Nkosi D. Shields

Counsel

New York
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Overview

With a practice focused on e-discovery and technology, which has included 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 internal Discovery and Litigation Support team, Nkosi works to expand these resources across the firm, providing an in-house resource for document review throughout other large and 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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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

News

News

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

Blog

In The Blogs

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Discovery Advocate
eDiscovery and Technology
By Karen DeSouza, Nkosi D. Shields
May 3, 2018
Should All States Require Continuing Technology Education (CTE)? For more than five years we have discussed the need for attorney competence in technology, especially as related to discovery in posts like this one and this one. As...
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Discovery Advocate
E-Discovery and Cryptocurrencies – What you need to know
By Nkosi D. Shields, Ryan A. Walton
February 8, 2018
Does bitcoin keep appearing in your news feed? As cryptocurrencies become adopted and accepted by mainstream vendors and consumers, it’s a good idea for attorneys to think about the potential litigation and eDiscovery challenges ahead...
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Discovery Advocate
Why Aren't You Using FRE 502(d)
By Nkosi D. Shields, Ryan A. Walton
December 18, 2017
In 2008, Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d) was signed and enacted into law by Congress to minimize the cost of civil litigation, particularly in matters with large volumes of ESI. The intent of the rule is to allow parties to produce large...
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