Following a 35 year career as a corporate lawyer in Silicon Valley, Lon Allan now works exclusively as an independent director and/or advisor for both for-profit and non-profit entities.
Mr. Allan has been an outside director on the boards of a number of companies including NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (Chair, Governance Committee); Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. (Chair, Governance Committee; Chair, Compensation Committee); Galvantech, Inc.; Global Motorsport Group, Inc. (Vice Chair of the Board;Chair, Audit Committee); Accom, Inc. (Chair, Audit Committee); Louth Automation, Inc. and Groth Vineyards and Winery (Chair, Governance Committee). He has also been active on the boards of various professional, philanthropic and civic organizations, including the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange, formerly the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (Chair of the Board); The Harker School (Chair of the Board); KTEH Public Television Channel 54 (Chair of the Board); Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts (President of the Board); the Silicon Valley Chapter of the AeA, formerly the American Electronics Association (Legal Consultant to the Executive Committee); the American Bar Association (Chair, Middle Market and Small Business Committee); City Council, Monte Sereno, California (Vice Mayor) and the Board of Visitors at Stanford Law School.
In addition to board service, Mr. Allan has been a lecturer on corporate governance issues at the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley; Stanford Law School; SCU Law School; The Rock Center for Corporate Governance; the National Association of Corporate Directors; the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC); Directors’ Consortium at the University of Chicago; China Education Group, Hong Kong; International Lawyers Meeting, Paris; Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, Shanghai; National Taiwan University, Taipei; Lexis/Nexis Singapore; the American Lawyer Magazine Board of Directors Training Program and Stanford Directors’College. He has also presented lectures on corporate and securities issues at the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California and has had articles published by Prentice-Hall Corporation Service, the California Continuing Education of the Bar and Mathew Bender & Co.
Mr. Allan received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1968 and his A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1965. In 1969-70, he was Law Clerk to Chief Judge Robert Peckham of the United States District Court in San Francisco. Mr. Allan was elected a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) in 1989.