Allen P. Lohse's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on class actions. Allen concentrates on representing employers being sued for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and various state and local laws which impose limitations on employers’ ability to screen their job applicants. Allen represents various corporations defending against nationwide class actions contending that the disclosure and authorization forms provided applicants prior to employment did not comply with the FCRA’s hyper-technical requirements. Allen litigates before California state and federal courts, and has obtained summary judgments, demurrer and Rule 12 dismissals and favorable settlements for clients in various industries.
He also has an extensive background in other claims implicating privacy rights. Allen represented several major American corporations in defending against putative class actions brought under California’s Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), generally prohibiting recording of telephone calls without notice or consent. Allen also represented food, beverage and supplement companies in labeling class actions brought under the unfair competition laws of all fifty states.
He was a law clerk to the Hon. George P. Schiavelli and extern to the Hon. S. James Otero, both in the Central District of California.