David W. Allen
David W. Allen has served as General Counsel of the United Mine Workers Health &
Retirement Funds since October 1988. Mr. Allen began his legal career in 1969 as a trial
attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he specialized
in employment discrimination cases. From 1974 to 1976 he served as director of a legal
services office in the Mariana Islands. He returned to the federal government in 1976 and
worked as a litigation supervisor, for the U.S. Department of Labor from 1976 until 1978,
and for the U.S. Department of Transportation from 1978 to 1988. Mr. Allen attended
public schools in Omaha, Nebraska and is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia
University Law School.