Eric Alden is a Professor of Law who came to Chase from Palo Alto, California, where he had previously been a full equity partner with two major AmLaw 100 firms in corporate and securities law in Silicon Valley. He has broad securities regulatory and transactional experience, including public company disclosure counseling, securities regulatory compliance, corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity, debt and hybrid securities, mergers and acquisitions, the formation of private investment funds and the representation of banks and hedge funds in their interactions with the public markets, with an overall emphasis on technical securities law and SEC compliance matters.
During 2005-2006, Alden served as an Attorney Fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C., in the Division of Corporation Finance, Office of Chief Counsel. In that capacity, he oversaw and administered for the 2006 proxy season the SEC's Rule 14a-8 shareholder proposal program, which has functioned as the central battleground of corporate governance disputes between institutional shareholders and public company boards of directors.
Prior to joining Chase, Alden taught Corporate Governance as a Lecturer at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, and taught Securities Regulation as an Adjunct Professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law. During 2010-2011, he was a Research Fellow in Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance at the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. He has published articles in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Berkeley Business Law Journal, Hawaii Law Review, the Nevada Law Journal, and Northeastern University Law Review (forthcoming), in addition to various industry publications. His areas of teaching focus are Contracts, Corporations, Business Organizations, Startups and Venture Capital, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Securities Regulation.
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