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.
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.
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.
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.
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