Sheldon Philp | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Sheldon Philp
 Sheldon Philp

Sheldon Philp

Counsel, Miami

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Overview

Sheldon is a counsel in the Firm's Disputes Group, based in Miami. His practice is focused on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of class actions.

Sheldon has extensive experience in matters before federal and state courts across the country, at both the trial and appellate levels. His litigation track record includes notable victories for a national telecommunications services provider in numerous class actions and commercial disputes; for a charitable foundation in a class action brought by minority shareholders; for a non-profit science museum in an action challenging the construction of a new $275 million world-class, state-of-the-art facility; and for a real estate developer in an action challenging the proposed $300 million redevelopment of a former golf course and country club.

As a past president of the Caribbean Bar Association (2010-2011), Sheldon maintains close ties to the voluntary bar organization, whose mission is to inform, educate and empower all members of the Caribbean-American community. Through the CBA, he and over 300 members have provided legal assistance to individuals who immigrated from countries devastated by natural disasters, created scholarships and legal internships with local judges for Caribbean-American law students, and conducted community citizenship drives to explain the legal benefits of obtaining US citizenship.

Bars and Courts

  • Florida State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Languages

  • English

Experience

Beach TV Cable Co., Inc. v. Comcast of Florida/Georgia, LLC, 2015 WL 8116515 (11th Cir. Dec. 8, 2015).  Defeated appeal of order which stayed court action under the primary jurisdiction doctrine pending FCC’s resolution of plaintiff's claims.

Kaspers v. Comcast Corporation, 2015 WL 7145318 (11th Cir. 2015) Defeated plaintiff’s appeal of orders compelling arbitration and dismissing class claims.

Lee v. Comcast Cable Communications, 2015 WL 4619806 (N.D. Ala. 2015).Compelled individual arbitration of RICO and civil conspiracy class claims.

In re Mobilactive Media, LLC, 2013 WL 297950 (Del. Ch. Jan. 25, 2013).  Served as trial counsel in an action involving breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and fraudulent transfer claims.

McKenzie Check Advance of Florida, LLC v. Betts, 112 So. 3d 1176 (Fla. 2013).  Successfully appealed a lower court decision invalidating our client’s arbitration agreement.  The Florida Supreme Court reversed and upheld the arbitration provision.

Gonzales et al. v. Comcast Corporation, 2012 WL 10621 (E.D. Cal. Jan. 3, 2012).  Defeated class certification of an action alleging that our client’s billing and service cancellation practices violated consumer protection laws.

In re Motions to Certify Classes Against Court Reporting Firms for Charges Relating to Word Indices,  715 F. Supp. 2d 1265 (S.D. Fla. 2010), aff’d sub nom. 439 Fed App’x 849 (11th Cir. 2011).  Represented a national court reporting firm in defense of a class action alleging improper charges.

In re United States Sugar Corporation Litigation, 669 F. Supp. 2d 1301 (S.D. Fla. 2009).  Represented a charitable foundation in a class action alleging that the foundation breached fiduciary duties under Delaware law to minority shareholders.

Served as trial counsel in an action challenging our client’s proposed $300 million redevelopment of a former golf course and country club.

Defeated a challenge to the construction of a new $275 million world-class, state-of-the-art science museum in downtown Miami, Florida

Defense of the United States' largest telecommunications services provider in numerous consumer class actions in state and federal courts around the country.

Defense of a real estate developer in class action litigation alleging construction defects.