Associate Professor of Law


  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 250-B
  • Phone: 617-305-1656
  • Fax: 617-305-3079
  • Email:


  • BA, LLB, University of Sydney
  • LLM, Georgetown University

Bar Admittance

  • NSW (Australia)
  • NY


  • Corporations
  • Securities Regulation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking Law


Professor Hilary J. Allen joined the Suffolk University Law faculty as an Associate Professor in the Fall of 2014, and was granted tenure in 2017.  Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at Loyola New Orleans College of Law.  She has also been a Visiting Professor at UC Davis School of Law and Brooklyn Law School.  She teaches courses in Banking Law, Securities Regulation, Financial Regulation, Corporate Finance and Business Entities, and has been invited to teach classes on international and comparative financial regulation in Austria and Australia.

Professor Allen’s research concentrates on domestic and international financial stability regulation.  She is actively involved in presenting scholarly publications at roundtables and conferences in the United States and abroad, and her research has appeared in the Ohio State Law Journal, the Tulane Law Review, the Maryland Law Review and the Journal of Corporation Law, amongst others.  Her research has been selected for presentation at forums including the AALS Annual Meeting, the National Business Law Scholars Conference, the C-LEAF Junior Faculty Workshop at George Washington University Law School, and the inaugural conference of the Journal of Financial Regulation in Paris, France.  She has also published a number of industry-targeted articles on financial regulatory reform in the BNA Banking Report, and contributed blog posts to Columbia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog.

Professor Allen received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, Australia, and her Master of Laws in Securities and Financial Regulation Law from Georgetown University Law Center (for which she received the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Plaque for graduating first in her class).  Prior to entering the academy, Professor Allen spent seven years working in the financial services groups of prominent law firms in London, Sydney and New York (most recently at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York).  In 2010, she worked with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, which was appointed by Congress to study the causes of the financial crisis of 2007-2008.





The FSOC: It's Not All About the Designation, 104 BANKING REP. (BNA) 438, 03/03/2015

Is Financial Instability a Tax Problem with a Tax Solution?, 101 BANKING REP. (BNA) 38 (2013)

Basel's Gone Cold on Cocos, But Is This a Blessing in Disguise for Banks?, BANKING REP. (BNA) (2011)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Stand-Up or Stand-Off?, 96 BANKING REP. (BNA) 693 (2011) (with Donald N. Lamson)

Consumer Financial Protection: It's a Smaller World After All, 96 BANKING REP. (BNA) 693 (2011) (with Donald N. Lamson)

SEC and CFTC Joint Rulemakings Under Dodd-Frank -- A Regulatory Odd Couple?, 43 SRLR 497 (2011) (with Donald N. Lamson)