Sharma & DeYoung’s core practice is complex litigation, including intellectual property litigation and arbitration of business disputes involving intellectual property, securities, antitrust and matters of corporate governance. Whether representing the plaintiff or on the defense, our attorneys bring significant experience and unparalleled knowledge of the law to the service of our clients.

Our attorneys have played a leading role in developing strategies tested in the fire of precedent-setting litigation. Before both the trial and appellate courts, Sharma & DeYoung attorneys have pushed the leading edge of case law development. We focus on managing and planning for risk, both in traditional cases of all kinds, and in emerging areas of uncertainty and change.

Our litigation practice has earned the Firm’s attorneys a reputation for excellence in complex litigation and won recognition for their role in cases involving such diverse fields as software licensing disputes, corporate control contests, intellectual property litigation and entertainment industry matters.

We have represented clients in virtually every type of case and forum, including large class actions, multi-district litigation, complex arbitrations and employment disputes, and smaller state and federal court actions.


When it comes to navigating your case through post-trial proceedings, you want a team with the experience, the appellate know-how and the proven track record of a winner. With dozens of successful appeals in their record, our attorneys know what it takes to achieve success at the appellate level. Whether asked to maintain a favorable ruling obtained at the trial court level or to demonstrate the error in a negative result below, our attorneys have the skills and experience to get the job done. Sharma & DeYoung’s seasoned appellate advocates add value at any stage of a dispute, from providing consultation about creating a solid appellate record during trial, to handling post-trial and appellate proceedings.

Because staying current on the latest appellate issues is crucial to understanding an ever-evolving appellate system, our attorneys frequently lecture and write articles on timely appellate topics of interest. Members of our firm also regularly present recent Second Circuit decisions to other attorneys in the firm. And the firm’s lawyers stay abreast of significant developments in litigation and intellectual property law and provide our clients with current information on important and emerging legal issues.