Leslie Allen | Balch & Bingham LLP

Leslie Garrett Allen

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  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 2001
  • Auburn University
    B.A., Political Science, 1997
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2001
About Leslie
  • Which courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?

    My hydropower compliance practice involves matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and its staff. My nuclear energy practice involves matters before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). I have represented clients before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

  • What type of matters do you work on most often?
  • What types of clients do you represent?
  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

Select Matters

  • Represented applicant for early site permit and combined license in proceedings before the NRC, represented licensee in first-ever uncontested hearing on a combined license.  Participated in contested adjudications and related appeals before the D.C. Circuit.
  • Advise licensee on compliance issues arising during construction of new nuclear units, including:  license amendment requests, exemptions and regulatory approvals.
  • Advise licensees on issues regarding Safety Conscious Work Environment and Nuclear Safety Culture, including Employee Concerns Program and NRC Referred Allegations.


    Speaking Engagements


      • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2001
      • Auburn University, B.A., Political Science, 1997
      Bar Admissions
      • Alabama, 2001
      Professional Affiliations
      • American Bar Association
      • Alabama State Bar
      • Birmingham Bar Association
      • National Hydropower Association
      Awards & Accolades
      • Chambers Global, Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)
      • The Best Lawyers in America, Energy Law
      • Birmingham Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2021 
      • B-Metro Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2017 & 2018
      • B-Metro Magazine, Top Women Attorneys, 2017