Nashville
SunTrust Plaza
401 Commerce Street, Suite 1010
Nashville, Tennessee 37219T: 615.320.5200
Birmingham
Two Chase Corporate Drive
Suite 120
Birmingham, Alabama 35244

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Employment litigation; employment law counseling and advising in all areas of employee relations; data privacy and security law; social media and BYOD policies

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2013
  • Alabama, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2014

Education

Cumberland School of Law at Samford University

  • J.D., 2012
  • Symposium Editor, Cumberland Law Review
  • Recipient, Order of the Barristers
  • Recipient, Hand Arendall Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
  • Fellow, Judge Abraham Caruthers Legal Research & Writing Fellowship (2010-2011)

Florida State University

  • B.A., 2008
  • Editor-in-Chief, Gannett Inc.'s FSView & Florida Flambeau Newspaper
  • Recipient, FSU Freshman Scholarship

Seminars & Presentations

Mallory Schneider Ricci
Attorney

"Never tell me the odds." - Han Solo

Mallory's practice focuses on assisting employers in defense of labor and employment matters in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies.  She represents a wide range of clients in a variety of employment matters, including alleged race, sex, age, and disability discrimination; wrongful termination claims; and state law claims.  Mallory also assists employers in responding to administrative complaints and investigations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Born in Shalimar, Florida, Mallory received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and her law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where she served as the Symposium Editor on the Cumberland Law Review.  During law school, Mallory competed on both the Mock Trial and Moot Court National Competition Teams. In recognition  of her success and involvement in mock trial and moot court, Mallory was inducted into the Order of the Barristers.

Published Decision

  • Jury verdict in favor of Eaton Corporation in the case of Ruby Blackmon v. Eaton Corporation. Mallory was second-chair in a week-long jury trial involving sex harassment and retaliation claims against the employer. Employer won on all counts. 

Publications/Presentations

  • Is There Privilege Between EEOC Attorneys and Potential Claimants?, American Bar Association Employment and Labor Law Newsletter, February 18, 2015
  • Drafting Litigation Hold Letters in FLSA Putative Collective Actions, American Bar Association Employment and Labor Law Newsletter, December 17, 2014
  • "Not a LOL Matter: Workplace Policy Tips on BYOD, Social Media, and Data Security Essentials" webinar, presented with 3n1 Media, October 2014
  • "Not a LOL Matter: Workplace Policy Tips on BYOD, Social Media, and Data Security Essentials," presented with 3n1 Media, August 2014
  • Note, Silence in the Court: Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission Rules of Procedure Silence Potential Ethical Complaints Against Judges, 42 CUMB. L. REV. 377 (2012)
  • Op-Ed, VIEWPOINTS: Alabama's Rules Against Confidentiality in Judicial Ethics Complaints Affect Us All, BIRMINGHAM NEWS, May 29, 2011 
  • “Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission: The Impact of the 2010 Amendments.” Presented at Birmingham Young Men’s Business Club Chapter Meeting, Birmingham, Alabama, June 27, 2011

Awards & Recognition

Named, Mid-South Rising Stars, 2016

Professional Activities/Associations

  • LAW (Lawyers' Association for Women)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee
  • Author, American Bar Association News & Development
  • Co-Editor, American Bar Association Employment and Labor Relations Law Newsletter
  • Program Chair, American Bar Association 2016 Litigation Section Annual Conference

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Mallory is a member of Trinity Church and periodically volunteers her time to coach undergraduate and/or law school mock trial teams. Mallory has coached the following teams: Vanderbilt University Mock Trial Coach 2012-2014; Belmont Law Mock Trial Coach 2014; and University of Alabama at Birmingham Mock Trial Coach 2011-2013

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Mallory enjoys spending her downtime with her husband, Cory, and their fur-child, Elle. On the weekends you will find her working on house-related projects, going on long walks with Elle, and catching up on her favorite shows (which include Super Girl, Big Bang Theory, and Modern Family).
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