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Denis F. Sheils is a shareholder in the firm, which he joined in 1987.


Mr. Sheils is a 1983 graduate of LaSalle University and a 1986 graduate of Fordham University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New York, the State of Nevada and before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Ninth Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of Nevada and the District of Colorado.


Since joining the Kohn firm in 1987, Mr. Sheils’ practice has been concentrated in the areas of complex litigation, corporate matters and trusts and estates.

Mr. Sheils has represented plaintiffs and defendants in many high-profile cases, including the following: McGarry v. Delta Air Lines, Inc. and [24]7. AI, Inc., No. 1:18-cv-02794 (N.D. Ga.); In re U.S. Office of Personnel Management Data Security Breach Litigation, Misc. Action No. 15-1394 (ABJ), MDL Docket No. 2664; In re IndyMac Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation, Master Docket No. 09 Civ. 04583 (S.D.N.Y.); Police and Fire Retirement System of the City of Detroit v. Goldman, Sachs & Co., et al., No. 10-cv-4429 (S.D.N.Y.); In re Bear Stearns Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Litigation, Master File No, 08-cv-8093 (S.D.N.Y.) In re KLA-Tencor Corporation Securities Litigation, Master File No. 06-cv-04065-MJJ (N.D. Cal.); In re Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. Securities Litigation, Master File No. C-06-06286-RMW (N.D. Cal.); Greene v. New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. et al., C.A. No. 3835-VCN (Del. Ch.); In re Calpine Corporation Securities Litigation, Master File No. C-02-1200 (N.D. Cal.); In re Montgomery Ward Franchise Litigation, MDL-685 (E.D. Pa.); Aeropulse, Inc. v. Armstrong & Brooks, Ltd., 89-CV-0677 (E.D.N.Y.); In re Estate of Ferdinand Marcos Human Rights Litigation, MDL-840 (D. Haw.); Gurfein v. Sovereign Group, Inc., 92-CV-2083 (E.D. Pa.); Castle v. Cohen, Civ. No. 87-1042 (E.D. Pa.); In re Bear Stearns Litigation, Index No. 600780-08 (Supreme Court, New York County); In re Intel Pentium™ Processor Litigation, Master File No. 745729 (Santa Clara, California); Perish v. Intel Corporation, Civ. No. 755101 (Santa Clara, California); Manning v. Microsoft Corp., Civ. No. 93-1198 (Harrison County, Texas); Schwab v. America Online, No. 96 CH 13732 (Cook County, Illinois). Mr. Sheils was also involved in the Holocaust-related litigation, including, but not limited to, In re: Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation, (“Swiss Bank Holocaust Litigation”) Case No. 96-4849 (E.D.N.Y.) and In re Austrian and German Bank Holocaust Litigation, Master File No. 98 Civ. 3938 (S.D.N.Y.). He is a signatory to the agreement creating the German Foundation, “Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future,” which provided approximately $4.5 billion to victims of the Holocaust.

Mr. Sheils also handles corporate matters for a number of the firm’s corporate clients. Mr. Sheils’ representation has included employment discrimination matters, acquisition and sale of businesses and assets, real estate and collection matters.

Mr. Sheils and the firm also have a diverse and active trusts and estates practice.

Mr. Sheils is a biographee in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.