P. Blake Allen joined Evoque in 2019 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel. Allen is responsible for managing all global legal matters of the Company.
From 2015 to 2018, Allen was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Alert Logic, Inc. a global cybersecurity provider to mid-sized and large companies, and a portfolio company of private equity sponsor Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. Previously, Allen was a corporate, securities, technology partner at several major law firms, including Duane Morris LLP, an Am Law 100 firm, in San Diego, California. Allen has over 25 years of legal experience representing public and private companies in securities matters, debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, technology, contracts, and corporate governance, as well as providing general corporate representation.
He earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma Law School, and an M.B.A. from the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. Allen was a law clerk for Chief Judge William J. Holloway, Jr. of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Allen has been a frequent presenter on corporate legal topics in a variety of settings, including as a guest lecturer, teaching Mergers & Acquisitions to graduate M.B.A. students at the UCSD Rady School of Management in San Diego, California.