MARGARET H. ALLEN represents companies and board committees in internal investigations and whistleblower actions all over the world, often involving allegations of fraud and corruption. Margaret has represented companies in investigatory and enforcement proceedings by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Air Force, and state regulatory agencies.
Margaret also represents individuals and corporations in complex disputes in international arbitration and in courts across the United States. Her extensive experience litigating class actions and multi-jurisdictional disputes spans all aspects of pleadings, discovery, trial, and appeal. She litigates all manner of high-risk business disputes, including those involving breach of contract, business torts, and securities claims.
In addition, Margaret represents public and private companies in high-stakes civil rights and employment cases, and advises on significant employment and anti-corruption matters in a myriad of contexts, including national and international corporate transactions and reorganizations.
In 2022, Margaret was ranked as a leading employment lawyer by Chambers USA, which noted that clients praise her for being “both a tough negotiator and a calming influence on all parties,” as well as “extremely quick at responding and a very direct communicator.” Margaret has been named a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers from 2012–2018 and one of the top 50 Up-and-Coming Women in 2018.