Allan Dunlavy is a leading authority on Reputation Management, Privacy, Crisis Management and Digital Reputation Strategy and serves as a Partner at Schillings.
A highly experienced English attorney based in New York, Allan has a wealth of experience managing and responding to a wide range of high-profile and complex crisis situations, including privacy threats, cyber-attacks, hostile campaigns, extortion, data breaches and digital reputation threats. His background as a commercial, media, privacy and Intellectual Property litigator enables him to counsel clients on international reputation and privacy matters from a unique perspective.
Allan’s privacy law expertise means that he is heavily involved in the big tech sector, particularly in regards to the ongoing developments around its proposed regulation, the debate in relation to its role as publisher, and what the greater implications will be for traditional and social media companies worldwide. He provides counsel to international businesses, senior leaders, high profile and high net worth individuals on how to address these issues and changes they should anticipate in the future in this sphere.
As an acknowledged thought leader on matters of privacy, digital reputation and big tech regulation, Allan contributes commentary to many prominent publications and has featured in Newsweek, The BBC, Tech.co and CityAM on challenging issues related to media, defamation, privacy and regulation. He also speaks as an expert advisor to the industry on the international professional speaking circuit.
Allan serves as a Board Member of tech start-up, Legendary, the National Executive Service Corps and Stetson University's Disruptive Leadership Certificate Program.
In 2021 Allan was recognized as one of the top recommended advisors in Spear's Magazine annual Reputation Managers Index and was named as The Times' Lawyer of the Week in 2010.