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Sutherland Partner Allegra Lawrence-Hardy Recognized as Atlanta Unsung Heroine

August 29, 2011

ATLANTA (Monday, August 29, 2011) – In recognition of her dedication to the Atlanta community, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Partner Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy was presented with an Unsung Heroine award by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW), Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter.

At the annual awards gala, held at the Marriott Marquis on Friday, August 26, NCBW honored three women who work tirelessly to empower their communities in the vital areas of education, health, politics, civic responsibility, business and entertainment. The women are nominated by their peers and voted on by an independent panel.

"Allegra is very dedicated to constant improvement of the Atlanta community," said Mark D. Wasserman, Sutherland's Managing Partner. "She has an amazing energy and passion that she funnels into everything she tackles. Her many contributions have made a significant difference in the Atlanta area and have impacted numerous people. She is well-deserving of this award, and we are extremely proud of her."

Allegra is a partner in Sutherland's Litigation Practice Group, a co-leader of the Business and Commercial Litigation team and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. She also is a member or past member of the Board of Directors for a number of Atlanta community organizations, including the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium, the Leadership Institute for Women of Color in Law and Business, the Atlanta Girls' School, and Atlanta Women's Foundation.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.

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