Paul D. Allen is a Partner in the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices of Major, Lindsey & Africa and a member of the firm's Partner Practice Group, representing individual law firm partners and groups in the lateral marketplace.
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, representing leading financial institutions and senior management before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the NYSE, FINRA and state 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 securities, commercial, and patent litigation.
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.