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Matthew Allen Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

June 23, 2023

Miller Canfield attorney Matthew Allen has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Allen is a securities, white collar and business litigator and trial lawyer who has tried and arbitrated a wide variety of cases, ranging from felony matters in Detroit’s criminal courts to bet-the-company securities and international intellectual property cases. He is also a skilled appellate lawyer and a court-certified mediator and complex commercial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

Over the past decade, Allen has been consistently voted by his peers as a leading lawyer in Michigan and the United States by the publications Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers, and Leading Lawyers.

Allen has represented corporations, audit committees, and corporate officers and directors in civil and criminal investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Federal Election Commission, and various state Attorney Generals. He also tried numerous felony bench and jury trials and conducted felony preliminary examinations while serving as a special assistant prosecuting attorney in Wayne County (Detroit), Michigan.

Allen is a co-chair of the American Bar Association, SEC Enforcement Subcommittee and serves as an executive board member for Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  Allen was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Oakland County Bar Foundation, which promotes access to the legal system. He is a member the state bar associations of Michigan, New York and Illinois, and is a fellow in the American Bar Foundation and the Michigan State Bar Foundation. Allen is also a member of the Leadership Oakland Board of Directors.

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the 21st century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.

The number of fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its fellows.

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