Greenberg Traurig’s Akiesha Gilcrist Sainvil Selected as Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy Fellow

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Akiesha Gilcrist Sainvil, an associate at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, PA, has been selected to The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy Class of 2021-2022. Sainvil will join a select group of attorneys chosen throughout the state of Florida to serve as an Academy Fellow.

Akiesha Gilcrist Sainvil, an associate at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, PA, has been selected to The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy Class of 2021-2022. Sainvil will join a select group of attorneys chosen throughout the state of Florida to serve as an Academy Fellow.

The Leadership Academy cultivates a diverse network of emerging community leaders committed to improving the legal profession. During their one-year term, Academy Fellows follow a curriculum tailored to enhance their professional development, knowledge base, and experience, including attending The Florida Bar events and special educational programs. They are given the opportunity to network, interact, collaborate, and build relationships with state and national bar leaders, while developing and enhancing their personal leadership skills.

The Academy notes that the purpose of the fellowship program is to identify, nurture, and inspire effective leadership within the Bar and the legal community, to build relationships among Bar leaders across disciplines within the profession, and to raise the level of awareness and engagement among lawyers regarding issues facing the legal profession through the study of ethical, professional, and public service issues.

“It is a true honor to be selected as a Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy Fellow,” Sainvil said. “Service to the community and the Bar is very important to me, and I look forward to learning from the various programs of the Academy to achieve this meaningful goal.”

Sainvil, who is based in Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office, focuses her practice on defending medical device, pharmaceutical, and consumer products manufacturers in high-stakes complex products liability and mass torts litigation. 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.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com

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