Allen represents communications carriers and high-tech businesses on a wide-range of regulatory and dispute resolution matters. He is recognized by Super Lawyers© as an Upstate New York Rising Star in Communications, and serves as a co-chair of the New York Chapter of the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Allen has represented clients before the FCC and state public utility commissions on virtually all major issues arising in today’s telecommunications landscape, including interconnection, intercarrier compensation, regulation of VoIP and IP-based services, TDM-to-IP transition, copper retirement, pole and conduit access, regulatory compliance matters, and corporate transaction and financing approvals.
Allen has significant litigation experience, representing clients on disputes arising under the Federal Communications Act, state public utility laws, and commercial contracts. Allen specializes as the lead writer for most of the firm’s submissions to federal and state courts, and in formulating and vetting positions for client advocacy.
Allen received his J.D. cum laude from Albany Law School. He became engaged in communications law and policy during law school while serving as a Research Assistant to Hon. Eleanor Stein, a former Administrative Law Judge at the New York Public Service Commission.
Allen’s skill as an attorney is built on a foundation of analytical skill developed through his graduate and undergraduate studies in mathematics. Allen has an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. magna cum laude with honors in Mathematics from St. Lawrence University.
Allen is admitted to practice in New York and before several federal district courts.
- When Is an Algorithm Invented? The Need for a New Paradigm for Evaluating an Algorithm for Intellectual Property Protection, 15 L. J. Sci. & Tech. 579 (2005).
- This paper has been cited in several publications and papers, including an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.