Ms. Sharkey has experience at all stages of litigation, in both federal and state courts. She has experience developing case strategies, taking fact witness depositions, handling various aspects of fact and expert discovery, drafting dispositive motions and preparing witnesses for depositions.
Prior to joining Latham & Watkins in 2013, Ms. Sharkey served as a law clerk to Judge Nora Barry Fischer of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Before clerking, Ms. Sharkey worked in-house at IBM. During law school, Ms. Sharkey interned for the US Marshals Services and in the chambers of Judge Thomas M. Hardiman on United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also served as an editor for the Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy.
Ms. Sharkey is also a member of the Junior Board of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) and a committee member of the Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter, Young Lawyer Division.