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C. Allen Parker

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York, NY, USA


C. Allen Parker is Deputy Presiding Partner of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Allen has extensive experience in a broad range of finance, banking and related matters, including syndicated loan transactions, acquisition financings and leveraged recapitalizations.  His clients have included JPMorgan Chase, Citicorp and DreamWorks Animation. In addition to serving as Deputy Presiding Partner of the Firm, Allen serves as the head of the Firm’s Corporate Department.

Allen was cited as being one of the country’s preeminent practitioners in the banking and finance area in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2008 and 2009.  In addition, Cravath’s banking and finance practice received the publication’s highest ranking for its “incredible quality of legal advice”. Allen was also cited for his banking and finance experience in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2008 and 2009. He has been recognized in the 2010 edition of The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers, 2010 edition of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America in 2009 and 2010, PLC Which Lawyer? 2007 and The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2007 as a leader in banking law.  Allen is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State Bar Association.  He is also a Vice Chairman of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board.

Allen was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He received a B.A., magna cum laude,from Duke University in 1977, an M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1980, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Columbia Law School in 1983, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review.  After a clerkship with Hon. Amalya Kearse (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit),he joined Cravath in 1984 and became a partner in 1990. He was elected Deputy Presiding Partner in October 2006.


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