For businesses and not-for-profits grappling with employment and labor relations issues, Allen Roberts is a creative, collaborative partner. He helps clients anticipate challenges and limit risk. Whether defending a company in a high-stakes whistleblower case or providing due diligence for a major transaction, Allen brings a comprehensive mix of experience to the table. His track record as a litigator, transactional counselor, and compliance advisor aids his analysis and guidance concerning the financial and reputational impact of key decisions. Allen’s precise drafting and litigation sensitivity guard against unwanted surprises in transaction representation, executive employment negotiations, and union relations.
Allen has earned the respect and trust of not only his clients—but adversaries, judges, and arbitrators—who value his ability to work productively with all parties involved. He has defeated a wide range of high-exposure matters, including collective and class actions, whistleblower claims, and discrimination and retaliation claims. Companies seeking strategic investments rely on him to uncover potential employee, union, and benefits liabilities—all with the goal of helping avoid future litigation exposure.
Allen and his wife, Heidi, founded the U.S. Friends of Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to wildlife conservation, research, medical treatment, innovation, and anti-poaching initiatives. They have raised over $2 million in donations since 2007. He is also a collector of art ranging from modern and contemporary paintings to Tang and Han Dynasty, other Asian, and Neolithic works.