Alan Friedman is a partner in the Los Angeles firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, and represents private and public employers in all aspects of labor relations and labor and employment law. He is a past president of the Labor Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School, and an LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Friedman served in the office of the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor and has chaired the Civil Service Commission of Los Angeles. He was labor relations counsel to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.
Mr. Friedman is a member of the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section). He lectures on labor law topics at various universities and seminars, and is the former editor of an ABA publication, Law Notes, for labor law issues.
Mr. Friedman is also a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and on the Board of and past president of both Bet Tzedek (House of Justice) Legal Services Foundation and the Constitutional Rights Foundation, which engage in civic education of youth across the country.
In October 1999, Mr. Friedman was appointed by the joint leadership of the United States Congress to the Board of Directors of the then-Office of Compliance. His current term with the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights expires in 2020.