Dena Sharp Partner

Dena C. Sharp is a partner at Girard Gibbs LLP and specializes in managing all aspects of multifaceted, high-profile proceedings.  She has been instrumental in achieving recoveries of more than $300 million for clients in cases against global financial services firms.

A first generation American, Ms. Sharp is the daughter of European immigrants and is fluent in Spanish and German.  Having lived abroad, Ms. Sharp has acquired an acute understanding of international business, politics and economics.   

Ms. Sharp serves on the Board of Directors of the Impact Fund, a public interest law non-profit organization offering grants, advocacy and education to support litigation on behalf of marginalized communities seeking economic, environmental and social justice.  She is also an active member of The Sedona Conference, the leading think tank on electronic discovery.  Ms. Sharp is a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.  She has also been selected every year since 2009 to Northern California Super Lawyers, recognizing her as one of the best attorneys in her field.


J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of Law

B.A., magna cum laude, Brown University



U.S. District Court

Central District of California

Northern District of California

Southern District of California

Eastern District of California