Niyala Harrison is an associate in the Miami office where she focuses her practice on public finance matters, representing cities, counties, state agencies and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations on tax-exempt financings.

    Niyala earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami in 2012, where she was named a Dean’s Scholar and an Outstanding Public Interest Scholar. While attending law school, she served as a judicial intern for the Honorable A.J. Cristol in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Niyala was an associate in a boutique white-collar defense firm, representing clients involved in federal investigations facing enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Before practicing law, Niyala worked for more than two years as a City Planner for a municipality in Broward County, guiding the growth and development of the city.

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    • Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Niyala was an associate in a boutique white-collar defense firm, representing clients involved in federal investigations facing enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Before practicing law, Niyala worked for more than two years as a City Planner for a municipality in Broward County, guiding the growth and development of the city. 

    Education

    • University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, member, University of Miami Business Law Review, 2012
    • Florida State University, M.S., 2006
    • Florida State University, B.A., 2006

    Admissions

    • Florida, 2012

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Winner, Daily Business Review 2015 Top Dealmakers of the Year, Public Finance category
    • Recipient, “40 under 40” Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    • “The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword: Guide to Advanced Contracting & Drafting,” 9th Annual CLE Conference, Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida, September 2018.
    • “Green Bonds and Environmental Bonds: What’s the Deal?” Public Finance Florida Seminar, City, County and Local Government Law Section, Florida Bar, May 2017.

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