Akiesha Gilcrist Sainvil focuses her practice on defending medical device, pharmaceutical, and consumer products manufacturers in high-stakes complex products liability and mass torts litigation. Her skill set includes handling and managing all aspects of litigation, including management and negotiation of pre-suit matters, coordination and implementation of pleading and briefing strategy, vigorous representation of clients at depositions and hearings, coordination of high-volume discovery and expert work, representation of clients in settlement negotiations and mediation, trial preparation and trial. Akiesha understands that there are often nationwide or global business implications for clients in all litigation and works to strategically align her representation of clients with those needs.
Akiesha brings a broad range of industry experience to her practice, having also defended major retailers, automotive and transportation companies, financial and health care institutions, and insurance providers in complex commercial litigation matters throughout the country in federal and state courts (including appellate courts) and in arbitration. Akiesha also clerked for Judge D. Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In drawing upon this experience, she is able to quickly adapt to ever-changing business needs and develop creative litigation strategies.
Akiesha is also active in her community. She devotes herself to the advancement and promotion of diversity in the legal profession through her service as a mentor and advocate for young and aspiring lawyers. She currently serves as Miami City Lead for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Success in Law School Mentoring Program. She also devotes time to pro bono efforts and actively supports the Miami Children’s Museum.
- Pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care litigation
- Products Liability
- Multidistrict litigation
- Class and mass action litigation