Allegra Lawrence-Hardy

Lawrence & Bundy LLC
Lawrence & Bundy LLC

1180 West Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 1650
Atlanta, GA 30309

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy uses creativity and results-oriented strategic analysis to
develop legal solutions that work for her clients. A natural leader, Allegra focuses
her practice on Business and Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment.
She has successfully defended Fortune 100 companies throughout the United States and
abroad in numerous trials, arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Allegra is known for her skill in trying cases, negotiating complex settlements and
finding creative solutions. Allegra helps develop processes and tools for improving
the efficiency and delivery of legal services.

Allegra often shares her in-depth litigation knowledge as a prolific author and sought-after
speaker. While serving as chair of Sutherland’s Diversity and Inclusion
Committee, she developed Sutherland Scholars, a summer pre-law school “boot
camp” offered at no cost for students from historically black colleges and universities.

Allegra was a law clerk for the Honorable Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Allegra is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, which is an invitation-only trial
lawyer honorary society and represents less than one-half of one percent of American
lawyers. Fellows are selected based on excellence and accomplishments in litigation,
trial work, and superior ethical reputation.

Bar Admissions:



J.D., Yale Law School

B.A., Spelman College

  • Chair-Elect, Board of Directors, Atlanta Girls’ School
    ABA’s Committee on the Lawyers’ Role in Assuring Every
    Child’s Right to a High-Quality Education
  • Member, Board of Directors, GeorgiaLegal Services
  • Member, Leadership, Litigation Section, American Bar
  • President, Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium (ALDC)
  • Appointee, Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism
  • Appointee, Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on
    Domestic Violence
  • Appointee, Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on
    Access and Fairness in the Courts
  • Appointee, Mayor’s Commission on the Living Wage
  • Member, Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Board of Directors, Leadership Institute for
    Women of Color in Law and Business
  • Member, Board of Directors, Zoo Atlanta
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Children’s Museum of
  • Member, Board of Directors, Fernbank Museum
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Inns of Court (Bleckley Inn)
  • Member, Gate City Bar Association
  • Member, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)
  • Member, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section, American Bar
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Member Executive, Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of
    Greater Atlanta
  • Smart Cookies (January 13, 2017) Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Surfing the Web: Set Company Policies Regarding Personal, Business Use of Internet (August 12, 2016) Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Attorney at Law names Lawrence & Bundy LLC as Attorneys of the Month (June 13, 2016) Attorney at Law 
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Partners Launch Lawrence & Bundy Litigation Firm (February 11, 2016) Daily Report
  • Change Agent:  Why Allegra Lawrence-Hardy is the ultimate Spelman woman (February 2016) Super Lawyers Magazine
  •  Allegra Lawrence-Hardy - Writing Her Own Story (October 15, 2014) Attorney at Law Magazine
Honors and Achievements:
  • Recipient, Seth Kirschenbaum Diversity Award, The Multi-Bar Leadership Council
  • Selected for inclusion in The Black Lawyers “Top
    100” in Business Labor and Employment Law
  • Recognized as Attorney of the Month
    by Attorney at Law Magazine
  • Named to the “Rainmakers” list by Diversity & the Bar
    for having an established record of generating business
  • Honoree, Most Influential Black Lawyers, Savoy
  • Repeatedly selected as a Georgia Local
    Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation
  • Repeatedly recognized by Chambers USA:
    Guide to Leading Business Lawyers
  • Repeatedly named to The Best Lawyers in America in the
    area of litigation – labor and employment, commercial
    litigation and employment law – management
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Recipient, Chief Justice Leah Sears Award
    for Distinction in the Profession
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, National
    Alumnae Association of Spelman College
  • Recipient, Commitment to Equality
    Award, State Bar of Georgia
  • Recipient, Gate City Bar Foundation’s A.T.
    Walden Outstanding Lawyer Award
  • Recipient, Spirit of the Bench and Bar
    Award, Black Law Students Association,
    Georgia State University School of Law
  • Recipient, “Women Worth Watching”
    Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal
  • Selected for inclusion among “Atlanta’s Top 100
    Black Women of Influence,” Atlanta Business League
  • Repeatedly selected for inclusion in Georgia
    Super Lawyers® “Top 50 Female Georgia Super
    Lawyers” and “Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers”
  • Recognized as one of the National Bar
