Alan D. Berkowitz, leader of Dechert’s U.S. labor and employment practice represents employers in a wide range of employment litigation disputes including cases alleging discrimination, breach of contract, employment torts, non-compete violations and wage and hour violations. He has extensive experience in federal and state court in both class action and individual litigation. Mr. Berkowitz is also experienced in providing advice on traditional labor matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act and in handling labor arbitration proceedings in a wide variety of industries. In 2017, Mr. Berkowitz was elected by The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers as a new Fellow. Election as a Fellow represents recognition for sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.