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Sofis, Aliki

Aliki Sofis

Partner

alikisofis@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 617-712-7110, Direct Fax: +1 617-712-7200
Boston
Tel: 617-712-7100 Fax: 617-712-7200

Aliki Sofis is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer with wide-ranging experience handling plaintiff-side and defendant-side complex commercial disputes, including bet-the-company litigation, consumer class actions, international arbitrations, business fraud, employment disputes, and securities matters before a number of federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals. Aliki has represented corporations, individuals, and financial service firms and corporate officers and directors in high-stakes, high-dollar disputes domestically and internationally, and advises both corporate and individual clients on strategic resolution of commercial disputes and on trial strategy. Aliki has extensive trial experience, participating in two or more trials or international arbitration hearings per year, including a recent multi-trip arbitration in Hong Kong that resulted in a $98.5 million award and an expedited twelve week file-to-trial jury trial in the District of Massachusetts that secured a jury verdict of non-infringement on all asserted patents.

Aliki further expanded her courtroom experience in 2014, when she served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, where she prosecuted jury trials and argued evidentiary motions regularly.

Aliki has been consistently honored as a "Rising Star" for Business Litigation from 2014 through 2020 by Super Lawyers and was recognized by The Lawdragon 500 as a “Leading Lawyer in America for Business Litigation” in 2019 and 2020.

  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Boston Children's Hospital 
  • CalAmp Corp. 
  • Dentsply Sorona
  • Highfields Capital
  • LoJack Corporation
  • Markforged, Inc.
  • Shell Asset Management Company 
  • The TJX Companies, Inc. 
  • TPG Capital 
  • Served as trial counsel representing Markforged in a three-week jury trial before the District of Massachusetts, where Desktop Metal sought permanent injunction and damages in connection with certain patents.  Secured jury verdict of noninfringement on all patents at issue on behalf of Markforged.
  • Successfully represented LoJack Corp. during a month long international arbitration with summations on liability and damages in Hong Kong, on a matter brought against a Chinese supplier for breach of warranty.  In one of the largest international arbitration awards ever decided in Hong Kong or China, won a $98.5 million award, with all counterclaims against the client denied.
  • Secured jury verdict in a three-week trial in the Business Litigation Session of Massachusetts Superior Court in a dispute over stock purchase agreement, employment agreements and M.G.L. c. 93A, and prevailed on all counterclaims against the software company owner clients.
  • Achieved complete victory for LoJack Corp. in high-stakes, three-week international arbitration before the ICDR involving purported material contract breaches.  Panel awarded zero damages on claims seeking in excess of $100 million in damages, and found in favor of the client's counterclaims.
  • When a high-ranking female executive endured years of discrimination, harassment, demotion and constructive discharge due to her gender, pregnancy and status as a mother, Aliki co-led negotiations against a large sporting goods retailer for a multi-million dollar pre-litigation settlement.
  • Represented The TJX Companies and certain subsidiaries in consumer class actions in California and New Jersey challenging TJX's price advertising practices under state consumer protection statutes, as well as in Massachusetts with respect to TJX’s marketing of certain products.
  • Secured decision on behalf of Dentsply Sorona (f/k/a Astra Tech, Inc.) after a two-week bench trial regarding an indemnification dispute with shareholders' agent over disposition of an escrow fund. 
  • Successfully represented national law firm relating to employment discrimination and retaliation suit, securing dismissal of all claims against it at summary judgment.
  • Regularly represents private equity, hedge fund, and investment management clients in internal investigations, compliance matters, and enforcement actions.
  • Boston College Law School
    (J.D., 2009)
    • Boston College International & Comparative Law Review:
      • Solicitations & Symposium Executive Editor
  • Providence College
    (B.A., magna cum laude, Philosophy and Political Science, 2006)
The State Bar of Massachusetts; The State Bar of New York; United States District Court: District of Massachusetts
  • Ropes & Gray LLP:
    • Associate, 2009-2018
  • Selected as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Business Litigation (2014-2020)
  • Selected as a LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for Business Litigation (2019, 2020)
  • Panelist, “Litigating Business Torts,” Massachusetts Bar Association (October 2019)
  • Quoted, “Dismissal of manufacturer’s product liability claim vs. supplier reversed,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 2019)
  • Contributor, “Expert Deposition Training Presentation,” Law Firm Litigation Training (June/July 2017)
  • Panelist, “Professional Development and Effective Litigation Expert Witness Support Services,” The StoneTurn Group, Firm-Wide Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico (June 2017)
  • Speaker, “Effective Ways to Highlight Professional Experience on Firm Biography,” Law Firm Women’s Forum (April 2017)
  • Speaker, “International Arbitration: Core Practice,” Law Firm Legal Briefing Teleconference (March 2017)
  • Speaker, “Summary Judgment: Practice Tips,” Law Firm Legal Briefing Teleconference (March 2014)
  • Harvey J. Wolkoff, Dan Krockmalnic, and Aliki Drakodaidis, “Attorney-client privilege in the wake of a sale,” The Deal (June 2011)
  • Boston Bar Association, Committee Member on Multi-district Litigation and Class Actions
  • Attorney mentor for the Discovering Justice youth program