Michael Allen
CEO
Office: Los Angeles
School: Harvard Law School, J.D.
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"Michael is super smart and will work tirelessly to make sure he does a great job for you. He is innovative and sees the big picture. A pleasure to work with."

-Marc Meister, Irell & Manella

Michael Allen is a Founder and Managing Principal.  He is based in the Los Angeles office and focuses exclusively on partner and general counsel placements for top firms and companies.  Prior to founding Lateral Link, he worked as an attorney at both Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. Michael graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, San Diego before earning his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

An active participant in the Los Angeles community, he is a member and Chair of YPO Beverly Hills Chapter, The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, The Commanderie de Bordeaux, Wilshire Country Club, Eldorado Country Club, and The California Club. He resides in Santa Monica with his wife, three children and Schutzhund, Rudy.