Third-Year Law Student
Third-Year Law Student
Briana Saffold is a native of Miami, Florida. She earned her Bachelor in Science in Psychology and in Sociology from Florida State University. She will graduate from FSU Law in May 2023. While in undergrad at FSU, Briana was active in her community. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, where she served on the executive board of her chapter and served on her regional executive board. While at FSU, she became a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Co-ed Business Fraternity. Additionally, she loves to mentor and was on the executive board of Sisters2Service at FSU, which is a mentoring organization that partnered with Walker Ford Community Center to mentor young girls from k-12. Briana continues to be active in her community as a law student. She is the President of the Delores Poindexter Auzenne Chapter of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Florida State Law. She is a member of both the BLSA and FSU College of Law Trial Teams. She had the privilege to compete in several regional and national competitions, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Civil Rights Trial Competition, where the team advanced to the quarterfinals. Briana is currently employed as a law clerk for the Department of Business & Professional Regulation in the Condominiums, Townhomes, and Mobile home Division. She also works at the FSU Law Research Center at the circulation desk. She has also been a teaching assistant for the Juris Master program at FSU Law. Before attending law school, Briana worked as a Senior Analyst for Deutsche Bank in Jacksonville, Florida. She worked in banking and compliance regulation, where she worked across teams with the tax and legal departments, and training and managed a large team in my department. Additionally, she served as a liaison between Deutsche Bank and its customers regarding securities issues for derivatives products in North and South America.
This summer, she worked as an in-house corporate counsel intern with Florida Blue’s Corporate Affairs Group in the legal, compliance, and government relations departments. In addition to conducting legal research and reviewing licensing agreements, she had the opportunity to attend numerous corporate governance meetings and licensing negotiations. One of the highlights of this experience was assisting with and attending a two-week trial in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. While in law school, Briana has found a love for litigation. She aspires to work in the field of Entertainment Law, specializing in music, television, and film.