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 “Van Fleet’s Grand Feats: A billion-dollar win? He’s got lots of those,” is the title of the Texas Monthly/Super Lawyers article highlighting Allan’s 30 years of litigation, arbitration, and antitrust victories; pro bono work; and service to the bar and community. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business lauded Allan as “an exceptional commercial litigator who enjoys a fantastic reputation in the antitrust sector,” ranking him in the top Band 1 of antitrust lawyers in Texas. Allan is recognized nationally and internationally in the Best Lawyers in the United States, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, and The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers. PLC Which Lawyer? recognizes Allan not only as a leading competition lawyer, but also among the top 20 “highly recommended” litigators In Texas.


 


Best Lawyers in the United States named Allan the 2013 Antitrust Lawyer of the Year in Houston.


 


He has been repeatedly selected by Super Lawyers magazine in Antitrust Litigation and Business Litigation, among the Top 100 lawyers In Texas (Top 3 In 2006).


 


In 2010-11, Allan was Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, the largest body of antitrust, competition, and consumer protection professionals in the world, with 8,000 members globally, including lawyers, economists, enforcement officials, jurists, and academics.


 


At the request of the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, he has served as a U.S. delegate to the annual conferences of the International Competition Network and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


 


Allan has represented large and small companies and governmental bodies in a variety of industries, including computer hardware and software, Internet services and domain names, telecommunications, biotechnology, human and veterinary health care, foods and beverages, energy, oilfield equipment and services, pipelines, railroads, airlines, steelmaking, glassmaking, concrete and cement, accounting, financial services, insurance, legal services, collegiate logo merchandise, entertainment, and education.


 


He has tried and arbitrated cases for plaintiffs and defendants across the country and around the globe. His antitrust practice includes, in addition to litigation, developing compliance programs; providing advice on transactions; structuring mergers and acquisitions; and representing clients before federal, state, and international enforcement agencies.


 

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  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Antitrust: 50%

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Mcdermott Will & Emery Llp

1000 Louisiana St Ste 3900
Houston, TX, 77002-5035

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 201311/29/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197801/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2015
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2015
Tier OneChambers USA2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Tier OneChambers USA2014
Tier OneChambers USA2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaLawyer of the Year - Antitrust2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
N/APractical Law Company's Dispute Resolution Handbook2010
ListedChambers USA2009
N/ATexas Super Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Top 3 Lawyers in TexasTexas Super Lawyers2009
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2009
N/APractical Law Company's Dispute Resolution Handbook2009
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2009
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2008
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2008
N/APractical Law Company's Dispute Resolution Handbook2008
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2008
ListedChambers USA2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
ListedChambers USA2007
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2007
N/AAmerican Bar Association2007
N/APractical Law Company's Dispute Resolution Handbook2007
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2007
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
ListedChambers USA2006
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2006
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2006
N/ATexas Super Lawyers2006
N/APractical Law Company's Dispute Resolution Handbook2006
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2006
Texas Super LawyersTop 3 Lawyers in Texas2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
ListedChambers USA2005
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2005
N/ATexas Super Lawyers2005
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2005
N/APractical Law Company's Dispute Resolution Handbook2005
ListedChambers USA2004
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2004
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2004
N/APractical Law Company's Dispute Resolution Handbook2004
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2004
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2003
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2003
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2003
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2002
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2002
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2002
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2001
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2001
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2001
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2000
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists2000
World's Leading Antitrust and Competition LawyersEuromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Antitrust and Competition Lawyers2000
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and EconomistsInternational Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists1999
N/ATexas Super LawyersN/A
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
N/ATexas Super LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorRice University Jones Graduate School of Maagement2013 - Present
PartnerMcDermott Will & Emery2012 - Present
Principal ShareholderGreenberg Traurig2006 - 2012
PartnerVinson & Elkins1977 - 2006
Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals 2d Circuit1977 - 1977
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Antitrust Law SectionChair2009 - 2010
Texas Children's CommissionCommissioner2009 - 2014
State Bar of TexasDirector2005 - 2008
Texas Access to Justice CommissionCommissioner2005 - 2009
American Bar AssociatonMember, House of Delegates2000 - 2003
United States - Mexico Bar AssociationPresident1999 - 2000
Texas Appleseed CenterChair1996 - 1998
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Legal CurrentClick to edit publication titleA LAWYER INSPIRED BY “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” DEFENDS THE ATTICUS FINCH OF “GO SET A WATCHMAN”2015
Antitrust MagazineMexico's Controversial Competition Law Reforms: A Second Antitrust Revolution?2015
National Law JournalTrading True Diversity for an Easy "Race-Neutral" High?2013
Corporate Counsel QuarterlyAntitrust Compliance in the Current Administration - And the Next?2012
Antitrust MagazineAntitrust and Quantum Physics2011
Antitrust MagazineEx.per.tise2011
The In-House Perspective (IBA)Joining Non-Signatories to an Arbitration Agreement2007
Practical Law Company publicationA Q&A Guide to Dispute Resolution in the United States2007
State Bar of TexasCompetencia Económica2007
Business Law InternationalIn-House Counsel: Should they be More Privileged in the US than in the EU?2006
Practical Law Company publicationLitigation and Arbitration in the United States2005
West Group publicationEthical Issues in Commercial Cases2005
Executive Legal AdvisorTalking to a Lawyer Could Get Risky: Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines2004
Alliance of Independent Bankers QuarterlyYou Can't Argue With Numbers: The Mexican Immigrant Population in Texas is Growing and Untapped Market for Financial Institutions2004
American Bar Association publicationTexas Antitrust2004
Litigation News (ABA)New Rules on Disclosing Client Confidential Information: Are the ABA and SEC Turning Litigators into Stool Pigeons?2003
Aspatore Book publicationAntitrust Law: "Foundations, Pillars, and Global Forces2003
State Bar of TexasDoing Business in Texas: A Guide For Foreign Investors Doing Business in the Lone Star State2003
American Bar Association publicationAttorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Immunity2003
The Antitrust SourceAsk the Ethics Experts: Contacts With Represented Parties2002
Practical Law Company publicationPrivate Remedies in the U.S., E.U., Canada, and Mexico2002
Antitrust magazineConsolidation Con Salsa: Mergers and Acquisitions in Mexico2001
Cornell University PressTexas Legal Ethics2001
Antitrust magazineAsk the Experts: Legal Ethics in B2B Formation2000
American Bar Association publication1999 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments2000
Lawyers Cooperative PublishingPreliminary Considerations1998
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Rice UniversityBehavioral ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1976