Denis F. Sheils
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 Appeal for the Second and Third Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of Nevada.
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: In re Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. Securities Litigation, Master File No. C-06-06286 RMW (N.D. California); In re KLA-Tencor Corp. Securities Litigation, Master File No. 06-CV-04068 MJJ (N.D. California); In re Calpine Corporation, Inc. Securities Litigation, Master File No. C-02-1200 SBA (N.D. California); In re Montgomery Ward Franchise Litigation, MDL-685 (E.D. Pa.); Aeropulse, Inc. v. Armstrong & Brooks, Ltd., 89-CV-0677 (E.D.N.Y.); Gurfein v. Sovereign Group, Inc., 92-CV-2083 (E.D. Pa.); Castle v. Cohen, Civ. No. 87-1042 (E.D. Pa.); 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 Nazi 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 sales 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.