Allen Carney concentrates his practice on prosecuting complex litigation on behalf of investors, consumers and employees. He has extensive experience in nationwide cases, including appointment as lead counsel in dozens of securities and consumer class actions. He has successfully represented investors and consumers in cases that achieved cumulative recoveries in the hundreds of millions of dollars for plaintiffs.
Allen played a key role in litigating the various Payment Protection actions against the largest credit card issuers. These actions resulted in significant recoveries for injured consumers. See David v. JPMorganChase, S.D. Florida, $20 million; Esslinger v. HSBC Bank Nevada, E.D. Pennsylvania, $23.5 million; In re Discover Credit Card Payment Protection, N.D. Illinois, $10.5 million; In re Bank of America CASE NAME, N.D. California, $20 million; Spinelli v. Capital One; M.D. Florida; more than $100 million.
Allen was lead counsel in Semtech Securities Litigation, a federal securities fraud class action that settled prior to trial achieving a significant recovery for investors. Additionally, Allen served as lead counsel in numerous other federal securities fraud class actions, including In re Lernout & Hauspie Securities Litigation, No. 00-11589-PBS (D. Mass.) ($115 million settlement); In re NewPower Securities Litigation, No. 2-CV-1550 (S.D.N.Y.) ($41 million settlement); In re DQE, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 01-1851 (W.D. Pa.); In re Ashanti Goldfields Securities Litigation, No. CV-00-9717 (DGT) (RML) (E.D.N.Y.); In re Central Parking Corporation Securities Litigation, No. 03-CV-0546 M.D. Tenn.); In re Keyspan Securities Litigation, No. CV-01-5852 (ARR) (MDG) (E.D.N.Y.); Paul Ruble, et. al. v. Rural Metro Corp., et. al., No. CV-99-822-PHX-RGS (D. Ariz.).
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Carney was a partner with Jack, Lyon & Jones, P.A. in the Little Rock, Arkansas office, where he practiced extensively in the areas of complex commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation, and business transactions. Allen was involved in a number of high-profile cases, including the successful defense of Capital Cities/ABC News in an action brought by Tyson Foods regarding the secret videotaping of chicken processing plants.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (J.D., 1994); University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (B.S.B.A., 1991).
Licensed in Arkansas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section); Arkansas Bar Association; Pulaski County Bar Associations
Contributing Author, “Arkansas Employment Law Letter,” published by M. Lee Smith, 1995.