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Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Partner, Lawrence & Bundy LLC to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís Event

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Partner, Lawrence & Bundy LLC will speak at the Knowledge Groupís webcast. For further details, please visit:

New York, NY, May 04, 2017 --( About Allegra Lawrence-Hardy

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy uses creativity and results-oriented strategic analysis to develop legal solutions that work for her clients. Allegra 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 known for her skill in trying cases, negotiating complex settlements and finding creative solutions. Allegra also 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.

About Lawrence & Bundy LLC

Lawrence & Bundy is a commercial litigation firm skilled in handling complex matters, including class and collective actions, retirement and welfare plan disputes, employment litigation compliance and corporate governance matters, insurance coverage disputes and internal investigations. L&B devotes extensive time and resources to learning our clients' business and earning their trust by resolving difficult challenges with real-world, cost-effective solutions.

Event Synopsis:

Recent petitions questioning the validity and enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements have raised another challenge for employers. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) argued that since these waivers prohibit employees from engaging in “concerted activities” in pursuit of their “mutual aid or protection,” it interferes with the employees' rights, thus violates NLRA. The Seventh and Ninth Circuits have taken the side of NLRB, however the Fifth, Second and Eighth Circuits have rejected it with the stand that such waivers are not substantive rights under NLRA.

Following these recent updates, it is important to know how to deal with these matters. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of class action waivers in arbitration agreements. In this two-hour live Webcast, the speakers will help employers and employees understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the enforceability and validity of such waivers. They will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective step-by-step guidance in modifying employers' arbitration programs.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

Class Action Provisions in Arbitration Agreements
Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (FAA) – Legal Overview
Fifth Circuit’s Decision in Murphy Oil USA, Inc. v. N.L.R.B., 808 F.3d 1013 (5th Cir. 2015)
NLRB's Stand on Class Action Waivers
Recent Appellate Cases Involving Class Action Waivers
Effectively Modifying Arbitration Programs

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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