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Monica S. Harris

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6516
Tel: 212.833.1195
Fax: 212.373.7995

Monica Harris joined Friedman Kaplan in May of 2016 to focus on complex commercial litigation matters.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of majority bondholders and indenture trustee as plaintiffs in Delaware Court of Chancery against corporate issuer over the right of convertible noteholders to “put” over $60 million in notes to the company for par value in light of a corporate sale of assets comprising a fundamental change by the issuer.
  • Representation of an investor in Bear Stearns at trial before FINRA alleging an over $20 million securities fraud against J.P. Morgan in its capacity as successor to Bear Stearns.
  • Representation of a real estate executive in action against her former employer regarding unpaid compensation and issues related to her restrictive covenant.
  • Representation of a pro bono client in defense of criminal Hobbs Act charges.

Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Ms. Harris was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where she represented financial institutions, investment managers, corporations, and shareholders in various complex commercial and securities litigation matters, including class actions, breach of contract disputes involving commercial mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations and mergers and acquisitions, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigations, and multi- billion dollar company valuation proceedings.

Outside the Office

Ms. Harris is co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s White Collar and Corporate Investigations Subcommittee, and is a member of the New York City Bar Minorities in the Profession Committee.

Fast Facts


Cornell Law School, J.D. (2012)

Northwestern University, B.A. (2008)

Bar Admissions

State of New York

State of New Jersey

State of Illinois

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

Honors and Awards

Winter Cup Upperclassmen Moot Court Competition, Top 4 Semi-Finalist

Langfan Family First Year Moot Court Competition, Top 4 Semi-Finalist

All Region Outstanding Attorney, American Mock Trial Association

Law Review and Publications

Note Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy

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