Vice President of Consumer Insights at Netflix
Allen serves as Deputy General Counsel and VP for Product Legal, IP, and Legal Operations at Facebook, where he leads a team of over 250 legal professionals. His team provides primary legal counsel for all of Facebook’s product orgs, and is responsible for protecting Facebook’s intellectual property rights worldwide. His team also handles removal of infringing content on Facebook’s platforms and IP licensing, such as open source and music rights.
Allen is actively committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. He serves on Facebook’s Legal D&I steering committee and is executive sponsor for their API affinity group. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on diversity-related topics with recent speaking engagements with SFIPLA, HNBA, Howard law school, and Georgetown law school. He was recently recognized by the Asian Law Alliance for his achievements in the community and business with the 2020 Business Impact Award.
Before joining Facebook, Allen has worked in the legal departments at two tech companies—Google and Juniper Networks, where he led teams responsible for various legal functions. In addition, he has worked in private practice and in the public sector as a law clerk at the US District Court in San Jose and as a patent examiner at the USPTO. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University and his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he sits on the Board of Visitors. He was included in the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of top 50 Intellectual Property Trailblazers and Pioneers and ranked #1 on the list of IAM Magazine’s annual list of top 40 most influential people in the global IP market.