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Natasha Harrison

Founder & Managing Partner | Pallas Partners

London, UK | New York, US


Natasha Harrison
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Natasha Harrison’s Biography

Natasha Harrison is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pallas Partners, an elite litigation and disputes boutique law firm based in London and New York. One of the leading lawyers of her generation, Natasha is a top commercial and financial litigator acting on some of the most complex, high-value legal disputes throughout the world.

Recognised by Financial News on its 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance list in 2022 and 2023, Natasha is the counsel of choice for a clientele that reads like a Who's Who of the global financial sector, including hedge funds, private equity funds, investment banks, as well as multinational corporations and governments. Described by clients as a "powerhouse” and "absolutely the person you want in a fight", she is top-ranked in Chambers and Partners and the UK Legal 500 for Commercial & Corporate Litigation and Banking Litigation.

The launch of Pallas Partners in 2022 was one of the most significant new law firm openings in the UK in recent times, and marked a departure from traditional law firm models with unique targets and alternative fee...
Natasha Harrison is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pallas Partners, an elite litigation and disputes boutique law firm based in London and New York. One of the leading lawyers of her generation, Natasha is a top commercial and financial litigator acting on some of the most complex, high-value legal disputes throughout the world.

Recognised by Financial News on its 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance list in 2022 and 2023, Natasha is the counsel of choice for a clientele that reads like a Who's Who of the global financial sector, including hedge funds, private equity funds, investment banks, as well as multinational corporations and governments. Described by clients as a "powerhouse” and "absolutely the person you want in a fight", she is top-ranked in Chambers and Partners and the UK Legal 500 for Commercial & Corporate Litigation and Banking Litigation.

The launch of Pallas Partners in 2022 was one of the most significant new law firm openings in the UK in recent times, and marked a departure from traditional law firm models with unique targets and alternative fee structures, cementing Natasha’s reputation as a disruptor within the legal industry.

Before establishing Pallas, Natasha was a key figure at Boies Schiller Flexner, where she was appointed co-managing partner and then chair elect to American trial lawyer, David Boies. Despite being the only British woman to lead a US law firm, Natasha took the decision to leave BSF, with the majority of the firm’s London office following her.

Natasha’s commitment to sustainability and responsibility is the cornerstone of her leadership philosophy. She was awarded the HERoes Woman Role Model title for the fifth time in 2023 for her efforts in pioneering the way for women in law. Pallas is dedicated to achieving diversity parity, increasing community support and becoming carbon neutral by 2025, demonstrating Harrison's forward-thinking approach to law firm management.
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Natasha Harrison’s Newsfeed

Financial News
Linklaters litigation partner exits to Pallas Partners

Former Goldman Sachs lawyer, Susana Cao Miranda, joins Pallas Partners in London.

Women to watch: contributions, achievements and observations of outstanding female professionals

To mark International Women's Day, Natasha Harrison is profiled in this article highlighting outstanding women in the UK restructuring field.

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Natasha Harrison’s Background

Pallas Partners
Founder & Managing Partner
Feb 2022 - Present
London, UK
Pallas Partners is a market-leading boutique law firm with offices in London and New York that specialises in litigation, investigations and international arbitration. The firm has departed from traditional law firm models, focusing on a more nimble, client-centric and solution-driven approach, working hand-in-hand with clients to use litigation to drive value and mitigate risk.
 
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
Deputy Chair & Member of the Executive Committee
Nov 2013 - Jan 2022
London, UK
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP is a prominent US law firm that focuses on litigation and disputes. The firm was founded in 1997 and has offices across the United States and in London and Italy. Natasha joined BSF in 2013, becoming Managing Partner in 2019 before being promoted to Deputy Chair in 2020. She was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
 
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Advisory Roles

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Credit Suisse AT1 Holders
Legal Representative
London, UK
Representing institutional and retail holders in legal proceedings against the Swiss authorities, Credit Suisse, and UBS regarding the write-down of the AT1s and the merger between UBS and Credit Suisse.
 
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Private Equity Fund
Legal Representative
London, UK
Representing a leading private equity fund on litigation relating to the collapse of a joint venture transaction.
 
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Interviews

Change for Women Lawyers Needed
Interviewee
Mar 2024
In this interview, published to mark International Women's Day, Natasha describes what she is doing to improve the work-life balance for women - and men - in the legal profession.
 
An Interview With Pallas’ Natasha Harrison
Interviewee
May 2022
Natasha talks to Lawyer Monthly about the challenges of setting up a new law firm.
 

Features

Financial Times: Why Natasha Harrison struck out on her own
Profile
May 2022
London, UK
Natasha discusses law firms' failure in diversity, and how she aims to disrupt the stuffy culture of the British legal industry.
 
The Sunday Telegraph: How Natasha Harrison set up her own City law firm
Profile
Jan 2022
London, UK
In this profile, Natasha highlights the importance of inclusion.
 
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Publications

Natasha Harrison's Disputes Forecast
Author
2024
Natasha believes the number of corporate disputes is unlikely to subside in 2024.
 

Awards & Recognition

Chambers and Partners
Banking Litigation (Band 1); Commercial and Corporate Litigation (Band 1)
 
The Legal 500
Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail (Hall of Fame); Commercial Litigation: Premium (Hall of Fame)
 
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Specialist Courses

Harvard Law School
Leadership in Law Firms (LLF)
2012
Harvard Law School’s Leadership in Law Firms is an intensive course designed for senior law firm leaders.
 
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Inns of Court School of Law
Bar Vocational Course
1996
London, UK
The Bar Vocational Course (BVC) was a practical, one-year postgraduate course for students wishing to become barristers in England and Wales. It was known for its rigorous standards and comprehensive coverage of the skills needed for effective legal representation and advocacy.
 
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Speaking Engagements

TL4 Sovereign & States Disputes and Enforcement Summit 2024
Speaker
Feb 2024
London, UK
Natasha was a panel member on a discussion focussed on the fallout from the collapse of Credit Suisse.
 

Charitable Interests

The Brokerage
Changemakers Board Member
Sep 2021 - Present
The Brokerage is a UK charity focused on improving social mobility for disadvantaged young people by facilitating access to careers in finance, law, and technology. As a member of the charity’s Changemaker Board, Natasha is one of four influential leaders helping to extend The Brokerage’s networks and guide its partnership strategy:
 

Mentoring

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Mentor
Natasha mentors women looking to return to the workplace. She also advises women through discriminatory dismissals when they have found themselves dismissed following pregnancy or childbirth, helping them to find new roles.
 

Natasha Harrison’s Education

Durham University
Modern History, BA (Hons)
1991 - 1994
Sevenoaks School
1989 - 1991