Alan I. Model has been representing employers throughout the country in all aspects of labor relations and employment law since 1993. His practice includes:

  • Defending employment discrimination cases
  • Complying with the National Labor Relations Act
  • Devising long-term labor objectives and strategies
  • Advising during union organizing campaigns
  • Handling contract negotiations and labor arbitrations
  • Collective bargaining
  • Drafting employment agreements and policies
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • 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
  • Food industry
  • Construction industry
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Information technology corporations

In addition, Alan helps to foster positive employee relations and provides management training. He also counsels human resource professionals with regard to day-to-day workplace issues, including:

  • Wage-hour classifications
  • Managing in a unionized workplace
  • Sexual discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Diversity
  • Downsizing
  • Conducting investigations

He also 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 transactions. He has been involved in more than 100 union organizing campaigns on behalf of management.

Alan regularly writes about cutting-edge labor and employment law issues and is a prolific speaker on hiring/firing, sexual harassment, and pro-employee relations, as well as those topics pertaining to construction labor law. He is a member of the firm's Traditional Labor Law, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets and Retail and Hospitality practice groups.

Before working at Littler Mendelson, Alan practiced management-side employment and labor law for 13 years and worked for a member of the NLRB.

Professional & Community Affiliations


New Jersey State Bar Association


New York State Bar Association


Essex County Bar Association

2011 and 2012


Essex County Bar Association



Essex County Bar Association



Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


Named, The Best Lawyers in America©*


Recipient, Client Choice Award

International Law Office


Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA


Named, Super Lawyer**

New Jersey


Named, LRI Top 100 Labor Attorneys


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News, Analysis & Press

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

Realistic Expectations from the NLRB: Reversal of Obama Labor Policies, Business as Usual or Something in Between?

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

2015 Tri-State Employer Conference

New York, NY

November 5, 2015

NLRB and Labor Take Aim at Employee Handbooks: What Employers Need to Know to Avoid Costly Mistakes

November 28, 2012

The NLRB and Labor Take Aim at Employee Handbooks: What Employers Need to Know to Avoid Costly Mistakes

October 10, 2012

What Every Construction Industry Employer Should Know About Labor & Employment Laws

Newark, NJ

April 13, 2011

Understanding and Complying with New Jersey Prevailing Wage Laws: Update 2008

Newark, NJ

April 18, 2008

2008 Construction Industry Primer - Overcoming Barriers to Success in the Coming Year

Newark, NJ

December 6, 2007

Understanding and Complying With New Jersey Prevailing Wage Laws

Newark, NJ

March 22, 2007

Employment Law Essentials for the Construction Industry

Newark, NJ

January 18, 2007


  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1993
  • B.A., Lafayette College, 1990
  • none:3, London School of Economics, 1987

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York


  • 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