment,” 53 Boston College Law Review 775 (March 2012)
  • “What Do 1.5 Million Wal-Mart Women Have in Common?: Dukes v. Wal-Mart Class Action Certification,” 52 Boston College Law Review Electronic Supplement 149 (April 2011)
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