Kathryn Harris has diverse experience advising clients in complex commercial disputes 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.
- Lead associate defending investment management firm in SEC investigation into allegations of improper trading:led internal investigation, conducted witness interviews, and presented findings to SEC.
- Represented a pharmaceutical company in multi-pronged, parallel government investigations into alleged material misstatements in securities filings, off-label marketing practices, HIPAA violations, anti-kickback violations related to its patient assistance program, and other healthcare-related fraud.
- Represented three Fortune 500 companies in connection with government inquiries and class action lawsuits following cyberattacks on computer networks: prepared witnesses for depositions, responded to government inquiries, and handled all aspects of fact development.
- Conducted anti-corruption due diligence for investment management firm in connection with contemplated acquisition of company with international operations.
- Defended an individual against a lawsuit brought by the SEC for an allegedly fraudulent securities offering.
- Defended private equity client against third-party subpoena: brief opposition to motion to compel and defend managing directors in depositions.
- Represented large consumer goods company in securities fraud class action brought by shareholders.
- Represented church in litigation against a breakaway faction that purported to own the historic church building and other property. Won preliminary injunctive relief and summary judgment to secure property.
- Significant pro bono work for asylum seekers, recipient of the 2018 Pro Bono Asylum Attorney Award from PAIR Project.
- Trial team member in commercial leasing dispute involving claims of unfair and deceptive business practices. Assisted in all aspects of trial and witness preparation, motions practice, and trial presentation.
- 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)
- 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