Alan is a partner at McLaughlin & Stern. He has received the highest Peer Review Rating of "AV" for ethical standards and legal ability which is awarded to less than 1% of lawyers. In 2011, Alan was listed in Verdict Search's Top NY Contract Verdicts and was named a "Rising Star" in 2012. From 2012-2018, he was named as a "Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyers Magazine (only 5% of attorneys in the New York metropolitan area receive this distinction).
Alan has extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation. He began his legal career in 1998 as a law clerk to the Honorable John McLaughlin. He then went into private practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts, arbitrations, mediations and administrative agencies. Over the past 20 years, Alan has developed a broad practice areas that includes extensive work in the fields of business, contract, education, Title IX, employment, real estate, art, civil rights, health care, construction, and criminal law litigation and investigations. He has successfully tried civil and criminal cases before juries, courts, arbitration panels and administrative agencies. He has also successfully handled appeals in federal and state courts. Alan frequently appears at colleges and universities representing students and faculty accused of violating their school's codes of conduct and Title IX policies.
During law school, Alan interned for the U.S. Army JAG Corps and the U.S. Attorney's Office, E.D.N.Y.
He is a current member of the Federal Bar Council and New York State Bar Association - Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. He has also served on the board of directors of various corporations.
Alan was published in the New York Times and New York Law Journal on legal subjects including the death penalty, pardons, the First and Sixth Amendments, and has lectured and taught legal education courses on litigation, New York practice, and the Military Commissions Act of 2006. He also appeared on television, on-line and in various newspapers as a commentator and in connection with some of his high-profile cases. Recently, Alan was one of the authors of an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Gill v. Whitford, et al. (October Term 2017).