Overview

Alan I. Model has been representing employers throughout the country in all aspects of labor relations and employment law for more than 25 years. His practice includes:

  • Implementing short-term and long-term labor objectives and strategies 
  • Complying with the National Labor Relations Act
  • Advising during union organizing campaigns
  • Handling collective bargaining and labor arbitrations
  • Drafting employment agreements and policies
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Assisting in arbitration and mediation

Alan has unique experience representing a variety of employers across the country as well as locally. He works with:

  • Hotels and casinos
  • Retailers
  • Gig economy platforms
  • Cannabis industry 
  • Construction industry employers
  • Manufacturing companies

In addition, Alan helps to foster positive employee relations through crafting and implementing interactive management training. He also counsels human resource professionals with regard to day-to-day workplace issues, assists employers in the development of strategies required for opening new facilities, mergers, relocations, consolidations of existing facilities, acquisitions, subcontracting, reductions-in-force, and drafting and reviewing buy-sell agreements for asset or stock transactions. Alan has been involved in more than 125 union organizing campaigns on behalf of management.

Alan regularly writes about cutting-edge labor and employment law issues and is a prolific presenter on varied topics. He is a member of the firm's Traditional Labor Law, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets, and Retail and Hospitality practice groups.

Before joining Littler in 2006, Alan practiced management-side employment and labor law for 13 years and worked for a member of the NLRB.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

New Jersey State Bar Association

Member

New York State Bar Association

President

Essex County Bar Association

2011 and 2012

Officer

Essex County Bar Association

2000-2011

Trustee

Essex County Bar Association

2000-2011

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©*

2015-2021

Recipient, Client Choice Award

International Law Office

2019

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2012

Named, Super Lawyer**

New Jersey

2008-2011

Named, LRI Top 100 Labor Attorneys

2008-2010

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** The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. For information about the standards for inclusion in Super Lawyers, please see http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.

News, Analysis & Press

Conditions Ripe for NLRB Electronic-Voting Push

Law360 Employment Authority

June 16, 2021

Can an Employer Fire a White Supremacist?

The National Law Journal

August 14, 2017

EEOC Notches Win on Behalf of Immigrants

Corporate Counsel

May 2, 2016

Powerball Soars to $900M as States See Strong Sales

North Jersey The Record

January 8, 2016

Alan Model Warns Employers About the Risks Involved in Office Pools

North Jersey.com

March 14, 2006

Speaking Engagements

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1993
  • B.A., Lafayette College, 1990
  • London School of Economics, 1987

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York