Cozen O’Connor: Allen, Richard F.

Richard F. Allen

Of Counsel

Seattle

(206) 373-7204

(866) 229-5680

Richard Allen has practiced all facets of insurance law during his career with a special emphasis on marine, energy and aviation matters. He is a former office managing partner of the London office of Cozen O'Connor LLP and is a former chairman of the Maritime Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.

Dick received his undergraduate degree in 1955 from Yale University and his law degree from Georgetown University in 1961. He was commissioned in the Navy after college graduation and remained on active duty more than six years serving in the Pacific Fleet and as a member of the faculty of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. He holds the rank of Captain (Retired) in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

 

Publications

Corporate Liability for Human Rights Abuses by Foreign Operatives? U.S. Supreme Court to Consider if Victims Can Recover Damages from Corporations [Insurance Coverage Alert!]

October 31, 2011

Corporate Liability for Human Rights Abuses by Foreign Operatives? U.S. Supreme Court to Consider if Victims Can Recover Damages from Corporations - Insurance Coverage Alert! - On October 18, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to consider whether corporations can be sued in U.S. courts for acts that take place outside of the country. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, S. Ct. Dkt. No. 10-1491. The Supreme Court arguments will most likely be heard in early 2012, followed by the Court’s written decision sometime before the Court’s term ends in June 2012.

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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.B., 1961
  • Yale University, B.A., 1955
  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court -- Arizona
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Washington
  • Washington Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Marine Insurance Association of Seattle
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Seattle-Washington Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association