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Allan M. Bahn focuses his practice on the representation of employers in disputes related to all areas of employment law and is the co-chair of FordHarrison's Construction practice group.

In addition, Allan's practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation related to federal and state prevailing wage disputes.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Allan served as partner at BahnMulter LLP in New York City, a law firm which he co-founded, practicing in the areas of corporations, contracts, civil and white collar criminal litigation, governmental regulation, prevailing wage/Davis-Bacon enforcement and construction law.

Allan's previous experience includes serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the New County District Attorney's office in the Rackets and Labor Racketeering Office there he distinguished himself prosecuting organized crime groups in the construction industry.   Allan later served as Inspector General for the Departments of Design & Construction and Transportation in the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI). While at DOI he led numerous investigations into municipal and contractor fraud and corruption. Subsequently recruited by the Mayor's office, Allan served as Deputy Commissioner for Facilities and Construction and Special Counsel in the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). After completing his assignment with DCAS, Allan served as Deputy Inspector General, Chief of Investigations and General Counsel at the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Inspector General's Office, the largest regional transportation authority in the country. Allan has been a consultant on such notable projects as the AOL / Time Warner Center project, Museum Tower / Museum of Modern Art Reconstruction, and the YMCA Vornado Development on West 63rd Street in Manhattan.

After completing law school, Allan served as a law clerk in the Massachusetts Superior Court and later joined the New York County District Attorney's office.

Representative Experience
  • Litigated one of the largest Davis Bacon cases brought by the federal government.  Disposition; civil settlement with non-debarment.  
  • Settlement of criminal prosecution stemming from overtime dispute at multiple franchise restaurants. 
  • Settlement of State Labor Department case against general contractor related to under payment of prevailing wages by sub-contractor.  Parallel civil suit by general contractor against subcontractor for contract fraud resulted in sub-contractor settling with DOL.