ATLANTA (November 16, 2010) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2010 40 Under 40 “Up & Comers." These awards recognize professionals under the age of 40 who hold a position of leadership, have made significant career achievements during 2010, and have had substantial involvement in community service outside of day-to-day job performance.
“We congratulate Allegra on this achievement," said John H. Fleming, Co-Leader of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice. “Allegra plays an integral role in our Litigation Practice, our firm and the community."
A partner in Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group and co-leader of the Business and Commercial Litigation team, Ms. Lawrence-Hardy has extensive experience handling complex commercial litigation matters. She has successfully defended primarily Fortune 100 companies throughout the United States and abroad in numerous lawsuits, arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Lawrence-Hardy has extensive experience negotiating complex settlements and finding creative solutions.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Lawrence-Hardy designed Sutherland Scholars, an acclaimed pipeline program supporting students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Under her leadership, this free program, which teaches skills for success in law school, has graduated 170 students.
“We are very proud of Allegra," said Sutherland’s Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “She is deserving of this honor as a result of her dedication and many contributions to the legal community."
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