Lovita Tandy is a seasoned litigator and well-recognized authority in the area of labor & employment law. Lovita has extensive experience in traditional labor matters including negotiating collective bargaining agreements, arbitrating grievances, and conducting due diligence in mergers and transactions involving unionized workforces.
She began practicing at King & Spalding and where she became the first African American woman elected partner. Her more than twenty years of experience includes defending dozens of employment discrimination and retaliation claims involving federal and state anti-discrimination laws, whistleblower laws, and the FLSA. Lovita also has litigated multiple trade-secret, restrictive covenant, class and collective action matters.
She conducts high-level internal investigations, provides employment-related training to corporations and high-level executives, designs ADA, FLSA, and other employment-related compliance programs and offers advice and counseling on the full spectrum of employment laws.
Lovita has served as a trusted advisor to small, mid-size, and multi-national corporations in various industries as well as non-profits. From 2011 – 2013, she served as a full-time professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School where she taught Contract, Remedies, Transaction Drafting, and Negotiations.
While in law school, Lovita was a member of the Moot Court Board and a founding member of the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Richard L. Williams in the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.
Co-Author with Bonnie Burke, Case Law Updates on Sex Discrimination Arbitration Waivers & Joint Employment Law (October 1, 2018) Law360
Panelist, Harvard University Women in Business’ Consulting Panel, September 2017.
Moderator, “The Business of Practicing Law in the New Millennium: Understanding Law Firm Economics and Knowing How to Put Yourself Out There,” Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys Annual Conference, March 2017
Moderator and presenter, “Understanding Micro-Aggressions,” The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention & Production’s (WG1) 2016 Annual Meeting, October 2016.
Presenter, "How to Build an Effective Reasonable Accommodations Process Within Your Organization," Society for Human Resource Management - Foothills, GA Chapter, October 2016.
Presenter, "Gender in Negotiations," Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys CLE-at-Sea, Dubai, UAE, October 2016.
Presenter, "When Worlds Collide: Balancing the Responsibilities of the MEC and HR in Physician Peer Review," King & Spalding Healthcare Roundtable, December 2015.
Presenter, “Women’s Federal Statutory Rights in the Workplace,” American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2014 National Convention, November 2014.
Moderator, “The Evolution of Diversity in the State Bar of Georgia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, October 2012.
Panelist, “Diversity in the Workplace: Microinsults,” American Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting, February 2011.
Presenter, “The Americans with Disabilities Act: New Risks for Employers and a Gold Mine for Employees?” The Seminar Group’s 6th Annual Labor and Employment Conference, October 2009.
H. Lane Dennard and Lovita T Tandy, Unions' Right To Company Information (Third Edition) (2001) (Treatise).
Labor & Employment
Employment Discrimination &
Duke University School of Law