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

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, 2017 - 2020

Bar admissions


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
54 West Hubbard Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60654
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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck LLP, 2013-Present, Partner (since 2018)

Kirkland & Ellis, 2011-2012, Associate


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 two thousand cases brought by states, cities, counties, tribes, and private parties seeking recovery in connection with the opioid abuse crisis.

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 Supply, remains pending.

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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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. 

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Cloud Satchel v. (U.S. District Court, Delaware)
Secured summary judgment of invalidity under 35 USC § 101 for 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.


Bartlit Beck Teams Win Important Cases for Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Ethicon and DuPont

Bartlit Beck Scores A Trio Of Patent Trial Verdicts

Bartlit Beck Wins Patent Infringement Trial For DuPont

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

Bartlit Beck Wins Patent Case For Amazon

Acknowledgements, presentations, and publications

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