Womble Carlyle lawyers Vonnetta Benjamin, Sonny Haynes and Diana Quarry represented the firm at the Corporate Counsel Women of Color's 13th Annual Career Strategies Conference. The event took place Sept. 27-29 in New Orleans.

Corporate Counsel Women of Color is a not-for-profit organization of women attorneys of color who serve as general counsel, assistant general counsel, corporate counsel, in-house legal counsel, and in other capacities for Fortune 1000 companies, Forbes 2000 companies, not-for-profit corporations, and other entities in the United States of America and abroad. The organization was formed in 2004 to provide a support network to in-house women of color and to facilitate networking around the nation and abroad, promote career advancement and the success of in-house women of color, and promote all aspects of global diversity in the legal profession and workplace.

Sonny Haynes has a broad range of litigation experience from complaint to verdict and on appeal. She regularly defends lawsuits involving product liability, civil rights, governmental torts, and employment discrimination.

Vonnetta Benjamin concentrates her practice on health care litigation, including pre-suit investigations, product liability litigation and complex commercial litigation.

Diana Quarry is an experienced real estate attorney who has represented financial institutions, developers and borrowers in real estate acquisitions, sales, development and financings.

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Angelique Okeke, Assistant General Counsel, Nike, Inc.; Sonny Haynes; Allie Wright, Assistant General Counsel, AeroTek, Inc.


General Counsel of United Airlines, GC of Northrop Grumman, GC of Genentech, GC of Starbucks Coffee, and GC of PayPal.