D. Alicia Hickok is a partner in the Litigation Group. She joined the firm in 2002 following a clerkship with the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Alicia is the head of the firm’s Appellate Practice team. She handles appeals before both federal and state appellate courts. Alicia is an adjunct professor of Appellate Advocacy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She serves as Deputy Counsel to the Pennsylvania Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee. She has made presentations throughout the state on Pennsylvania appellate practice and procedure, including presentations to the Pennsylvania State Trial Judges Conference. She has authored CLE materials on appellate practice and procedure as well as articles and a chapter (co-authored with Alfred Putnam) in both editions of the PBI Third Circuit Appellate Practice Manual (2006), edited by James C. Martin and Nancy Winkelman.
Alicia has built upon her pre-law economic antitrust research experience with N/E/R/A to evaluate complex litigation questions for clients, pre-litigation and during litigation, as well as on appeal.
In General. Alicia is responsible for talent management for the Litigation group. She is a member of the firm’s Public Interest and Professional Development Committees. She is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial and appellate lawyer honorary society. For the American Bar Association, Alicia is co-chair of First Chair Press for the Litigation Section and a member of the Executive Board of the Council of Appellate Lawyers for the Judicial Division, as well as a member of the Steering Committee of the Death Penalty Representation Project and an American Bar Foundation Fellow. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy and Judicial Administration Committees. Alicia serves on the Penn Law Alumni Board of Managers and on the boards of Musicopia and Greensgrow Philadelphia Project, Inc.