Posted January 8th, 2020.
New Practice Chairs, Senior Litigation Counsels, Associates, and Director of Operations Also Announced
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January 8, 2020, New York—Sanford Heisler Sharp a leading national public interest law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, San Diego, Nashville, and Baltimore, has promoted Felicia Gilbert to Partner and named her Managing Partner of its San Francisco office.
“Felicia is a key member of our firm and an important resource for clients embroiled in complex employment matters,” said David Sanford, Chairman of Sanford Heisler Sharp. “We look forward to her continued leadership in our San Francisco office and to the ongoing growth of our west coast offices.”
A 2010 graduate of Columbia Law School, Gilbert was named Managing Attorney of the firm’s San Francisco office in December 2018. Since joining Sanford Heisler Sharp Gilbert has litigated and settled several cases on behalf of employees in individual and class actions involving race, gender, and pregnancy discrimination.
Before joining the firm in 2016, Gilbert was an Associate at Morrison & Foerster, LLP, where her practice involved a variety of complex commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts. During her tenure at MoFo, Gilbert was a member of the trial team named 2013 “Attorneys of the Year” in civil rights law by California Lawyer Magazine for representing the family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a Section 1983 federal civil rights lawsuit against a California municipality.
“I am honored to become a Partner at Sanford Heisler Sharp” said Gilbert. “The firm has had an exceptional year of success in employment and class action and False Claims Act cases and we are poised to continue making a significant difference in the law and in people’s lives, not only in California but across the country.”
Sanford Heisler Sharp also named one new practice chair and five new practice co-chairs: Ella Zheng, Chair of its new Asian American Litigation and Finance Practice; Saba Bireda, Co-Chair of its Title VII Practice; Christine Dunn, Co-Chair of its Criminal/Sexual Violence Practice; John McKnight, Co-Chair of its Whistleblower & Qui Tam Practice; Inayat Hemani, Co-Chair of its Whistleblower & Qui Tam Practice; and, David Tracey, Co-Chair of its Financial Services Litigation Practice.
In addition, the firm promoted Leigh Anne St. Charles from Associate to Senior Litigation Counsel and promoted Rob Van Someren Greve, Shaun Rosenthal, and Jonathan Tepe from Litigation Fellow to Associate. The firm also promoted Alec Konstantin and named him its first Director of Operations.
About Sanford Heisler Sharp
Sanford Heisler Sharp is a national public interest class-action litigation law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, San Diego, Nashville, and Baltimore. Sanford Heisler Sharp focuses on employment discrimination, wage and hour, whistleblower, criminal/sexual violence, and financial services matters. The firm has recovered over $1 billion for its clients through many verdicts and settlements.