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David S. Allen

David S. Allen

Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Springfield, MA, USA

David Allen is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of MassMutual.

During his career with the Company, beginning in 2000, David has held various individual contributor and leadership positions in the Legal and Corporate Finance Departments, including federal and state tax controversy and litigation, transactional and structured finance tax matters and the development of legislative and regulatory tax policy.  Since May, 2007, he has continuously served as a member of the General Counsel’s senior leadership team with varying areas of responsibility:  From 2007 to 2013 as head of Dispute Resolution (Litigation and Investigations) and Tax; for the year 2014, as the leader of a cross-functional team charged with deployment and implementation of MassMutual’s “Lean” business system across the Law, Audit and Compliance Departments; and, from 2015 through present as head of Dispute Resolution and Legal Operations.  In overseeing the development of the Legal Operations function, David and his team are responsible for business processes and technologies focused upon driving efficiency and effectiveness across the legal function of the organization.

Born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in 1971, Mr. Allen received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Syracuse University and his law degree and LL.M. (taxation) from the University of Denver.  Mr. Allen, his wife Hilary and their three children reside in West Hartford, Connecticut.


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