Alice Loughran is a partner in Steptoe's Washington office, where she is a member of the Litigation and Regulatory & Industry Affairs Departments.
Prior to joining Steptoe, Alice participated in the Attorney General's Honors Program and became a trial attorney in the civil division of the US Department of Justice. She appeared in seven of the federal circuits and handled more than 30 appellate arguments. She also appeared in numerous district courts across the country and acted as lead defense counsel in two class actions.
Since joining the firm, Alice has been active in appellate and district court litigation. She has worked on two petitions for a writ of certiorari, three merits briefs, six amicus briefs, and an emergency stay motion in the US Supreme Court. In addition, she has worked on several briefs in the federal circuit courts (DC, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits) and state supreme courts (Kansas, Texas, West Virginia, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska). She has represented clients in federal and state courts on a wide variety of issues including federal preemption, intellectual property, punitive damages, and taxation of intellectual property developed overseas.
- District of Columbia
- Supreme Court of the United States
- US Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
- J.D., John Marshall Law School, 1995, cum laude; Editor, John Marshall Law Review; Order of John Marshall Honorary Scholarship Society
- B.A., DePauw University, 1988, History
- Recognized in the 2009 Appellate Hot List of the National Law Journal for the briefs and argument in Johnston v. Multidata Systems Intern. Corp., 523 F.3d 602 (5th Cir. 2008) (reversing the district court in an interlocutory appeal and remanding with instructions to dismiss the case).
- Prevailed in federal preemption challenge to the state regulatory agency’s authority to set retail rates based on its own determination that a utility has not complied with the federal tariff. AEP Texas North Co. v. Texas Indus. Energy Consumers, 473 F.3d 581 (5th Cir. 2006), cert. denied, 552 U.S. 812 (2007).
- Represented amici curiae in successful challenge to IRS transfer pricing rules for expenses related to employee stock-based compensation. Xilinx, Inc. v. C.I.R., 598 F.3d 1191 (9th Cir. 2010).
News & Publications
December 12, 2018
November 26, 2018
May 30, 2018
February 9, 2018
June 2, 2017
Law360, Transportation, "MVP" (2018)
Legal 500 US, Transport: Rail and Road (2017-2018)
Recognition of Excellence Award, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (2008)
Special Achievement Award, US Department of Justice (2000)
Attorney General's Honor Program (1995-1997)