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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.

2016 Best Lawyers in America Recognition

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.

Best Lawyers in America - Your Inclusion Letter

 

BBA’s Voices of the Bar Summer Reading Poll

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.

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Alicia Downey Re-Appointed as Chair of ABA-SAL Distribution & Franchising Committee

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.

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