Allen is the Senior Director,Chair Public Engagement at APCO Worldwide.
Allen also advises numerous nonprofit and educational clients including the United Nations, the Nobel Prize institutions, the Shanghai World Expo, the Mayo Clinic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology(KAUST), MASDAR and the Kavli Foundation on their branding, media and technology partnerships and thought leadership. He has represented individual clients such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Jack Welch, Dr. Sally Ride and many Nobel Laureates.
Allen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University (magna cum laude), a Master of Philosophy degree in international relations from Cambridge University (UK) and a Juris Doctor degreee from the University of Virginia. Previously, Allen was a communications/media lawyer at Dow, Lohnes LLC and Morrison & Foerster LP.