Alden’s legal career of more than 30 years has ranged from orchestrating multijurisdictional, multinational litigation to some of the most significant multidistrict class actions, and to high-profile cases like the Whitewater investigation. Amounts at stake frequently involve hundreds of millions of dollars or more, and often the cases raise “bet the company” issues. Alden has argued appeals, tried cases, and had evidentiary hearings in federal and state courts across the country, as well as domestic and international arbitral tribunals.
Alden’s principal area of practice is complex commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on antitrust, class actions, contractual disputes, product liability, and international litigation and arbitration. He 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 cases have raised highly complex technical matters involving science, accounting, or financial issues. Alden is a frequent speaker on international arbitration and antitrust, and he has published several articles in those fields. He has also devoted significant time to pro bono civil rights litigation.