Alden J. Bianchi

Member / Chair, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice vCard


  • Georgetown University (LLM, 1979)
  • Boston University (LLM, Taxation, 1979)
  • Suffolk University Law School (JD, 1978)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (BS, 1974)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts

Alden is the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice. He advises corporate, not-for-profit, governmental, and individual clients on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits issues, including qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, stock and stock-based compensation arrangements, ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues, benefit-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and health and welfare plans.

Alden is nationally renowned for his advice on the Affordable Care Act's impact on employers. He represented the Romney administration in connection with the historic 2006 Massachusetts health care reform act, which laid the foundation for the "Affordable Care Act." He has testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the subject of health care reform. His many published works include the Bloomberg/Bureau of National Affairs Health Care Reform Advisor, a comprehensive work on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers and employer-sponsored group health plans. Alden also provides a regular installment on the Affordable Care Act on Mintz Levin's Employment Matters Blog.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Bloomberg BNA: 2015 Federal Tax Contributor of the Year for his article “Information Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act: I.R.C. §6055 and §6056,” which was featured in the Compensation Planning Journal
  • Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits (2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (1995 – 2018)
  • Chambers USA: Nationwide – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2010 – 2017)
  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Band 1) – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2006 – 2017)
  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Employee Benefits/ERISA List (2006 – 2017)
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Named as a JD Supra Top Author, Affordable Care Act (2017)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
  • Member, BNA Pension & Benefit Publications Advisory Board