May 16, 2018

Much Shelist is pleased to announce that Ryan E. Allen, J.D., has joined the firm as its director of business development. Allen will work closely with Much Shelist's management committee and marketing team to drive growth and visibility for the firm's offices in Chicago and Irvine, Calif.

Allen, who practiced law earlier in his career, brings 10 years of experience in business development, strategic planning, negotiation, marketing and client relationship management. In this newly created role at Much Shelist, he will collaborate with firm leadership, practice groups and individual attorneys to expand relationships with existing clients, target new revenue opportunities in strategic focus areas and ensure that the firm is delivering client service and value at the highest possible levels.

Prior to joining Much Shelist, Allen was the director of business development at Toppan Vintage, an international financial printing, communications and technology company. He also practiced as an attorney for six years, serving clients in estate planning and trust law.

"Bringing on a dedicated business development resource is a bold move for a firm of our size," said Mitchell S. Roth, managing partner at Much Shelist. “I am confident that Ryan's strong sales background, combined with his experience as a practicing attorney and his understanding of the business of law, will position him to play an important role in the continued growth and success of our firm."