Alan Model Named President of Essex County Bar Association

NEWARK, NJ (May 2, 2011) – Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management, today announced that Alan I. Model has been installed as President of the Essex County Bar Association (ECBA). Model is a shareholder in the firm's Newark office.

The Essex County Bar Association is the largest county bar association in the State of New Jersey with nearly 2,500 active members. With over 100 years of service to the Essex and New Jersey legal communities, the Association enjoys a strong reputation as one of the most successful and responsive volunteer legal organizations in the state.

"We are so proud that Alan has been elected President of the ECBA," said Glenn J. Smith, office managing shareholder of Littler's Newark office. "Alan is an exceptional attorney who has made important contributions to the firm through his hard work and dedication to our clients."

Model's practice includes defending employment discrimination cases and complying with the National Labor Relations Act, as well as handling contract negotiations and labor arbitrations and drafting employment agreements. He also counsels human resource professionals on day-to-day workplace issues, restrictive covenant agreements, and wage-hour classifications. Other employment matters that Model provides guidance on include sexual discrimination, harassment, diversity and downsizing.

He was formerly a Trustee for the Essex County Bar Association and Co-Chair of its Labor and Employment Committee. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York State Bar Associations.

Model received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from Lafayette College. He also studied at the London School of Economics.

About the Essex County Bar Association

The Essex County Bar Association is the professional association of the Essex County Bar founded in 1899. With 2,500 members, it is the largest and most diverse county bar in New Jersey. Since its inception, the ECBA has enthusiastically implemented programs and aggressively embraced positions to meet the needs and concerns of the Essex County legal community and the community-at-large.

About Littler Mendelson

With over 800 attorneys and 51 offices, Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. As the only U.S. member of the Ius Laboris global alliance, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of multi-national clients, from navigating international employment laws and labor relations issues to applying corporate policies worldwide. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record. For more information, visit