Damani Sims is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm’s New York office.

Areas of Practice

Damani 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, Damani 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, Damani 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, Damani 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, Damani 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.




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.



J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2006, Moot Court Honor Society

B.A., Duke University, 2000


  • New York
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