GT Continues Strategic Expansion in Washington, D.C., Adds International Arbitration Pro

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 19, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to grow its Washington, D.C. presence by adding international arbitration and dispute resolution attorney Thomas G. Allen. He joins as a shareholder in the firm’s award-winning Litigation Practice. He was previously a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

“Tom’s strategic addition to our office’s roster will complement our key practice areas and expertise to better service our clients’ needs through the legal services we offer both nationally and worldwide,” said Laura Metcoff Klaus and Robert Mangas, co-managing shareholders of Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office.

Allen’s practice focuses on international arbitration and is supplemented by a background representing global corporations in investigations and enforcement proceedings before U.S. government agencies. Allen has also tried jury and bench trials in state and federal courts and has extensive appellate experience. Recently, Allen was one of the lead attorneys in the successful defense of a $7 billion arbitration claim brought before the International Chamber of Commerce related to the shutdown of a nuclear power generating station in California. Allen joins the Washington, D.C. office on the heels of highly regarded capital markets practitioner Lee Ann Anderson, a shareholder in the Corporate Practice, and Daniel E. Parga, an associate in the International Trade Practice.

“Tom is a welcomed addition to our team; he can identify unique approaches and is highly skilled in litigating complex disputes, further enhancing Greenberg Traurig’s dispute resolution capabilities in the international space,” said Lori G. Cohen and Jeff E. Scott, co-chairs of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice, which has more than 600 attorneys firmwide. “Greenberg Traurig’s collaborative culture will be well served by his experience in a wide range of sectors, including nuclear and solar energy, equipment manufacturing, and aviation.”

“Greenberg Traurig’s global platform was a big draw for me,” Allen said. “When your practice is centered on cross-border disputes, it is a win-win to join GT and to be able to pair my experience with the depth and breadth that GT attorneys bring to the table in so many markets. There are natural synergies between the firm’s Litigation and International Arbitration practices and my focus and experience.”

Allen received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2002 from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, and his B.A. in 1997 from The Catholic University of America.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. Office

Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office is home to a multidisciplinary team of lawyers and governmental affairs professionals with strategic experience helping companies of all sizes to navigate the federal government. The office’s work encompasses governmental affairs, federal procurement, global trade and investment, health and FDA business, litigation, government contracts, antitrust, insurance recovery and advisory, energy, telecommunications, real estate, intellectual property, representation of foreign governments, and national defense and homeland security. Greenberg Traurig’s clients range from the federal defense sector to energy, telecommunications, and health care companies, which the firm represents before government agencies, regulatory bodies, Congress, and the courts. The firm’s Washington, D.C. attorneys are also involved in handling a wide range of regulatory, corporate, and finance work for clients in these industries.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice includes a team of more than 600 attorneys. The firm’s trial lawyers regularly appear in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as in appellate courts and before international arbitration panels. They work closely with in-house counsel to develop a strategy that best fits a litigation cost and proficiency model appropriate to the client’s unique needs goals.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.