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ABA Publishes “Antitrust Law and Economics of Product Distribution”

Posted on October 21, 2016

Alicia Downey is the co-author of Chapter 7 of a newly published book entitled, Antitrust Law and Economics of Product Distribution, available from ABA Publications. Alicia’s chapter, “Price Discrimination and Related Conduct,” includes the perspectives of antitrust lawyers and economists. Her co-author is Dr. Robert Kneuper, a Director and Principal at Navigant Economics. To introduce this unique publication to the antitrust community, Alicia organized and served as the moderator of a telephonic “virtual book launch” on October 21, 2016, which featured the book’s editors and selected contributors.

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Alicia Downey on the Faculty of “Annual Antitrust Update for Business Lawyers” September 8

Posted on August 22, 2016

The Business Law Section of the American Bar Association is holding its Annual Meeting on September 8-10, 2016, in Boston, where Alicia Downey is speaking on a CLE panel entitled, “Annual Antitrust Update for Business Lawyers.” As part of the presentation, Alicia will talk about the impact of recent antitrust developments on sales and distribution practices in the U.S. and the European Union.

Alicia Downey teaching at PLI Antitrust Counseling and Compliance Seminar in NYC September 28, 2016

Posted on August 2, 2016

For the sixth year in a row, Alicia Downey has been invited by the Practising Law Institute to speak at its annual seminar on Antitrust Counseling and Compliance. Speaking live from New York, Alicia will focus on antitrust constraints on pricing conduct, including resale price maintenance, minimum advertised price restrictions, and price discrimination. This year her  talk will also compare the antitrust treatment of pricing conduct under the laws of the U.S., European Union, China, and Canada. Alicia is honored to share the podium with the highly distinguished faculty members listed below. Seminar registration details can be found here.

Chairperson(s)
M. Howard Morse ~ Cooley LLP
Speaker(s)
Patricia A. Conners ~ Associate Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Florida
Lisl J. Dunlop ~ Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
William H. Efron ~ Director, Northeast Region, Federal Trade Commission
Sonia K. Pfaffenroth ~ Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
W. Stephen Smith ~ Morrison & Foerster LLP
Lisa C. Wood ~ Foley Hoag LLP

Downey Law Listed in Special Edition of 2016 Best Lawyers

Posted on April 27, 2016

A special “Women in the Law” edition of 2016 Best Lawyers® – Business includes Downey Law in its listing of Massachusetts-based female antitrust practitioners. The cover photograph features 2015-2016 American Bar Association President Paulette Brown.

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Alicia Downey Judges BC Law Moot Court Competition

Posted on March 23, 2016

On March 22, 2016, Alicia Downey returned to her alma mater, Boston College Law School, to serve as a judge in the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition. Working in teams of two, third year law students presented appellate arguments in a criminal case in which the defendant challenged the constitutionality of a police search. In addition to competing for top honors in oral advocacy, the students submitted appellate briefs for consideration by a separate panel of judges.

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Appellate Victory Wins Media Attention

Posted on January 29, 2016

In the three weeks since the Appeals Court’s decision issued on January 6, Downey Law’s appellate victory in Downey v. Chutehall Construction Co., Ltd., has been the subject of a front page article in the January 15, 2016 issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a number of law firm blog posts, including here, here, here, here, here, and here. For a deeper understanding of the factual record and the issues presented by the case, readers are invited to peruse the Initial Brief we filed in the case.

Happy New Year! Downey Law is Three Years Old Today

Posted on January 1, 2016

It was exactly three years ago that I opened Downey Law with the support and encouragement of loyal clients, former colleagues, friends and family. It has been a great ride so far and I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store.

Happy New Year 2016

“Best Law Firms” 2016 Rankings List Recognize Downey Law

Posted on November 4, 2015

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recently announced their sixth annual “Best Law Firms” rankings, in which Downey Law earned recognition for its litigation and antitrust capabilities at both the national and local levels. According to the publishers’ press release, firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise, as well as the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.2016 Best Law Firms Rankings

Antitrust & Compliance Counseling 2015 November 2 in New York

Posted on October 26, 2015

For the fifth year in a row, Alicia Downey will be a faculty member of the Practising Law Institute’s annual all-day Antitrust & Compliance Counseling national webcast and live program in New York, NY. Alicia will cover topics related to pricing in the context of supplier-distributor and supplier-retailer relationships: price discrimination, resale price maintenance, minimum advertised price agreements, predatory pricing, and most-favored-nation price ceilings.

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Alicia Downey Re-Appointed ABA Business Law Section Committee Chair and Liaison to the Section of Antitrust Law

Posted on October 16, 2015

For a second year, Alicia Downey will hold a dual leadership position in the 58,000-member Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. As chair of the Antitrust Law Committee, Alicia will coordinate programs and news updates on a wide variety of antitrust issues of interest to business lawyers. In her role as Section Liaison to the Section of Antitrust Law, Alicia will keep Business Law Section leadership up to date on events and initiatives of the Section of Antitrust Law and forge opportunities for collaboration.

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