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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted on September 2, 2013
Alicia Downey began a two-year term as the Co-Chair of the Governing Board of the Law Clerks’ Society of the Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Law Clerks’ Society is comprised of those who have served, or who currently serve, as law clerks to the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court. Current and former Justices of the Court are also honorary members of the Society.
Posted on June 3, 2013
Super Lawyers has included Alicia Downey on its lists of 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and The Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts. Super Lawyers is a rating service of what it describes as outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. According to the company’s website, the selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Alicia has been included on the list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers annually since 2004.
Posted on May 31, 2013
Alicia Downey has been appointed to serve another one-year term as Vice Chair of the Distribution and Franchising Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, effective September 1, 2013. In this leadership role, Alicia will work with other members of the committee to develop programs and publications of value to the section’s approximately 7600 members.
Posted on May 2, 2013
Alicia Downey volunteered at the 2013 Law Day Celebration of the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. Alicia was one of several volunteers from the Supreme Judicial Court Law Clerks’ Society who facilitated discussions with visiting middle school students about the importance of the rule of law.
Posted on April 26, 2013
Downey Law won an interlocutory appeal to a single justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, which vacated a preliminary injunction to enforce non-competition agreements against two former employees of a student travel company. As a result of the court’s ruling, our clients were free to resume their employment with their new employer without restriction.
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