ATLANTA—Womble Bond Dickinson was a sponsor of the Gate City Bar Association’s 2018 Hall of Fame Gala , which took place Nov. 10 in Atlanta.

Attorneys Vonnetta Benjamin, Ashley Bynoe, Brittany Crosby and Shaton C. Menzie represented the firm at the event. In addition, Womble Bond Dickinson guests including Aetna Product Innovation Counsel Cindy Acosta Anderson, Georgia Tech post-doctoral cancer researcher Gabor Banyai, Aetna Law & Regulatory Affairs Counsel Stephanie Godfrey, PrimeRevenue Corporate Counsel Waizeru Johnson, Johnson & Freeman attorney John Rogers, and Fidelia Pokuah, a public health professional at the Centers for Disease Control.

Around 500 people attended this year’s Gala.

Established in 1948, the Gate City Bar Association is the oldest African-American Bar Association in the State of Georgia.

Vonnetta Benjamin is an experienced and detail-oriented litigator who focuses her practice on product liability litigation, complex litigation, and healthcare and medical malpractice litigation. Utilizing her significant automotive experience, Vonnetta recently seconded as an in-house attorney for a national company responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for a global automobile manufacturer in the United States.

Ashley Bynoe ’s practice, which draws on her background in finance, data analytics, and revenue management, focuses on franchise development and commercial real estate transactions. She analyzes legal issues and drafts contracts for commercial real estate clients related to real estate sales and purchases, corporate structuring, commercial finance, local zoning, leasing, and franchise negotiation issues.

Brittany Crosby focuses her business litigation practice on a variety of commercial disputes including cases involving commercial contracts, business torts, and consumer financial services. She also has experience in employment law issues.

Shaton C. Menzie focuses her practice on complex patent litigation before U.S. district courts, with an emphasis on strategically leveraging concurrent matters before district court and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, she regularly advises emerging businesses on trademark, trade secret and copyright issues.

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