Education & Honors

The University of Chicago Law School, 2011, J.D., with Honors

Research Assistant, Professor Richard Epstein

Chicago Journal of International Law

The University of Maryland, 2008, M.A., Philosophy

Vanderbilt University, 2006, B.A., cum laude, with Honors in Philosophy

Government service

Judicial Law Clerk, Edith Brown Clement, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2012-2013

Awards & Recognition

Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018

Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017

Bar admissions

Illinois

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

Sharon Desh

Chicago Office
Courthouse Place
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Chicago, IL 60654
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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, 2013-Present, Partner (since 2018)

Kirkland & Ellis, 2011-2012, Associate

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

in re National Prescription Opiate Litigation MDL (U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio)
Counsel for Walgreens in nationwide litigation relating to the distribution and sale of prescription opioids, including hundreds of 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)
Defending a drywall manufacturer against Sherman Act price fixing claims relating to the sale of gypsum wallboard.  This multidistrict litigation has been consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Cases tried or otherwise taken to judgment

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. v. Unifrax (U.S. District Court, Delaware) 
Represented DuPont in successful patent infringement trial relating to Unifrax’s infringement of DuPont’s patent covering thermal acoustic blankets for use in commercial aircraft.

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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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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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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.

News

Bartlit Beck Scores A Trio Of Patent Trial Verdicts

Bartlit Beck Prevails in Court of Federal Claims for Sikorsky Against DOJ

Bartlit Beck Wins Patent Case For Amazon

Bartlit Beck wins patent infringement trial for DuPont

Acknowledgements, presentations, and publications

Sexual Orientation, Discrimination, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 11 Chi. J. Int'l L. 789 (2011)