Lewis J. Allen
Summary of Experience
With more than 40 years of experience in financial services and real estate, Mr. Allen specializes in residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS), international real estate, and banking laws and regulations. He has provided depositions and directed litigation projects for some of the largest RMBS cases, on the topics of valuations, appraisals, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), laws and regulations, and automated valuation models (AVMs). He also developed the first collateral risk scoring system that combines credit and collateral data to evaluate quality control and fraud prevention using advanced algorithms. Mr. Allen has provided diplomatic relations advice and assistance to central banks and other government agencies related to financial services and real estate, including the development and implementation of laws and regulations in many areas of the world – such as Eastern Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and North Africa. He has worked with various organizations including the US Treasury Office of Technical Assistance (OTA), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank. Mr. Allen is a frequent speaker on AVMs, appraisal principles and techniques, and federal banking regulations for organizations such as the American Bar Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, and Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.