Cozen O’Connor: Pittler, Alan M.

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, and at the bargaining table.   

Previously, Alan served as associate general counsel at the University of Pittsburgh for nine years and as a partner at a 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 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 and regulations impacting the workplace. Alan is a member of the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association and Society for Human Resources Management, member and past council member of Allegheny County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, and a member of National Association of College and University Attorneys.

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.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

What’s Trending in Labor and Employment Law

May 23, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA

ServSafe - Mt. Lebanon

January 15, 2019 - Mt. Lebanon, PA

Health Law 2019

December 05, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Greater Pittsburgh Hotel Association - Lunch and Learn

September 06, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

Hot Issues in Labor and Employment Law

April 17, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

2017 Labor and Employment Law Update - Chicago

October 05, 2017 - Chicago, IL


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