Allegra Lawrence-Hardy focuses her practice on Business and Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment, and Crisis Management. 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 lead counsel in Fair Fight Action v. Raffensperger. This historic litigation filed against the Secretary of State’s office and the State Election Board challenges the intentional neglect of voting systems that targeted communities of color and kept them from voting in the 2018 election. The lawsuit seeks to address these issues and to develop systems for accountability, to improve the systems, policies, and procedures for voter registration, absentee ballot processing, and provisional ballots, and to provide other reforms. She 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 was also 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 holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a JD from Yale Law School.