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.
Posted on January 26, 2015
Alicia recently returned from the invitation-only retreat for ABA Business Law Section officers and committee chairs in Riviera Maya, Mexico. In addition to getting to know other Section leaders in sessions addressing how the ABA’s largest section can effectively nurture its current and future leaders while offering value to business lawyers, Alicia enjoyed the warm weather and took some time to explore the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza.
Posted on December 15, 2014
Posted on November 12, 2014
On November 11, 2014, Alicia Downey moderated a 90-minute American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education webinar entitled, “But We Want to Close in Two Weeks” – HSR Process and Timing. The speakers, S. Lynn Diamond of White & Case LLP and Sarah Rabinovici of Pepper Hamilton LLP, covered a wide range of issues arising in deals subject to review and clearance by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. The program was geared toward transactional lawyers who need to understand which deals are subject to reporting requirements, HSR requirements and timing of investigations, and how to protect the confidentiality of client documents submitted to the agencies.
Posted on November 3, 2014
The 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” has ranked Downey Law in Tier 1 for Litigation – Antitrust and Tier 2 for Antitrust Law in the Metro Boston area. This year, Downey Law was also awarded a National Tier 3 ranking in Litigation – Antitrust. According to Best Lawyers, rankings are determined on the basis of feedback from clients and peers and information provided by participating law firms.
Posted on September 18, 2014
Alicia Downey is a faculty member for the Practising Law Institute’s upcoming annual Antitrust Counseling and Compliance seminar on October 31, 2014, in New York. The all-day Continuing Legal Education program will be presented live and via webcast to a large audience of in-house counsel and lawyers in private practice. Alicia’s segment will focus on pricing conduct, including price discrimination, resale price maintenance, and predatory pricing. The complete agenda and event details are available here.
Posted on August 28, 2014
Alicia Downey participated in a program on legal ethics for 1Ls at Boston College Law School. She and fellow panelists (all BC Law alumni) engaged in a role-playing exercise that illustrated common ethical dilemmas faced by lawyers and the importance of adhering to the Rules of Professional Conduct. Photo below (l to r): Panelists Seth Orkand (WilmerHale), Kelli Powell (WilmerHale), Steve Riden (Beck Reed Riden LLP), Alicia Downey, and John Marshall (MA Office of Bar Counsel), with BC Law Professor Paul Tremblay.
Posted on August 18, 2014
For the fifth year in a row, Alicia Downey has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America for her work in the practice areas of Antitrust Law and Litigation.
Posted on August 5, 2014
The editors of Antitrust Adviser, published by Thomson Reuters, have invited Alicia Downey to co-author the chapter on price discrimination in the treatise’s forthcoming fifth edition. Antitrust Adviser is a two-volume resource that addresses practical antitrust issues, including counseling compliance, identifying risky acquisitions under the antitrust laws that require notification to the authorities, and preparing to prosecute or defend an antitrust suit.
Posted on July 26, 2014
Alicia Downey has been appointed to chair the Search Committee responsible for vetting candidates for the position of Executive Director of the Boston Dance Alliance, for which Alicia has served on the board since 2010. BDA is a service organization that helps the Greater Boston dance community operate more efficiently and deliver artwork more effectively. With a comprehensive matrix of programs and services, BDA strives to build dance audiences, increase access to dance for communities of all kinds, and promote artistic quality of the highest order in all dance genres.
Posted on July 25, 2014
The Business Law Section of the American Bar Association has appointed Alicia Downey to the 2014-2015 Editorial Board of The Business Lawyer. Published quarterly, The Business Lawyer is the premier business law journal in the country, circulating peer-reviewed articles on a variety of business law topics to approximately 50,000 readers.