Mary Akhimien of Connolly Gallagher attended the Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s 13th annual Career Strategies Conference in New Orleans.

According to a press release, Corporate Counsel Women of Color is a nonprofit 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, nonprofit corporations and other entities.

Akhimien represents clients in a variety of areas, including corporate litigation, commercial litigation, corporate counseling and business and employment law. She has defended clients before administrative tribunals and in state and federal courts, and has helped negotiate complex settlements.

Akhimien also lectures and writes on corporate law issues and speaks to university students and professional groups about the value of mentoring.