Eric Allen

Eric Allen

location New York


Eric Allen is the General Counsel and Secretary of Russell Reynolds Associates. He is responsible for all legal matters, including issues relating to corporate governance, risk management, ethics, data privacy, intellectual property, and group structure. He advises the firm on employment laws and practices around the world.



Prior to joining RRA, Eric was the chief legal officer at the international private equity firm Hicks Muse Tate & Furst. Prior to Hicks Muse, Eric was the associate general counsel of Syntroleum Corporation, where he negotiated and drafted major business agreements for this publicly traded alternative energy company. He previously was an attorney at ConocoPhillips and Baker Botts.

Eric holds an AB in history from Stanford University and his JD from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he was managing editor of the law review.

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