LAS VEGAS—The Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC) 12th Annual Career Strategies Conference brought together in-house counsel from across the nation, and once again, Womble Carlyle was well-represented at the event.

Attorneys Rachel Daly, Sonny Haynes, April Mosby, Diana Quarry and Brandie Smith all attended the CCWC Annual Conference, which took place Sept. 21st-23rd in Las Vegas.  In addition, Womble Carlyle was a Gold Sponsor of the conference.

This year’s CCWC included workshops on hot topics for in-house counsel, strategy sessions for best practices in corporate legal departments, and networking opportunities for attendees.

Corporate Counsel Women of Color is a 501 (c) (3) 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. CCWC currently has a roster of more than 3,000 in-house women attorneys of color in the United States, as well as in Canada, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Rachel Daly is an experienced litigator, with a broad range of courtroom litigation experience. She has tried numerous cases as lead counsel, managing teams of attorneys and paralegals both in trial preparation and at trial. Daly’s areas of experience include defective product actions, complex contract actions, and commercial tort actions.

Sonny Haynes’ litigation practice includes representing local governmental bodies, law enforcement agencies, and local elected officials. She has experience litigating constitutional claims under Section 1983, employment discrimination claims, and wrongful death cases.

April Mosby is a patent attorney with more than 15 years of experience. Her experience includes preparing, prosecuting, and maintaining hundreds of domestic and international patent applications in a vast array of the technology areas. She previously spent five years as a patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Diana Quarry is an experienced real estate attorney who has represented financial institutions, developers and borrowers in real estate acquisitions, sales, development and financings.  She has helped clients successfully complete transactions involving office, residential, retail, commercial, hotel and mixed-use real estate projects.

Brandie Smith is a business litigation attorney who has been involved in various complex litigation cases representing corporations, individuals, and local governments in both state and federal courts. Smith’s experience in business litigation includes consumer financial services disputes, public condemnations, commercial construction and commercial contract disputes.