Alan N. Schlaifer

Alan is the Summit Chair and Club President of the Wharton Club of Washington, DC, of which he has been a member for over 30 years. His dedication to the School and the Club resulted in his becoming a recipient in 2005 of the Club’s Joseph Wharton Award and Wharton’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Alan has built a team of fellow alumni to drive membership, programs, benefits, career efforts and embassy programs to new levels on behalf of his fellow alumni, the School and the University.

During his tenure, the Club has had 11 annual conferences, including the two Innovation Summits, that have been among the most successful programs run by any of the more than 70 clubs in the global Wharton Alumni Network of over 92,000 alumni. Membership has risen sharply during that period and is among the highest of all Wharton Clubs.  Our Club has recorded many firsts in the Wharton Alumni Network, such as its Joseph Wharton Award Dinner (with the 45th coming this Fall), and a mobile app (for the two Wharton DC Innovation Summits).

Alan is an accomplished business attorney whose career has been split between private practice and public service. He received a Distinguished Service Award for his decade of service as a Senior Trial Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.  He is co-editor of The Law and Business of Resort Development and a prolific writer, with over 280 published articles on business and legal issues.

A cum laude graduate of Wharton, Alan was elected president of the School’s Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society chapter and selected for the Dean’s Student Advisory Council.  He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and has been an officer of his Harvard Law School class since he graduated, as well as a past officer of the Harvard Club of DC.

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Bethesda North Conference
Center & Marriott Hotel
5901 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852 USA