Former Assistant United States Attorney, Scott S. Allen, Jr., focuses his practice on government investigations and compliance matters. He represents defendants, targets, witnesses, and businesses during civil and criminal investigations and related litigation brought by federal and state entities by assisting clients with responses to subpoenas, search warrants, and civil investigative demands, and by representing them in court.

As a member of the Government & Corporate Investigations Practice Team, Mr. Allen has also challenged vague or unconstitutional New York State laws through federal and state lawsuits.  Additionally, Mr. Allen uses his previous prosecutorial experience to conduct internal investigations for businesses that suspect fraud within their operation.

As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Allen oversaw white-collar fraud and child exploitation investigations and prosecuted federal felonies in the Western District of New York. Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Allen served as a prosecutor in the United States Marine Corps, and continues to serve as a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves as a member of the Judge Advocate Reserve Support Branch. Mr. Allen has logged hundreds of hours in federal and military courts, and with seven years of prosecutorial experience, has developed a fine-tuned understanding of how to lead an investigation and build a viable case. 

Mr. Allen is a 2010 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law where he was a member of the National Trial Team and Managing Editor of the Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class. 
Mr. Allen grew up on a family farm in Baldwinsville, New York, and takes pride in representing Upstate New York farmers. He ran varsity track in high school and college, and is an active volunteer with Friends of the Night People in Buffalo.

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • University at Buffalo, M.B.A., 2007
  • State University of New York at Geneseo, B.S., 2005

Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2023

Community Involvement
  • Leadership Buffalo, Class of 2020
  • Friends of the Night People, Board of Directors
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