Downey Law in the News
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.