Sonya Thornton is Manager of Legal Discovery and Compliance in Sprint’s Legal Department in Reston, Virginia. Ms. Thornton is responsible for e-discovery management and coordination for the Litigation Department. Sonya specializes in the areas of in-house legal/litigation practices and procedures, management of core-team efforts to implement policies, procedures and tools to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations, as well as coordination and assistance to the Records Retention and Compliance and IT functional areas. Ms. Thornton joined Nextel Communications in September 1999 as an executive assistant for the commercial contracts group and was promoted to Legal Analyst in November 2002. Ms. Thornton assumed her current responsibilities in March 2008 after the merger of Nextel and Sprint.
Prior to joining Nextel, Ms. Thornton was a Branch Office Administrator and Account Verification Coordinator at Edward Jones Investments for several years.
Ms. Thornton received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in Business Administration with an emphasis for contracts and acquisitions from Strayer University in Alexandria, Virginia.