Chief Financial Officer, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Allen Gilbert is the Chief Financial Officer for Vinson & Elkins LLP. With over 600 lawyers in 16 worldwide offices, V&E lawyers are committed to excellence, offering clients experience in handling their transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe. As the CFO, Allen is an Ex Officio Member of the Management Committee, as well as participating in many firm leadership committees/functions, including being a designated interviewer for lateral partner candidates. Prior to joining V&E in 2010, Allen spent 15 years as the Director of Accounting at Mayer Brown, where he saw headcount grow from 630 attorneys to just over 1,650 attorneys. While at Mayer Brown (and living in Chicago), Allen was a Board Member of the Chicago Bar Foundation. Allen began his career at Arthur Young in 1988.
A father of three girls, Allen resides in The Woodlands, Texas with his wife Noemi. A Texas transplant, he still roots for Chicago teams and his beloved Wisconsin Badgers.