Helen Harris represents companies and individuals both in complex commercial litigation and in government and internal investigations. She conducts timely internal investigations, and guides clients through government and regulatory inquiries. She also vigorously defends clients in numerous state and federal commercial litigations in the Connecticut and New York courts. She leads the firm's Government, Real Estate and Commercial Litigation practice group.
Federal and state litigations regarding, among others, challenges to proposed mergers, professional negligence claims, accounting and auditing practices, pay-to-play claims, proxy contests, dissolution of partnerships, Madoff-related matters, breach of contract claims, and many other commercial matters
Securities class actions and other litigations alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and misleading or omissive public filings
Internal investigations on behalf of board committees and companies concerning, among others, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and corruption concerns, alleged misstatements in financial reporting, alleged breach of fiduciary duties, bidding practices, environmental claims, accounting practices, and employee misconduct
Defense of investigations by the SEC, DOJ, FINRA, FERC and the Connecticut state authorities into, among others, alleged misstatements in public filings, sales of securities, restatement of financial reports, alleged antitrust violations, deficiencies in trading and supervision, and consumer financing practices
Advice and counsel to distribution agent in SEC Fair Fund case
Served as law clerk to The Honorable Reena Raggi, then in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Federal Grievance Committee, District of Connecticut, Member (2017-present)
Connecticut Legal Services, Board of Directors (2014-present)
Yale Alumni Schools Committee, Member (2010-present)
Day Pitney Women Working Together, Leadership Committee (2013-present)
Day Pitney Pro Bono Committee, Chair (2010-2013)