Allen’s practice focuses on corporate law.

Allen regularly represents clients on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities and finance matters.

Relevant Experience

  • Representation of boards of directors and board committees in special situations.
  • Experience with a variety of merger, acquisition and financing transactions involving publicly held corporations.
  • Advising publicly held corporations regarding corporate governance.


  • Board of Governors, American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, St. Catherine’s School
  • Member, American College of Governance Counsel
  • Former Chair, American Bar Association Pension Plan Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association Committees on Corporate Governance, Corporate Practice and Federal Regulation of Securities
  • Former Chair, Virginia State Bar Special Committee on the Future of Law Practice
  • Former Member, Judicial Council of Virginia
  • Former Trustee, University of Virginia Law School Foundation
  • Former Junior Warden, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
  • Former Member, American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Laws
  • Past President, Virginia Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance, 2018
  • Listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate Governance, 2010-2018
  • Virginia Business – Virginia’s Legal Elite for 2016
  • Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2015 and Who’s Who Legal 2015 - Compendium Edition
  • Named The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2010-2014
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Governance Law and Corporate Law, 2014-2019