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December 13, 2021

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Adding its 14th lateral partner within the last year, Stroock welcomes Allen Denson in the Washington D.C. office. He joins the firm’s Financial Services Litigation, Regulatory and Enforcement group.

“With exceptional experience at the government level and in private practice, Allen brings deep insight into the government’s approach to consumer financial services regulation,” said Julia Strickland, head of Stroock’s Financial Services Litigation, Regulatory and Enforcement group. “A perfect fit for our already impressive team, he will bolster our ability to provide comprehensive, strategic solutions to our clients’ critical regulatory challenges.”

Allen advises financial services companies on regulatory examinations, investigations, enforcement actions, litigation and inquiries by various federal and state bodies. He joins from Venable, where he also represented clients in significant Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigations.

Earlier in his career, Allen served as senior attorney with Office of the Comptroller of the Currency at the U.S. Treasury Department and oversaw investigations, litigation and regulatory inquiries involving consumer protection issues

“Stroock provides an excellent opportunity for me to continue my work on behalf of financial services clients alongside a team with extensive knowledge of the regulatory and political framework,” Allen said. “I’m looking forward to helping clients successfully address the ever-expanding range of regulatory requirements as part of this team.”

Allen earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and his B.A. from the College of William & Mary.

Stroock has been steadily building key practices this year.  In just the past month, the Corporate Practice welcomed two new partners into its Commodities, Derivatives and Energy team and a new partner into its Private Funds and Asset Management team ,while Real Estate added a new partner in the Miami office, which also welcomed three new litigators within the past few months. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Allen to the firm. Our onboarding of 14 partners in the last 12 months is a tangible result of our strategic plan,” Co-managing Partner Jeff Keitelman said. “Expanding the services and skills we offer our clients is a key priority."

About Stroock

Stroock provides strategic transactional, regulatory, and litigation advice to advance the business objectives of leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, and entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S. and globally. With a rich history dating back 140 years, the firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, D.C. 


Trish Lilley