D. Alicia Hickok

Partner

Philadelphia

(215) 988-3364 phone
(215) 988-2757 fax

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 recently. 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 presenting to the Pennsylvania State Trial Judges Conference in July. Alicia is an adjunct professor of Appellate Advocacy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  She has authored CLE materials on appellate practice and procedure as well as articles and a chapter (co-authored with Alfred Putnam) in 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 at the trial level as well as on appeal. She recently completed a three-week trial in a high profile case involving the Pennsylvania Constitution. 

In General. Alicia is a member of the firm’s Professional Development Committee, and she focuses on talent management for the Litigation group. For the American Bar Association, Alicia is co-chair of the Content Management Committee 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 boards of Mendelssohn Club, Musicopia, and Greensgrow Philadelphia Project, Inc.

Publications

1/28/2014
Amicus Brief in Support of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga
12/6/2013
Client Alert
Supreme Court Offers Guidance on How to Enforce Forum Selection Clauses
11/13/2013
Client Alert
New AAA/ICDR Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules – Questions Abound
8/1/2013
Appellate Issues
Oral Argument: Not a Useless Exercise
10/30/2006
Antitrust Update: Sherman Act Section 2 Hearings
3/28/2006
Antitrust Update: CAFA and Antitrust - A Mismatch?
1/9/2006
Antitrust Update: Judge Alito's Antitrust Jurisprudence
1/28/2005
Amicus Curiae Brief of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network in Support of Respondents
11/12/2002
Amicus Curiae Brief of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network

Speaking Engagements

3/28/2014
New York University School of Law
Social Enterprise Speaker Series
11/19/2013
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Pennsylvania Election Law, Campaign Finance & Lobbying Disclosure
7/26/2013
Pennsylvania State Trial Judges’ Annual Conference
Pennsylvania State Trial Judges’ Conference
5/30/2012
Philadelphia Bar Association
5/14/2012
Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
11/18/2010
Superior Court of Pennsylvania, En Banc Session
10/15/2010
Philadelphia Bar Association Bench-Bar & Annual Conference
275 Years of Freedom of the Press: A Reenactment of the Trial of John Peter Zenger
9/28/2010
Montgomery County Bar Association CLE Seminar
Avoiding Appellate Pitfalls for the Trial Lawyer
5/5/2010
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Winning (or Not Losing) Your Case on Appeal
3/31/2008
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Perils & Pitfalls of 1925(b)
2/23/2008
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges
1/19/2007
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Appellate Wheel of (Mis)Fortune: Strategic Opportunities, Common Mistakes, Procedural Pitfalls and Waiver Traps