Posted on March 15, 2018
On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Alicia Downey participated in a telephonic panel discussion entitled, Antitrust Aftermarkets, sponsored by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law. She and the other speakers–Craig Falls of Dechert LLP, Thomas Funke of Osborne Clarke, and Loren Poulsen of Compass Lexecon–discussed recent developments in US and EU case law, how economic theory on aftermarkets has evolved in the more than two decades since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Eastman Kodak Co. v. Image Technical Services, Inc., and how the proliferation of smart devices that collect consumer data and other new technology may affect the antitrust analysis of aftermarkets.
Posted on February 23, 2018
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Posted on November 3, 2017
U.S. News and Best Lawyers have included Downey Law LLC in its 2018 rankings of “Best Law Firms” in the areas of Litigation – Antitrust and Antitrust Law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review and the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
Posted on November 1, 2017
For the seventh year in a row, Alicia Downey was a member of the faculty of the New York-based Practising Law Institute‘s annual continuing legal education program on all facets of antitrust law. In this year’s program, Alicia’s presentation focused on legal developments and counseling lessons in the areas of resale price maintenance, MAP programs, and price discrimination, and compared the treatment of price restraints and price discrimination in the U.S., European Union, and Canada.
Posted on August 15, 2017
Alicia Downey is included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Antitrust Law and Litigation – Antitrust. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review surveys. (Rankings are visible online to paid subscribers.) Alicia has been listed in Best Lawyers every year since 2010.
Posted on August 2, 2017
At the ABA Business Law Section’s Annual Meeting in Chicago September 14-16, 2017, Alicia Downey will be speaking at a CLE program entitled, “Annual Antitrust Update for Business Lawyers.” The program will focus on notable developments over the past twelve months in the areas of merger clearance, government enforcement, and private lawsuits challenging vertical restrictions. The Business Law Section has over 50,000 members, nearly 1,500 of whom are expected to attend the Annual meeting.
Posted on June 2, 2017
At the beginning of the new ABA year on August 1, 2017, Alicia Downey will start her first term as co-chair of the Compliance and Ethics Committee of the Section of Antitrust Law. The Committee serves as a resource and network for discussing, evaluating and analyzing compliance and ethics issues in the field of antitrust. At the same time, Alicia will continue serving as the Business Law Section’s Liaison to the Section of Antitrust Law, and as vice chair of the Antitrust Law Committee of the Business Law Section.
Posted on May 1, 2017
In an April 30, 2017 subscribers-only article by Banker & Tradesman staff reporter Jim Morrison, Alicia Downey responded to questions about the extent to which antitrust law might constrain the growth of companies such as Realogy, which owns a large number of branded residential real estate brokerage firms. Alicia noted, “There is an antitrust risk when a company holding a monopoly or a large market share is somehow able to exploit that position to keep prices high, coerce customers to deal only with them, or arrange things that keeps competitors out by unfair means, such as false advertising, contracts that make it unduly difficult or expensive to switch service providers, or by using things like over-restrictive non-competes.”
Posted on March 31, 2017
The ABA Section of Antitrust law recently held its annual Spring Meeting, which was attended by nearly 3,000 antitrust and consumer protection practitioners, government enforcers, academics and economists. On the first day of the meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 29, 2017, Alicia moderated a lively panel discussion of recent trends in price discrimination litigation in the United States by private parties invoking the Robinson-Patman Act.
Posted on January 2, 2017
Downey Law officially opened for business exactly four years ago, in January 2013. Thanks to supportive clients, colleagues, family and friends, the past four years have been both professionally and personally rewarding. I learn something new everyday and look forward to seeing what the future will bring.
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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