Mitch Harris is a trial lawyer, primarily representing financial institutions and insurance companies in litigation, arbitration, investigative and regulatory proceedings. He also counsels and represents corporations in defense of class action suits and in complex contract cases, including sophisticated matters involving Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
Mitch has served as lead trial counsel in commercial and insurance litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitrations throughout the country. An objective third-party survey, Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, has repeatedly recognized Mitch as a "Connecticut Litigation Star."
Successfully resolved several class actions against major insurers
Obtained a seven-figure judgment for excess insurer in a contribution action against coinsurer, which was later upheld by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Successfully represented clients in the insurance and financial services industries in many of the most recent significant investigations and suits instituted by attorneys general and state agencies
Successfully defended major shareholder derivative action against a large utility company
Successfully defended a multimillion-dollar contract action brought against a prescription benefit management provider
Favorably resolved four high-profile wrongful death actions against a managed-care company
Successfully defended a reinsurer in an action by the State of Connecticut alleging antitrust and unfair trade practices claims
Obtained a unanimous arbitration award in favor of a large manufacturing company in dispute with a supplier that had sought significant compensatory and punitive damages
Regularly represents cedents and reinsurers in arbitration proceedings
Regularly counsels and handles litigation matters on UCC Article 2 issues for an international manufacturing company
Recognized with Client Choice Award for excellence in client service in the Litigation category for Connecticut by Lexology, 2017
Repeatedly recognized as a Connecticut, New England and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer
Repeatedly recognized by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, as one of Connecticut's "Litigation Stars"