Allen Al Haj

Allen Al-Haj

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Allen is a member of the Firm's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group in Dallas and the Firm's North America Trade Secrets Practice Group. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Allen gained valuable insight into federal motion practice and procedure as a law clerk for the Honorable Jane J. Boyle of the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

In law school, Allen was a member of the Texas A&M Law Review; a student council member of his school's Diversity Council; and externed with the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C., and the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Practice Focus

Allen's practice involves representing clients across many industries in an array of commercial litigation and employment-related disputes in state and federal courts across the country. His experience includes litigating cases involving federal and state trade secret, antitrust and unfair competition, and racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO) claims, as well as complex contract disputes, business torts, and consumer claims on an individual and class basis. Allen also has experience consolidating actions through federal and state multidistrict litigation (MDL) procedures aimed at streamlining discovery and pre-trial proceedings. His practice encompasses nearly all aspects of litigation, and he regularly advises clients in all litigation phases.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association - Member
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association - Member
  • William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court - Associate
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court - Associate
  • Order of the Coif - Member
  • Order of the Scribes - Member


  • Texas~United States (2018)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas~United States
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas~United States


  • Texas A&M University School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude)
  • University of Texas (Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Political Communication)
  • University of Texas (Bachelor of Arts in Government)
  • University of Texas (Business Foundations Certificate)


  • English


  • Co-author, Texas District Courts Support “Snap Removal” by Home-State Defendants in Salty Wake of Texas Brine, Texas Lawyer, 6 October 2020

  • Contributor, North America, Baker McKenzie International Litigation & Arbitration Newsletter

  • Author, Which Statute Will Trump: The Validity of Class-Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements, 5 TEX. A&M L. REV. 105 (2017)


  • Co-presenter, Life Cycle of a Deal: When Strategic Relationships Go Wrong, Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Presentation, December 2019

  • Co-presenter, Fifth Circuit Year in Review, CLE Presentation, June 2019

Firm Committee Memberships

  • North America Trade Secrets Practice - Member
  • Dallas Office Diversity & Inclusion Committee - Member