Marie-Therese Allen is the President of luxury Italian leather accessories and jewelry company, NAYLOR & NAYLOR, Inc., whose products are bench-made in small batches in Italy exclusively for Naylor & Naylor by artisanal suppliers and available exclusively online and at selected private events in the US and UK since October, 2018.
Prior to forming NAYLOR & NAYLOR, Inc., Marie-Therese was a Partner of New York-headquartered international law firm, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP for over 20 years where she represented business and government clients in a wide range of cross-border transactions focusing heavily in the Oil & Gas (including LNG), Maritime + Shipping, Commodities, Manufacturing, Distribution, Logistics, Fashion and Publishing sectors, and, for 10 of those years, was the Managing Partner of the firm’s Frankfurt, Germany office. She was also a founding partner of the Curtis Women Lawyers’ Initiative, which supports the advancement of Curtis women lawyers within the firm and in their rainmaking and other business generation activities outside of the firm.
Prior to practicing at Curtis, Marie-Therese was a Partner (and associate) at the former New York law firm of Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green, PC, (since incorporated into Alston & Bird) and an associate at the former Frankfurt law firm of Peltzer u. Riesenkampff (since incorporated into CMS Hasche).
While practicing in New York and Frankfurt for over 40 years as a corporate/business lawyer representing major European and other non-US companies and government entities, Marie-Therese also provided extensive pro bono legal services to a number of US charitable entities. She has sat on the Board of The Mentor Foundation USA since 2009, and currently is a member of its executive committee.
The child of American parents, Marie-Therese was raised and educated through high school in England. She also earned a B.A. in English from Ladycliff College, and a J.D. from the University of the Oklahoma College of Law. She remains admitted to practice in New York, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, and before the federal courts in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Today, she resides with her husband in Little Silver, New Jersey and Naples, Florida.