Alan M. Pittler



(412) 620-6540

(412) 275-2390

Alan partners with employers to achieve their goals in the workplace. He provides practical and insightful counsel to human resources managers, in-house attorneys, and executives regarding employee relations and compliance issues. He also vigorously defends employers’ interests before courts, administrative agencies, and labor arbitrators.   

Prior to joining Cozen O'Connor, Alan served as an in-house labor and employment lawyer, and as a partner at another national law firm. Throughout his career, Alan has handled all aspects of management-side labor and employment law for private and public sector employers, including those in the fields of higher education, health care, hospitality, technology, manufacturing, and energy.         

Alan is co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Education Industry Team. He serves as an adjunct professor of law for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Human Resources Law Online Graduate Certificate Program. He is also a frequent speaker on workplace legal issues, such as diversity and inclusion initiatives, effective investigations, and developments under the patchwork of federal, state, and local employment laws impacting the workplace. Alan is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, American Bar Association, Society for Human Resources Management, and Allegheny County Bar Association.

Alan received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.



Cozen O’Connor Continues to Grow National Labor & Employment Department and Pittsburgh Office with Addition of Former University of Pittsburgh Counsel Alan Pittler

September 05, 2017

Pittler will handle all aspects of management-side labor and employment law matters for higher education clients as well as those in other sectors, including hospitality, health care, technology and energy.


Courts Give “Thumbs Down” to Pennsylvania Employees Terminated For Social Media Posts [PHRA]

July 30, 2020

Alan Pittler wrote an article about three separate lawsuits brought by Pennsylvania employees who were terminated for social media posts.

Pennsylvania Requires New Employer Safety Measures to Combat COVID-19 [Alert]

April 17, 2020

Alan Pittler discusses Pennsylvania's new employer safety measures and what that could mean for non-essential businesses when they are ready to open up.

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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1989
  • Pennsylvania