Paul D. Allen



(415) 274-0780 Office

  • Palo Alto
  • San Francisco

Paul D. Allen is a Partner with the San Francisco office of Major, Lindsey & Africa and a member of the firm’s Partner Practice Group. 
Prior to joining MLA, Paul practiced law in San Francisco and Silicon Valley for 20 years with major law firms and as in-house counsel. Paul served as Executive Director and Division Risk Manager for Morgan Stanley’s Global Wealth Management Group. He was a Partner with Bingham McCutchen’s Securities Practice in San Francisco, primarily representing major financial institutions and senior management in private client litigation and before the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA and other regulatory agencies. Paul served as Executive Director with Morgan Stanley’s Law Division after having been appointed First Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. He also has experience in commercial, employment and patent litigation, and began his legal career as securities, employment and commercial litigation counsel at Thelen Reid & Priest. 
Paul earned his law degree from Cornell Law School in 1987 and his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. 
Paul grew up in Portola Valley and currently resides in Silicon Valley with his wife and two children. He is actively involved with Mona Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting grassroots educational initiatives in developing nations.


  • Cornell Law School: J.D.
  • University of California at Berkeley: A.B.