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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.

SJC Law Clerks’ Society Elects New Co-Chair

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.

Alicia Downey Ranked in Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Top Women Attorneys

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.

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