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Alicia Downey Appointed to Two Leadership Roles in ABA Section of Antitrust Law

Posted on May 28, 2014

The ABA Section of Antitrust Law has appointed Alicia Downey as the incoming Chair of the Distribution and Franchising Committee, beginning in August 2014. In addition, Alicia has been appointed Liaison to the ABA Business Law Section, a role that entails working closely with the leaders of both sections to identify matters of common interest and opportunities for collaboration in programming and publications. 

Law Day at the Supreme Judicial Court Focuses on Voting Rights

Posted on May 1, 2014

On May 1, 2014, The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts invited students from West Roxbury High School to participate in the Court’s annual celebration of Law Day. This year’s theme was “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters.” As part of the day’s events, Alicia Downey and other former SJC law clerks spoke with the students about the historical treatment of voting rights in the United States. More details about the event are available here. Afterwards, Alicia (third from right) and the other volunteers posed for a photo with SJC Associate Justice Fernande Duffly.


Event: Arm Yourself with the Necessary Tools to Avoid Antitrust Pitfalls in Merger and Non-Merger Agreements

Posted on April 10, 2014

Alicia Downey was a speaker in a program entitled, Arm Yourself with the Necessary Tools to Avoid Antitrust Pitfalls in Merger and Non-Merger Agreements, at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Business Law Section in Los Angeles, California. Alicia’s segment of the two-hour CLE program focused on antitrust constraints on price discrimination, most favored nation pricing, and loyalty discounts.

Event: Pathways to Leadership

Posted on March 25, 2014

Alicia Downey was a panel member in the Pathways to Leadership program at the 62nd ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. Each of the speakers described their experiences as leaders in various roles in the Section of Antitrust Law, as well as ways in which lawyers and economists can become more involved in the section’s work.

Event: Antitrust Primer and Pitfalls for Corporate Counsel

Posted on March 24, 2014

Alicia Downey was on the faculty of Antitrust Primer and Pitfalls for Corporate Counsel, presented by MCLE-New England in Boston, Massachusetts. In this three-hour live and webcast program, Alicia and her co-presenters covered a wide variety of antitrust topics as well as recent developments bearing on corporate transactions, sales and marketing practices, and collaborations with competitors.

Victory on Motion to Compel Arbitration in Limited Liability Company Dispute

Posted on February 12, 2014

Downey Law prevailed in Suffolk Superior Court on a motion to compel arbitration of a ten-count complaint by an aggrieved member and former employee of a Delaware limited liability company. The plaintiff invoked multiple legal theories in support of claims for alleged “unpaid wages,” as well as treble damages, and attorneys’ fees against our clients, three affiliated business entities and individuals. The court ruled that all of the claims were subject to the arbitration clause in the company’s operating agreement.

Happy Anniversary, Downey Law LLC

Posted on January 1, 2014

Downey Law celebrated its one-year anniversary. The firm enjoyed a successful first year, thanks to the encouragement and support of our wonderful clients, friends, and family.

Downey Law Ranked Tier 1 by “Best Law Firms”

Posted on November 15, 2013

Downey Law received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2014 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for antitrust litigation. According to Best Lawyers, Tier 1 rankings are determined on the basis of feedback from clients and peers and information provided by participating law firms. At the same time, Alicia Downey was selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Antitrust Law and Litigation – Antitrust.

Event: Antitrust Compliance and Counseling 2013

Posted on November 1, 2013

Alicia Downey was on the faculty of Antitrust Compliance and Counseling 2013, at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) in New York, New York. Alicia’s presentation to an audience of in-house counsel, private practitioners, and government lawyers covered vertical price restraints under U.S. law. A copy of Alicia’s accompanying article on vertical price restraints is available here.

Alicia Downey Appointed to ABA Section Liaison Role

Posted on September 11, 2013

The Business Law Section of the American Bar Association has appointed Alicia Downey as its Liaison to the ABA Section of Antitrust Law. With nearly 50,000 members, the Business Law Section is one of the largest sections of the ABA. In her new leadership role, Alicia will keep the issues of common concern to both sections and look for opportunities for collaboration. 

Event: Antitrust Fundamentals for Distribution and Franchise Practitioners

Posted on September 9, 2013

Alicia Downey was on the faculty of Antitrust Fundamentals for Distribution and Franchise Practitioners, a teleseminar sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law. The panelists reviewed antitrust principles and key cases applicable to distribution and franchising relationships.

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