Alan joined Chicago Legal Search as a consultant in 1995 before being promoted to Senior Consultant and Executive Vice President. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1986, Alan received his J.D. in 1990 from DePaul University College of Law where he was a Law Review member and the Executive Editor of the DePaul Business Law Journal. Alan spent five years as a commercial litigation and intellectual property associate with Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon in Chicago. He has been widely quoted as an authority on issues pertaining to the legal search profession in numerous national and local publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Lawyer Magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Alan has served as an invited speaker before the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel ("CALPA"), the Chicago Bar Association and law schools nationally on legal recruiting matters. He has testified as an expert witness and consulted major law firm and corporate clients on attorney placement and career matters. Alan has placed hundreds of prominent attorneys and practice groups at all levels in Chicago and throughout the country. Alan has a passionate commitment to diversity hiring that is well recognized in the legal industry and he is a member of the Cook County Bar Association. Alan is Board Secretary and a member of the School Board in Aptakisic-Tripp District 102 as well as a Governing Board Member of the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL). Alan is a member of the University of Wisconsin Athletics Advisory Board and a Board Member and former Head Coach of the Vernon Hills Stingers Fastpitch Organization. He has been married to his wife Holly for twenty-two years and they have two daughters.