Rosen Saba, LLP is pleased to welcome Cheryl Priest Ainsworth to the firm as Senior Counsel. Ainsworth is a litigator and trial attorney who specializes in business, entertainment, employment, intellectual property, and real estate disputes, among others. She brings a wide range of experience to Rosen Saba, having represented both plaintiff and defense clients in a variety of industries, including film, music, professional sports, fashion, warehousing and distribution, commercial real estate, and technology.
“Cheryl’s strong foothold in multiple areas will be a great resource to Rosen Saba,” said Partner James Rosen. “Her wealth of experience, coupled with her background as a tenacious trial attorney, makes her an asset to both our clients and our firm.”
Ainsworth has successfully handled multiple high-profile cases, including achieving a trial victory with 100% of damages sought as first-chair trial counsel against a national bank, serving on the team that obtained a complete defense verdict with an award of damages against rap artist Lil Wayne; defeating a Motion for Summary Adjudication brought by the Michael Jackson Estate against her client, Michael Jackson’s former manager, in a music royalties dispute; obtaining an injunction and seizure order on behalf of National Football League Properties against purveyors of counterfeit NFL merchandise; and serving as a temporary Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney in East Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Rosen Saba, Ainsworth began her legal career as a business and employment litigator at Holland & Knight in Florida, later moving to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles office. She graduated first in her class and Order of the Coif from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she served as Senior Symposium Editor of the Florida Law Review.