Alicia Raines Barrs is an associate in the Dallas office of Barnes & Thornburg where she is a member of the firm's Litigation Department. She concentrates her practice on antitrust counseling, compliance, eminent domain litigation, white collar crime defense, and internal investigations.
Alicia has experience in virtually all phases of traditional litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including injunctions, written discovery, depositions, pre-trial motions, mediations and jury trials.
Alicia litigates cases concerning allegations of price fixing, customer allocation, exclusive contracts, tying, bundling, boycotts, monopolization, and attempted monopolization, brought under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, and state competition laws. On the corporate side, Alicia represents and advises clients concerning potential antitrust issues with proposed mergers and acquisitions in Hart-Scott-Rodino filings before the Federal Trade Commission and United States Department of Justice, including conducting market definition and competitive impact analyses and responding to Civil Investigative Demands and Subpoenas for documents and testimony.
Alicia served on the attorney team assisting partner Larry Mackey, the independent corporate compliance monitor for a large U.S. medical device manufacturer and distributor, pursuant to the company's deferred prosecution agreements with the U.S. government.
Alicia also served as litigation counsel for large electric transmission line projects involving the acquisition of utility easements through eminent domain. These projects involve new transmission lines spanning hundreds of miles over thousands of parcels. As part of these projects, she was responsible for hundreds of lawsuits filed in more than a dozen courts.