Located in the Los Angeles office, Michael Allen is Managing Principal at Lateral Link. Before starting Lateral Link in 2006, Michael worked as an attorney at both Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. Michael focuses exclusively on partner placements with Am Law 200 clients. Michael 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. Outside of Lateral Link, Michael enjoys skiing, surfing, basketball, and yoga.