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Sutherland Partner Recognized with 2015 “Women Worth Watching” Award by Profiles in Diversity Journal

November 17, 2014
ATLANTA—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, who co-heads the Labor and Employment and Business Litigation teams, has been named a recipient of the 2015 “Women Worth Watching” award by Profiles in Diversity Journal.
 
Now in its 16th year, the Profiles in Diversity Journal is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing women in leadership. Nominated by colleagues, the award is given annually to recognize women leaders for their positive influence, initiative and achievements.
 
“This is a well-deserved honor for Allegra, and we congratulate her on this recognition,” said Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Allegra has made significant contributions to the work of the firm while also taking time to mentor many younger people in the community.”
 
While serving as chair of Sutherland’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Ms. Lawrence-Hardy was the architect of Sutherland Scholars, a summer pre-law school “boot camp” offered at no cost for students from historically black colleges and universities. More than 350 students have graduated from the program. She also has supported various Georgia-based organizations including the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the Atlanta Girls’ School and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
 
Additionally, Ms. Lawrence-Hardy has repeatedly been named among Georgia Super Lawyers “Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers,” selected for inclusion among “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence,” recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, named a Georgia Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, and most recently received the Atlanta Chapter of Spelman College’s National Alumnae Association Community Service Award for her dedication to improve the quality of life for the citizens of metropolitan Atlanta.
 
At Sutherland, Ms. Lawrence-Hardy works with her clients on complex commercial and labor and employment matters. An integral member of the firm’s award-winning Legal Project Management program, she helps develop processes and tools for improving the efficiency and delivery of legal services. She also serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
 
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