Michael Allen is a Founder and Managing Principal. He is based in the Los Angeles office and focuses exclusively on partner and general counsel placements for top firms and companies. Prior to founding Lateral Link, he worked as an attorney at both Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. Michael graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, San Diego before earning his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
An active participant in the Los Angeles community, he is a member and board member of YPO Beverly Hills Chapter, The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, The Commanderie de Bordeaux, Wilshire Country Club, Eldorado Country Club, and The California Club. He resides in Santa Monica with his wife, three children and Schutzhund, Rudy.