    Association and IMPACT’s 2011 Nation’s
    Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • Selected as an “Unsung Heroine” by the
    National Coalition of 100 Black Women,
    Inc., Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter
  • Named among “40 Under 40 Up &
    Comers” by Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Recipient, Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society
  • Named among the “Legal Elite” by
    Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Named among “Atlanta’s 25 Power Women
    to Watch” by Atlanta Woman Magazine
  • Honored as one of the top 16 lawyers under 40
    in the State of Georgia by the Fulton County
  • Named one of Georgia’s “Women of the Year” for
    Law and Justice by Women Looking Ahead Magazine
  • Honored by The Daily Report in its
    annual “On the Rise” issue
Speaking Engagements:
  • Litigation Success & Longevity: Effective Team
    Management (November 15, 2016) American
    Bar Association - Section of Litigation
  • Rightful Discharge & Retaliation (October
    27, 2016) The Seminar Group’s 13th Annual
    Labor & Employment Law Seminar
  • BYOD & Social Media in the Workplace: Managing
    Privacy and Legal Risks for Employers. (October 18.
    2016) The Knowledge Group/Knowledge Congress
  • Social Etiquette (September 28, 2016)
    Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys’
    (GABWA) Professional Development Academy
  • Diversity in Corporate Law: The Imperative
    to Depart from Business as Usual
    (September 17, 2016) Harvard Law
    School’s Celebration of Black Alumni
  • Leveraging Our Collective Power
    (August 27, 2016) GABWA
  • Mobile Communications Marketing: Is Your
    Firm TCPA-Compliant? (August 23, 2016)
    The Knowledge Group/Knowledge Congress
  • Effective Use of Rule 30(b)(6) in Litigation (July 12,
    2016) The Knowledge Group/Knowledge Congress
  • BYOD, Mobile Devices & e-Discovery: Practical
    Tips to Take Advantage of Opportunities and
    Manage Challenges (June 23, 2016) The
    Knowledge Group/Knowledge Congress
  • Alternative Fee Arrangements: Opportunities
    and Legal Challenges (April 20, 2016) The
    Knowledge Group/Knowledge Congress
  • Mobile Data and BYOD: Mitigating eDiscovery
    and Data Breach Risks (April 4, 2016) The
    Knowledge Group/Knowledge Congress
  • Servant Leadership (February 27, 2016)
    Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Billable Hour No More? Increased Use of
    Alternative Fee Arrangements in Litigation in
    2016 and Beyond (February 18. 2016) The
    Knowledge Group/Knowledge Congress
  • Continuing Challenges and Opportunities Women
    Lawyers Face Today (February 10.2016) Institute
    of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
  • Webcast: Corporate Wellness Program 101:
    What Your Firm Needs to Know (December
    10, 2015) The Knowledge Group
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
    (December 3, 2015) Corporate Volunteer
    Council of Atlanta Holiday Luncheon
  • Leveraging Authenticity (October 13, 2015)
    Association of Corporate Counsel – Georgia Chapter
  • Dealing with the “High Maintenance” Employee
    (October 8, 2015) The Seminar Group’s 12th
    Annual Labor & Employment Law Program
  • Law School for Legal Marketers – A Dive Into
    Transactional and Litigation Principles (September
    16, 2015) Legal Marketing Association
  • Trial Strategies (August 14, 2015)
    GABWA’s Trial Masters Boot Camp
  • Defending Rule 30(b)(6) Corporate Depositions
    (May 27, 2015) Strafford Webinars
  • False Claims Act and Whistleblowers:
    What In-House Counsel Wants to Know
    (April 22, 2015) National Employment
    Law Council’s 2015 Conference
  • BYOD and Social Media: An Employer’s Perspective
    (April 21, 2015) ACC Georgia Value Challenge
  • Law Firm Economics 101 (March 26,
    2015) The Leadership Institute for
    Women of Color Attorneys, Inc.
  • Webinar: Top 10 Employer Resolutions
    for 2015 (February 19, 2015)
  • Addressing Whistleblower Issues (October 24,
    2014) ICLE Georgia – 22nd Annual Securities
    Litigation and Regulatory Practice Seminar
  • Winning Strategies for the Trial Lawyer (July
    30, 2014) The National Bar Association
  • Opening Statements, Direct Examination Cross
    Examination, Closing Arguments (April 9, 2014)
    ABA Litigation Institute for Trial Training
  • Building Your Civil Trial Skills – A Defense’s
    View on How to Present an Effective Case at Trial
    (November 21, 2013) National Business Institute
  • Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance
    Ethics Forum – “The SEC’s Whistleblower Rules”
    (October 30, 2013) Practising Law Institute
  • Top 10 Tips to Navigate the Unwritten Rules
    in Your Workplace (September 16, 2013)
    Minority Corporate Counsel Association
  • Minimizing Your Litigation Costs in 2013 (August
    1, 2013) The Knowledge Congress Webcast
  • There’s a Hole in My Pipeline: Redefining the Role
    of Law Firms, Corporations, and Law Schools
    in Pipeline Programming (April 24, 2013)
    NALP 2013 Annual Education Conference
  • On the Couch, an Interview with Teresa
    Wynn Roseborough, Esq. (March 27,
    2013) The Leadership Institute for
    Women of Color Attorneys, Inc.
  • Proceed with Caution: Avoiding Pitfalls &
    Perils in Internal Investigations (November
