Posted on April 22, 2020
On April 22, 2020, the ABA Antitrust Law Section released a video of prominent antitrust and consumer protection lawyers role-playing Hollywood-inspired scenarios designed to test the audience’s knowledge of professional ethics for lawyers. Alicia Downey was a panel member of the humorous CLE program, entitled “Antitrust and CP Ethics Meets Hollywood Squares.” The presentation was one of numerous CLE programs that had to be presented virtually, as the Antitrust Law Section was forced by the global COVID pandemic to take its Annual Spring Meeting online. You can watch the video here.
Posted on December 5, 2019
On December 5, 2019, Alicia Downey presented a program entitled, The Antitrust Issue-Spotting Checklist, as part of The 60-Minute Lawyer series of webinars produced by the non-profit Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE New England). The one-hour presentation is designed to provide lawyers with a working knowledge of the circumstances in which antitrust risks typically arise, and how to reduce those risks.
Posted on December 1, 2019
A definitive guide to antitrust compliance has just been published by the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section. Alicia Downey served as co-Project Editor of the nearly 400-page Antitrust Compliance Handbook: A Practitioner’s Guide. The Handbook aids outside and in-house counsel charged with developing or updating antitrust compliance programs. Chapters examine the full spectrum of practical and substantive compliance issues, including conducting risk assessments, program design, benchmarking programs, employee training, using online technology in training/audits, preparing for dawn raids, and special considerations for competitor collaborations, trade associations, and distribution relationships. The book is available for purchase at the ABA Bookstore and elsewhere.
Posted on November 1, 2019
Best Lawyers includes Downey Law LLC in their 2020 rankings of “Best Law Firms” in the areas of Litigation – Antitrust and Antitrust Law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based 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 August 15, 2019
Alicia Downey is listed in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Antitrust Law and Litigation – Antitrust. Recognition by Best Lawyers™ is based 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. Alicia has been noted for her antitrust work in the annual Best Lawyers directory every year since 2010.
Posted on April 26, 2019
The Chambers USA Guide has again included Alicia Downey in its rankings of individual antitrust lawyers in Massachusetts, noting that she “is described as ‘outstanding,’ as well as ‘excellent at civil litigation and compliance,’ by market sources. She advises clients on a broad range of complex antitrust issues and disputes including distribution and pricing strategy.” Chambers USA annually ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the United States of America.
Posted on November 1, 2018
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers include Downey Law LLC in their 2019 rankings of “Best Law Firms” in the areas of Litigation – Antitrust and Antitrust Law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based 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 October 31, 2018
For the eighth 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. 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 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.