Mr. Allen is an experienced labor and employment litigator with a focus on complex matters in the wage and hour and employment discrimination areas.
He regularly represents clients in collective and class actions under the FLSA and state wage and hour laws, including off-the-clock work, employee misclassification, joint employer status, meal and rest periods, termination pay, preliminary and postliminary activities, and the fluctuating workweek method for overtime compensation.
As part of his complex wage and hour practice, Mr. Allen has helped clients secure multi-district litigation treatment, obtain decertification of a nationwide collective action, limit conditional certification of a proposed nationwide collective action and obtain summary judgment.
He also has experience with litigating individual and class action employment discrimination claims, participating in mediation and settlement negotiations and preparing jury research exercises.
Mr. Allen received his JD from the University of Virginia School Of Law, an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a BS from the University of Virginia.