The Tenacious Technocrat: Judge Francis Allegra

Law360, New York (May 13, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT) -- As a young man, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Francis Allegra dreamed he would dedicate his life's work to an entirely different higher power.

A devoted Catholic, Allegra enrolled in a small Catholic seminary college in his native Ohio with an eye toward one day becoming "Father Francis." Mere months from graduation, however, he was beset by doubts about his future in the priesthood until, appropriately enough, he saw a sign.

“I was working with a priest doing data entry, and I looked up on...
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