Lyndon K. Allin

Lyndon K. Allin

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Lyndon Allin is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Washington, DC, office.

He previously practiced law with international firms in London and Washington, and before law school spent several years in Moscow managing the European operations of an international law firm. Prior to joining the Firm, Lyndon worked as a senior adviser with Crisis Management Initiative, a private diplomacy and peacebuilding NGO, focusing on conflicts in the South Caucasus. Before that, he was seconded by the US State Department to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), where he served as the senior political officer at the Mission to Moldova, covering the Transnistrian conflict settlement process. As a rapid responder, he helped establish the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine and participated in negotiations in Donetsk Oblast in 2014 which resulted in the release of 21 hostages.

Practice Focus

Lyndon advises clients on risk management in emerging markets, including compliance aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, third-party due diligence, internal corporate investigations, and political risk.

Professional Honors

  • Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative Hurford Next Generation Fellowship, 2013-14


  • District of Columbia~United States (2011)
  • New York~United States (2009)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (JD cum laude, Global Law Scholar, Global Teaching Fellow) (2008)
  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (MA Russian & East European Studies) (2001)
  • Duke University (AB cum laude) (1997)


  • Russian
  • Romanian


Co-author, "Acquiring Assets, Debts and Citizens: Russia and the Micro–Foundations of Transnistria’s Stalemated Conflict," Demokratizatsiya, Fall 2010


Speaker, “Reuniting Ukraine through International Cooperation: Options in Donbas,” organized by the Hudson Institute, Washington, DC, 2 March 2018 

Speaker, "Energy (In)Security in Russia’s Periphery," US Congressional Helsinki Commission Public Briefing, Washington, DC, 13 July 2017

Speaker, "Challenges and Pitfalls of Managing Frozen Conflicts in Europe," organized by German Marshall Fund of the U.S., Kyiv, Ukraine, 9 June 2016

Speaker, "The Economics of Transnistrian Conflict Resolution: Challenges and Opportunities," US Congressional Helsinki Commission Public Briefing on "Prospects for Unfreezing Moldova’s Frozen Conflict in Transnistria," Washington, DC, 14 June 2011