Jenner & Block


Ms. Allen has represented a broad range of clients, including chapter 7 and 11 trustees, chapter 11 debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, and equity holders in bankruptcies and bankruptcy-related litigation.  Representative matters include:

  • In re Caesars Entertainment Operating Company.  Current representation of parent company, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, in Chapter 11 proceedings of subsidiaries and affiliates.  
  • In re Sentinel Management Group, Inc.  Current representation of former chapter 11 Trustee and current Liquidation Trustee, Frederick J. Grede, of large bankrupt investment advisor, Sentinel Management Group, Inc. in more than a dozen high-profile avoidance actions and serving as an integral part of the trial team in Grede v. FCStone, LLC, tried in the Northern District of Illinois.
  • In re Lancelot Investors Fund LP., et. al.  Current representation of chapter 7 Trustee, Ronald R. Peterson, of five affiliated hedge funds as well as their affiliated special purpose vehicles that filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the collapse of the Petters Ponzi scheme in Minnesota, in which it had invested its funds.  Representation includes prosecution of numerous avoidance actions.      
  • In re Aereo, Inc.  Representation of Fox Broadcasting Company and related Broadcasters in the bankruptcy of Aereo Inc., a television streaming service company that filed for bankruptcy after a loss before the Supreme Court in long standing copyright litigation with the Broadcasters.    
  • In re Star Dynamics Corporation.  Representation of client General Dynamics in bankruptcy proceeding of subcontractor; successfully blocked proposed sale and obtained dismissal of bankruptcy case.  
  • CME Group.  Representation of Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the SIPA liquidation proceedings of MF Global and related matters. 
  • Lehman Brothers Examiner.  Member of the Jenner & Block team representing its then-Chairman Anton R. Valukas in his role as the court-appointed examiner in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. 
  • Truvo Group.  Special counsel to the Truvo Group, a European directories company, in its completed global restructuring of €1.4 billion in bank, bond and PIK debt.