Foster Garvey is pleased to announce that Allen Israel, a Principal in the Business practice, has been honored with the Dean’s Award for the University of Washington College of Engineering 2020 Diamond Awards. The Dean's Award "recognizes a graduate or friend who has brought distinction to, or made extraordinary contributions to, the advancement of engineering."
Allen has practiced law for more than 40 years at the firm, representing clients in a wide variety of endeavors in many industries, including non-profits. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and other publications, including being named Best Lawyers M&A "Lawyer of the Year" in Seattle in 2013. He is a three-time Husky, having earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1968, his M.B.A. from the Foster School of Business in 1971 and his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1978. Despite having practiced engineering for only one year before transitioning his career to business and law, Allen credits his UW Mechanical Engineering education with developing the organizational and problem-solving skills he has applied throughout his career to complex projects, such as representing Paul G. Allen in his purchase of the Seattle Seahawks and the development of CenturyLink Field and Event Center.
Throughout his career, Allen has provided leadership to UW and specifically the College of Engineering. He served on the College of Engineering Dean’s Visiting Committee for almost 25 years through four permanent Deans, was the 2017 Mechanical Engineering Graduation Speaker and hosted the ME Centennial Reunion Reception honoring ME classes of the 1960s. Allen currently serves on the board of the University of Washington Foundation, representing the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. He has also served on the UW Law School Dean’s Advisory Committee and the UWLS Foundation Board.
The 2020 Diamond Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
Read more about the 2020 Diamond Awards here.