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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted on August 18, 2015
For the sixth year in a row, Alicia Downey has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 in the fields of Antitrust Law and Litigation – Antitrust.
Posted on August 12, 2015
The Boston Bar Association’s Voices of the Bar blog recently asked local attorneys, “What are you reading — or looking forward to reading — this summer?” Alicia Downey’s response, which was featured in the July 9, 2015 edition of BBA’s weekly e-bulletin, was this: “I’m reading The Hell Screen, the fifth book in a mystery series by I.J. Parker, featuring Sugawara Akitada, a well-educated, emotionally-conflicted aristocrat and government functionary in 11th century Kyoto, Japan. My ambitious goal for this summer is to read all fourteen books in the series, in order of publication.” Alicia has since met that goal and looks forward to the fifteenth installment.
Posted on July 1, 2015
The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law has asked Alicia Downey to chair the Distribution and Franchising Committee for the upcoming 2015-2016 ABA year, beginning in August. Under Alicia’s leadership since 2014, the committee provides a unique venue for Section members to get involved in projects involving vertical distribution systems, including but not limited to franchising. The committee’s mandate covers domestic and international distribution and franchising issues of all kinds, including dealer terminations, exclusive dealing, price and non-price restraints, restrictive covenants and many other topics.
Posted on May 11, 2015
Alicia Downey was one of several former SJC law clerks who aided the Court in its annual celebration of Law Day on May 1, 2015, at the John Adams Courthouse. This year, the clerks worked with small groups of visiting Boston high school students, comparing some of the key provisions of the English Magna Carta with important rights incorporated into the Massachusetts and federal constitutions.
Posted on April 1, 2015
Alicia Downey is preparing to speak at a panel discussion entitled, “Institutional Investors + Antitrust = ?” at the 2015 Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association in San Francisco, CA, on April 17, 2015. Joining Alicia in a two-hour discussion about antitrust issues arising in dealings between and among institutional investors and investment fund managers will be K&L Gates partners John Longstreth and Margaret Niles, and Cynthia Collins, a partner with Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson.
Posted on March 6, 2015
On February 26, 2015, Alicia Downey moderated a 90-minute webinar with speakers S. Lynn Diamond of White & Case LLP and Sarah Rabinovici of Pepper Hamilton LLP, entitled, “Managing and Mitigating Antitrust Risk in Transactions.” The program focused on how counsel and client can work together to manage and mitigate the risks associated with deals among competitors: the types of transactions that are most likely to draw scrutiny; how to use antitrust risk assessment to negotiate appropriate protections in the contract; and managing the risks in doing due diligence and integration planning.