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 department and practices primarily in the firm’s business and securities litigation group. She routinely represents companies and individuals in government enforcement actions, internal investigations, and civil litigation relating to Federal securities laws and complex commercial disputes. She has worked on a variety of matters including securities enforcement and shareholder litigation, data breach litigation, and employment litigation. Kathryn has experience with internal investigations and at trial. 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 a biotechnology company in investigations by Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Represented client in three-week trial in the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court regarding breach of contract and Chapter 93A claims. 
  • Represented Target in responding to card brand inquiries stemming from the data security breach announced in 2013.
  • 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 leading information technology firm in responding to civil investigative demand issued by Massachusetts Attorney General concerning Massachusetts False Claims Act.

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)