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Darcy C. Harris is a litigation partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Enforcement, Securities Litigation, and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups.
Ms. Harris’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, internal and regulatory investigations, securities litigation, and white collar defense. She has represented clients across a variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, accounting and auditing, healthcare, real estate, consumer goods, media and entertainment, and non-profit.
Ms. Harris has extensive experience preparing complex financial cases for trial. She was a member of the Gibson Dunn team that secured a jury trial victory on behalf of Wynnefield Capital and its portfolio manager, Nelson Obus, in SEC v. Obus, one of the longest running insider trading cases in history.
Ms. Harris often represents hedge funds, private equity funds, public companies, auditing and accounting firms, and other financial institutions in SEC and PCAOB enforcement inquiries. Ms. Harris also has experience advising boards of directors of public companies, and she has conducted confidential investigations for boards of directors and privately held companies.
Ms. Harris has also represented pro bono clients in trademark, immigration, family law, reproductive rights, appellate, and federal and state criminal matters. In November 2015, Ms. Harris argued an appeal before New York’s Appellate Division, Third Department challenging her client’s improper parole denial. The Third Department ruled unanimously that the parole board’s decision was irrational, upholding the reversal of the parole board’s denial and ordering a new parole hearing for Ms. Harris’s client.
Ms. Harris graduated, cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2009, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. Ms. Harris served as Associate Marden Competition Editor for the Moot Court Board and received the Order of the Barristers Moot Court Award. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology from Vassar College, where she graduated with general and departmental honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. Harris is admitted to practice in the State of New York, as well as in the Second Circuit and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and she serves on Gibson Dunn’s Global Pro Bono Committee.
New York University - 2009 Juris Doctor
Vassar College - 2004 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar