D. Alicia Hickok is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. She joined the firm in 2002 following a clerkship with the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Alicia’s focus is on appellate practice, and she has argued before both federal and state appellate courts. She and Alfred Putnam successfully represented a client before the United States Supreme Court this term. She currently is Deputy Counsel to the Pennsylvania Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee. She has made presentations throughout the state on Pennsylvania appellate practice and procedure and has authored CLE appellate materials, as well as co-authoring (with Alfred Putnam) Chapter 4, "Should I Appeal? Ethical and Practical Issues," of the PBI Third Circuit Appellate Practice Manual (2006), edited by James C. Martin and Nancy Winkelman. She has also participated in amicus briefs before the United States Supreme Court and other courts.
Alicia has built upon her pre-law economic antitrust research experience with N/E/R/A to evaluate complex litigation questions at the trial level as well as on appeal. These questions arise in matters ranging from antitrust to corporate governance and securities to attorney ethics, as well as a broad array of commercial litigation matters.
In General. Alicia is a member of the firm's Public Interest Committee. She was co-chair of the American Bar Association Litigation Section Antitrust Litigation Committee from 2009-2012 and has been appointed to a new leadership role within the Litigation Section - Content Management - for 2012-2013. The Judicial Division of the ABA has appointed her a member of the Least Understood Branch Project. She is also a member of the Judicial Division's Council of Appellate Lawyers and an American Bar Foundation Fellow, as well as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Appellate Advocacy Committee and the Third Circuit Bar Association. Alicia serves on the boards of Mendelssohn Club, Musicopia, and Greensgrow Philadelphia Project, Inc.