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 and labor
covenants, arbitrating grievances and litigating matters before the National Labor
Relations Board, and conducting due diligence in mergers and transactions
involving unionized workforces.
Lovita relies on her more than 25 years of experience to guide clients in the
defense of employment discrimination and retaliation claims involving federal
and state anti-discrimination laws. She also guides clients through the
complexities of whistleblower laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Lovita
litigates trade-secret, restrictive covenant, and class and collective action matters.
Highly skilled at internal investigations, Lovita is masterful at interviewing the
accused as well as witnesses in a way that respects personal dignity and values
Lovita also conducts employment-related training for 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. She serves as a trusted advisor to small, mid-size, and multi-national
corporations in a broad range of industries as well as non-profits.
Among her many professional accomplishments, Lovita became the first African
American woman elected partner at King & Spalding. She has also served as a
full-time professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School where she taught
Contract, Remedies, Transaction Drafting, and Negotiations.
Lovita Tandy and Michelle McClafferty, SCOTUS Ends Race Conscious Affirmative Action Admission Programs, Legal Bulletin, June 2023
Lovita Tandy, Why the NLRB General Counsel Thinks Non-Competes Violate the NLRA, Legal Bulletin, June 2023
Lovita Tandy, DOL Provides Additional Clarification on Impact of Holidays on an Employee's FMLA Leave Balance, Legal Bulletin, June 2023
Lovita Tandy and Leslie Bryan, Litigating Proportionality Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1), American Bar Association, February 2023
Lovita Tandy and Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Right Tools, Right Hands, Right Now: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Legal Representation; Home Depot Corporate Counsel; March, 2022
Lovita Tandy and 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
Financial Services Litigation
Class & Collective Actions
Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation Claims
Workplace Education & Training
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility
Duke University School of Law