Allen Fagin, a partner in and currently Co-Chair of Proskauer’s Labor and Employment Law Department, represents employers in all types of employment litigation, including claims alleging age, race, sex and national origin discrimination; breach of contract; defamation; and wrongful discharge. He has litigated matters single as well as major multi-plaintiff or class action litigations in the state and federal courts of New York as well as a number of other jurisdictions, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California and Maryland. In addition to traditional litigation, Allen has handled dozens of employment-related disputes on behalf of insurance and financial services industry clients before arbitration panels of the National Association of Securities Dealers.

     Allen also has an extensive client counselling practice aimed at litigation avoidance. He provides advice and guidance to clients, on an ongoing basis, on such matters as employee discharge and discipline, the development of company personnel manuals, downsizing and reductions in force, early retirement programs and severance plans, employee privacy issues, drug testing and affirmative action obligations.

     Among the clients Allen has represented are major American and foreign-based corporations in such diverse fields as telecommunications, transportation, health care, insurance, legal services, utilities, financial services, entertainment and manufacturing.

     Allen received his B.A. from Columbia College in 1971, summa cum laude. He graduated with honors from the Harvard Law School and holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Allen joined Proskauer in 1976, following a clerkship with Judge Robert L. Carter of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.