Svitlana  Astakhova

Svitlana Astakhova

Offices: New York
Associate

Svitlana Astakhova joined Russo & Gould LLP after gaining invaluable experience on the plaintiff's side of insurance litigation working for a high-volume personal injury firm in Brooklyn. Her experience includes all aspects of litigation, including motion practice, hearings, depositions, court appearances, and mediations.

Svitlana obtained her first law license in Ukraine in 2009, where she successfully practiced commercial litigation for over five years. After moving to the US, she pursued her passion for litigation by obtaining an LLM. Svitlana is licensed to practice in New York.

In her spare time Svitlana photographs city landscapes. She especially appreciates capturing a good winter storm or a blooming cherry blossom season.

Education
Florida State University College of Law, LLM Business Law, 2017

Taurida National V.I. Vernadskyi University
Specialist in Finance (U.S. Masters equivalent), 2012
Master of Law, 2010
Bachelor of Law (U.S. JD equivalent), 2009
Admissions
New York State Bar

News Insights

April 13, 2023

David Gould and Svitlana Astakova Get A Unanimous Defense Verdict on Liability and Damages

David Gould and Svitlana Astakova obtained a unanimous defense verdict in the Civil Court Queens County before Judge Alan J. Schiff in the Pierre Laine v. Iga Trojanowski, Jean Dorismond and Harold Almonor case, Index TS-350535/19.

February 23, 2024

Jeremy Berman Gets A Restraining Notice Vacated

In Colonial Funding Network, Inc. v. Swift Health Care, Inc., et al., Index 654647/2016, Supreme Court, New York County, Jeremy Berman secured an order vacating a restraining notice on a company''s bank account and vacating an approximately 6-year-old default judgment upon which the restraining notice was based.

February 21, 2024

David Gould Scores A Double Defense Verdict In Supreme Court Suffolk County

David Gould obtained a unanimous defense verdict in the Lenin A. Mejia and Ellen J. Mazariegos v. Mary Taylor and Brian C. Taylor case, Supreme Court Suffolk County Index Number 618336/2019 before Judge Alita V. Fields on February 16, 2024.