Director of Legal Affairs & Executive Partner
Allen is responsible for Ethos’ legal, regulatory, and contracting matters relating to existing portfolio companies and potential portfolio investments. He also works with investment team members and other Executive Partners to identify, analyze, and assess potential investment opportunities.
Allen has served in senior executive and legal roles at public, non-profit and emerging technology businesses, in industries including SaaS, semiconductors, domain names and biomedicine, with funding sources ranging from angel investors to venture capital to private equity to public markets. Before joining Ethos, Allen was most recently the Chief Contract Compliance Officer at ICANN. Before assuming that role, he was responsible for all of ICANN’s legal contracting.
Previously, he served as the Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer at Jazz Semiconductor (TSEM). He also served in General Counsel and Corporate Development roles at Viacore. Earlier, in the private practice of law, his clients included AOL, Netscape and numerous pioneering software and online ventures, as well as venture capital firms, and individuals in the media and entertainment industries. He also co-founded and served as an editor-in-chief of the monthly legal publication The Computer and Internet Lawyer, as well as co-author and co-editor of the book Business and Legal Guide to Online-Internet Law.
- Corporate Development
- Board Member, Rogue Artists Ensemble
- Oberlin College,
- Annenberg School at USC,
M.A. in Communications Management
- University of Southern California,
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