Title: Managing Principal
Email: mallen@laterallink.com
Phone: 213.785.2344
Location: Los Angeles
Law School: Harvard University
Undergraduate: University of California, San Diego

"When it comes to recruiting, we are among the most demanding in the U.S. Lateral Link pre-screens candidates and finds us people with the credentials we require—without exception." 

- A. William Urquhart; Hiring Partner, currently with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP


Located in the Los Angeles office, Michael Allen is Managing Principal at Lateral Link.  Before starting Lateral Link in 2006, Michael worked as an attorney at both Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Irell & Manella LLP.  Michael focuses exclusively on partner placements with Am Law 200 clients.  Michael holds a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, with a concentration in Economics, from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.  Outside of Lateral Link, Michael enjoys skiing, surfing, basketball, and yoga.