Allan joined Eric Smidt’s team in 2012 to help lead Harbor Freight Tools, and to help manage the Smidt family’s interests and philanthropy, and where he helped establish Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. Allan also serves on the board of The Smidt Foundation. Previously, Allan was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he practiced as a transactional lawyer for 24 years. He has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and has held leadership positions in a wide range of civic and charitable activities. Allan received his BA from UCLA and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.