Alan has practiced immigration law exclusively since 1997. He is past Chair of the Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and he has served on various AILA national committees, including the Social Security Administration, ICE, and CIS Ombudsman liaison committees, and as past Chair of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee. He has also served as Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section, as Ambassador for the American Immigration Law Foundation, and as a member of the Steering Committee of Advocates for Human Rights Refugee and Immigrant Program. He represents clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. He has written articles and lectured on a variety of immigration law topics.