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Mary Akhimien Named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List Early- to Mid-Career Minority Attorneys in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Connolly Gallagher LLP is very pleased to announce that Mary Akhimien has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early-to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners.  Mary is an attorney in Connolly Gallagher’s Employment Law and Delaware Business, Commercial and Corporate Litigation Groups.  She has successfully defended clients before administrative tribunals and in state and federal courts, and has helped negotiate complex settlements.

The Mid-Atlantic Region honorees will be featured in Lawyers Of Color’s Hot List 2014 Issue (July 2014) and recognized at a reception hosted by Foley & Lardner on July 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The Honorable George J. Hazel, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, will offer remarks at the event. For a complete list of all of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Region honorees, please visit:

According to Lawyers of Color, the honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar association publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues were accepted. The selection committee also made editorial picks of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, especially those active in legal pipeline initiatives.

About Lawyers of Color (LOC):

LOC was initially founded as On Being A Black Lawyer but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists.  LOC provides research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to their clients. With a core readership of 35,000, nearly 200,000 unique blog visitors, and nearly 4,000 followers and fans, it has the largest social media presence of any minority legal organization.

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