Laura Mallory represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She counsels clients on compliance with state and federal employment laws; hiring and termination policies; drug testing, and other employment-related issues. She drafts separation agreements, restrictive covenants, policies, and employee handbooks. Laura also represents employers against claims such as allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and FLSA violations. 

Laura practiced in the Nashville office of Bass, Berry & Sims and in New Jersey at the law offices of Weiner Lesniak LLP prior to joining Maynard Nexsen. She focused her practice on employment law matters. After law school, Laura served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable William L'E. Wertheimer, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division.


  • Sisk Motor Company Sales to White Automotive Group
    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.
  • LFM Capital Sells Pratt Industries lntermodal Line of Business to North American Chassis Pool Cooperative
    Representation of LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its sale of Pratt Industries lntermodal 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
  • Pharos Capital's Charter Health Care Group Acquires Generations Hospice Care, Inc.
  • Apria Healthcare Acquires Airway Breathing Co.
    Client Type: Public Company
  • Retaliatory Discharge Claims Against a Pain Management Company
    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.
    Client Type: Private Company
  • Settlement of a Hybrid Wage and Hour Class Action for a Healthcare Provider
    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.
    Client Type: Private Company
  • Pro Bono Partnership with Advance Memphis to Impact Low­ Income Communities
    Client Type: Pro Bono
  • American Physician Partners Acquires TruePartners Emergency Physicians
    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
    Client Type: Private Company
  • Clearway Pain Solutions Merges with KureSmart Pain Management
    Representation of Clearway Pain Solutions, an interventional pain management medical practice that is backed by NexPhase, in its merger with KureSmart Pain Management
    Client Type: Private Company
  • Serco Inc. Acquires Alion's Naval Systems Business, a Leading Provider to the U.S. Navy and Internationally
    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 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.
    Client Type: Private Company



Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch - Labor and Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment (2023)


Speaking Engagements

2022 Employment Law Conference
October 20-21, 2022 I Franklin, TN
Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management (MTSHRM)

Labor & Employment Law Update: Returning to Familiar Waters - Best Practices for Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations
April 28, 2022 I Hybrid Event
Bass, Berry & Sims

Non-Compete Law Developments and Enforcement Trends for the Coming Year
February 23, 2022 I Webinar
Bass, Berry & Sims



  • State Bar: New Jersey, New York, Tennessee


  • The Honorable William L'E. Wertheimer, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division
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