Allen is a partner in Hudson Cook’s Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on representing small dollar lenders, sales finance companies, Fintech companies, banks, auto dealers and other financial services companies in government investigations, examinations and regulatory enforcement actions. He represents clients before the CFPB, FTC, DOJ, federal prudential regulators, as well as state attorneys general and financial regulatory agencies. He also assists clients in complying with federal consumer financial law.
Allen frequently speaks on a variety of compliance topics to professional associations such as: the American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee; Financial Service Centers of America; Community Financial Services Association; Online Lenders Alliance; National Association of Buy-Here-Pay-Here Dealers; and National Independent Auto Dealers Association.
Prior to joining Hudson Cook, Allen was a Senior Attorney with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Enforcement & Compliance Division. There, he conducted investigations and litigation relating to federal banking law and assisted examiners with the oversight of problem banks.
He also served as a Judicial Law Clerk for The Honorable Virginia Emerson Hopkins, Federal District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Allen received his law degree from The University of Alabama with magna cum laude, Order of the Coif honors in 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from The College of William and Mary. He is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, the Alabama Bar and the Virginia Bar.