Nkosi D. Shields

Partner

New York
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Overview

With a practice focused on eDiscovery and technology, including pre-trial discovery during complex litigations, Nkosi Shields is currently the liaison for all discovery and document review issues for the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS).

A member of the firm’s eDiscovery and Management team, Nkosi also provides discovery and review strategies to firm-wide eDiscovery and Management clients, serving as an in-house resource for complicated litigations.

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  • Coordinates the logistics and organization of attorneys working on cases both in the document review and active discovery phases of litigation, managing the preparation of evidence to support the SIPA Trustee's claims against defendants in the ongoing liquidation of BLMIS. Ensures that both the case team and the unique needs associated with the BLMIS liquidation and its discovery requests are met.
  • Coordinates logistics of internal eDiscovery team and external vendor on national opioid litigation.
  • Represents a media, technology and entertainment company with a focus on designing customer engagement strategies.
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Experience

  • Coordinates the logistics and organization of attorneys working on cases both in the document review and active discovery phases of litigation, managing the preparation of evidence to support the SIPA Trustee's claims against defendants in the ongoing liquidation of BLMIS. Ensures that both the case team and the unique needs associated with the BLMIS liquidation and its discovery requests are met.
  • Coordinates logistics of internal eDiscovery team and external vendor on national opioid litigation.
  • Represents a media, technology and entertainment company with a focus on designing customer engagement strategies.
  • Represented a major aluminum can sheet producer in long-term supply contract disputes.
  • Represented a major Wall Street bank in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation.
  • Represented a commercial real estate developer in an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Represented a major Wall Street bank in a dispute over credit card default swap agreements in litigation based in London.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

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Community

  • Urban Word NYC: Board Member
  • Effective Alternative Services (Bronx)

Prior Positions

  • Fried Frank: Discovery Attorney

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School
  • B.A., Brandeis University