Overview

Alan L. McLaughlin represents public and private employers in a broad range of employment-related disputes at the administrative, state and federal levels, including before the United States Supreme Court and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has substantial experience in:

  • Discrimination actions
  • Class actions
  • Wage and hour collective actions
  • Arbitrations
  • Emergency proceedings involving non-compete agreements, trade secrets, business torts and contracts

He provides counsel and preventive training to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, including:  

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act

Alan works with a diverse group of clients in the manufacturing, logistics, retail and hospitality industries.  Previously, Alan served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Employment Section

Indiana State Bar Association

Member

Litigation and Employment sections

Indianapolis Bar Association

Member

Seventh Circuit Bar Association

Member

Litigation and Employment sections

American Bar Association

Pro Bono Representative

Mediation Assistance Program

U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Member

Colorado Bar Association

Former Chair

Litigation Section

Indiana State Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2012-2019

Named, Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law - Management

Indianapolis

The Best Lawyers in America©

2018

Named, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Labor and Employment

Indianapolis

The Best Lawyers in America©

2015

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2012-2018

Named, Super Lawyer for Employment Litigation

Indiana

Super Lawyers

2004-2018

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Patrick Wilson Scholar

Vanderbilt University School of Law

News, Analysis & Press

Southern District programs for pro se parties help litigants, attorneys and the court

The Journal Of The Indiana State Bar Association RES GESTAE

April 1, 2014

Litigation Skills Series: Employment Litigation Update

Indianapolis Bar Association

2010

Compass to the New ADAAA Regulations

Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)

December 2009

The Year of the Americans With Disabilities Act: Amendments, Accommodations, and Damages

Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)

December 2008

Trade Secrets and Covenants Not to Compete: Tactics, Enforceability and Defenses

Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)

2007

Survey of Employment Law Developments for Indiana Practitioners

37 Ind. L. Rev., 1025

2004

Speaking Engagements

Paddling in the Same Direction: How to Manage, Motivate, and Improve Performance Before and After Problems Begin

Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

September 21, 2018

2017 ADA and FMLA Update

Indiana Continuing Education Forum, Recent Developments in Employment Law

December 15, 2017

Regional Employment Law Update: What’s New and Trending

2017 Littler Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

October 3, 2017
2016 Rocky Mountain Employer Conference

Denver, CO

September 21, 2016

Insurance Coverage of Employment Law Claims: How Employers and Insurance Carriers Can Work Together Effectively

Indiana State Chamber of Commerce

April 2011
Guns in Your Parking Lot

Indianapolis, IN

May 6, 2010
H1N1 Flu: Preparing the Workplace for a Pandemic

Indianapolis, IN

November 4, 2009

You’ve Been Sued, Now What?

Indiana Chamber of Commerce Annual Employment Law Seminar

2007

How Email Has Changed the Sexual Harassment Case

ICLEF

2006

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1982
  • A.B., Wabash College, 1979summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

Colorado
Indiana

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana