He was Adjunct Professor of Management at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business, where he taught Antitrust for Business Managers.
Allan is recognized nationally and internationally by Super Lawyers, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, and The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers. Chambers USA ranks him in Band 1 of leading antitrust lawyers in Texas. PLC Which Lawyer? lists him as a leading competition lawyer and among the top 20 “highly recommended” litigators in Texas. Texas Super Lawyers has repeatedly included Allan among its Top 100 lawyers, in both antitrust litigation and business litigation, and in 2006 named him one of the Top 3 lawyers in Texas.
Allan is an active member of many professional and community organizations. He is a former Director of the State Bar of Texas and Member of the ABA House of Delegates. He is the former President of the United States – Mexico Bar Association and former Chair of the Houston Bar Association Antitrust Section. He is a former Commissioner of the Texas Access to Justice Commission and currently served on the Texas Supreme Court Commission on Children, Youth and Families. He is a director and former Chair of Texas Appleseed. He is co- founder and General Counsel of African Angels Children’s Fund, which builds and operates secondary schools in Kenya.
Allan has been recognized for his pro bono work over many years. In 2012 and 2015, he filed an amicus curiae briefs in Fisher v. University of Texas on behalf of the Family of Heman Sweatt, who in 1946 was denied admission to UT Law School for the sole “fact that he is a negro,” leading to the landmark case Sweatt v. Painter. Of the 91 amicus briefs filed in Fisher, Tony Mauro of the National Law Journal praised Allan’s as “one of the most powerful briefs on either side,” and Texas Lawyer featured Allan in its the cover story, “Friends and Foes.”
He is admitted to practice in Texas and the District of Columbia and before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, D.C. Circuit, Federal Circuit, and 11th Circuit, and all federal district courts in Texas.
· Columbia Law School, J.D. 1977 (First in Class; Columbia Law Review)
· Rice University, B.A. 1976 (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
He can be reached at 713-826-1954 and firstname.lastname@example.org