    8, 2012) NAWL General Counsel Institute
  • Employment Laws Made Simple – If You’re Prepared
    to Be Sued, You’re Less Likely To Be Sued (April
    25, 2012) National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Relationship between the ADA, FMLA, Worker’s
    Comp and School Board Leave Policies (December
    1, 2011) Georgia Council of School Board
    Attorneys 2011 E. Freeman Leverett Law Seminar
  • The Intersection of Social Networking and
    Litigation (November 4, 2010) National
    Association of Women Lawyers’ Sixth
    Annual General Counsel Institute: Managing
    Through Change: The New Normal
  • Standing Out in the Crowd: Effective Ways to
    Manage Assignments and Internal/External Clients
    (April 23, 2009) K&L Gates & CCWC® One-Day
    Career Strategies Conference for Law Firm Associates
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
    Mid-Year Meeting (February 5, 2009)
  • The New Look of Diversity – Advising Business
    Clients on the Evolution in Diversity Initiatives
    (October 17, 2008 – October 18, 2008)
  • 24th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina
    Labor and Employment Law Update
  • Mandatory Arbitration Provisions in Employment
    Agreements (March 15, 2006) Minority Corporate
    Counsel Association (MCCA) 5th Annual CLE Expo
  • Top 10 Employer Resolutions For 2017 (January 3, 2017) Law360
  • Judgment Call (May 2015) Best’s Review
  • Integrating the Cultures—and Employment
    Laws—of Your Multinational Workforce in the
    Global Economy (April 2015) ACC Docket
  • Top Resolutions Employers Should Make and
    Keep in 2015 (February 4, 2015) Law360
    TRENDS (January 29, 2015)
  • Lean In, But Don’t Blend In (October
    14, 2014) New York Law Journal
  • BYOD and Social Media: An Employer’s Perspective
    (August 2014) Financier Worldwide
  • 10 Important Aspects of the CFTC Whistleblower
    Program (June 3, 2014) Law360
  • Bring Your Own Device, Don’t Bring Your Own
    Drama (February 11, 2014) Corporate Counsel
  • Top 10 Employer Resolutions For The New
    Year (January 8, 2014) Law360
  • Non-Unionized Employers: The NLRB Commands
    Your Attention (Spring 2013) Partnering Perspectives
  • Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Employment
    Arbitration Agreements Post-Concepcion
    (Spring 2013) Partnering Perspectives
  • Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Issues for Employers
    (Spring 2013) Partnering Perspectives
  • Sutherland – Partnering Perspectives: Is Your
    Social Media Policy Current? Timely Reasons
    to Update Your Policy Now (Fall 2012) Partnering Perspectives
  • Five Timely Reasons To Update Your Social
    Media Policy (July 17, 2012) Law360
  • Like’ It Or Not: Broker-Dealers And Social
    Media Access (June 28, 2012) Law360
  • Saving with Settlement Classes (November 2011)
    Employment Law360 and Class Action Law360
  • Blowing the Whistle: New SEC Rules Set the Stage
    for Increased Reporting of Potential Securities Law
    Violations (September/October 2011)  Practical Compliance &
    Risk Management For The Securities Industry
  • SEC’s Whistle-Blower Rules Effective Soon:
    What Employers Need to Know Now
    (July 25, 2011) HR Magazine
  • The ‘New Normal’ In ESI Preservation Duties:
    Part 2 (February 9, 2011) Law360
  • The ‘New Normal’ In ESI Preservation Duties:
    Part 1 (February 2, 2011)  Law360
  • Raising the Stakes: Effective ‘Internal’ Whistle-
    Blowing Programs are Essential in the Dodd-
    Frank Era (January 11, 2011) Westlaw Journal Employment
  • Good News for Experts (And Attorneys Who
    Use Them) (November 29, 2010) Employment Law360
  • Clarity or Chaos? Ashcroft v. Iqbal One Year Later
    (September 2010) Bloomberg Law Reports – Federal Practice
  • Safeguarding Trade Secrets Before, During
    and After a Reduction in Force (Summer
    2010) Partnering Perspectives
  • Safeguarding Your Employees Personal Data:
    How to Protect Employees, Your Company’s
    Reputation, and the Bottom Line (April 5,
    2010) Bloomberg Law Reports – Labor & Employment
  • Navigating the Waters of Alternative Fee
    Arrangements: Three Tips for Smooth Sailing
    (Spring 2010) The Woman Advocate and the American Bar Association
  • Case Study: Arrigo V. Blue Fish (February 22, 2010) Law360
  • Inside the Minds: Trends, Legislation, and Cases That
    Will Impact Employment Law in 2010 (January
    2010)  Employment Law 2010 (©2010 Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books)
  • Gain Leverage with a 30(b)(6) Deposition
    (August 10, 2009) Bloomberg Law Reports
  • First 100 days and labor law (May 1, 2009) Daily Report
  • Safeguarding Trade Secrets Before, During and After
    a Reduction in Force (April 7, 2009) Employment Litigation Reporter
  • Awaiting Change: How the New President May
    Revolutionize the Face of Business Litigation (January
    29, 2009) Daily Report
  • Availability of Arbitration for Sarbanes-Oxley Whistle-
    Blower Claims (October 7, 2008) Employment Litigation Reporter
  • U.S. Supreme Court Allows Retaliation Claims Under
    Section 1981 (June 2008) Lorman Education Services Legal Update Newsletters
  • Offers of Judgment Ease Pain of SOX (May
    2008) Legal Times
  • Whistle-Blower Actions Under Sarbanes-
    Oxley (September 2007) Employment Litigation Reporter
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