Helen Harris


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Helen Harris represents companies and individuals both in complex commercial litigation and in government and internal investigations. She vigorously defends clients in numerous state and federal commercial litigations in the Connecticut and New York courts. She also conducts timely internal investigations, and guides clients through government and regulatory inquiries. Helen leads the firm's Government, Real Estate and Commercial Litigation practice group.


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Effectively defended companies, other entities and individuals in federal and state litigations regarding, among others, professional negligence claims, accounting and auditing practices, challenges to proposed mergers, pay-to-play claims, complex probate litigation matters, disputes involving trusts and closely-held businesses, dissolution of partnerships, breach of contract claims, and other commercial matters

Guided corporate clients in securities class actions and other litigations alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and misleading or omissive public filings

Conducted internal investigations on behalf of board committees and companies concerning, among others, alleged misstatements in financial reporting, alleged breach of fiduciary duties, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and corruption concerns, bidding practices, environmental claims, accounting practices, and employee misconduct

Defended against 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 and deficiencies in trading and supervision

Advised and counseled distribution agent in SEC Fair Fund case

Previously, served as a law clerk to The Honorable Reena Raggi, then in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York



Education and Credentials

Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Yale University, B.A.
State of Connecticut
State of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Federal Bar Council
Connecticut Bar Association

Recognition and Community


Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024

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Federal Grievance Committee, District of Connecticut, 2017-Present

Connecticut Legal Services, Board of Directors, 2014-Present

Day Pitney Women Working Together, Leadership Committee, 2013-Present

Yale Alumni Schools Committee, 2010-Present

Day Pitney Pro Bono Committee, Chair, 2010-2013