Al Cvitan is the managing partner of Reich, Adell & Cvitan, leading the firm that is nationally regarded for its vigorous and effective representation of labor organizations, workers, employee benefit trust funds, and union political committees in all areas of labor-management relations, employment, employee benefit and political/election law. Mr. Cvitan joined the firm in 1978 as a law clerk, prior to graduating law school and passing the bar exam one year later. For over 35 years, Mr. Cvitan has assumed numerous roles at the firm including lead litigator to his current role as managing partner.
As managing partner, Mr. Cvitan directs the firm in the representation of unions, multi-employer pension, health and welfare and other employee benefit trust funds, and litigation on behalf of individual and classes of workers. He has long championed the causes of organized labor and endeavored to achieve social and economic justice for all working people, whether or not represented by a union. He has acted as lead counsel in class action lawsuits brought in the State of California.
Mr. Cvitan provides ERISA counsel to multi-employer benefit plans and also has expertise in federal and state court litigation, collective bargaining negotiations, and state and federal labor and employment law. He has lectured on labor law and related issues before the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations, Los Angeles Community Colleges, and the American Arbitration Association.
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, J.D.
Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, New Jersey, B.A., Major: Political Science
Honors and Awards:
Best Lawyers in America
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association, Labor Law Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
International Foundation of Employee Benefits