Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, a member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group and co-leader of the Business and Commercial Litigation team, has extensive experience handling complex multi-party, 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. As a core team member in the firm’s award-winning Legal Project Management program, Allegra is involved in developing processes and tools for improving the efficient and effective delivery of legal services. She also is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
As former Chair of Sutherland’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Allegra 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. The firm graduated its first class of scholars in 2005. Allegra regularly mentors students from the program.
Before joining Sutherland in October 1997, Allegra served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
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