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 at the University of Pittsburgh 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 co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Higher 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 Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, Society for Human Resources Management, American Bar Association, 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.