ATLANTA (June 23, 2011) – Two attorneys at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP have been chosen as members of the 2011 class of the Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers under 40 by the National Bar Association. Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy and Jamala S. McFadden, both members of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group, were nominated as talented individuals within the African-American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction.
“We are very proud of Allegra and Jamala for receiving this well-deserved honor," said Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman. “Both are outstanding contributors in and out of the courtroom and are recognized leaders in the bar and in the community."
Allegra is a member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group and co-leader of the Business and Commercial Litigation team. She has extensive experience handling complex multi-party, class action, multi-jurisdictional commercial and labor and employment matters. She has successfully defended primarily Fortune 100 companies throughout the United States 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, and in May was appointed to Sutherland’s Executive Committee, the firm’s governing body.
Jamala, also a member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group, focuses her practice on complex business litigation and employment litigation. She has experience in representing companies in multi-jurisdictional, multi-party, and class action matters. In addition to her litigation practice, Jamala also provides advice and counseling services to clients about employment best practices, employer policies, and avoidance of employee-related problems.
The duo will be honored on July 31, 2011 at the Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 Gala during the 86th Annual NBA Convention in Baltimore, Md.
SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP
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.