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Akiesha Gilcrist Sainvil

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. She has also defended major retailers, transportation companies, financial and health care institutions, and insurance providers, among many other industries, in complex commercial litigation matters based in federal and state courts (including appellate courts) across the United States, and in arbitration. Akiesha brings a broad range of experience to her practice, ranging from counseling clients on complex litigation strategy involving nationwide implications through trial preparation.

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 represents the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), an organization with that exact goal, as a City Lead for Miami’s LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program and its Alumni Group. She also actively supports the Miami Children’s Museum.

Concentrations

  • Pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Multidistrict litigation
  • Class and mass action litigation

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • Served as National Coordinating Counsel for Fortune 50 Transportation Company.°
  • Representation of product manufacturers in product liability actions in state and federal courts.°
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a multinational retailing corporation in contract dispute in federal court.°
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of international banking and financial services institution in vehicle repossession class action in federal court.°

°The above representations were handled by Akiesha Gilcrist Sainvil prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Judicial Intern, Honorable David S. Cercone, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Certified Legal Intern, Immigration Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Recognized, “The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2021
  • Recognized, Legacy Magazine, “40 Under 40: Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow,” 2020
  • Recognized, The National Black Lawyers, “Top 40 Under 40” Attorney in Florida, 2020
  • Selected, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Program, “Pathfinder,” 2017
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    • City Lead - Miami, Success in Law School Mentoring Program, 2020–Present
    • City Lead – Miami, Alumni Group, 2020–Present
    • LCLD Pathfinder Program Participant, 2017
  • Dade County Bar Association
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    • Member, Federal Court Committee
  • Playmakers Young Professionals Support Group, Miami Children’s Museum, 2019–Present
  • Federal Bar Association, 2018–Present
    • Member, South Florida Chapter
    • Member, Young Lawyers Division
  • Museum Ambassadors, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
  • Alumna, International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, 2016
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Council Member, Homer S. Brown Division, 2014–2017
    • Diversity Committee Co-Chair, Young Lawyer’s Division, 2014–2015

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2013
    • Senior Topics Editor, Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
Staże
  • Hon. D. Michael Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2013-2014
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit