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Harry S. Davis is a partner in the Litigation Group at Schulte Roth & Zabel. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters for financial services industry clients, including hedge funds, funds of funds and private equity funds, prime and clearing brokers, introducing brokers and interdealer brokers, and auditors and administrators. Harry has substantial experience in both civil litigation and securities regulatory matters, including investigations and enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, state securities regulators and self-regulatory organizations. 

Harry has litigated numerous cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including a major victory for an inter-dealer broker in an arbitration brought by one of its competitors for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets as well as in a 4-1/2 month jury trial in a raiding case, and his successful representation of a prime broker in a hotly contested and high-profile jury trial brought by the bankruptcy trustee of a failed hedge fund. Over the course of a career spanning more than 30 years, Harry has represented clients in investigations and litigations involving allegations of insider trading, market manipulation, market timing and late trading, misconduct involving PIPEs, short-swing profits, securities, commodities and common law fraud, advertising, breach of fiduciary duty, employee raiding and other employment issues, misappropriation of trade secrets and other business torts, and breach of contract, among other claims. To prevent minor issues from growing into bigger problems, Harry provides litigation and compliance counseling to many of the firm’s clients, and conducts internal investigations. In addition to being an expert litigator, Harry is also a prolific author and speaker. Among his many contributions, Harry is the editor of Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book (published annually by the Practising Law Institute), a definitive treatise written in question and answer format and designed to help educate and protect clients from regulatory exposure. He is also the author of a chapter in Private Fund Dispute Resolution, which serves as a primer regarding U.S. and U.K. regulatory inquiries, investigations and examinations of private investment funds. Harry holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. 

Updated Aug 2021