Sunny J. Thompson Joins Snell & Wilmer as Partner in the Washington, D.C. Office

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WASHINGTON - Oct. 29, 2020 - PRLog -- Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Sunny J. Thompson ( has joined the Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation group. Thompson will work alongside Intellectual Property and Technology partners John J. Dabney (, Richard Y. Kim ( and Mary Hallerman (, who all joined the firm in April (, as part of Snell & Wilmer's continued expansion in the Washington, D.C. market.

"The addition of Sunny to our D.C. office demonstrates our continued commitment to developing our legal capabilities nationwide," said firm chair Matt Feeney. "Sunny's skills as a litigator, combined with her labor and employment law and real estate experience, add a new dimension to our D.C. office that we hope to continue to develop and expand."

Thompson comes to Snell & Wilmer from Sunrise Senior Living, where she served as vice president and associate general counsel. She has extensive experience advising companies on strategic business transactions and disputes as well as operational matters including employment, compliance, asset management and technology issues. Her background in commercial litigation includes class action defense, employment litigation involving discrimination and wage and hour claims, contract disputes, financial and securities litigation, consumer and disability law cases, and bankruptcy disputes. Additionally, she has counseled companies under investigation for matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar anti-corruption laws in foreign countries.

Thompson received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and her B.A. from Vanderbilt University. She was named a DC Super Lawyers® Rising Star in business litigation (2013–2015) and was honored as an Outstanding Young Associate by the Human Rights Initiative (2010) for her immigration-related pro bono work.

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