Sharon Desh is a partner with Bartlit Beck with significant experience in multidistrict, class action, and complex litigation. She also has significant experience in patent matters and in examining witnesses at trial. She has been recognized as an Illinois "Rising Star" every year from 2017 to the present. Prior to joining Bartlit Beck, Sharon clerked on the Fifth Circuit for Judge Edith Brown Clement.
In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation MDL (U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio)
National counsel for Walgreens in nationwide litigation relating to the distribution and sale of prescription opioid medications, including over 2,000 cases brought by states, cities, counties, tribes, and private parties.
In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation MDL (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
Counsel for the leading U.S. drywall manufacturer against Sherman Act and state law price fixing claims brought by twelve of the nation's largest homebuilders. Secured summary judgment on liability in favor of clients United States Gypsum Company and USG Corp. This decision came after the Court denied summary judgment to multiple co-defendants. The case against a distributor subsidiary, L&W, has been remanded to its transferor court.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. v. Unifrax (U.S. District Court, Delaware and U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit)
Trial counsel to DuPont in successful patent infringement trial relating to Unifrax's infringement of DuPont's patent covering thermal acoustic blankets for use in commercial aircraft, which was affirmed on appeal.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation v. United States (Court of Federal Claims)
Represented Sikorsky against Department of Justice in government contract suit alleging an "alternative claim" to government's previous claim against Sikorsky regarding Sikorsky's accounting practices for material overhead costs. Court granted Sikorsky's motion for judgment on the pleadings, entered judgment for Sikorsky, and rejected the government's claim in its entirety.
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Cloud Satchel v. Amazon.com (U.S. District Court, Delaware)
Secured summary judgment of invalidity under 35 USC § 101 for Amazon.com in patent infringement case relating to the Kindle e-reader.
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Bayer v. Warner Chilcott (U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit)
Represented Bayer in patent infringement litigation relating to Warner Chilcott's Lo Loestrin® Fe oral contraceptive.
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Prologis v. IGT (U.S. District Court, Nevada)
Second chair trial counsel to IGT in bench trial on multi-million dollar breach of contract action.
Education & Honors
The University of Chicago Law School, 2011, J.D., with Honors
The University of Maryland, 2008, M.A., Philosophy
Vanderbilt University, 2006, B.A., cum laude, with Honors in Philosophy
- Honorable Edith Brown Clement, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2012-2013
Awards & Recognition
Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017-2020
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois