DBR Announces 2021 Florida Legal Awards Honoree, Sylvie Rampal, Associate At Conrad & Scherer For “On The Rise”
Congratulations to our Associate, Sylvie Rampal, for being selected as an honoree to receive the DBR’s 2021 Florida Legal Awards for the “On The Rise” category. This year’s honorees are recognized for professional excellence in their legal work across Florida.
The DBR On The Rise program recognizes the region’s most promising lawyers under the age of 40 as of the nomination deadline. The DBR looks for lawyers who have wielded influence in their practice areas in Florida and beyond.
Sylvie Rampal is an Associate in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, where she concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rampal worked at the London, England-based Adam Smith Institute, an economics policy organization recognized as one of the leading think-tanks in the world. The insights she gained while there have formed her approach to the practice of law, and her mindset is more closely related to the way economists look at markets than the way a typical attorney might examine a case.
Ms. Rampal joined the firm with considerable legal, business and government-related experience, as well. Notably, she worked at an Am Law 100 firm where she assisted with liability and compliance issues, she served at a business advisory firm where she assisted with e-discovery disputes and SEC compliance reviews, and she worked at a not-for-profit legal center where she handled matters in immigration, domestic violence and property law.
She complemented this legal foundation with a substantial background in public policy research, a specialized area of experience that she developed through her efforts for the New York City Housing Development Corporation, where she undertook research on housing, economic and public finance matters.
This uncommon combination of legal, finance, and economic proficiency all intersected for Ms. Rampal in her work for a public benefit corporation. It was here that she assisted with legal and financing issues related to joint ventures between the City of New York and private developers to increase the public and affordable housing stock in New York City.
Even before she began practicing as a lawyer, her talent and potential for success was widely recognized. Particular honors of note include being named a Presidential Scholar by the University of Florida and her appointment as staff editor for the American Review of International Arbitration at Columbia University.
Outside of the law, Ms. Rampal has a passion for prosocial projects and service. Ms. Rampal has volunteered and donated to a homeless outreach project at her church and in 2019 took a mission trip to Jojutla, Mexico.