Tamika N. HardyPartner
Tamika N. Hardy concentrates her practice on litigating employment, commercial and banking disputes in federal and state courts as well as before various state and federal administrative agencies.
Tamika represents employers and property owners, including corporations, municipalities, small businesses, not-for-profit agencies, and indemnified employees, in matters involving claims of employment and/or housing discrimination, harassment and retaliation as well as violations of restrictive covenants, trade secrets and confidentiality agreements in federal and state courts, and before various administrative agencies. In addition to litigating these matters, Tamika regularly conducts internal investigations and provides preventive advice and strategies as well as pre-litigation counseling on various types of employment matters, including restrictive covenant, trade secret, confidentiality agreement, breach of contract, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation cases.
Tamika represents corporate entities, officers, directors, partners and shareholders in corporate disputes, including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, and dissolution disputes.
Tamika represents banks, credit unions, loan servicers, private lenders, title companies, financial institutions and other creditors in breach of contract, commercial note enforcement proceedings, commercial foreclosure, debtor and creditor issues, title disputes and other tort and business claims regularly brought by or against banks. She has particular experience handling the foreclosure of non-performing mortgages, reverse mortgage litigation, mortgage fraud claims, lender liability issues and debt enforcement proceedings. Tamika also evaluates non-performing and defaulted loans to provide advice regarding risk and potential exposure related to future enforcement and collection litigation. She also handles litigation involving guarantors on corporate debts in judgment proceedings, including drafting and responding to restraining notices as well as conducting and defending informational deposition regarding debtors’ assets.
Tamika is serving on the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for the 2022-2023 term and the Suffolk County Board of Ethics, which renders advisory opinions to Suffolk County’s public servants on ethics and conflict of interest issues, conduct investigations and hearings. She is also a member of the Nassau County Committee on Equal Justice in the Courts.
Tamika served as Treasurer of the National Bar Association’s (NBA) Labor and Employment Law Section and as Co-Chair of the NBA’s Women Lawyers Division Award’s Breakfast Nomination’s Committee for 2018-2019. The National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest bar association of African-American attorneys, jurists and law students. She also served as a member of the NBA’s National Convention Committee and the NBA Region II Convention CLE Subcommittee for the NBA’s Annual Conference in New York City in 2019. Tamika is currently Co-Chair of the NBA’s Annual Labor and Employment Conference.
Active in the local bar, Tamika was the President of the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association in 2021 and is currently a member of Amistad’s Board of Directors.
Tamika is an active member of the Long Island Women’s Collaborative. She served as Co-Chairperson of the Annual Women’s Leadership Conference Event Committee in 2018 and 2019.
She also participates on the firm’s pro bono team, where she represents the indigent in landlord-tenant disputes, and the firm’s Women’s Initiative Committee.
Recognized for her commitment to the legal profession and her community, Long Island Business News named Tamika one of its 40 Rising Stars Under 40 and in 2018 granted her the Leadership in Law Associate Award. She was awarded a fellowship from the NYSBA’s Labor and Employment Law Section on Diversity for 2018-2020. The fellowship is designed to attract emerging leaders in the field and increase the diversity of the Section membership and within the NYSBA. In addition, the NBA’s Women Lawyers’ Division in 2022 gave Tamika its Outstanding Minority Partner at a Majority Firm Award.
While in law school, Tamika interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s New York District Office. She also was an associate Mulligan Editor on Fordham’s Moot Court Board and a member of Fordham’s Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal.
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New JerseyCourt Admissions
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyBar Affiliations
National Bar Association
Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar AssociationEducation
Fordham University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.