Monica Harris joined Friedman Kaplan in May of 2016 to focus on complex commercial litigation 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.
Cornell Law School, J.D. (2012)
Northwestern University, B.A. (2008)
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