Friedman Kaplan Welcomes Two New Litigation Associates

May 12, 2016

Friedman Kaplan is proud to announce that two new associates, Priyanka Wityk and Monica Harris, have joined our litigation department. Consistent with the high-caliber of Friedman Kaplan attorneys, both Priyanka and Monica boast exceptional credentials, and we are excited that they have become part of our team. They will both concentrate on complex commercial litigation.

“With Priyanka and Monica, we are lucky to add two more wonderfully talented associates to our deep bench.  Both were stars at their prior firms, and have come to us excited to tackle our challenging cases,” says John Orsini, the firm’s Litigation Hiring Partner.

Ms. Wityk, who joined the firm in April, previously practiced at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she focused on complex commercial litigation and white collar matters. Prior to her time at Paul Weiss, Ms. Wityk clerked for the Honorable William H. Pauley III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She graduated from The George Washington University Law School with highest honors in 2011, where she was Executive Editor of The George Washington Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif, and from Boston University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2006.

Ms. Harris, who joined the firm this month, previously practiced at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. There, 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.  She graduated from Cornell Law School in 2012, where she was Note Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and from Northwestern University in 2008.  During her time at Cornell Law School, Ms. Harris was a Top 4 Semi-Finalist in both the Winter Cup Upperclassmen Moot Court Competition and the Langfan Family First Year Moot Court Competition.