Allen M. Lee, Attorney at Law  

Mr. Lee began his legal career at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in Silicon Valley, where he practiced corporate law and Intellectual Property for six years. While at Manatt, Mr. Lee advised clients on corporate governance and business and transaction matters, including mergers and acquisitions involving companies in the technology, healthcare and banking industries. Mr. Lee also assisted clients in intellectual property matters, including the registration of trademarks and copyrights, trademark disputes, trademark litigation in federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the recovery of domain names through ICANN arbitration proceedings, among other things. 

While in law school, Mr. Lee served as an intern at the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office in Woodland, California and a judicial extern at the Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, California. 


University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., May 2002. Managing Editor, UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Economics; minor in Business Administration, May 1997.


Admitted to practice in California, before the U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


  • Co-author, “Is Anti-Dilution Protection for Trademarks with ‘Niche Fame’ Passing Away in California?” IPLaw@manatt, Sept. 28, 2007.
  • “The End of the STEALTH Trademark Saga,” IPLaw@manatt, June 2007.
  • “Using Someone Else’s Trademarks as Keywords,” IPLaw@manatt, April 2007.
  • “Guidance Issued on Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices by State-Chartered Banks,” Martindale-Hubbell Counsel to Counsel, April 2004.
  • “Proposed Rules Promulgated By The Federal Reserve Board To Establish More Uniform Disclosure Standards Under The Consumer Protection Regulations,” Martindale-Hubbell Counsel to Counsel, January 2004.
  • “SB 186 – Unsolicited Commercial E-Mail Advertisements in and to California,” BankingLaw@manatt, October 2003.
  • Co-author, "Community Banks Look Ahead to a New Stock Exchange Regime," Community Banker, May 2003.

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