Alan has practiced immigration law exclusively since 1997. He is is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and he has served on various national committees, including now as Chair of the AILA's National Ethics Committee. He has also served as Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section, on the Steering Committee of Advocates for Human Rights, and on the Policy Committee for the Center for Victims of Torture. 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.