David J. Sheehan
David. J. Sheehan is a trial lawyer who has tried cases in federal and state courts throughout the country before both judges and juries, principally in the areas of intellectual property, product liability and business litigation. Mr. Sheehan has vast experience in trying complex cases, and he brings a deep and broad understanding of preparing cases for litigation and counseling clients accordingly.
Since December 2008, Mr. Sheehan has served as lead counsel for the global representation of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”) liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in connection with one of the largest financial frauds in recorded history. Mr. Sheehan directs the multiple legal teams in connection with the global investigations and litigations seeking tens of billions of dollars in worldwide asset recovery from financial institutions, hedge funds and hedge fund fiduciaries, funds of funds, and investment managers.
In addition to this experience, Mr. Sheehan served as a Lieutenant in The United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1969 to 1973.
Mr. Sheehan is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Recognized by his peers as one of the leading trial lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, he was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the metropolitan New York area in 2007 and 2011. He has been repeatedly selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for business litigation in the states of New York and New Jersey.
In the pro bono arena, Mr. Sheehan is deeply committed to providing legal services in support of the public interest and citizens’ rights. His career contributions have been acknowledged widely, and he has also been awarded the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York for his work on death penalty cases.