Allen I. Fagin served as Chairman of the firm from 2005-2011, and is a former co-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Department. He has represented clients in such diverse fields as telecommunications, transportation, health care, insurance, legal services, utilities, financial services, entertainment and manufacturing.
Allen has represented employers in all types of employment litigation, including claims alleging age, race, sex and national origin discrimination, breach of contract, defamation, and wrongful discharge. He has litigated matters – which include multi-plaintiff and class action litigation – in the state and federal courts of New York as well as a number of other jurisdictions, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, and Maryland. In addition to traditional litigation, Allen has handled numerous employment-related disputes on behalf of insurance and financial services industry clients before arbitration panels of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the New York Stock Exchange.
A recognized leader in the field of labor and employment law, Allen has appeared on CNN and been quoted in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, Business Week, ABA Journal, US News and World Report, and The New York Law Journal. He has published regularly in the labor and employment field and has contributed numerous articles to Human Resource Executive, Legal Report (a publication issued by the Society for Human Resource Management), The National Law Journal, The Practical Lawyer, and Corporate Counselor. Allen also is a frequent lecturer on employment discrimination matters and has spoken at a multitude of seminars for clients, in-house counsel and human resources and labor professionals.
Despite the demands of his practice, Allen still finds time to provide leadership in the community and has devoted a substantial portion of his spare time to numerous philanthropic organizations. For example, Allen is a Senior Vice President of the Orthodox Union and a former member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Alliance of New York, an organization providing pro bono legal services to non-profit and community development organizations in the New York City area.