A member of the firm since 1991, Alan joined McNees Wallace & Nurick in 1985 following a clerkship with a Federal District Court Judge. He is the Chair of the firm’s Injunction Group and, in related capacities, is also a member of the Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups.
Most of Alan’s work relates to pursuing and defending matters requiring prompt attention of the courts. As chair of the Injunction Group, he coordinates the resources of that Group to ensure that client needs are met when emergencies arise. Alan and the Group routinely handle trademark, copyright, trade secret, contract, non-competition, corporate governance and other business disputes in jurisdictions throughout the country. He regularly handles injunction proceedings in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, and has also had cases in Kentucky, Washington, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Mississippi, Illinois, Texas, and Florida. Alan has lectured to County Bar Associations and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on injunction procedures and practices as well as enforcement of non-competition agreements and protection of trade secrets, and has published several articles on the subjects.
Alan also represents non-profit corporations, including the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc., and the New Birth of Freedom Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Westminster College, B.A., 1980, cum laude, with Honors
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1983, cum laude, Woolsack Honor Society; Dickinson Law Review
Law Clerk to Hon. R. Dixon Herman (U.S.D.C. Middle District of Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania Bar Association President’s Award, Recipient
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, 2012-present
The Best Lawyers in America®, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2009-present
Best Lawyers®, Lawyer of the Year, 2013, 2015, 2020
Gary F. Yenkowski Client Service Award, 2021
Select Lawyers, 2016
Martindale-Hubbell rated “AV Preeminent”
Harrisburg Best Lawyers, Lawyers of the Year, “Bet The Company Litigation”, 2014-present
Mediator, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2000-present
Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Award, Recipient; Vigil Honor member, Order of the Arrow; member, National Council (2003-2014); member, Philmont Training Center faculty (2012: Council and District Leadership course)); Council President, 2014-2016 (Keystone Area Council) and 2020-2022 (New Birth of Freedom Council)
Current U.S.D.C. Middle District of Pennsylvania Certified Mediator
Past President, National High School Mock Trial Championship, Inc., Board of Directors
Past President, Leadership Carlisle, Board of Directors
Past Member, U.S.D.C. Middle District of Pennsylvania Lawyers’ Advisory Committee
Past Member, U.S.D.C. Middle District of Pennsylvania Mediation Committee
Past Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Executive Committee
Past President, Keystone Area Council, BSA (2004-2006)
Past President, New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA (2010-2012)
Member, BSA Northeast Region, Area Committee (2006-2014)
Member, BSA National Council (2003-2014)
Member, Federal Bar Association
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
July 1, 2017 - Making a Federal Case of It Through the Defend Trade Secrets Act
May 12, 2016 - The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Federalizing Trade Secret Law
McNees Intellectual Property Client Alert
November 27, 2013 - Boys Playing Girls' Sports: Does Equality Trump Fairness?
November 2, 2010 - Did The Muffin Man Kill Pennsylvania's Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine?
The Legal Intelligencer
September 26, 2017 - NFHS Section meeting
April 20, 2017 - National Federation of High Schools Annual Legal Meeting -- April 20.
October 20, 2016 - Recently Enacted Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act