Full-time national and internationally recognized conflict management specialist and neutral ADR provider and teacher. As a business, commercial and tax attorney, she now provides ADR and conflict management, design, prevention and resolution services throughout the world.
As a fulltime neutral, Ms. Allen mediates and arbitrates a variety of commercial matters including corporate, real estate, financial, health care and environmental disputes. For more than fifteen years, she has serviced individuals, businesses, governmental agencies and international corporations as a conflict specialist. Ms. Allen has also served as an arbitrator and mediator in mass claims and class action matters.
Ms. Allen writes and teaches extensively throughout the world in her areas of expertise. She has authored numerous articles and training materials on ADR for neutrals, advocates, judges and service providers. She has also lectured and co-authored ADR materials on specific subject matter topics such as real estate, healthcare, tax, securities, employment, business separations and business planning. She presents frequently to numerous professional organizations and academic institutions. She is a leading teacher of ADR in the United States and for several international organizations.
As a former college and law school professor, Ms. Allen serves on the roster of several dispute resolution organizations including state and federal courts, CPR, The World Intellectual Property Association, The International Chamber of Commerce, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the American Arbitration Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the National Center For Dispute Resolution. Ms. Allen served on the Michigan Supreme Court ADR Task Force which designed and implemented guidelines for court ADR plans and training of mediators in Michigan. She served as Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section and is a Distinguished Fellow and Past President of the International Academy of Mediators.
Ms. Allen is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.) and Wayne State University Law School (J.D.; L.L.M. Taxation).