Senior counsel, ACLU Northern California
Alan Schlosser has litigated numerous landmark cases during his decades-long tenure at the ACLU, including Rodriguez v. California Highway Patrol and California First Amendment Coalition v. Woodford.
He joined the ACLU-NC as Staff Counsel in 1976 and served as Managing Attorney from 1994 to 2000. In 2001, Schlosser took on the role of Legal Director, overseeing the affiliate’s litigation strategy.
Schlosser came to the ACLU-NC from Boston, where he worked as the sole staff attorney outside California and Arizona for the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO. He was an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, in New York City and then a partner at Eiden, Imhoff, Schlosser & Solomon in Santa Barbara. He has taught law at University of San Francisco School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, and Columbia Law School.
A graduate of Williams College, Schlosser received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as Urban Affairs Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.