Allegra Lawrence-Hardy uses creativity and results-oriented strategic analysis to develop legal solutions that work for her clients. Allegra works with her clients on complex commercial and labor and employment matters. She has successfully defended Fortune 100 companies throughout the United States and abroad in numerous trials, arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Allegra is known for her skill in trying cases, negotiating complex settlements and finding creative solutions. Allegra helps develop processes and tools for improving the efficiency and delivery of legal services.
Allegra often shares her deep litigation knowledge as a prolific author and sought-after speaker. While serving as chair of Sutherland’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, she developed Sutherland Scholars, a summer pre-law school “boot camp” offered at no cost for students from historically black colleges and universities.
Allegra is a graduate of Yale Law School and is a member of its Executive Committee. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Spelman College. She was a law clerk for the Honorable Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Allegra is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, which is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society and represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishments in litigation, trial work and superior ethical reputation.
Allegra has been recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers, repeatedly named to The Best Lawyers in America and repeatedly included in the Georgia Trend “Legal Elite,” and repeatedly listed as an Atlanta Magazine “Super Lawyer,” “Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyer,” and “Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyer.” She was selected for inclusion among The Black Lawyers “Top 100” and named to the “Rainmakers” list by Diversity & the Bar. She is regularly quoted in the media as a leading practitioner in her field.
After spending her career at Sutherland, where she was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and co-leader of the business litigation group, Allegra co-founded Lawrence & Bundy LLC. Founded by Allegra Lawrence-Hardy and Thomas Bundy, the litigation firm Lawrence & Bundy delivers the results clients demand. With innovative problem solving and creative fee arrangements, the firm provides agile, effective, efficient solutions for clients nationwide. Lawrence & Bundy represents an array of sophisticated business entities and people in Atlanta, GA, and Washington, D.C.