-Marc Meister, Irell & Manella
Michael Allen is the CEO of Mainspring Legal. He is based in the Los Angeles office and focuses exclusively on Partner and General Counsel placements for top firms and companies. Prior to founding Lateral Link in 2006, he worked as an attorney at both Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. Michael graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, San Diego before earning his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
An active participant in the Los Angeles community, he is a member of YPO, Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, and The California Club. He resides in Santa Monica with his wife and three children.