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Damani C. Sims

New York
F: +1.212.655.1711



  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2006, Moot Court Honor Society
  • B.A., Duke University, 2000
  • New York
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Damani Sims is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm’s New York office.

Areas of Practice

Damani Sims represents corporations, healthcare providers, and individuals in connection with government investigations, qui tam actions, and contract disputes in both federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Sims briefly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roanne L. Mann, Chief Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  Immediately preceding that clerkship, Mr. Sims was a law clerk for the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Before clerking, Mr. Sims served as an Assistant District Attorney for almost nine years in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted financial crimes, and later, hate crimes and police integrity matters as the Deputy Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau.  While serving as a Deputy Bureau Chief in the Office’s Rackets Division, Mr. Sims served as the lead investigator on a multi-million dollar counterfeit luxury goods smuggling operation in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and other border enforcement agencies.

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  • New York City Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyer’s Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.