Michael Allen was appointed to SERB as General Counsel/Assistant Executive Director on January 17, 2020.
Prior to his appointment, Michael spent 25 years working for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. He served as Chief of the Labor Relations Section for nine years. Michael spent most of his time representing the State Employment Relations Board and the Wage & Hour Bureau of the Department of Commerce. Michael also represented other state agencies including the Personnel Board of Review, the Department of Education, the Racing Commission, the Division of Securities, the Highway Patrol Retirement System, the Apprenticeship Council, and the Public Employee Risk Reduction Program. Michael has also represented the State of Ohio in a major tobacco enforcement case, and has represented the State of Ohio in other major labor cases. Michael was the Chief of the Wage & Hour Bureau and he was in private practice before that. Michael is admitted to all Ohio state and federal courts.
Michael received a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and a B.A. from Northwestern University.