Akiesha Gilcrist Sainvil is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm's Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.
Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Sainvil was a litigation associate for a global law firm. During this time, she represented and counseled clients across a broad range of sectors and practice areas, with special emphasis on complex commercial litigation, product liability, and financial services matters. In that capacity, she defended major retailers, manufacturers, and loan service providers in both federal and state courts and under various state and federal statutes. She also served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable D. Michael Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
While in law school, Ms. Sainvil interned for the Honorable David S. Cercone of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and served as a certified legal intern in University of Pittsburgh’s immigration clinic, where she represented immigrants seeking asylum and facing removal from the United States.
Ms. Sainvil received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2013), where she served as the senior topics editor for the Law Review. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh (B.A., cum laude, 2010).
Ms. Sainvil was selected to serve as a Pathfinder in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Program in 2017.
Ms. Sainvil is admitted to practice in Florida, Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.