Associate General Counsel
Katherine M. Allen is Associate General Counsel at The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Katherine represented Penn State, the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and other clients as a shareholder in a private firm. For over 16 years, she concentrated her practice on employment law and litigation, civil rights litigation and higher education law. Katherine served as chair of her firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation practice groups and advised several nonprofit organizations. For several years, she was also a member of the adjunct faculty team for the Advocacy I program at the Dickinson School of Law. Katherine previously worked in private practice in Tennessee and Wisconsin. In 1990-91, she served as a law clerk for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Katherine has served as Chair and on the Board of Centre County Women’s Resource Center. Currently, she is the President of the Board of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. She is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys’ Legal Education Committee.
Katherine received her B.A. cum laude from Davidson College and her J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Office of General Counsel
The Pennsylvania State University
227 West Beaver Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Office Phone:(814) 867-4088