Michael Thad Allen holds a a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania.
From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Allen clerked for the Hon. Ralph D. Gants of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. He has now joined the law firm of Day Pitney LLP.
Mr. Allen has handled a variety of litigation matters in the state courts of Connecticut and Massachusetts and in the Federal Courts. He has represented clients who were the victim of data security breaches, and he has handled contract disputes, shareholder disputes, securities fraud in close corporations, and complex insurance and re-insurance litigation.
Before beginning a career in the law, Mr. Allen was associate professor of German history from 1996 – 2007 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
As a historian, Mr. Allen authored numerous articles and two books on the history of the Holocaust, including The Business of Genocide (2002). He has also published legal scholarship, including The Limits of Lex Americana: The Holocaust Restitution Litigation as a Cul-de-Sac of International Human-Rights Law, 17 Widener Law Rev. 1 (2011) and Section 33E Survives the Death Penalty: Why Extraordinary Review of First-Degree Murder in Massachusetts Serves No Compelling Purpose, 45 Suffolk University Law Review 979 (2012).
Mr. Allen was a Alexander von Humboldt Fellow to the Technical University of Munich, Germany from 1999-2000 and a Fulbright Fellow to Germany in 1993-1994.
CHRISTIAN HUFEN assists in the translation of this blog. He earned a doctorate in history at the Europa-Viadrina University, Frankfurt an der Oder and earned his undergraduate degree as an art and intellectual historian at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He has worked since 1999 as an independent writer, publicist, ghostwriter, and translator in Berlin.
In 2001 Christian Hufen published a monograph, „Fedor Stepun (1884-1965). Ein politischer Intellektueller aus Rußland in Europa,“ and he has also edited a volume of German translations of the Russian religious philosopher Pavel Florenskij.
Christian Hufen’s additional work concerns the Avant Garde artists Malevič und Filonov, stolen artworks under National Socialism in World War II as well as the return of collections to the Dresden Portrait Gallery by the Soviet Union in 1955. Recently he has been working on Czech architecture in the 20th Century. Christian Hufen was a DAAD Fellow in 1995 and worked in the United States at Yale, Columbia, and the Hoover Insitute.