Allen P. Pegg

Allen P. Pegg

Partner
Miami

Email allen.pegg@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 305 459 6641

Fax +1 305 459 6550

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

For nearly two decades, Allen Pegg has concentrated in complex litigation, arbitration, and appellate work, and he now leads the Miami office’s litigation team.

Allen’s clients rely on his judgment and broad range of experience to help them resolve their most difficult matters.  Whether involving disputes arising from financial or healthcare services, business torts, class action defense, or corporate governance issues, clients turn to Allen as a trusted advisor. Among his specialties, Allen regularly represents some of the nation’s largest health insurers in suits challenging out-of-network payments, claims processing, other payment practices, ERISA, fraud, and various manners of alleged contract claims.

Regardless of the forum, Allen approaches each case with a unique perspective on how best to tailor his strategy to accomplish his client's particular goals. He has first-chaired numerous trials and arbitral hearings, and has briefed and argued dozens of appeals in state and federal courts.

Allen is regularly regarded as a top practitioner in commercial litigation by various publications, including Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, and the South Florida Legal Guide.

Allen is also continuously giving back to the community. He regularly handles an array of pro bono matters, and for more than a dozen years, he was a member of the federal appellate list for Criminal Justice Act appointments.

In 2010, the Chief Judge of the Southern District of Florida appointed Allen to the organizing committee for the Bench & Bar Conferences of that court, and Allen has held that position ever since. Allen has also served on the Southern District of Florida's Local Rules Committee since 2010.

Following law school, Allen served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and to the Honorable Rosemary Barkett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Awards and recognitions

2013-2020

Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America

2014-2019

Business Litigation
Florida Super Lawyers

2017-2019

Top Lawyers
South Florida Legal Guide

2015-2018

Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend

2007-2011

Top Up and Comer and/or Rising Star
South Florida Legal Guide

AV rating, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory

2019

Healthcare: Health Insurers
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, 2001

B.A., Boston College, magna cum laude, 1997

Bar admissions and qualifications

Florida

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Representative experience

Representing Medicaid Managed Care Organizations in statewide class action challenging interest calculations and securing denial of class certification after evidentiary hearing.


Lead counsel for large defense group in state-court action challenging payment practices for emergency fixed-wing air ambulance services.


Representing a health insurer in multiple federal actions brought by out-of-network medical provider seeking additional reimbursement, securing dismissals with prejudice in each.


Representing a health insurer in AAA arbitration brought by in-network hospital system alleging various breaches of hospital network agreement.

First-chaired jury trial in prosecution of claims stemming from collateralized business loan gone sour, resulting in unanimous verdict in client’s favor.

Representing CEO and co-equal owner of highly successful beauty products brand in a variety of complex, related disputes in multiple forums, including various trials.

First-chaired jury trial in defense of claims arising from large real estate dispute, resulting in complete defense verdict and no appeal being taken.

Representation of regulated public utility in five consolidated putative shareholder class actions challenging terms of large proposed merger.

Representation of financial institution in defense of putative nationwide class action alleging violation of the TCPA.


Successful defense of nationwide loan servicer in federal putative class action challenging collection of post-acceleration late fees.

Representing accounting firm in federal action alleging US$175m in aiding and abetting liability brought by unsecured lender arising from historic Ponzi scheme.

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