Cynthia A. "Cindy" Gierhart is a Washington, D.C., litigation attorney whose practice is focused on media, trademark and entertainment law.
Additionally, Ms. Gierhart has extensive experience representing developers in zoning appeals before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, as well as engaging in an all aspects of general commercial litigation, including numerous contract and property disputes.
Ms. Gierhart has also defended clients responding to government investigations and litigation arising out of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), including litigation involving employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Gierhart worked for eight years as a newspaper reporter and editor, project manager in book publishing and freelance book editor. She brings this perspective to her work advising clients on First Amendment issues and negotiating agreements for companies and individuals involved in book publishing, filmmaking and podcast production.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Gierhart clerked for the Honorable John Ramsey Johnson in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She also worked as a legal fellow with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and at the American Association for Justice.
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