Laura Mallory represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She advises companies on a variety of employment matters and provides counsel to clients on compliance with state and federal employment laws; hiring and termination policies; drug testing and other employment related issues. Her practice also involves the drafting of separation agreements, restrictive covenants, position statements, policies and employment handbooks. Laura also represents employers against various employment claims involving allegations of discrimination, wrongful termination, FLSA violations, retaliation and others.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Laura practiced in the Nashville office of King & Ballow and in New Jersey at the law offices of Weiner Lesniak LLP, where she focused her practice on employment law matters. Following law school, Laura served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable William L’E. Wertheimer, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Representation of Sisk Motor Company, a provider of automobile sale and purchase services, in its sale to White Automotive Group, a family-owned group of automotive dealerships. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its sale of Pratt Industries Intermodal Chassis, a designer and manufacturer of specialized trailers and chassis, to the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative, a provider of a modern fleet of chassis to users with at cost pricing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of a pain management company in retaliatory discharge claims that stemmed from a False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam lawsuit alleging fraudulent billing for medically-directed services.
Representation of a leading post-acute care provider in a hybrid wage and hour class and collective action under FRCP 23 and the FLSA brought by a group of former employees alleging that they were misclassified as exempt and entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours each week.
Representation of American Physician Partners (APP), a leader in emergency medicine, hospitalist and intensivist management services, in its acquisition of TruePartners Emergency Physicians, an emergency medicine group based in Wellington, Florida
Representation of Clearway Pain Solutions, an interventional pain management medical practice that is backed by NexPhase, in its merger with KureSmart Pain Management
Represented Serco Inc. in its definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations, for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019. Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, will strengthen its presence in naval support with this acquisition, and will become a stronger integrated maritime solutions provider for the U.S Navy and other customers.
Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch — Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment (2023)