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Sofis, Aliki
Direct Tel: +1 617-712-7110, Direct Fax: +1 617-712-7200
Boston
Tel: +1 617 712 7100 Fax: +1 617 712 7200

Aliki Sofis is Co-Managing Partner of Quinn Emanuel’s Boston Office. Aliki 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, crisis management issues, consumer class actions, technology litigation, international arbitrations, business fraud and contractual breaches, employment disputes, and securities matters before a number of federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals.

Aliki is recognized nationally as an award winning attorney who gets results for her clients and is specifically sought out for her book-smarts meets street-smarts good judgment.  Aliki was ranked by Chambers USA in General Commercial Litigation in 2021, 2022, and 2023: described as “a dedicated and ambitious lawyer with a lot of courtroom experience” and “the ability to manage a broad range of business disputes” while providing “insightful, comprehensive and strategic counsel.” Aliki also has been consistently honored by Super Lawyers in the category of Business Litigation from 2014 through 2023, and was recognized by the Lawdragon 500 as a Leading Lawyer in America for Business Litigation and Class Actions for five consecutive years from 2019 through 2023.  In 2022 Aliki was named a Law360 Top Attorney Under 40 in the category of Technology Law. This Law360 Rising Star award celebrates the remarkable career accomplishments of attorneys under 40.

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 arbitration hearings per year, including a multi-trip arbitration in Hong Kong that resulted in a $100 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.  She is an active member of the Boston legal community, serving as a Committee Member for the Boston Bar Association and Boston College Law Day.

  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Bitcoin Depot
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • EF Education First
  • Highfields Capital
  • LoJack Corporation
  • Markforged, Inc.
  • Tender Food
  • Tribe Capital
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • 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 $100 million award, with all counterclaims against the client denied.
  • Successfully secured a complete walk-away settlement resolution on behalf of an individual client who was a pure defendant in a case filed in the District of Massachusetts that alleged high-dollar damages and sought declaratory relief.
  • Successfully obtained significant nationwide preliminary injunction, on an emergency basis, on behalf of Steward Health Care in MA state court in connection with critical care staffing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • United States Court of Appeals:
    • First Circuit
  • Ropes & Gray LLP:
    • Associate, 2009-2018
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2024)
  • Ranked by Chambers USA in General Commercial Litigation (2023)
  • Selected as a LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for Business Litigation, especially for Class Actions & Financial (2023)
  • Selected by Legal 500 USA as a “Recommended Lawyer” for Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes (2023)
  • Named by Chambers USA as the Massachusetts “Up and Coming Lawyer” in General Commercial Litigation (2021-2022)
  • Honored by Law360 as a “Top Attorney Under 40” for Technology Law (2022)
  • Selected as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Business Litigation (2014-2023)
  • Selected as a LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America for Business Litigation (2019-2022)
  • Board of Directors, Technovation (2023-present)
  • Member, CHIEF (2022-2023)
  • Committee Member, Boston College Law School Law Day (2020-present)
  • Committee Member, Boston Bar Association, Business & Commercial Litigation (2023-present)
  • Committee Member, Boston Bar Association, Multi-District Litigation & Class Actions (2020-2022)
  • Attorney Judge, Boston College National Mock Trial Tournament (2023)
  • Attorney Mentor, Discovering Justice Youth Program (2010-2020)