Alicia A. Handy

Bar/Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2009
  • MPP, American University, 2006
  • B.S., State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2004

Alicia is a corporate transactional attorney. As an associate, she represents strategic and financial clients in general corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. She also handles environmental matters on behalf of such clients in connection with their general corporate and transactional matters. Alicia has been part of teams representing private equity funds, and public and privately held companies in energy, chemical, medical device and other industries.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a public company in connection with the divestiture of one of its subsidiaries
  • Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a battery distribution company
  • Represented a portfolio company’s acquisition of a competitor
  • Represented a portfolio company’s divestiture of one of its subsidiaries
  • Provided environmental regulatory advice to a private equity fund in connection with its divestiture of a portfolio company in the aviation industry

Past Experience

Prior to joining Cohen & Grigsby, Alicia was an associate in the Environmental Transactions Group at a large international law firm in Houston, Texas, where she handled a variety of environmental matters on behalf of companies, private equity funds and lenders in connection with mergers and acquisitions, capital market offerings, and financing projects. Alicia was also an associate at a large international law firm in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on advising clients in the areas of federal, state and local regulatory compliance counseling and litigation, including issues surrounding the use of hydraulic fracturing; and the representation of corporate clients in connection with internal, congressional and executive agency inquiries and investigations, including investigations related to the Deepwater Horizon and offshore accounts of U.S. taxpayers at a global financial institution.


Alicia has maintained an active pro bono practice that has included representing immigrants seeking asylum and other forms of relief, a criminal defendant before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, low-income residents in Texas and Washington, D.C. in connection with estate planning matters, and non-governmental organizations in connection with the analysis of various regulatory matters.