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Sonia E. Bennett


P 518-512-8700 F 518-242-7730


Sonia E. Bennett


Sonia E. Bennett is an associate in the Albany, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Sonia represents employers in a broad range of employee benefit and executive compensation matters, including general compliance and administration of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans. 

Sonia assists clients in the design and implementation of equity compensation, plan conversions, structuring of ESOP transactions by public and private companies, including spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions. She also advises clients on tax law aspects of compensation arrangements, including fringe benefits. 

While attending law school, Sonia served as the Moot Court board associate to the Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling and Negotiations competitions. She also sat on the board of the Northeast Region of the National Black law Students Association, where she served as the Director of Alumni Relations. In addition, Sonia served as a legal intern for the New York State Department of Financial Services, where she acquired experience conducting RFPs and drafting escrow agreements.

Prior to law school, Sonia was an intern at the Harvard Legal Bureau, where she regularly interpreted for Spanish-speaking clients. 

Sonia is an active member of the Albany County Bar Association and sits on its Diversity Internship Program Board.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association, Diversity Internship Program Committee Member

Speaking Engagements

  • “Social Media Ethics and Etiquette,” Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association (New York, New York 2020) (moderator)

Published Works

  • “LawTalk: New Redesigned 2020 IRS Form W-4,” The Situation Report: Home Care Association of New York State (February 2020) [Co-Author]