Parkinson A. Alex

Alex A. Parkinson


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with High Honors, 2015
    • Editor-in-Chief, The University of Chicago Law Review
    • University of Chicago Law School Moot Court Champion
    • Kirkland & Ellis Scholar
  • Harvard University, B.A., 2011
    • President, Harvard Debate Council
    • Top-ranked Collegiate Policy Debate Team (Coaches’ Poll)
    • Top-ranked Debater, American Debate Association National Championship


  • Law Clerk, Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 2018-2019
  • Law Clerk, Judge Robert D. Sack, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2016-2017


  • 2016, New York
  • 2018, District of Columbia

Alex A. Parkinson represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation, focusing on antitrust, commercial litigation, and telecommunications matter across high-tech industries. 

Alex joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2017, following a clerkship with Judge Robert D. Sack on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.  He then returned to the firm as an associate in 2019, following a clerkship with Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.  Alex graduated with High Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the first student in decades to both serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and win the Moot Court championship.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.  

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Class Actions as Firms, 2017 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 740
  • Comcast Corp. v. Behrend and Chaos on the Ground, 81 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1213 (2014)
  • Taxing Class Size, 69 DePaul L. Rev. 1 (2019); Behavioral Class Action Law, 65 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1090 (2018)

Representative Matters

  • Federal Trade Commission v. Meta Platforms, Inc., Mark Zuckerberg, and Within Unlimited, Inc., No. 3:22-cv-04325 (N.D. Cal. 2023):  Defeated a request by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to preliminarily enjoin Meta’s acquisition of Within Unlimited, Inc.  After the district court ruled in favor of Meta, the FTC abandoned its parallel administrative complaint in the administrative home court.
  • Served as part of a trial team that obtained a successful outcome in a multi-week confidential arbitration between high-net-worth individuals, during which trial he cross-examined the other side’s lead expert economist.