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Laura Harris’s practice focuses on the intersection between complex litigation and white-collar investigations.  An experienced trial lawyer, she has litigated cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in the financial services, technology, and energy industries, with a particular focus on commercial, antitrust, market manipulation, and securities fraud litigation. 

Her investigations experience includes matters in a variety of industries and financial markets. She has represented corporate and individual clients before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and state attorneys general.

Laura’s practice also includes First Amendment and intellectual property litigation on behalf of media and fashion industry clients.

Laura clerked for Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In law school, she served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review and was a semi-finalist in the Marion Rice Kirkwood Memorial Moot Court competition.  Before law school, she worked on foreign and defense policy in Washington, D.C.

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Credentials

J.D., Stanford Law School

B.A., Columbia University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk, Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

French

Mandarin Chinese

Super Lawyers New York-Metro Rising Stars


2015-2019

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Recognition

Super Lawyers New York-Metro Rising Stars


2015-2019

News

In the News · Source: The American Lawyer, Bloomberg Law, Securities Docket, Business Insider, Global Competition Review, Global Investigations Review and LawFuel

June 19, 2020
Damien Marshall, Andrew Michaelson, Leigh Nathanson and Laura Harris will join the firm as partners in the New York office

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Matters

Representing HSBC in three multidistrict class action litigations in the Southern District of New York alleging claims under the Commodity Exchange Act and the Sherman Antitrust Act for purported manipulation of the precious metals markets

Representing The RealReal in various matters in state and federal court, including in litigation brought by Chanel, Inc. in the Southern District of New York alleging counterfeiting and false advertising claims

Represented The New York Times in a libel case dismissed on summary judgment

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Representing HSBC in three multidistrict class action litigations in the Southern District of New York alleging claims under the Commodity Exchange Act and the Sherman Antitrust Act for purported manipulation of the precious metals markets

Representing The RealReal in various matters in state and federal court, including in litigation brought by Chanel, Inc. in the Southern District of New York alleging counterfeiting and false advertising claims

Represented The New York Times in a libel case dismissed on summary judgment

Represented HSBC at trial in employment litigation brought by former executive alleging retaliation in connection with reports of alleged sexual harassment and other misconduct, winning a defense verdict after less than two hours of jury deliberation

Representing and advising a leading hedge fund and its leadership in various regulatory investigations, including an SEC insider trading investigation that resulted in no action

Represented DraftKings in litigation, regulatory, and state legislative challenges to the legality of its online fantasy sports games

Represented a class of AIG shareholders in an $80 billion litigation against the United States government challenging the legality of the government’s takeover of AIG, from the filing of the complaint to a successful verdict following an eight-week trial

Represented the National Basketball Players Association in an historic antitrust suit against the NBA

Represented Barclays in various regulatory and litigation matters related to Libor and ISDAFIX benchmark rates

Represented a privately held healthcare technology company in DOJ and SEC investigations of statements the company made while raising capital

News

In the News · Source: The American Lawyer, Bloomberg Law, Securities Docket, Business Insider, Global Competition Review, Global Investigations Review and LawFuel

June 19, 2020
Damien Marshall, Andrew Michaelson, Leigh Nathanson and Laura Harris will join the firm as partners in the New York office

View all

Matters

Representing HSBC in three multidistrict class action litigations in the Southern District of New York alleging claims under the Commodity Exchange Act and the Sherman Antitrust Act for purported manipulation of the precious metals markets

Representing The RealReal in various matters in state and federal court, including in litigation brought by Chanel, Inc. in the Southern District of New York alleging counterfeiting and false advertising claims

Represented The New York Times in a libel case dismissed on summary judgment

See more
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Matters

Representing HSBC in three multidistrict class action litigations in the Southern District of New York alleging claims under the Commodity Exchange Act and the Sherman Antitrust Act for purported manipulation of the precious metals markets

Representing The RealReal in various matters in state and federal court, including in litigation brought by Chanel, Inc. in the Southern District of New York alleging counterfeiting and false advertising claims

Represented The New York Times in a libel case dismissed on summary judgment

Represented HSBC at trial in employment litigation brought by former executive alleging retaliation in connection with reports of alleged sexual harassment and other misconduct, winning a defense verdict after less than two hours of jury deliberation

Representing and advising a leading hedge fund and its leadership in various regulatory investigations, including an SEC insider trading investigation that resulted in no action

Represented DraftKings in litigation, regulatory, and state legislative challenges to the legality of its online fantasy sports games

Represented a class of AIG shareholders in an $80 billion litigation against the United States government challenging the legality of the government’s takeover of AIG, from the filing of the complaint to a successful verdict following an eight-week trial

Represented the National Basketball Players Association in an historic antitrust suit against the NBA

Represented Barclays in various regulatory and litigation matters related to Libor and ISDAFIX benchmark rates

Represented a privately held healthcare technology company in DOJ and SEC investigations of statements the company made while raising capital

News

In the News · Source: The American Lawyer, Bloomberg Law, Securities Docket, Business Insider, Global Competition Review, Global Investigations Review and LawFuel

June 19, 2020
Damien Marshall, Andrew Michaelson, Leigh Nathanson and Laura Harris will join the firm as partners in the New York office

View all

Credentials

J.D., Stanford Law School

B.A., Columbia University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk, Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

French

Mandarin Chinese

Super Lawyers New York-Metro Rising Stars


2015-2019

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Recognition

Super Lawyers New York-Metro Rising Stars


2015-2019