Biography

David Allen is an associate in the firm’s litigation department, where he represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including disputes related to structured finance transactions, pharmaceutical products, and consumer products advertising. Mr. Allen also maintains an active pro bono practice. From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Allen served as a law clerk to the Hon. Sandra J. Feuerstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Representative Matters

Complex Commercial Litigation
Represent financial-guaranty insurer in breach-of-contract and fraud litigation against sponsors and underwriters of residential mortgage-backed securities.

Represent private equity firm in multiple federal litigations arising out of commercial real estate transaction.

Products Liability
Defend major pharmaceutical manufacturer against products liability claims in state and federal courts.

False Advertising
Represented internet service provider in false advertising litigation in federal court against a major competitor.

Defended consumer-products manufacturers against false advertising claims in putative class actions.

Pro Bono
Representing class of children in foster care with developmental disabilities in suit alleging that City and State agencies have failed to provide required services.

Admissions

  • New York

Publications

  • "A New Breath of Life for Private Rule 10b-5(b) Litigation After Stoneridge," 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 2093 (2011)