Alan M Pittler

Alan M. Pittler

Professor of Law
Program: HR Law

Alan Pittler is a partner with Cozen O’Connor’s labor and employment department. Professor Pittler provides practical and insightful counsel to human resources managers, in-house attorneys and executives regarding employee relations and compliance issues. He also vigorously defends employers’ interests before courts, administrative agencies and labor arbitrators.

Professor Pittler represents both private and public sector employers, including those in the fields of higher education, health care, hospitality, technology, manufacturing and energy. He serves as co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Higher Education Industry Team. He is also a frequent speaker on workplace legal issues, such as diversity and inclusion initiatives, effective investigations and new legal developments. Professor Pittler is a member of the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, Society for Human Resources Management, American Bar Association, and Allegheny County Bar Association.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor in 2017, Professor Pittler served as in-house counsel at the University of Pittsburgh, and was a partner with another national law firm. Professor Pittler received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


  • JD, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations