Alden F. Abbott

The Heritage Foundation
Deputy Director

Alden F. Abbott became Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow and Deputy Director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation in April 2014. He previously served as Director of Patent and Antitrust Strategy for BlackBerry, and in a variety of senior government positions, including director of antitrust policy for the Federal Trade Commission; Acting General Counsel of the Commerce Department; Chief Counsel for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration; and senior counsel in the Justice Department. Alden is also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason Law School, a member of the Leadership of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, and a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. Alden was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University, in 2005, and a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School in 2003. He is active in the Federalist Society. Alden lectures and publishes on antitrust, economic regulation, international trade, and intellectual property policy. He blogs regularly at Truth on the Market, a leading website specializing in antitrust and regulation. He speaks French, Spanish, and Italian. Alden holds degrees from Harvard Law School (J.D.), Georgetown University (M.A. in Economics), and the University of Virginia (B.A.). Abbott and his wife reside in McLean, Virginia, and have one adult son.

Linked authors

Competere Group
Microsoft (Redmond)
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (Washington)
Hogan Lovells (Washington)
Hogan Lovells (Washington)
Morgan Lewis (New York)
Qualcomm (San Diego)
Paul Weiss (New York)

Articles

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Agathe Richard, Aidan Synnott, Albert A. Foer, Alden F. Abbott, Alvaro Ramos, Ben Labow, Bonnie Sweeney, Bradley T. Tennis, Christopher Meyers, Donald C. Klawiter, James Langenfeld, James Tierney, Janet McDavid, John DeQ. Briggs, John Kwoka, Joseph Farrell, Logan M. Breed, Mark D. Whitener, Michael Carrier, Michael D. Hausfeld, Michael L. Weiner, Michael P. Lehmann, Richard S. Taffet, Scott Andrew Sher, Sharis A. Pozen, William H. Rooney What is Trump Antitrust?

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Change is in the air and it is coming to antitrust and competition policy in the United States. The unexpected election of President-elect Donald J. Trump opened wide the speculation or mystery about what he and his advisors are planning concerning his administration’s antitrust policy. During (...)

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