Harold Damelin retired from Powers on December 31, 2019.

While with Powers, Harold Damelin was the “go to” guy for clients facing federal or state criminal, civil false claims, or regulatory investigations; Congressional inquiries; or Inspector General subpoenas or investigations.

Drawing on his unique background as a former federal prosecutor, counsel for both House and Senate investigative committees, as well as two separate Inspector General posts, Harry’s value to clients lay in his unmatched ability to provide skillful guidance through such challenges.

Harry rejoined Powers after several significant government stints, including serving as Inspector General for both the Small Business Administration and the Department of Treasury, both Presidential appointments requiring Senate confirmation. Harry also served as Special Impeachment Counsel in connection with the impeachment of two U.S. District Court judges and then Chief Investigative Counsel to the Judiciary Committee for the U.S. House of Representatives. Most recently, Harry served as Counselor to the Inspector General for the Department of Justice.

Harry represented both companies and individuals during all phases of criminal, civil false claims, and administrative investigations and proceedings brought by federal or state law enforcement authorities and regulatory agencies. He also represented clients in connection with both U.S. Senate and House congressional investigations and in conducting corporate internal investigations relating to alleged employee misconduct.

Among numerous other honors throughout his career, Harry received the Treasury Medal in appreciation of his leadership and accomplishments within the Treasury Department.

Practice Areas


J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School, 1972

B.A., magna cum laude, Boston College, 1969

Bar Memberships

District of Columbia

Honors & Awards

Treasury Medal, April 2007

Memberships & Activities

Board of Trustees, Bridgton Academy, Bridgton Maine