Michael Allen is Managing Principal at Lateral Link, focusing exclusively on partner placements with AmLaw 200 clients. Before starting Lateral Link in 2006, Michael worked as an attorney at both Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. Mr. Allen holds a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, with a concentration in Economics, from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He works out of the firm's Los Angeles office.