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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1532447516451{padding-right: 50px !important;}”]Hill Allen is a partner in the firm and handles a broad range of civil and criminal litigation. His practice areas and past cases include:

  • White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations, criminal, civil and regulatory – defending those under investigation or charged by federal and state law enforcement and administrative agencies. Mr. Allen has represented entities and individuals in investigations by federal grand juries in North Carolina and other states, as well as federal agencies including the FBI, HHS-OIG, the SEC, EPA, IRS/Treasury, Dept. of Agriculture, and DOD-OIG. At the state level, Mr. Allen has represented those under investigation by NC Department of Justice (NC DOJ), the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and local law enforcement, as well as state agencies including NC’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), the State Board of Elections, the Securities Division of the NC Secretary of State’s Office, the Consumer Protection Division of NC DOJ, the Dept. of Revenue, the Dept. of Insurance, NC DENR, and North Carolina licensing boards (the State Bar, Medical Board and Real Estate Commission). Mr. Allen has represented national and international companies as well as business executives, legal, medical and financial professionals and other individuals. One area of emphasis is healthcare fraud matters, including Medicare and Medicaid investigations and related False Claims Act and qui tam (or “whistleblower”) cases. He also has substantial experience defending criminal and FCA cases relating to government contracting. Among other high-profile cases, he defended Marion Jones in a multi-jurisdiction federal prosecution that drew international scrutiny.
  • Complex Civil Litigation – ranging from class actions to contract, unfair trade practices and other commercial litigation to the trial of Hatch-Waxman (ANDA) cases and other intellectual property matters. Mr. Allen concentrates much of his time on federal litigation, but welcomes matters in the North Carolina Business Court and other state courts.
  • Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injuries – representing the families of those killed in automobile (including drunk driving), aviation, and workplace accidents (including propane and other explosions). Mr. Allen handles select matters involving serious personal injuries.


Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers® (since 2012)
  • Business NC Legal Elite® (since 2004)
  • NC Super Lawyers ® (since 2009)
  • AV® peer review rating in Martindale Hubbell

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Awards & Honors

Selected to Best Lawyers in America®,
White-Collar Criminal Defense Section, since 2012
Selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers, since 2009
Listed in Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite”, since 2004
AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, since 2004


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Mr. Allen is a North Carolina native and attended the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1992. Mr. Allen practiced with Hunton & Williams before joining Tharrington Smith in 1997. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal court in North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.



White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations:

  • Defense of hazardous waste management company following catastrophic plant fire
  • Defense of hospital executives in Medicare fraud investigations
  • Defense of former owner and principal of substantial pharmacy business in Medicare and Medicaid investigation
  • Defense of national broker-dealer in securities investigation by NC Secretary of State
  • Defense of international commodities trading firm in price-gouging investigation by the Consumer Protection Division of NC DOJ
  • Off-label marketing matters, including representation of CRO and individuals
  • Defense of public corruption and campaign finance matters
  • Defense of international construction company in EPA investigation
  • Defense of government contracting fraud /Procurement Integrity Act prosecution
  • Defense of SEC investigations
  • Defense of Dept. of Agriculture crop fraud investigations
  • Defense of mortgage fraud investigations
  • Defense of investment advisor in fraud investigation
  • Defense of bid-rigging investigations
  • Defense of FCPA investigations
  • Defense of environmental crimes
  • Defense of customs violations
  • Representation of current and former employees of companies under investigation
  • Defense of businessman in high profile money-laundering and murder-for-hire case

Complex Civil Litigation & Administrative Law:

  • Representation of a Fortune 50 health insurer in Medicaid Managed Care bid protest
  • Defense of national broker/dealer in multi-state investigation and related administrative litigation
  • Defense of major airlines in antitrust class action
  • Defense of large tobacco leaf merchant and processor in antitrust class action
  • Hatch-Waxman (ANDA) litigation and other patent infringement cases
  • Defense of former Commissioner of Agriculture in RICO and Unfair Trade Practices suit
  • Defense of former Lieutenant Governor and Speaker in False Claims Act case
  • Defense of False Claims Act matters relating to Medicare and Medicaid
  • Defense of False Claims Act matters relating to government contracting
  • Defense of insurance executive in consumer class action
  • Defense of Directors & Officers of national franchisor in federal court suit by franchisee
  • FCRA class action against national supermarket chain
  • RICO class action against banks assisting payday lenders
  • Special counsel in adversary proceeding (bankruptcy court) against CMBS special servicer and lenders

Wrongful Death and Personal Injury:

  • Representation of family of pilot killed in medical helicopter crash
  • Representation of family of worker killed in propane plant explosion
  • Representation of families of those killed by drunk drivers
  • Representation of clients who have suffered serious injuries in automobile accidents


Community involvement

Among other community involvement, Mr. Allen has served as Counsel to the Board of Capital Area Soccer League (now NCFC), one of the largest soccer clubs in the nation, and is a past co-chair of the Enloe High School PTA Ways and Means Committee.

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University of Virginia School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 1992

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • BA, 1989

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Memberships & Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member, 1992
  • United State Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District NC
  • United States District Court for the Middle District NC
  • United States District Court for the Western District of NC
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 1992, Criminal Justice Section Member, Litigation Section Member
  • Advocates for Justice, 1998
  • American Bar Association, 1992

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Community Engagement

  • NITA’s Southeast Regional Trial Skills program, Faculty
  • Board of Capital Area Soccer League (CASL), Board Counsel
  • Enloe High School PTA, past Co-Chair, Ways and Means Committee