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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.

Alicia Downey Reappointed to Leadership of Distribution & Franchising Committee

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.

Alicia Downey Helps Out at SJC Law Day

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.

Victory on Appeal in Non-Compete Case

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.

Downey Law Website Now Up and Running

Posted on March 27, 2013

The Downey Law website went live today. Designed by Taussig Communications, the website includes a description of our boutique firm and the services it offers to corporate clients. Visitors can also click on drop-down lists of Alicia Downey’s notable cases, speaking engagements, publications (with links to many articles), and community and bar leadership positions.

Downey Law Sends First Tweet

Posted on February 27, 2013

@Alicia Downey actively participated in the Twittersphere for the first time today by sending its first tweet. The firm plans to tweet at least once a week, to provide brief updates on our professional activities as well as comments on news and developments in the areas of antitrust, litigation and appellate advocacy. 

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