Pictured, from left, are Sen. Thomas Carper, William Johnston from Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor and Mary Akhimien of Connolly Gallaghe Pictured, from left, are Sen. Thomas Carper, William Johnston from Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor and Mary Akhimien of Connolly Gallagher.

Connolly Gallagher attorney Mary Akhimien participated in American Bar Association Day on April 10-12 in Washington, D.C.

Akhimien is a Delaware state bar delegate to the ABA and had the opportunity to meet with Delaware Sens. Thomas Carper and Chris Coons and Delaware Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester to ask them to support preservation of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and Legal Services Corp. funding, both of which are at risk of being defunded by Congress, according to a press release provided by Connolly Gallagher.

ABA Day is a conference that brings together leaders of the ABA, state and local bars from across the country to take the message of lawyers to Congress, said the firm.

Akhimien has experience conducting depositions, researching and preparing memoranda, managing pretrial discovery, drafting pleadings, Freedom of Information Act requests, motions, briefs, notices and other litigation-related tasks in a variety of areas including labor and employment law, corporate litigation, commercial litigation and general business law. She also has jury, bench trial and appellate experience involving employment and business disputes. Akhimien conducts employment law in-house training on various topics including diversity in the workplace, sexual harassment, equity in education and legal issues in private-independent schools.