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Alan H. Bowie, Jr. is a member of Carmody’s Business Services and Litigation Groups and practices primarily in the area of Labor and Employment.

As an advisor, Alan counsels employers on compliance with the state and federal labor and employment laws and other preventative measures.  He also conducts investigations at the request of clients.

As a litigator, Alan defends clients before administrative agencies, the federal and state courts and in arbitration hearings.  Alan has represented clients in matters involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, denial of benefits, negligent and intentional misrepresentation, fraud, promissory estoppel, unfair labor practices and violations of collective bargaining agreements.

Outside of his practice, Alan regularly presents to clients and other lawyers on labor and employment issues.  He has also had articles published by the American and Connecticut Bar Associations.  In 2019, Alan was selected as an Academy Fellow for the National Employment Law Council’s Academy Fellows Programs. He now serves on the NELC’s Academy Fellows Planning Committee.

Alan was born and raised in New Haven and is an active member of the New Haven community, including serving on non-profit boards and frequent participation at local high schools. He has also taught a first-year legal writing course at the Yale Law School.  He is also the current President of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association, Connecticut’s statewide black bar association.


  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of clients in the Connecticut Superior Court on claims of discrimination, retaliation for engaging in protected activity, breach of contract, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, fraud in the inducement and promissory estoppel.
  • Regularly drafts employment agreements, handbooks, and other employment-related documents on behalf of employers.
  • Obtained numerous dismissals and negotiated settlements of CHRO, EEOC, and NYDHR complaints alleging various claims of discrimination against for-profit and non-profit employers.


Before Carmody

  • Wake Forest Law School Moot Court Board Member
  • Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition 2016
  • Teaching Assistant – Appellate Advocacy
  • Research Assistant to Timothy Davis, John W. & Ruth H. Turnage Professor of Law
  • President – Wake Forest Law School Black Law Students Association
  • Fourth Circuit Lieutenant Governor of Public Interest – American Bar Association Law Students Division






  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Section
      • Executive Committee
        • 2017-18 and 2019-20 (Ex Officio)
        • 2020-Present
  • George W. Crawford Black Bar Association
    • Vice President 2018-19
    • President Elect 2019-20
    • President 2020-21
  • New Haven County Bar Association
    • Executive Committee
      • 2018-Present
  • National Employment Law Council
    • Academy Fellow 2019
    • Academy Fellows Planning Committee
      • 2020-Present


  • Neighborhood Music School, Board Member
  • Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc., Former Board Member
  • Community Action Agency of New Haven, Former Board Member
  • Dixwell Avenue Congregational, United Church of Christ, Finance Board and Church Council Member
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Rose Council (Young Alumni Board)

Events & Speaking Engagements

Equity and Incentive Compensation

12:30pm Online

Succession Planning

9:00am Online