Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, a member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group and co-leader of the Business and Commercial Litigation team, has extensive experience handling complex commercial and labor and employment matters. She has successfully defended primarily Fortune 100 companies throughout the country and abroad in numerous trials, arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Allegra has extensive experience negotiating complex settlements and finding creative solutions. She is regularly quoted in the media as a leading practitioner in her field. She also is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Before joining Sutherland in 1997, Allegra served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She has been recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Super Lawyers, and Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite. She co-authored “Blowing the Whistle: New SEC Rules Set the Stage for Increased Reporting of Potential Securities Law Violations,” Practical Compliance & Risk Management for the Securities Industry (September-October 2011), “SEC’s Whistle-Blower Rules Effective Soon: What Employers Need to Know Now,” HR Magazine (July 25, 2011), and “Raising the stakes: Effective internal whistle-blowing programs are essential in the Dodd-Frank era,” Westlaw Journal Employment (January 22, 2011).