Ahead of Contentious Midterm Election, Political Players Should Be Mindful of Strict Georgia Compliance Rules
By Andrew D. Herman and Bria Stephens
Two years ago, Georgia made political history, as Joe Biden became the first Democrat to win Georgia’s electoral votes since Bill Clinton in 1992 — and Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff became the only Democrats ever to win election in a federal runoff in Georgia.
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Allegra Lawrence-Hardy and Celeste Coco-Ewing as 2023 Litigation Stars
ATLANTA (October 5, 2022) – Benchmark Litigation announced today that Allegra Lawrence-Hardy and Celeste Coco-Ewing have been selected as 2023 Litigation Stars, a distinction that recognizes preeminent litigation practitioners in the United States.
By Jack Rodgers
Law360 (August 11, 2022, 4:42 PM EDT) -- Andrew Herman, the new leader of Lawrence & Bundy LLC's political law group, has represented a number of high-profile clients in his nearly two-decade legal career, including Major League Baseball before the House Government Reform Committee and former
New York congressional candidate Jack Davis before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lawrence & Bundy LLC is pleased to announce that Andrew D. Herman has joined the firm as Chair of the Political Law Group.
Herman is a trusted advisor and skilled litigator with nearly 25 years of experience in all aspects of political law in Washington D.C. and across the country. He advises corporations, labor unions, political committees, and non-profit organizations on compliance with federal, state, and local rules governing political activity and advocacy.
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, co-founder of Lawrence & Bundy has been appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of Spelman College. Spelman is a historically black liberal arts college for women located in Atlanta, Georgia. The college is dedicated to the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of its students, and deeply rooted in a tradition of inspiring commitment to positive social change through service.
“As an alumna of Spelman College, I can think of no greater honor than to be invited to participate in the strategic leadership of the College,” said Allegra Lawrence-Hardy. “Spelman prepared me for my choice to change the world. I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of my grandmother, former registrar, and my mother, former chair of the computer science department, in service to our beloved Spelman. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue the Spelman legacy and pass it on to future generations.”
As a member of the Board of Trustees, Ms. Lawrence-Hardy will work closely with the other members of the Board in providing basic oversight and governance of the institution, basic educational and fiscal policy, the granting of degrees, and the promotion and tenure of faculty based on the recommendation of the president.
After graduation from Spelman magna cum laude, Lawrence-Hardy went on to receive her J.D. from Yale Law School. An exemplary lawyer, Lawrence-Hardy served on the highest-ranking governing body of an international law firm for several years before co-founding her own firm, Lawrence and Bundy, which represents organizations in complex commercial litigation and labor & employment matters.
Since the start of the pandemic, employers have worked diligently to navigate the maze of regulations impacting their employee workforces. New EEOC guidance just added several new twists.
On July 12, 2022, the EEOC revised its prior guidance on What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws (“Revised Guidelines”). The Revised Guidelines make several important changes, most notably, changing the standard for when employers may permissibly test employees for COVID-19.
Lawrence & Bundy Expands its Litigation Team with the addition of R. Javoyne Hicks, Monica Owens, and Bria Stephens
ATLANTA (February 16, 2022) - Lawrence & Bundy, a nationally recognized boutique litigation firm, announced today the addition of three attorneys to its Atlanta office. The new hires reflect the firm’s continued strategic growth over the past several months.
By Allegra Lawrence-Hardy and Lisa Haldar
Unsurprisingly, our 2022 employer resolutions are generally all tied in some way to
the COVID-19 pandemic -- vaccine protocols, remote work and even vacation
policies. While these issues are not new, the landscape under which employers are
addressing these issues has changed dramatically and continues to do so as the
Lawrence & Bundy Named in U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” and Benchmark Litigation “Leading Law Firm” Rankings
For the sixth consecutive year, Lawrence & Bundy has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list. As part of the 2022 selection of distinguished firms, Lawrence & Bundy received one national ranking and six regional rankings, including two highest regional Atlanta rankings in the areas of commercial litigation and labor & employment litigation. Rankings are reflective of professional excellence, quality of legal practice, professionalism, integrity, and the high level of respect a firm has earned from clients and peers.
OSHA’s Large Employer Vaccine Mandate in Limbo Following Court Action: Ten Steps Employers Should Still Take Now
On November 5, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) giving companies with at least 100 employees two choices: 1) require all employees except those with religious or medical accommodations to become fully vaccinated (which does not include receiving a booster shot) before January 4; or 2) require employees who are not fully vaccinated to begin wearing a face covering when indoors or when occupying a vehicle with another person for work purposes after December 5 and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing after January 4.[i] Through the ETS, OSHA intends to preempt any State or local requirements that ban or limit an employer’s authority to require vaccination, face-covering, or testing.
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