Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend Adds Leading International Arbitration Partner

Thomas G. Allen Joins in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Thomas G. Allen to the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Allen will serve as a partner in the firm’s nationally recognized Construction & Infrastructure Team. Mr. Allen will act as Global Lead for International Disputes. He joins from Greenberg Traurig.

Mr. Allen brings a practice focused on international arbitration and cross-border disputes in a variety of industries, with an emphasis on energy, manufacturing, construction, and aviation. He has broad experience in high-value international and U.S. arbitrations, and he litigates the enforceability of arbitration clauses and arbitration awards in U.S. courts. Mr. Allen acts as an arbitrator and has advised foreign governments and corporations in investor-state dispute settlement matters. He serves as Vice Chair of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and he counsels foreign and U.S. corporations on U.S. government investigations and enforcement proceedings. 

“Kilpatrick Townsend has an exceptional reputation in international arbitration and adding Tom with his established practice will complement the firm’s expertise and enhance our reputation,” said Lee Mann, Chair of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Construction & Infrastructure Team. “The firm has been seeking to expand its international arbitration capabilities in the energy, heavy equipment, and manufacturing industries, and Tom brings additional experience in this area to Kilpatrick Townsend. We welcome Tom to the firm.” 

Mr. Allen is an industry thought leader. He is a frequent lecturer on international arbitration topics, is a former adjunct professor in the international arbitration discipline, and is a go-to resource for legal and business media. Mr. Allen is also active in serving the legal community. He serves on the Board of  the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and he previously served as the Fundraising Campaign Co-Chair for the Legal Aid Society of Washington, D.C. 

“I was drawn to the firm’s strategic, international footprint especially as it aligned perfectly with my focus on the Asian market and the clients that I serve in the region,” said Tom Allen. “As I learned more about the firm and the top-tier work that they do across numerous growth industries in the construction and infrastructure arena, I knew that clients would benefit from Kilpatrick Townsend’s expertise and platform. This is a particularly exciting time to be practicing in this area with the trend toward clean energy and possible incentives in the infrastructure plans proposed by the new administration. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and clients at Kilpatrick Townsend.”

Mr. Allen earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and his B.A. from The Catholic University of America.

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