Allen is of counsel in the Litigation & Disputes Resolution practice. He has been with the firm for 40 years, and a partner for 37 years, during which time he has served as chair of the Litigation Practice Group (1982-87); a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee (1986-2008); and Managing Partner of the Firm (1989-95). Allen is currently a member of the firm’s Professional Development Committee and Diversity Committee. Prior to joining Arnall Golden Gregory, Allen was an Assistant United States Attorney, and in 1970 was named by the Department of Justice as one of the 10 outstanding AUSA’s in the country.
Allen focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on antitrust, Alternative Dispute Resolution, involving arbitration and mediation, government investigations, and compliance.
Allen has extensive trial experience before courts across the nation, including the successful representation of a client of the firm in a landmark antitrust case before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Panel for Commercial Litigation (1991–present) and a member of the AAA Panel for Complex Commercial Litigation (1993–present). Allen is certified as a Mediator by the State of Georgia.
Allen has represented clients in the food manufacturing, distribution and retail sale for 40 years. He has specialized in arbitration matters, both as an advocate and an arbitrator, for 20 years.
Allen was a law clerk for Judge Elmo Holt in the Superior Court of Fulton County from 1968-69, and an Assistant United States Attorney from 1969-71, at which time he joined AGG. Allen served on the firm’s Executive Committee from 1986–2008, and chaired that Committee from 1989–1995. He also served as chair of the Litigation Practice Group from 1982–87.