Sylvia focuses her practice on defending clients in products liability litigation.
Before joining McGuireWoods, Sylvia served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith, Chief United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.
During law school, Sylvia served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as Executive Editor for the University of Richmond Law Review, and was a member of the Walter Scott McNeill Law Honor Society. Upon graduation, she received the T.C. Williams Law School Scholarship Award, presented to the graduating student who made the most significant contribution to legal scholarship.
Before law school, Sylvia worked as an English teacher in France, as well as a social studies teacher in the Bronx, New York.