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Sutherland's Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy Honored With Gate City Bar Foundation Award

March 1, 2007

Atlanta –  Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that Litigation Partner Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy was recently selected as the recipient of the Gate City Bar Foundation's 2007 A.T. Walden Outstanding Lawyer Award.
 
Ms. Lawrence-Hardy was one of four outstanding individuals honored by the Gate City Bar Foundation at its Black History Month program held February 21 at the Atlanta History Center. Established in 1948, the Gate City Bar Association is the oldest African American Bar Association in the State of Georgia. Others receiving awards during the event included the Honorable Robert Benham, former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, and U.S. Congressman John Lewis.

Ms. Lawrence-Hardy, a graduate of Spelman College (1993) and Yale Law School (1996), focuses her practice on labor and employment law.  She has litigated cases in federal and state courts for Fortune 100 companies, regularly advises employers on compliance with employment laws, and speaks to management, lawyers, and human resources professionals on labor and employment law issues.

Georgia Trend magazine recognized Ms. Lawrence-Hardy, who chairs Sutherland's Diversity Committee and is a member of the firm's Hiring Committee, as one of the "40 Under 40" Rising Stars in Georgia in 2003, and has repeatedly named her in its annual listing of the state's "Legal Elite," including 2007.  The Fulton County Daily Report featured her in its annual "On the Rise" issue in August 2004, and in 2005, Atlanta Woman named her one of "Atlanta's 25 Power Women to Watch." 

She is a founding member of the Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium, a past president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, a member of the Board of Directors for the Justice Center of Atlanta, and chairs the Georgia Bar's Women and Minorities in the Profession Committee. She serves on the boards of the Georgia chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, and she is an active member of the Northwest Girl Scout Council.

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