Randall L. Allen - Alston & Bird LLP

Randall L. Allen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Randall Allen’s nationwide practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and international arbitration. Randall is the co-chair of the firm’s International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution practice and the former chair of the firm’s Litigation and Antitrust Groups. He has argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and has litigated many complex cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including appeals and both civil and criminal jury trials. He regularly serves as lead counsel arbitrating international commercial disputes under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). Randall’s arbitration practice spans the globe with matters currently pending in Europe, Asia and the United States

Randall is consistently recognized by a number of third-party publications for his achievements in dispute resolution, including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite,” Georgia Super Lawyers and California Super Lawyers. He is a member of the board and executive committee of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society and a member of the London Court of International Arbitration. 

He received his J.D., cum laude, in 1986 and his B.A. in 1982 from Georgia State University.

Georgia State UniversityBA 1980Georgia State UniversityJ.D. 1986
American Bar AssociationGeorgia Bar AssociationGeorgia State University, College of LawBoard of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities

Case History

Antitrust and Business Litigation and Arbitration
  • Co-lead counsel for a global commercial airline in class action price-fixing litigation.
  • Lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of a consumer products manufacturer.
  • Lead trial counsel on behalf of an international chemical manufacturer in defending monopolization and attempt to monopolize claims relating to IP rights brought on behalf of a competitor.
  • Lead counsel for a global building products manufacturer in a Delaware Court of Chancery dispute between joint venture participants over corporate governance issues.
  • Lead counsel on behalf of a Fortune 200 construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer in a federal court dealer termination dispute.
Part 2
  • Lead counsel on behalf of a Fortune 500 automotive parts distributor in an Idaho price discrimination litigation, including successful defense before the Ninth Circuit.
  • Lead counsel defending the world’s largest manufacturer of floor covering products in connection with a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into coordinated activities, as well as related federal and state court class action, price-fixing litigation.
  • Lead trial counsel on behalf of the largest manufacturer of mobile phones in multiple state class actions alleging product defects. All of the class actions were dismissed at the trial court level.
  • Lead counsel for a global wireless equipment manufacturer in ICC patent licensing disputes over second- and third-generation wireless technologies.
  • Lead counsel in an ICC arbitration on behalf of an international cellular network supplier against a Venezuelan cellular provider resulting in a $46 million award on behalf of our client.
Antitrust Transaction Counseling
  • Lead counsel for the second-largest movie and game rental company in a DOJ investigation into the client’s effort to acquire a competitor, successfully challenging a competing simultaneous hostile takeover effort.
  • Represented the nation’s largest manufacturer of paper packaging products in connection with a DOJ investigation into the acquisition of a competitor.
  • Represents a construction equipment manufacturer in a DOJ investigation of an acquisition by a competitor.
  • Represents a global construction products manufacturer in an FTC investigation into the formation of a joint venture with an industry competitor.
  • Represents a global floor covering manufacturer in a DOJ review of multiple acquisitions of competitive product manufacturers.
  • Representation before the DOJ of an online professional placement firm in a merger with a competitor.
  • Representation of a specialty printing company before the FTC in connection with an acquisition by a competitor.
Other Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Antitrust of the Atlanta Metro Area
Randall L. Allen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust