Alden’s three-decade legal career as a trial lawyer focuses mainly on antitrust litigation—usually class actions—and arbitrations, many of which are international. No matter the type of case, most of his matters involve enormous stakes where the future of a company is on the line. Under this pressure, Alden is meticulous at parsing the most complicated facts to create compelling and often novel arguments. In fact, one of Alden’s most well-known engagements was successfully representing a key player in the Whitewater investigation. He has tried cases in federal and state courts and arbitrations around the world.
Alden has represented clients across a spectrum of industries, including airlines, auto parts, banking and finance, communications, computers, energy, LNG, government contracting, polymers, and transportation. Many of his arbitration cases involve disputes arising in joint ventures to build substantial infrastructure projects like power plants or liquefied natural gas facilities, and he ‘stands out for his vast knowledge of commercial and investment arbitration’ (Legal 500U.S. 2018). He was also recognized as a Client Service All Star (BTI 2017).
In addition to his primary practices of antitrust and arbitration, Alden has handled other complex commercial litigation ranging from contractual disputes to False Claims Act cases to government investigations. His cases regularly raise highly complicated technical matters involving scientific, accounting or financial issues.