Alex is an antitrust lawyer and former senior government enforcer with experience handling deals and disputes in many industry sectors, including in particular matters involving technology, data, and innovation issues.
Alex divides his practice between transactions, counseling, and litigation. From 2012-2015, Alex served as advisor to FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, counseling her on the agency's numerous investigations, enforcement actions, and policies. He focused heavily on key developments raising new issues for US and global regulators, including big data, the growth of online technology platforms, and the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust. Earlier, from 2010-2012, Alex was a trial attorney at the DOJ Antitrust Division focused on technology and finance. Alex also worked on dozens of health care and hospital matters while at the FTC and DOJ and maintains a practice in the health care sector.
Prior to his government service, Alex spent more than a decade in private practice at other leading international law firms. He defended the transactions of domestic and international technology, media, and energy clients before antitrust agencies and represented class action defendants in federal and state court litigation around the United States.
Alex is frequently recognized for the quality of his work and client service. In 2018, he was individually recognized as "excellent" by Global Competition Review in its annual ranking of the world's top 100 antitrust practices. He was also included in Legal 500's review of recommended US merger review practices, and named a "Future Leader" by GCR and Who's Who Legal in their 2017 listing of the world's leading antitrust partners under the age of 45. Clients praised him as a "high-quality deal lawyer" with "excellent DOJ experience."
Before law school, Alex co-founded and sold an online technology company.