Nov 26, 2018
Allen has an extensive background in legislation, regulation, and government enforcement, including frequent work on business immigration, ballot measures, and trade association issues.
He served as Director of Congressional Relations and Counselor to the Commissioner for the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) in Washington, D.C., where he represented President Clinton’s positions before Congress. He previously worked as Counsel to the US House Judiciary Committee, where he drafted, analyzed and negotiated legislation regarding civil and constitutional rights, immigration, and federal courts.
Since leaving government more than a decade ago, Allen has continued to work directly with all levels of government on behalf of his clients. He counsels corporations and individuals in business immigration matters ranging from U.S. companies hiring non-citizens to foreign companies looking to establish a U.S. presence.
Allen has frequently drafted ballot measures and has been involved in numerous successful state and local initiative campaigns. In addition, Allen provides strategic legal support to trade associations and other companies regarding regulatory, compliance, and corporate issues.
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