Cozen O’Connor: D’Angelo, Alfred J.

Alfred J. D`Angelo



(215) 665-3735

(215) 665-2013

Fred concentrates his practice on the representation of management in labor and employment law. His experience includes representation of employers in both traditional labor relations and employment litigation. This experience includes representing employers on union prevention campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, and labor contract administration. In particular this includes, representing major acute care health systems throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Fred has represented employer clients in virtually all industries, including manufacturing, shipping, transportation, stevedoring, warehousing and delivery, health care, automotive, steel, hospitality, and service industries. This representation has spanned such functions as advising employers on dealing with operating in a union environment and representing employers in labor negotiations and, conversely, advising and representing employers in staying union-free. Most recently, health care institutions have been the target of unsuccessful union-organizing among his clients.

In addition, his representations extend to employment litigation under such state and federal statutes as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, ADA, FMLA, and FLSA. He is active in the administration of collective bargaining agreements and in practice and litigation before the National Labor Relations Board, various state Public Employment Labor Relations Boards, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and comparable state agencies. In addition, he serves as counsel to several multi-employer pension and welfare plans.

His practice also extends to several public employer entities. He represents several school districts in Pennsylvania and Delaware and counties within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has also represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Delaware.

Fred has been effective at devising creative solutions to client issues. As a result, he spends a large portion of time counseling employers in order to avoid litigation and in structuring decisions to avoid successful grievances and to avoid unionization. This work includes auditing and revising employer practices and employment procedures, supervisory and managerial training, and advising employers concerning procedures used in promotions and downsizing.


138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Cozen O’Connor Adds 17 Lawyers from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

May 08, 2017

The new attorneys add depth in Pittsburgh across Commercial and Corporate practices and continues to expand its national Labor & Employment Department

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Health Law 2020

December 04, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

2019 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 20, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

2018 Labor and Employment Law Update

June 13, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

2017 Health Law Year In Review

December 06, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1974
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1970

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 1989-2020

Chambers USA, 2018-2019

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2019

  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit