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LITIGATION

We are laser-focused on our clients’ business interests and objectives working as a partner to develop and execute tailored strategies closely aligned with their business objectives. We secure solutions—whether in or out of court—to keep the business moving forward.

Our approach

Litigation typically accounts for the largest part of a company’s legal spend. We never lose sight of the disruption and cost of these disputes to our clients. We control cost without compromise, collaborating with clients throughout to ensure that legal and business decisions are compatible—from early case evaluation to strategy development, budgeting and, if required, to trial.

Trial should be a last resort. We make aggressive use of early case assessment, evaluating all options including mediation, arbitration, settlement and trial to provide the most efficient and effective means possible for our clients to reach a positive outcome.

When trial is the best course of action, we assess the risk, develop a strategy, pursue aggressively and focus on a winning result.

Our winning record in cases tried to verdict or judgment is exceptional, and our record of resolving cases by dispositive motion, thus avoiding unnecessary litigation in the early stages is likewise outstanding. We are also adept at negotiating settlements and working collaboratively with other defense counsel in multiparty cases.

We regularly serve as national counsel, co-national counsel and regional counsel representing clients in federal and state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Media Clips

  • Questions—and answers—on ‘U.S. v. Tsarnaev'
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | March 24, 2014
    Industry sources including Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone discuss the case against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
  • GitHub Gender Bias Claims Show Startups Need HR Role Early
    Employment Law360 | March 19, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight provides commentary in a gender discrimination claim against San Francisco tech start-up GitHub.
  • Around Tech Valley
    Albany Times Union | March 18, 2014
    This news brief highlights Albany Commercial Litigation partner Dan Hurteau joining the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.
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  • Latest Ukraine-Related Sanctions Likely Won't Be The Last
    Law360 | March 18, 2014
    Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and Government Relations counsel Doug Dziak discuss the likely series of government sanctions in response to the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
  • Public defenders start pro bono appeals program
    Daily Record | March 17, 2014
    The new criminal appeals pro bono program at the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office is featured in this article. Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Brian Jacek is participating in the program.
  • Legal Assistance
    Long Island Business News | March 14, 2014
    Long Island Commercial Litigation counsel Chris Porzio, a former general counsel, is quoted throughout this feature story on how in-house house counsel work with outside law firms.
  • People on the Move
    Albany Business Review | March 11, 2014
    This coverage notes that Albany Commercial Litigation partner Dan Hurteau has been elected to the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
  • Court Allows Second Attorney for Bulger's Aefense in Appeal
    Boston Globe | March 6, 2014
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly provides commentary in this piece noting that James “Whitey” Bulger will have a second lawyer working on the appeal of his murder conviction.
  • If Facebook Buys Drones, They May Fly above the Red Tape
    Washington Post | March 5, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry representation associate Cameron Cloar, a former pilot for a national airline, discusses Facebook’s interest in drones.
  • Innocent Until Proven Guilty
    ESPN Magazine | March 1, 2014
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone discusses the case against former New England Patriots tight-end Aaron Hernandez.
  • NY Court's 'Truly Obnoxious' Ruling On Fla. Law
    Law360 | February 27, 2014
    Albany Labor & Employment partner Vincent Polsinelli and Albany Commercial Litigation associate Jena Rotheim discuss how multijurisdictional employers often compare the relevant states’ restrictive covenant laws.
  • Valley Offices Nab IP Laterals
    The Recorder | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrivals of Silicon Valley intellectual property litigation partners Jeff Lokey and Shawn Hansen.
  • People on the Move
    Boston Business Journal | February 18, 2014
    This news brief notes that partner Scott O’Connell has been named co-chair of our Litigation department.
  • Is It Time To Recall The Term ‘Recall'?
    Law360 | February 18, 2014
    In this column, Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partners Jim Weller and Barbara Lukeman and counsel Ben Dwyer discuss if the term recall is outdated and inaccurate.
  • Personal Notes on Lawyers
    New York Law Journal | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights our New York State attorneys elected to the partnership: New York City Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Ashley Baynham, New York City Securities partner Dan McAvoy, New York City Commercial Litigation partner Abby Reardon and Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene.
  • Valley Offices Nab IP Laterals
    The Recorder | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrivals of Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Litigation partners Shawn Hansen and Jeff Lokey.
  • Understanding the New Rule for Patient Access to Lab Results
    Health Data Management | February 12, 2014
    Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman and Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Kathryn Sylvia discuss the new Health and Human Services rule, which allows patients and their personal representatives access to lab test reports and results from laboratories.
  • Capitalizing on Compliance
    Investigations Quarterly | February 6, 2014
    Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin co-authored this column discussing how private equity firms can prevent exposure and uncover value under government scrutiny.
  • People on the Move
    Boston Business Journal | February 4, 2014
    This coverage notes that Boston Commercial Litigation attorney Matt McLaughlin has been elected to the firm's partnership.
  • People on the Move
    Washington Business Journal | February 4, 2014
    This coverage notes that Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation & Government Contracts attorney Vince Napoleon has been elected to the firm’s partnership.
  • Litigating in the Court of Public Opinion
    New Hampshire Business Review | January 24, 2014
    Commercial Litigation practice group leader and deputy Litigation Department chair Scott O’Connell authors this column discussing how social media can impact a crisis and how outside counsel can help their clients deal with the situation.
  • Claims and Classes in Medical Monitoring Cases
    Law360 | January 22, 2014
    Buffalo partner and deputy leader of the firm’s Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation practice group Viv Quinn and Buffalo Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation associate Tracey Ehlers discuss the New York Court of Appeals decision in Caronia et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc. to not adopt a new cause of action.
  • Making a Case for Paralegals
    Long Island Business News | January 22, 2014
    Long Island office hiring partner Jim Weller discusses demand for paralegals at Long Island law firms.
  • FTC Continues To Push Privacy Breach Enforcement
    Law360 | January 17, 2014
    Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman and Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Kathryn Sylvia authored this column discussing efforts to ensure that adequate privacy and security practices and procedures are in place to protect employee and consumer data as the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement initiatives increase.
  • Whitey Bulger Insists He Was Never An Informant In New Film
    WBZ-TV (CBS Boston) | January 17, 2014
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly provides commentary on a documentary film that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival profiling convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. Brian was the lead prosecutor in the Bulger trial.
  • Jail Warden to Review Policies after Bulger Wrote Letters
    Boston Globe | January 11, 2014
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly provides commentary regarding the recent development that convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger had defense attorneys deliver letters to his girlfriend.
  • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System and St. James Healthcare Agree to Pay $3.85 Million to Resolve Fraud and Abuse Allegations
    American Health Lawyers Association | January 6, 2014
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian French discusses the implications of the agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and St. James Healthcare and its parent company, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, to pay nearly $4 million to resolve alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and the False Claims Act.
  • Take Care in Picking Where to Litigate
    Providence Business News | January 6, 2014
    The importance of litigation forum selection is discussed in this column authored by Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steve Richard.
  • Health Care Cases to Watch in 2014
    Law360 | January 1, 2014
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian French discusses the high-profile False Claims Act suit, Nathan v. Takeda, that could provide clarity on the muddled question of how precisely a whistleblower must describe fraud.
  • Life Sciences Cases to Watch in 2014
    Law360 | January 1, 2014
    Boston Commercial Litigation and Life Sciences partner Fred Kelly discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of reviewing the Fourth Circuit’s dismissal of a Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. salesman’s claims that the company marketed the drug Kapidex off-label and caused improper Medicare billing.
  • Litigators Say ACA, Shaky Economy Will Spur Suits in 2014
    Law360 | January 1, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight discusses the potential for age discrimination claims to rise as more workers stay on the job past their expected retirement age and as the average age of workforces increases.
  • Sitting Down with Former Mayor's Youth Council Representative Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero
    Beyond the Billable (A Boston Bar Association Blog) | December 18, 2013
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero discusses the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC). Ronaldo served as a lawyer-mentor representing his community of East Boston on the MYC from 1997-2000.
  • 2013's Game-Changing Health Rulings
    Law360 | December 17, 2013

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences practice Brian French discusses high-stakes cases for the health industry including those involving False Claims Act litigation and reimbursement disputes.

  • Panel to Examine ADA, Defender Pay
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | December 16, 2013

    This coverage notes that Boston Government Investigations & White Collar defense partner Gerry Leone has been tapped to serve on a Massachusetts Bar Association Blue Ribbon Commission on Criminal Justice Compensation examining the impact of low salaries for state prosecutors and public defenders in state courts.

  • Prosecutor Who Battled Bulger Heads to Nixon Peabody
    Wall Street Journal | December 9, 2013

    This feature story highlights the arrival of Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, a former U.S. attorney and chief of the Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit.

  • U.S. Prosecutor in ‘Whitey' Bulger Case Steps Down
    Boston Globe | December 9, 2013

    The arrival of Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, a former U.S. attorney and chief of the Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit, who prosecuted James “Whitey” Bulger is highlighted.

  • Amazon Unveils Drone-Use Plan Amid Policy Debate Over Technology
    Bloomberg BNA | December 3, 2013

    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Cameron Cloar, a former pilot for a national airline, discusses Amazon’s plans to deliver packages to customers using drones.

  • 4 Little-Noticed FCA Rulings Attys Need To Know
    Law360 | December 2, 2013

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner and member of the Life Sciences practice Brian French discusses recent False Claims Act lawsuits likely to reshape a litigation landscape particularly in health care and life sciences.

  • Executive Profile
    San Francisco Business Times | November 29, 2013
    San Francisco office managing partner Tony Barron is profiled in this Q&A series featuring Bay Area business executives.
  • Rock Band Takes Trademark Case to Federal Circuit
    ABA Section of Litigation Young Advocates Committee News | November 26, 2013

    This article, authored by Katherine Bastian, discusses a case before the Federal Circuit testing the limits of First Amendment protection in trademark-disparagement cases.

  • On the Town: ‘The Daily Record' honors Attorneys of the Year
    Daily Record | November 18, 2013
    Rochester Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Chris Thomas is featured in this article highlighting the 2013 Attorneys of the Year.
  • Lawyers' New Practice Invites Second-Guessing
    Crain's Chicago Business | November 15, 2013
    Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation practice group leader and leader of the firm’s NP Trial® team Joe Ortego discusses the firm’s Second Opinion service.
  • What's Next For Whitey Bulger
    WBZ-TV (CBS Boston) | November 14, 2013
    This Q&A with Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone is focused on the sentencing of James “Whitey” Bulger.
  • Zombie Funds: Is it time for managers to finally give up the ghost?
    Hedgeweek | November 12, 2013
    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Private Fund Disputes team Jon Sablone discusses “zombie funds,” which provide challenges for the hedge fund world and increasingly for the private equity market.
  • FAA's Privacy Punt Leaves Drone Operators in the Dark
    Law360 | November 8, 2013
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation associate Cameron Cloar discusses the Federal Aviation Administration’s lack of clarity on privacy matters related to use of domestic drones. Click here to read the article.
  • SCOTUS Cert Skirt Left Door Open For Cy Pres Tune-Up
    Law360 | November 8, 2013
    This column discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of a petition for a writ of certiorari in Marek v. Lane. New York City Commercial Litigation partner Chris Mason, San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Bruce Copeland, Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Dan Deane and Rochester Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation associate Kevin Saunders authored the piece.
  • With Courts' Silence, FCC's ‘Good Faith' Standard Has Left TV Programmers and Distributors at Impasse
    Bloomberg BNA Insights | November 1, 2013
    New York City commercial litigation associate Sherli Yeroushalmi authored this column discussing the notion of “good faith.”
  • Shades of Green: New Department of Defense Renewable Energy Commitment Presents Significant Opportunities (and Risks) for Developers
    Contract Management | November 1, 2013
    This article authored by New York City Energy & Environmental partner Ellen Friedman and Washington, DC, Securities associate Tiana Butcher notes increasing efforts by the U.S. Army to attract private developers to construct and own large-scale renewable power projects at army installations and the inherent challenges and risks associated with federal procurement contracting.
  • Why Product Manufacturers Should Heed Privacy Trends
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | November 1, 2013
    Buffalo Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation counsel Jacob Herstek, a member of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection team, authored this column discussing privacy as a touchstone issue for product manufacturers to keep in mind as they work to build and keep consumer trust.
  • Former DA Honored for Domestic Violence Prevention
    MBA Lawyers E-Journal | October 31, 2013
    This article profiles Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone, who was honored at multiple events during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  • Lauren Astley murder draws attention to teen breakup violence
    48 Hours (CBS) | October 26, 2013
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone, former Middlesex District Attorney, discusses the Lauren Astley murder case.
  • The Cashier's Check That Wasn't
    New York Times | October 26, 2013
    Boston Immigration and Labor & Employment associate Courtney New is quoted in this article discussing client Smart From the Start’s ongoing legal battle against CreditCardMachineRentals.com.
  • Restaurant Owner Loses $1M Copyright Claim Over TV Show
    National Law Journal | October 23, 2013
    This coverage notes a California federal judge’s decision to dismiss copyright infringement claims against TV One LLC. TV One’s legal team was led by Los Angeles partners Thad Stauber and Sarah André, Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre, Los Angeles associate Michael Azat, and Washington, DC, associate Kenneth Nichols.
  • New Mass. E-discovery Rules Could Change Firms' Data Policies
    Boston Business Journal | October 22, 2013
    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s E-discovery & Digital Evidence practice Jon Sablone discusses sweeping electronic discovery amendments approved by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
  • Vanity or freedom of speech? N.H. Supreme Court to hear license plate fight
    Seacoast Online | October 13, 2013
    This coverage notes that the New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear a free speech case brought by the state’s branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. The coverage notes that the NHCLU filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court through Nixon Peabody. The brief was authored by Manchester partner and leader of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice Dave Vicinanzo.
  • The Intersection of Off-Label Promotion and Free Speech
    ABA Criminal Litigation Newsletter | October 9, 2013
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone and associates Hannah Bornstein and Conor Harris discuss recent developments in free-speech protection, which reflect a shifting environment for prosecutors investigating pharmaceutical and medical device companies for potential off-label promotional activities.
  • FCC Set to Enforce New Telephone Privacy Rules
    Direct Marketing News | October 3, 2013
    Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman discusses new rules under the Federal Communications Commission's Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) that can have serious repercussions for marketers.
  • What LabMD's Data Security Breach Tells Us About FTC
    Law360 | October 3, 2013
    Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman and Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Kathryn Sylvia note that businesses that maintain, collect, receive or transmit consumers' information should be aware that the Federal Trade Commission considers a data security breach to fall under the umbrella of "unfair and deceptive" practices.
  • Medicare Insurer Can't Get AIG Coverage for $18M Scam
    Law360 | October 1, 2013
    This article notes a New York appeals court ruling in Universal American Corp v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA. New York City Products: Class Action, Industry and Trade Representation partner Barbara Lukeman is counsel for National Union and is quoted in the piece.
  • 'Raging Bull' copyright fight headed for U.S. Supreme Court
    Reuters | October 1, 2013
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation attorney John Chatowski provides commentary in this article noting that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Raging Bull copyright.
  • Gerard Leone to Lead Somerville Review
    Boston Globe | September 26, 2013
    This story notes that Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone has been tapped to lead a School Safety and Security Review (SSSR) Committee for Somerville City Schools in Massachusetts. The SSSR will review current protocols, procedures, policies and practices for the school system.
  • Client Needs Dictate Decision to Send Some Tasks Oversees
    Rochester Business Journal | September 20, 2013
    Rochester Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation partner Chris Thomas discusses e-discovery and predictive coding benefits in this feature article.
  • Brokerage Firm's GC Returns To Nixon Peabody
    Law360 | September 18, 2013

    This feature article highlights the arrival of Long Island commercial litigation counsel Chris Porzio.

  • Panic Panacea: Bring E-Discovery Inside Your Law Firm
    Law Technology News | September 11, 2013

    Director of IT operations and e-discovery services John Roman authored this column discussing the strategic reasons law firms should consider having electronic data discovery technical capabilities in-house.

  • The Restitution Struggle
    ARTnews | September 1, 2013

    This feature story reports on an in-depth investigation into the state of restitution policies and practices related to Holocaust artworks and objects. Los Angeles commercial litigation partner and leader of the firm’s Arts & Cultural Institutions practice Thad Stauber provides commentary.

  • Cost-Cutting: Courts Limit the Recovery of E-Discovery Expenses by a Prevailing Party
    Sidebar | September 1, 2013

    Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steve Richard authored this article reviewing two recent decisions by the Third and Fourth circuits that narrowly interpret the recoverability of e-discovery costs.

  • Policy Change Puts Past Performance in Spotlight
    Washington Post | August 19, 2013

    Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts counsel Vince Napoleon discusses a new federal policy standardizing past performance information so that agencies can share similar information about how well contractors completed past work.

  • Court Ruling Could Change How P.E. Firms Approach Deals
    Boston Business Journal | August 16, 2013

    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Private Fund Disputes team Jon Sablone discusses the impact of a federal appeals court’s decision that private equity firms can be held directly liable for the pension liabilities of the companies they buy.

  • FAA Regulatory Revamp Puts Major Revitalization on Horizon for Struggling Small Airplane, Aviation Technology Manufacturers
    Bloomberg BNA Daily Report for Executives | August 12, 2013
    San Francisco Products associate Cameron Cloar discusses the Federal Aviation Administration’s detailed modernization blueprint and its impact on the industry. Click here to read the article.
  • BYOD and Social Media in the Workplace: Increasing Productivity Poses Preservation Challenges
    DRI's E-Discovery Connection | August 12, 2013

    Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steve Richard authored this column discussing e-discovery challenges associated with bring your own device (BYOD) programs.

  • Insurers' Duty to Defend: Conn. vs. NY
    Law360 | August 8, 2013

    Boston Commercial Litigation associates Kurt Mullen and Chris Queenin and San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner and Insurance team leader Greg Schopf discuss two cases concerning coverage by estoppel where a liability insurer breaches its duty to defend.

  • Analysis: Will Cohort Flip in Hernandez Murder Case?
    USA Today | July 31, 2013

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone is quoted extensively throughout this article discussing the possibility of the alleged accomplices cooperating with the prosecution.

  • Changes To License Exceptions Ease Way For Exporters
    Law360 | July 31, 2013
    A team of Washington, DC, attorneys, including Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Lindsey Nelson and partner Grayson Yeargin, Global Business & Transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero, and Private Equity & Investment Funds associate Nick Rosenberg co-authored this column focused on changes to license exceptions that will make it easier for companies to export items abroad.
  • Judge Keeps Strong Crosscurrents in Check
    Boston Globe | July 29, 2013

    The article profiles the judge presiding over the Whitey Bulger trial. Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone provides commentary addressing the importance of striking a balance in an emotional case like this.

  • Equipment makers considering N.H. lawsuit over new franchise laws
    Foster's Daily Democrat | July 29, 2013

    Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Kevin Fitzgerald is quoted throughout this article focused on equipment makers who are considering challenging the constitutionality of New Hampshire’s revamped “Dealer Bill of Rights” before it takes effect in September.

  • Everything You Need to Know About the Sunshine Act
    British Medical Journal | July 26, 2013
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian French, a member of the firm's Life Sciences practice, authored this piece on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, part of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Patrick appoints Codinha to JNC
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | July 25, 2013

    This coverage highlights Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Bill Codinha, who has been appointed to serve as a commissioner on the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) by the governor of Massachusetts.

  • State police photographer releases bloody Tsarnaev photos to Boston Magazine
    Boston Globe | July 19, 2013

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone comments on new photos released by a Massachusetts State Police sergeant showing the apprehension of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

  • Staying out of Court
    PE Manager | July 19, 2013

    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Private Fund Disputes team Jon Sablone discusses some of the biggest litigation risks in private equity.

  • Shock to the Heart: Who's To Blame? That ICD Could Mean a False Claim
    Becker's Hospital Review | July 11, 2013

    Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partners David Feldman and Grayson Yeargin and associate Emily Harlan authored this column addressing increased scrutiny under the False Claims Act.

  • Can Legal Project Management Succeed in the Unpredictable World of Litigation and Transactions?
    Inside Counsel | July 11, 2013

    Boston Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Sam Goldblatt authored this column discussing how legal project management can be successful.

  • Former DA Gerry Leone Provides Further Insight into Arraignment
    WFXT-TV (Fox Boston) | July 10, 2013

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone discusses the arraignment of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

  • Proposal Would Tie Scope of Discovery to Amount in Controversy
    New York Law Journal | July 8, 2013

    New York City Commercial Litigation partner Connie Boland discusses the potential impact of proposed federal rule changes designed to streamline discovery.

  • Kevin Weeks Testifies About Relationship with Whitey Bulger
    WBZ-TV (CBS Boston) | July 8, 2013

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone discusses the testimony of Kevin Weeks against his former mentor, James “Whitey” Bulger, in his role as legal analyst for the news station.

  • Tax Court: Religious organization not liable for employment taxes
    Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report | July 2, 2013

    This article notes the U.S. Tax Court’s ruling in Kadimah Chapter Kiryat Ungvar v. Commissioner finding that a tax-exempt religious organization was not liable for employment taxes and associated penalties because no employer-employee relationship existed. Kadimah was represented by Washington, DC, Tax partner Ken Silverberg, Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez, and Washington, DC, business associate Rob Trott.

  • Proceed With Caution
    Health Data Management | July 1, 2013

    In this cover story, leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group and the HIPAA Compliance group Linn Freedman discusses information technology security concerns and other related issues that have kept mental health data in the shadows.

  • Contacting and Compensating a Non-Party/Former Employee Fact Witness; The Legal and Ethical Issues
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | July 1, 2013

    A Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation team of Buffalo partner John Weinholtz and Rochester associate Kevin Saunders authored this column discussing the legal and ethical rules of contacting and compensating a former employee fact witness.

  • Export Reform: Understanding License Exception SAT
    Law360 | June 24, 2013

    A team of Washington, DC, attorneys, including Global Business & Transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson, and Private Equity & Investment Funds associate Nick Rosenberg co-authored this column discussing the requirements of revised License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA).

  • Gift vouchers prompt federal suit
    Boston Business Journal | June 21, 2013

    Class Actions & Aggregate Litigation practice group leader and deputy Litigation department chair Scott O’Connell discusses the proposed class action lawsuit facing online shopping website Rue La La.

  • Attorneys React to High Court's Arbitration Ruling
    Law360 | June 20, 2013

    Class Actions & Aggregate Litigation practice group leader and deputy Litigation department chair Scott O’Connell comments on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that courts can't overturn a class arbitration waiver simply because it would cost plaintiffs more to arbitrate the claim than they could possibly recover.

  • Bar Association Elects New Slate of Officers, Board Members
    Buffalo Business First | June 18, 2013

    This coverage notes that Buffalo Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation counsel Laurie Bloom has been elected vice president of the Bar Association of Erie County and will assume the presidency in June 2014. This news was also highlighted in the Rochester Daily Record.

  • Need for Expert Appeals Panel Divides Bar
    Commercial Litigation Insider (New York) | June 18, 2013

    Rochester Products partner and leader of the firm’s Appellate practice David Tennant comments on the discussion regarding the possible need to create a specialized appellate court to hear commercial division appeals.

  • Ex-Chelsea Office McLaughlin's Sentencing Postponed
    Boston Globe | June 15, 2013

    This coverage highlights Nixon Peabody's pro bono representation of the Chelsea Housing Authority as it seeks restitution against its former executive director, who has already pled guilty to fraud charges. Nixon Peabody’s legal team includes Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Bill Codinha and associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero, Affordable Housing partner Jeff Sacks, counsel Neil Moynihan, and paralegal Joanne Sylvester.

  • Intuitive Technology Makes Discovery Process Efficient
    Rochester Business Journal | June 14, 2013

    Rochester Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation partner Chris Thomas and director of IT operations and e-discovery John Roman discuss the use and benefits of predictive coding in this feature article.

  • Enforcement Trends Related to Executive Liability in Health Care Investigations
    Bloomberg BNA Health Care Fraud Report | June 12, 2013

    A team of New York City attorneys, including Health Services practice group leader Michele Masucci, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partners David Feldman and Sean Haran, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense senior associate Ashley Baynham, and Commercial Litigation associate Devon Haft Little discuss recent enforcement trends under the False Claims Act and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The article also provides guidance for corporate executives on how best to address this new enforcement focus.

  • Supreme Court Addresses Problems of Size
    New York Law Journal | June 10, 2013

    New York City Commercial Litigation partner Chris Mason and New York City Commercial Litigation associates Devon Haft Little and Sherli Yeroushalmi authored this column discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s struggle with cases deemed too big or too small.

  • Who Speaks for the Organization at a Deposition?
    Providence Business News | June 10, 2013

    Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steve Richard authored this column discussing how an organization can determine the witnesses to testify on its behalf at depositions.

  • Reading the Witness
    Long Island Business News | June 7, 2013

    Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation practice group leader Joe Ortego discusses the use of expert witnesses.

  • Crouch's Efforts to Avoid GARA Don't Fly with 6th Circ.
    Law360 | June 5, 2013

    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation associate Paul Stinson discusses Crouch v. Honeywell International and the three important holdings from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision regarding the applicability and scope of the statute of repose set forth in the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994 (GARA).

  • Judge Gives Green Light to FreshDirect in Bronx
    New York Law Journal | June 5, 2013

    This article notes that FreshDirect has been given the green light to build a new headquarters in the South Bronx. Buffalo Products counsel Laurie Bloom and Rochester Real Estate partners Jared Lusk and Tom Greiner are noted as FreshDirect’s counsel.

  • 2013 Rising Stars
    New York Law Journal | June 5, 2013

    Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Sheldon Smith is profiled in this special section highlighting the 2013 Rising Stars, a group of attorneys 40 years old or younger who have made a mark on the New York legal community.

  • Debate over Allowing Cameras in Federal Court
    WBZ-TV (CBS Boston) | June 5, 2013

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Gerry Leone discusses the notion of cameras in federal court in relation to the James “Whitey” Bulger trial as part of his role as legal analyst for the news station.

  • Rochester Attorney Heads NY Bar Association
    Associated Press | June 4, 2013

    This coverage notes that Rochester Commerical Litigation and Indian Law partner Dave Schraver has been named the 116th president of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Defense Contract Audit Agency's Access to Contractor Internal Audit Reports
    Public Contract Law Journal | June 1, 2013

    Washington, DC, Government Contracts and Commercial Litigation counsel Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation associate Shanelle Henry authored this column addressing the question of whether United States v. Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. continues to be the standard for guiding the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) auditors’ access to internal audit materials.

  • What Exporters Need To Do Before Oct. 15
    Law360 | May 23, 2013

    A team of Washington, DC, attorneys including Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson, Global Business & Transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero, and Private Equity & Investment Funds associate Nick Rosenberg co-authored this column discussing the activities exporters need to undertake now in order to ensure they have the proper export classifications, licenses, and policies in place by October, when the first round of the Export Control Reform Initiative takes effect.

  • A New Procedural Trend in Qui Tam FCA Cases
    Law360 | May 17, 2013

    Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Conor Harris authored this article focused on a rising tide of whistleblower claims, which has spawned a new procedural development in qui tam actions under the False Claims Act.

  • A Roadmap for Navigating the Revised USML And CCL
    Law360 | May 17, 2013

    This contributed article authored by Washington, DC, attorneys Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Lindsey Nelson, Global Business & Transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero, and Private Equity associate Nick Rosenberg provides a roadmap of how to classify an item under the revised U.S. Munitions List and the revised Commerce Control List when the rules go into effect in October.

  • Drones Cast Lengthening Shadows One Year After Passage of FAA Modernization & Reform Act
    Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Security Law Report | May 13, 2013

    This column, authored by San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry representation associate Cameron Cloar, discusses the entry of drones into the national airspace system one year after the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

  • Packing the Courts: A primer on the Federalist Society and its extraordinary influence
    New York Times | May 12, 2013
    This article reviews the book, The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back From Liberals, co-authored by Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin and Suffolk University law professor Michael Avery.
  • Herbalife Raises Estimate of Legal Costs Amid Pyramid Allegations
    Los Angeles Times | May 4, 2013

    Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez provides commentary regarding allegations that the nutritional products company Herbalife is participating in a pyramid scheme.

  • Could your Organization be Subject to False Claims Penalties for ICD Procedures
    The Advisory Board Daily Briefing | May 3, 2013

    New York City Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner David Feldman participated in this Q&A discussing the impact of Department of Justice investigations into implanted cardioverter defibrillator procedures and recommendations for providers.

  • Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule Expands Law's Impact on Firms
    New Hampshire Business Review | May 3, 2013

    Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman and Manchester partner and leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice Scott O’Connell co-authored this article discussing the final HIPAA Omnibus Rule, which implemented sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

  • Not Yet a Relic of History, Hourly Rates Still Prevalent
    Rochester Business Journal | May 3, 2013

    Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum and Rochester Global Business & Transactions partner Jim Bourdeau discuss client demands for value, predictability, and accessibility.

  • Export Controls Reform: Understanding the 600 Series
    Law360 | May 2, 2013

    A team of Washington, DC, attorneys, including Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson, Global Business & Transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero, and Private Equity & Investment Funds associate Nick Rosenberg, co-authored this column discussing the introduction of the “600 series,” which changes the rules applicable to companies that have items listed on the U.S. Munitions List.

  • Law Journal Names 2013 Rising Stars
    New York Law Journal | April 22, 2013

    Buffalo commercial litigation partner Sheldon Smith is among the attorneys under the age of 40 named to the publication’s annual “Rising Stars” class. The program honors accomplished attorneys who are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.

  • Export Controls Reform Has Arrived
    Law360 | April 22, 2013

    Washington, DC  government investigations & white collar defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson, global business & transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero and private equity & investment funds associate Nick Rosenberg co-authored this column discussing the new rules and regulations implementing the multiyear Export Control Reform Initiative.

  • Excellence in Law
    Daily Record | April 18, 2013

    Rochester office managing partner and commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is among the “Top Women in Law” as recognized by the Daily Record as part of its annual “Excellence in Law” program.

  • NY Anti-Corruption Legislation Could Be A Game-Changer
    Law360 | April 17, 2013

    Buffalo government investigations & white collar defense partner Mark Molloy, Washington, DC, associate Emily Harlan and New York City associate J. Michael Smith co-authored this column discussing proposed legislation in New York, called the “Public Trust Act,” which would create a new class of public corruption crimes.

  • Don't "Put the Cart Before the Horse": Supreme Court Rejects Amgen's Argument that Securities Fraud Plaintiffs Must Prove Materiality of Alleged Misrepresentations at the Class Certification Stage
    Legal Insights | April 15, 2013

    Commercial litigation partners Chris Mason and Carolyn Nussbaum and commercial litigation associates Paige Berges and Leah Threatte Bojnowski co-authored this column about the Supreme Court’s split decision upholding the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Amgen Inc. v. Conn. Retirement Plans and Trust Funds.

  • How Conservatives Captured the Law
    Chronicle of Higher Education | April 15, 2013

    Boston commercial litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin, co-authored this article with Suffolk University law professor Michael Avery, focsued on "The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back From Liberals."

  • 11th Circuit says HIPAA protections trump Florida law
    Reuters | April 12, 2013

    Leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group and the HIPAA Compliance group Linn Freedman discusses a Court of Appeals ruling finding that the patient privacy protections in the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 trumped a 1987 Florida law that requires nursing homes to provide the records to a deceased resident's spouse, guardian or attorney.

  • Beyoncé, Jay-Z's Cuba Trip Highlights Embargo Restrictions
    White Collar Law360 | April 9, 2013

    This guest article written by Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson focuses on licensing requirements for travel to Cuba.

  • Can Employers Force Arbitration of FCA Retaliation Claims?
    White Collar Law360 | April 4, 2013

    Washington, DC, Government Investigations partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Emily Harlan co-authored this column addressing whether a company can compel arbitration when a former employee brings a retaliation claim against the company under the False Claims Act.

  • Lippman Names Commercial Division Advisors
    Daily Record | March 27, 2013

    Rochester Products partner David Tennant is highlighted among those named to New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s Commercial Division Advisory Council, which will advise on all matters involving and surrounding the Commercial Division of the state Supreme Court.

  • CPSC Risks Alienating Industry with Litigation Strategy
    Law360 | March 22, 2013

    Long Island Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Jim Weller discusses the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s increased use of administrative complaints.

  • Gerard Leone Steps Away From Government
    Boston Globe | March 20, 2013

    This column profiles Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone, who has joined the firm's Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice.

  • DA from Middlesex County, Mass., joins Nixon Peabody
    Reuters | March 19, 2013

    The arrival of Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone, who joins the firm's Boston office as partner in the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice, is highlighted in this feature article.

  • New HIPAA Rules Pose Challenges for Healthcare Industry
    Reuters | March 18, 2013

    Leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group and the HIPAA Compliance group Linn Freedman discusses the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations announced by the Department of Health & Human Services. Click here to read the full article.

  • 5 Reasons to Use Focus Groups in Jury Research
    Corporate Counsel | March 13, 2013

    This column, authored by commercial litigation practice group leader and deputy leader of the litigation department Scott O’Connell, discusses practical considerations on how to determine the optimal frames for a favorable jury verdict.

  • Q&A With Nixon Peabody's David Tennant
    Corporate Counsel | March 13, 2013

    This Q&A is conducted with Rochester partner and leader of the firm’s appellate practice David Tennant.

  • GCs Say FCPA Fears Spur More Careful Dealmaking
    Law360 | February 25, 2013

    Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discusses why corporate buyers need to be on high alert for bribery and corruption in overseas acquisitions as merger activity picks up.

  • Lawyers See IP Protection Help in U.S. Trade-Secrets Focus
    Reuters | February 22, 2013

    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan discusses efforts to combat trade-secret theft.

  • Life Sciences Editorial Advisory Board
    Law360 | February 11, 2013

    Boston Commercial Litigation and Life Sciences partner Fred Kelly is highlighted among the Life Sciences Law360 editorial advisory board.

  • Computer-assisted Review Becomes More Popular
    Lawyers USA | January 29, 2013

    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s E-discovery & Digital Evidence practice Jon Sablone discusses the increasing use of electronic discovery less than one year after a federal court judge issued a decision blessing the use of computer-assisted review.

  • Views from the Trenches: E-discovery
    National Law Journal | January 28, 2013

    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s E-discovery & Digital Evidence practice Jon Sablone discusses current trends in e-discovery.

  • A Managing Partner Who Stays in Practice
    Rochester Business Journal | January 25, 2013

    This article profiles Commercial Litigation partner and Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum, highlighting her practice, community, and firm leadership roles, as well as her commitment to family and the community.

  • Meet 39 Newly Minted Partners at Boston's Top Law Firms
    Boston Business Journal | January 11, 2013

    New Boston partners Kelly Babson (Public Company Transactions), Jeff Gilbreth (Labor & Employment), Danielle Pelot (Government Investigations & White Collar Defense) and Amy Pugliano O’Keefe (Global Business & Transactions) are featured in this coverage.

  • Medicare Insurer Can't Get Coverage for $18M Scam
    Law 360 | January 9, 2013

    This article notes that National Union Fire Insurance prevailed in the coverage dispute with Universal American Corp. over an $18 million Medicare-related scam. New York City Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Barbara Lukeman served as counsel for National Union in this matter.

  • CPSC Continues Crusade Against High-Powered Magnets
    Product Liability Law 360 | January 8, 2013

    This column, authored by New York City Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Barbara Lukeman, discusses the Consumer Products Safety Commission announcement of a another recall of high-powered magnetic desk toys.

  • Life Sciences Cases to Watch in 2013
    Life Sciences Law 360 | January 1, 2013

    In this article focused on key life sciences industry lawsuits in the coming calendar year, Boston Government Investigations & Life Sciences partner Brian French provides commentary.

  • Life Sciences Regulation to Watch in 2013
    Life Sciences Law 360 | January 1, 2013

    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk and Boston Government Investigations & Life Sciences partner Brian French discuss key life sciences industry regulations to watch in 2013.

  • International Cooperation in the Regulation of Nanotechnology
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | January 1, 2013

    Deputy Litigation department leader and deputy leader of the Products: Class Action, Trade and Industry Representation group Viv Quinn and Buffalo Products: Class Action, Trade and Industry Representation counsel Ben Dwyer co-authored this column providing an overview of the approach taken by major countries in the field of nanotechnology.

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems: Mobility on the edge
    SciTech Lawyer Magazine | January 1, 2013

    San Francisco Products associate Cameron Cloar co-authored this article focused on the discussions among civil liberties groups and government officials about the future use of unmanned aerial systems or vehicles in U.S. airspace.

  • NH Attorney has a National Impact
    New Hampshire Business Review | December 28, 2012

    This article profiles commercial litigation practice group leader and deputy litigation department leader Scott O’Connell. His professional background is highlighted, recent litigation successes for clients are noted and his dedication to pro bono is also discussed. Click here to read the full article.

  • Newsmaker: Getting involved is first step to improving education
    Providence Business News | December 24, 2012

    Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection team Linn Freedman is featured in this Q&A–style profile. The article focuses on Linn’s recent appointment to the board of the Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology and her other commitments outside the office.

  • MBTA Must Allow Access to Database
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | December 20, 2012

    Commercial Litigation partner and leader of the firm’s E-Discovery & Digital Evidence team Jon Sablone provides commentary in this article discussing a Massachusetts Superior Court judge’s decision ordering the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to make its electronic database available to plaintiff’s counsel in a negligence suit.

  • Tightening Client Budgets Fuel Need for Outsourcing
    Rochester Business Journal | December 14, 2012

    Rochester Litigation partner Chris Thomas provides commentary in this article discussing the increasing interest in legal outsourcing among clients and how law firms are responding.

  • Landmark Class Action Case to Be Heard in Supreme Court
    Law 360 | December 13, 2012

    Commercial litigation partners Chris Mason and Carolyn Nussbaum and commercial litigation associate Paige Berges co-authored this column noting that the United States Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to review the most recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in American Express Travel Related Services Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant.

  • Risk of Exclusion Remains Potent for Health Care Industry Executives
    Bloomberg BNA's Medical Devices Law & Industry Report | December 12, 2012

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero and Health Services practice group leader Michele Masucci authored this column discussing the continued focus on individual accountability of health care executives. Click here to read the article.

  • CPSC Scraps Database Appeal, Leaving Gripes Unsettled
    Law 360 | December 10, 2012

    Long Island Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Jim Weller discusses a decision by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to abandon its appeal of a ruling that companies can block the publishing of inaccurate consumer complaints on an agency database.

  • Expert Disclosure in New York: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    New York Law Journal | December 10, 2012

    This contributed article by New York City Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Barbara Lukeman and Long Island Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation associate Tom Mealiffe focuses on New York’s expert disclosure rule and the New York State Bar Association’s plans to propose a set of voluntary rules to bolster the current expert disclosure rules for cases before the Commercial Division.

  • Honor Roll
    Buffalo News | December 9, 2012

    This coverage notes that Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Sheldon Smith received a Pro Bono Award at the 2012 Western District Federal Court Dinner for his work representing an inmate at Wende Correctional Facility, who alleged various claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Another Pro-Arbitration Decision Of The Supreme Court
    Law 360 | December 7, 2012

    This contributed article authored by New York Litigation associate Paige Berges and New York Litigation partner Chris Mason focuses the Supreme Court’s interpretation of arbitration clauses.

  • Good News for Defense in NY Asbestos Litigation
    Law 360 | December 5, 2012

    This column, discussing a significant ruling applicable to all cases pending in the New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL), was authored by Long Island Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation counsel Santo Borruso, Buffalo Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner John Weinholtz, and Boston Litigation counsel John Stadler.

  • Mind Reading: Judges Can Keep Deliberations to Themselves, Mass. Court Says
    ABA Journal | December 1, 2012

    This article highlights a case of first impression for Massachusetts in which the state Supreme Court recognized an absolute judicial deliberative privilege placing off-limits judges’ mental impressions and thought processes in reaching decisions. Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Bill Codinha is noted as special counsel who is probing the judge in question in this particular case.

  • When Defendants Can Win by Losing a Case
    Providence Business News | November 26, 2012

    Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steve Richard authored this column discussing how companies and their legal counsel should undertake a prompt risk-management assessment of the potential exposure and estimated defense costs.

  • SEC Drops Charges that Manager Misled Investors
    Financial Times | November 17, 2012

    New York City Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Alex Lipman, discusses the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision not to pursue its case against a former collateral manager Edward Steffelin who was accused of misleading investors in a J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. mortgage-bond deal.

  • Another Fumble by the SEC on Fraud
    New York Times | November 16, 2012

    This coverage notes that the Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its case against a former collateral manager Edward Steffelin, who was accused of misleading investors in a J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. mortgage-bond deal. New York City Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Alex Lipman led the Nixon Peabody team representing Mr. Steffelin.

  • SEC Drops Bond Lawsuit
    Wall Street Journal | November 16, 2012

    This feature story details the decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission to drop its case against a former collateral manager Edward Steffelin who was accused of misleading investors in a J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. mortgage-bond deal. Mr. Steffelin is represented by a Nixon Peabody team led by New York City Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Alex Lipman.

  • «Class action» et dissuasion
    Strategies | November 8, 2012

    Paris Commercial Litigation partner Olivier de Chazeaux and Paris Global Business & Transactions partner Gilles de Poix discuss a possible class action law in France in this thought-leadership article.

  • The Thin Lines Between Zealous Advocacy, Incivility, and Punishable Misconduct
    The Brief | November 1, 2012

    Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation practice group and NP Trial leader Joe Ortego authored this article for the Fall issue of this American Bar Association publication.

  • Human Capital: People on the move
    Boston Business Journal | October 30, 2012

    This coverage notes that Boston & Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Linn Freedman has joined the advisory board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) New England. NFTE provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school.

  • 7 Tips for Avoiding False Claims Act Whistleblower Suits
    Law 360 | October 30, 2012

    Boston partner and deputy leader of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense group Brian French discusses ways companies, especially those in the health care, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries, can avoid whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act.

  • Great Pro Bono Victory for Two Nixon Peabody Associates
    Boston Bar Association BBA Week | October 25, 2012

    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin are highlighted for their win of an appeal before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a pro bono client been barred from having his removal case reconsidered because he had already been deported to Honduras. This matter was handled in collaboration with Boston College’s Post Deportation Human Rights Project (PDHRP).

  • How Mobile Devices and the Cloud Change E-discovery
    Corporate Secretary | October 3, 2012

    Boston Commercial Litigation partner and leader of the firm’s Electronic Discovery & Digital Evidence team Jon Sablone discusses how mobile devices present particular concerns for e-discovery.

  • Earning Their Keep: Plenty of apps promise to help lawyers work smarter. Which ones actually deliver?
    The American Lawyer | October 1, 2012

    Boston Products partner Sam Goldblatt and Rochester Global Business & Transactions counsel Jeremy Wolk are both included in this tech column discussing apps for mobile devices and tablets that are specifically designed for legal matters.

  • Class Actions to be introduced in France
    Points de Vente | September 18, 2012

    Paris partner Gilles de Poix provides commentary in this article discussing the potential introduction of class actions into French consumer law in 2013 which will more closely resemble European law than U.S. law.

  • Lawyers Who Lead By Example
    New York Law Journal | September 12, 2012

    Albany Commercial Litigation partner Dan Hurteau was recognized among “Lawyers Who Lead” by the New York Law Journal for “demonstrating the highest level of commitment to their profession and their communities, tapping their training, business acumen, creativity, and humanity to solve legal problems for those in need.”

  • Contractors Wary as DCAA Seeks More Internal Documents
    Washington Post | September 10, 2012

    Washington, DC, commercial litigation and government contacts counsel Vince Napoleon provides third-party commentary in this article on the new guidance issued by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) meant to help its auditors access contractors’ internal documents.

  • Sorting Through Electronic Discovery Haystack
    Providence Business News | September 10, 2012

    Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this guest column focused on how to effectively navigate the electronic discovery process.

  • Case Study: Monge v. Maya Magazines
    Law 360 | September 5, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by San Francisco counsel John Chatowski, discusses the decision by a majority of a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting the defense and reversing a decision granting summary judgment in favor of a gossip magazine that published six private photographs showing the secret nuptials of two celebrities.

  • Lawyer-Mediator
    Daily Journal | August 31, 2012

    This article profiles San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Steve Schrey as an attorney who has mediated cases for the past five years and addresses his approach to trying to resolve lawsuits.

  • City's Air Surveillance Program Avoids Drone Privacy Issues
    Law 360 | August 28, 2012

    San Francisco products associate Cameron Cloar provides third-party commentary in this article discussing Lancaster, California’s new manned aerial surveillance system week that will allow police to monitor activities on the ground in real time.

  • Newsmakers in Business
    New Hampshire Union Leader | August 26, 2012

    This coverage notes the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association 2012–2014 board of directors, including Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Holly Kilibarda as president.

  • Do You Know What Your Sub is Doing? New Legislation Expands Iran Sanctions to Subsidiaries
    Bloomberg BNA's Daily Report for Executives | August 24, 2012

    Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Lindsey Nelson authored this article discussing legislation providing sanctions to prohibit foreign subsidiaries with U.S. parent companies from transacting with Iran or Iranian persons.

  • Limiting Availability of Interlocutory Appeals Regarding Privilege
    ABA Litigation News | August 16, 2012

    Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin provides commentary on a Court of Appeals’ decision narrowly construing the doctrine announced in Perlman v. United States.

  • First Circuit Overturns Fee Award
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | August 13, 2012

    Boston commercial litigation partner Jon Sablone provides commentary in this article discussing a ruling by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals finding that a judge erred by using federal guidelines to determine the amount of attorneys’ fees to be awarded in the settlement of a multi-district class action that involved no underlying issues of federal law.

  • ‘Cloud' Advisory Puts Small Firms on Notice
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | August 13, 2012

    Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman provides commentary on the ethics advisory opinion from the Massachusetts Bar Association on the use of Internet data storage providers, which has some small firms and sole practitioners taking a second look at “cloud” safety.

  • Newly Aggressive CPSC Ups Ante with Proposed Magnet Ban
    Law 360 | August 10, 2012

    Long Island products partner Jim Weller provides commentary in this article discussing the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recommendations that the regulator ban the magnet sets targeted in two recent lawsuits it filed in a move indicative of the agency's increasingly aggressive enforcement tactics.

  • Record Penalties for Fraud, Few Charges for Executives
    New York Times | August 7, 2012

    Washington, DC, government investigations and white collar defense partner Grayson Yeargin provides third-party legal commentary in this article discussing False Claims Act cases and why charges are more likely to be brought against corporations rather than individuals.

  • Canal+/Direct 8: la circulation de oeuvres audiovisuelles en question
    Culture et Droit | August 3, 2012

    This article focuses on Canal Plus’ purchase of TV channels Direct 8 and Direct Star. Paris commercial litigation partner Olivier de Chazeaux explains why the French Competition Authority is conducting a further analysis of this merger.

  • The Eureka Moment
    Law Technology News | August 1, 2012

    Boston and Buffalo products partner Sam Goldblatt provides commentary in this cover story on how six “Big Law” firms have embraced legal project management.

  • A Guide to Improving the Rules of Appellate Practice
    DRI: For the Defense | August 1, 2012

    This article, authored by Rochester partner and leader of the Appellate practice David Tennant, discusses the rule making process of the federal appellate courts while noting differing rulemaking procedures at the state court level.

  • New Drone Bill Highlights Growing Privacy Concerns
    Law 360 | July 26, 2012

    This article focuses on a new bill that would extend restrictions on the use of unmanned aircraft systems. San Francisco Products Liability associate Cameron Cloar provides third-party legal commentary about this proposed legislation.

  • Unmanned Aircraft: Filling U.S. Airspace—And Courtrooms?
    Law 360 | July 5, 2012

    This “Expert Analysis” column, authored by San Francisco Products associate Cameron Cloar, discusses the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which requires the agency to fully integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system for public and commercial use.

  • U.S. District Court confirms Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation of Spain as owner of artwork
    ArtDaily | July 4, 2012

    Los Angeles Commercial Litigation partner and leader of the firm’s Arts & Cultural Institutions practice Thad Stauber and Los Angeles Commercial Litigation associate Sarah Andre are featured in this piece highlighting the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s ruling for the firm’s client, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation of Madrid, Spain, in the matter involving a Camille Pissarro painting.

  • Business Column: A Lawyer Roots for Decisive Obamacare Ruling
    Democrat and Chronicle | June 24, 2012

    This column is based on a conversation conducted with Rochester Commercial Litigation senior counsel Bob Witmer, who recently was honored for 50 years of practice by the Monroe County Bar Association.

  • Judging the Jury: It's an art and science
    Buffalo Law Journal | June 18, 2012

    Buffalo office managing partner and Commercial Litigation partner Susan Roney provides commentary in this feature article discussing the importance of selecting the “right” jury.

  • Q4
    Rochester Business Journal | June 15, 2012

    New York Bar Association President-Elect and Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Dave Schraver is the featured subject of this weekly Q&A column.

  • Guest Column: Beware bribery law
    Providence Business News | June 11, 2012

    This guest column, authored by Providence Labor & Employment partner Andrew Prescott and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation partner Gordy Lang, discusses what businesses should know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

  • Mediator's Corner: Mediation and All That Jazz
    The Mediation Society | June 1, 2012

    San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Steve Schrey discusses the nuances of being a mediator.

  • Sabermetrics Sees Recent Scrutiny
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 30, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan and San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Matt Frankel, discusses trade secrets in baseball—specifically “sabermetrics,” the advanced statistical analysis for evaluating players.

  • 2012 Up & Coming Attorneys
    Daily Record | May 23, 2012

    Rochester Private Clients associate Adam Brunner and Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Terence Robinson are among the local attorneys recognized as part of the 2012 class of “Up & Coming Attorneys.”

  • U.S. Companies and Canadian Privacy Law: Beware
    Privacy and Public Policy Law 360 | May 18, 2012

    Buffalo Products counsel Ben Dwyer and Jacob Herstek coauthored this “Expert Analysis” column discussing Canada’s privacy laws, which are more far-reaching than their U.S. counterparts and may apply to non-Canadian entities.

  • Book Review: Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Third Edition
    Daily Record | May 14, 2012

    Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Dave Schraver reviews the third edition of the multivolume treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, an 11-volume, 13,000-word work, in this column for the publication.

  • Q&A With Nixon Peabody’s Fred Kelly
    Life Sciences Law 360 | May 8, 2012

    Boston Commercial Litigation and Life Sciences partner Fred Kelly is featured in this Q&A discussing the life sciences industry.

  • Roundtable
    California Lawyer | May 1, 2012

    San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Fred Nelson is featured in this coverage among a panel of industry thought leadership discussing the rise of antitrust enforcement and associated issues.

  • State Bar News
    New York State Bar Association | May 1, 2012

    Rochester commercial litigation partner Dave Schraver is profiled in this article. Mr. Schraver officially began his term as New York State Bar Association president-elect on June 1, 2012 and he will assume the presidency in June 2013.

  • Ruling Ends Confusion for Securities Attorneys
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | April 30, 2012

    Boston Commercial Litigation partner George Skelly provides third-party commentary in this article discussing a Second Circuit ruling that for the first time defines the meaning of “domestic transaction” under a test laid out by the U.S. Supreme Court in its landmark 2010 Morrison, et al. v. National Australia Bank Ltd., et al. decision.

  • Privacy-Law Issues Coming to Forefront
    Buffalo Law Journal | April 26, 2012

    Buffalo Products counsel Jacob Herstek, a member of the firm’s Data Privacy team, is quoted throughout this article discussing privacy law issues.

  • The Proverbial Gun in the Corporate Defense World
    The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation | April 25, 2012

    This contributed article, co-authored by Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Laurie Miller and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar defense associate Patrice Clair, discusses increasing pressure by the government to cooperate in prosecuting their senior officials in exchange for favorable corporate settlements.

  • MCBA Announces Directors to LawNY Board
    Daily Record | April 18, 2012

    This coverage notes that the Monroe County Bar Association has appointed three new directors, including Rochester Products partner Chris Thomas, to the Legal Assistance of Western New York board of directors.

  • Human Capital: People on the Move
    Boston Business Journal | April 16, 2012

    Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman is mentioned in this column for being appointed to the Advisory Board for Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that provides a leadership forum for women in science, engineering, and technology industries.

  • Legal Services: A Who’s Who
    Boston Business Journal | March 30, 2012

    Boston Commercial Litigation partner Steve LaRose is prominently featured in this special section highlighting new partners at area law firms.

  • Case Study: Fort Properties V. American Master Lease
    Law 360 | March 13, 2012

    This “Expert Analysis” column, authored by Chicago Intellectual Pproperty Litigation partner David McKone, discusses the Federal Circuit’s decision upholding a district court ruling invalidating process patent claims as being too abstract and what this decision means in the future.

  • U.S. Tries Cracking Down on Economic Espionage
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 9, 2012

    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan provides commentary about the recent surge in trade secrets theft cases, especially those involving possible espionage.

  • Reluctant 9th Circuit Upholds Mandatory Arbitration of Injunction Claims
    Reuters | March 8, 2012

    This feature story focuses on the Ninth Circuit decision in Matthew Kilgore et al., v. Keybank NA et al. ruling that KeyBank NA could compel arbitration in a lawsuit over the terms of several student loans. Commercial Litigation practice group leader Scott O’Connell, who represented KeyBank in the matter, is quoted in the piece discussing the decision.

  • Who’s Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law
    Long Island Business News | February 24, 2012

    Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Jim Weller is profiled in this feature, which focuses on his practice which spans all aspects of commercial litigation and includes extensive experience in intellectual property, securities litigation, mass torts, class-actions, multi-district litigation, fraud, and civil RICO litigation.

  • Nixon Peabody Lands Ex-Pillsbury Government Contracts Pro
    Law 360 | February 24, 2012

    Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation counsel Vince Napoleon is featured in this profile about his practice and his arrival to Nixon Peabody.

  • Task Force to Tackle Volume, Delays in Commercial Division
    New York Law Journal | February 22, 2012

    This article discusses New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s creation of a task force focused on commercial litigation in New York state courts. Rochester Products partner David Tennant is a member of this task force.

  • Ex-Prosecutor Hops from Paul Hastings to Nixon Peabody
    Law 360 | February 13, 2012

    This feature article highlights the arrival of New York City Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Sean Haran.

  • People on the Move in Rhode Island
    Providence Journal | February 12, 2012

    This news brief notes that Providence Commercial Litigation attorney Armando Batastini has been promoted to the firm’s partnership.

  • People on the Move
    Buffalo Business First | February 1, 2012

    This news brief notes that Buffalo Commercial Litigation attorney Sheldon Smith has been promoted to the firm’s partnership.

  • Trial Training in the Time of Settlements
    California Lawyer | February 1, 2012

    This article focuses on law firms that are volunteering associates to aid local public defenders and district attorneys. San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Matt Richards is mentioned in the piece for his time spent volunteering at the Marin County District Attorney’s Office, during which he prosecuted five jury trials.

  • Rochester Attorney Picked to Head NYS Bar
    Buffalo Business First | January 27, 2012

    This coverage highlights that Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Dave Schraver has been named the New York State Bar Association’s president-elect designee.

  • ‘Faster, Cheaper, Smarter’ Takes Center Stage
    New York Law Journal | January 23, 2012

    This article discusses the efforts of the New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section to empower lawyers to work faster, cheaper, and smarter and to drive down the cost of litigation. Rochester Products partner David Tennant, chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, authored this article.

  • Settling a Commercial Lawsuit is More Art than Science
    Rochester Business Journal | December 16, 2011

    The story focuses on the art of commercial litigation. Rochester office managing partner and Commercial Litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum provides commentary.

  • Law: ‘Associational discrimination’ emerges in lawsuits
    New Hampshire Business Review | December 4, 2011

    This contributed article, authored by Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier and Commercial Litigation associate Dan Deane, discusses the rise of “associational discrimination” claims.

  • Schraver Nominated to be State Bar President, 2013
    Daily Record (Rochester, NY) | November 16, 2011

    This feature story profiles Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Dave Schraver, who has been nominated to serve as president-elect and then president of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Finding Your Way Through the E-discovery Process
    Daily Record | November 2, 2011

    The story highlights the New York State Bar Association’s recently issued guide for navigating the electronic discovery requirements in both federal and state courts. The coverage notes that the guide was initiated under the State Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. Rochester Products partner David Tennant, chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, oversaw the publishing on the guide.

  • BET Sued Over ‘Rogue’ Telecast of African American Music Festival
    The Hollywood Reporter | November 2, 2011

    The article notes that TV One has filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against BET Networks and MTV Networks over the exclusive coverage of the Essence Music Festival. Los Angeles Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Thad Stauber is mentioned as TV One’s counsel.

  • State Bar Issues E-Discovery Guide
    New York Law Journal | November 1, 2011

    The story highlights the New York State Bar Association’s recently issued guide for navigating the electronic discovery requirements in both federal and state courts. The coverage notes that the guide was initiated under the State Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. New York City Commercial Litigation partner Connie Boland coauthored the guide.

  • Decision Reached in Arts Club Spat
    Wall Street Journal | October 27, 2011

    The article discusses the legal battle between the National Arts Club and its former president. The article notes that a hearing yesterday the State Supreme Court proposed a “global resolution” that would conclude the case and settle all claims if both parties agreed to it by October 31. The article notes that New York City Commercial Litigation partner Adam Gilbert is representing the Arts Club’s former president, O. Aldon James.

  • Supreme Court Denies Oneidas ‘Certiorari’
    Daily Record | October 19, 2011

    The feature article notes that the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by the Oneida Indian Nation against Oneida and Madison counties and New York State relating to the Nation’s claim to 250,000 acres of land. Rochester partner Dave Schraver is quoted in the piece and identified as Oneida and Madison counties’ counsel.

  • On the Move
    Daily Record | October 18, 2011

    This news brief highlights Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Colleen Holland for her election to the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester’s Board of Directors.

  • Debating Foreign Copyright Restoration
    Law 360 | October 13, 2011

    This contributed article, authored by San Francisco Commercial Litigation counsel John Chatkowski, notes that the U.S. Supreme Court hearing of oral argument in Golan v. Holder, a challenge to Congress’ 1994 amendments to the Copyright Act, will have a significant impact on owners of foreign copyrighted works that formerly lapsed into the public domain in the United States, as well as those who have in good faith relied on their status as public works.

  • Legal Project Management
    Bloomberg Law Reports | October 6, 2011

    This article discusses how attorneys are using legal project management to increase efficiency. Boston Products partner Sam Goldblatt, who has been leading Nixon Peabody Project Management, is quoted throughout the piece.

  • Adding Insult to Injury: Investors in Madoff Feeder Funds Are Targets for Claw Back Suits
    Corporate LiveWire | October 1, 2011

    This contributed article, authored by Boston Commercial Litigation partners Tim Mungovan and Stephen LaRose and Boston Commercial Litigation associate Joel Cavanaugh, discusses “Sentry Claw Back Suits” relating to investors in Madoff feeder funds who redeemed capital prior to the disclosure of the fraud in December 2008 and now face increasing litigation risks.

  • Settling Past Misdeeds with Pro Bono Help
    Providence Journal | September 30, 2011

    This article discusses the Roger Williams University School of Law Pro Bono Collaborative, which is guiding qualified, low-income people through a court expungement process. The article notes that the Collaborative partnered with Nixon Peabody and specifically mentioned Providence Commercial Litigation associate Tim Baldwin, who is currently working on a matter.

  • How One Music Downloader’s Battle Could Change Copyright Law
    Reuters | September 28, 2011

    The piece discusses the First Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision invoking the doctrine of “constitution avoidance” to hand recording companies a significant statutory damages award against an individual in a music file-sharing copyright infringement case. San Francisco Commercial Litigation counsel John Chatowski provides commentary.

  • Patent Bar Split on Impact of New Law
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | September 26, 2011

    This article discusses the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act signed by President Obama and the reactions among attorneys across the state. Boston Intellectual Property Litigation partner John Gutkoski provides commentary.

  • Nussbaum to Lead Nixon Peabody Locally
    Rochester Business Journal | September 23, 2011

    This feature story covers the new Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum. The story highlights Ms. Nussbaum’s career and community involvement.

  • Rochester Could Trade Downtown for Millions in Payouts from Seneca-Run Casino
    13WHAM-TV | September 7, 2011

    This coverage discusses the gaming compact between the Seneca Nation and the State of New York. Rochester partner Dave Schraver is identified as a local attorney with experience and knowledge of such agreements and is quoted in the piece giving third-party commentary.

  • Reasonable Recovery in Calif. Torts
    Law 360 | September 7, 2011

    This contributed article, coauthored by San Francisco Products partner Ross Petty and counsel Lauren Michals, discusses the implications for personal injury cases following the California Supreme Court’s decision in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, holding that medical expenses must be both incurred and reasonable, and only the lesser amount is recoverable.

  • The Ninth Circuit Tries to Clarify the Murky Law of Copyright Preemption
    BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal | August 26, 2011
    This contributed article, co-authored by San Francisco Intellectual Property partner Rob Weikert and San Francisco Commercial Litigation counsel John Chatowski, discusses a Ninth Circuit ruling on copyright preemption, which suggests that it might expand both the rights of authors and screenwriters and the liability of studies and publishers of copyrighted works.
  • In the Spotlight
    Buffalo Business First | August 26, 2011

    This column profiles Buffalo Products associate Jacob Herstek, who has been named president of the board of directors for Aspire of Western New York.

  • Defining Jurisdiction—CollegeSource and Mavrix
    Law 360 | August 25, 2011

    This contributed article, co-authored by San Francisco Intellectual Property partner Rob Weikert and San Francisco Commercial Litigation counsel John Chatowski, discusses a pair of recent Ninth Circuit cases decisions that clarify the circumstances whereby an out-of-state company operating a website may be subject to personal jurisdiction in California intellectual property cases.

  • Prescription Confidentiality Law and Privacy Debate
    Law 360 | August 3, 2011

    This contributed article, authored by Buffalo Products associate Jacob Herstek and Providence Health Services associate Chris Browning, discusses the impact of recent decisions on the privacy and protection of confidential personally identifiable information.

  • Congressional Investigations: What Every Exec Should Know
    Pharmaceutical Executive | August 1, 2011

    This contributed article, by Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Danielle Pelot, focuses on what pharmaceutical executives need to know about congressional investigations, as these investigations unfold differently than traditional government investigations.

  • Nixon Peabody Challenges State Budget Cuts on Behalf of New Hampshire Hospitals
    Am Law Litigation Daily | July 26, 2011
    This coverage notes that ten hospitals are suing the state of New Hampshire over cuts in Medicaid reimbursement that will compromise patient care. Deputy chair of the litigation department Scott O’Connell, who represent the hospitals in the matter, is quoted in the piece.
  • New York’s Absurd Laws
    Long Island Business News | July 7, 2011
    This feature story explores some “absurd” laws on the books in New York State. Long Island commercial litigation law clerk Stephanie Ehresman provides commentary in the piece, noting that “piggeries” and other barnyard animals are prohibited in some local towns/areas.
  • Carolyn Nussbaum Named New President of Jewish Federation
    Brighton-Pittsford Post | July 1, 2011
    This article notes that Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum has been named president of the Jewish Federation of Rochester.
  • Trust advisors, lawyers can’t be sued under 93A
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | June 29, 2011
    This article discusses the Superior Court ruling in Sherman, et al. v. Shub, et al., which found that siblings who claimed a group of financial advisors and attorneys drafted their life insurance trusts in a manner that would result in significantly higher future tax liabilities could not sue under Chapter 93A. Boston associate Josh Barlow, who served as counsel to one of the defendants, is quoted in the piece.
  • Wiretap Evidence Raises the Bar for Insider Trading Convictions
    BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report | June 27, 2011
    This contributed article discusses Raj Rajaratnam’s trial and conviction on 14 securities fraud and conspiracy counts. The article was authored by a team of New York City attorneys, including Commercial Litigation associate Melisa Gerecci.
  • Court Ruling Shows Risks of Acting Too Much Like a Business
    Chronicle of Philanthropy | June 27, 2011
    This column discusses an appeals court’s decision resulting in the need for nonprofits and their affiliates to examine their structure through the lens of state franchise law—even though those statutes were constructed with decidedly commercial relationships in mind. Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Colleen Holland coauthored the piece.
  • People in the Law
    Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | June 27, 2011
    This coverage notes that Boston Commercial Litigation associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero has received the Pro Bono Recognition Award from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.
  • Legislator’s Vote Not Considered Free Speech
    Daily Record | June 15, 2011
    This article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Michael A. Carrigan. Rochester partner Chris Thomas provides commentary.
  • SEC Whistleblower Rules: Internal Compliance, Governance, Employment Policies
    BNA Daily Report for Executives | June 15, 2011
    This contributed article discusses the Securities and Exchange Commission’s adoption of the final rules to implement the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This article is coauthored by Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum.
  • SEC Whistleblower Rules: Internal Compliance, Governance, Employment Policies
    BNA Daily Report for Executives | June 15, 2011
    This contributed article discusses the Securities and Exchange Commission’s adoption of the final rules to implement the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This article is coauthored by San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Karl Belgum.
  • Whistleblowers Can Report Directly to SEC
    The Daily Record | June 7, 2011
    This feature article discusses the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new whistleblowers rules and includes third-party commentary from Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum.
  • Operating Overseas Has Legal Hurdles
    Providence Business News | May 23, 2011
    This contributed article, coauthored by Providence partner Jeff Brenner, Paris partner Jérôme Henry, and London partner Roland Diniz, discusses today’s global marketplace and the inherent legal differences that are important to know before doing business in England and France.
  • SEC Using New Investigation Technique
    Daily Record | May 13, 2011
    This feature article discusses the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to begin offering deferred or non-prosecution agreements during their investigations. Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted throughout the piece.
  • On the Move
    The Recorder | May 13, 2011
    This coverage notes that San Francisco partner Bob Ebe has received a Pro Bono Advocate Award from Legal Services for Children.
  • AT&T Mobility V. Concepcion: A Win For Class Waivers
    Law 360 (Appellate, Class Action, Contract) | April 28, 2011
    This contributed article, coauthored by New York City Commercial Litigation partner Chris Mason, discusses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the ability of companies to limit consumer class actions through arbitration agreements.

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New York court rejects claims against fund manager of a Madoff feeder fund, highlighting exculpatory terms in private fund agreement
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Webinar Recording: Trade Secrets Trends Impacting the Insurance Industry
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U.S. sanctions Russian and Ukrainian officials after Crimea vote
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | March 17, 2014

New Ukraine-related sanctions: what you need to know
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Alert | March 6, 2014

Supreme Court interprets SLUSA narrowly, allowing state law class actions to proceed against advisors ensnared in frauds
Class Actions Alert | February 28, 2014

New York appellate court finds that Florida's non-compete law is "truly obnoxious" to New York public policy and renders a choice of law provision unenforceable
Employment Law Alert | February 14, 2014

The Supreme Court restricts the scope of “mass action” removals under CAFA
Class Action Alert | January 15, 2014

Update on trans fat proposed regulation
Food Safety & Litigation Alert | December 31, 2013

Court of appeal limits liability theories under California's "Shine the Light" data privacy act
Retail Industry Alert | December 31, 2013

Litigating in the Court of Public Opinion
December 5, 2013

Webinar Recording: TCPA vs. your customer communications: Serious changes coming for promotional texts and telemarketing
Originally recorded October 8, 2013 | October 16, 2013

New rules may shift landscape—and costs—of E-Discovery
Electronic Discovery and Evidence Law Alert | September 27, 2013

How much is enough (when it comes to ascertaining potential plaintiffs)?
Food Safety & Litigation Alert | September 23, 2013

Legislative proposal seeking to overhaul "misleading" food labeling
Food Safety & Litigation Alert | September 20, 2013

Regular re-noticing can keep the metal/jewelry consignor from "melting"
Consignment Law Alert | September 4, 2013

The Second Circuit turns over a new leaf: class action waivers work after Amex III
Class Action Alert | August 14, 2013

UPDATE: Massachusetts SJC clarifies rule on class waivers in light of Amex III
Class Action Alert | August 8, 2013

SCOTUS upholds class action waiver again: Amex III significantly limits the "effective vindication" of statutory rights doctrine
Class Action Alert | June 24, 2013

Massachusetts SJC rules on class waivers days before United States Supreme Court issues Amex decision
Class Action Alert | June 19, 2013

Enforcement Trends Related to Executive Liability in Health Care Investigations
June 12, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court allows class arbitration under Section 10(a)(4) of the Federal Arbitration Act: Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter
Class Action Alert | June 11, 2013

The future of Section 1782 for use in arbitral proceedings abroad—ripe for SCOTUS review?
International Arbitration Alert | May 24, 2013

Second Circuit holds that the relevant period for determining a foreign debtor's COMI is the filing of the Chapter 15 petition
Bankruptcy Law Alert | May 15, 2013

Drones Cast Lengthening Shadows One Year After Passage of FAA Modernization & Reform Act
May 13, 2013

Second Circuit holds that Madoff feeder fund's "center of main interests" is located in British Virgin Islands
Private Fund Disputes Alert | May 1, 2013

Hospitals and other providers of medical services and devices may find themselves subject to federal contractor requirements
Health Law Alert | April 25, 2013

CMS Proposes $9.9 Million Reward for Medicare Fraud Whistleblowers
Health Care Fraud Investigations and Enforcement Alert | April 25, 2013

Government's increased use of noncommittal intervention filings complicates qui tam proceedings under the False Claims Act
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | April 18, 2013

Update on the Kilgore Ninth Circuit appeal: California's public injunction exception escapes for another day, but the en banc court reads the exception to arbitration narrowly and rejects plaintiffs' attempt at artful pleading
Class Action Alert | April 16, 2013

Governor Cuomo introduces new legislation to target public corruption in wake of bribery scandals
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | April 16, 2013

Recent BVI decisions offer guidance to investors and funds facing redemption disputes
Private Fund Disputes Alert | April 2, 2013

Foreign companies found liable for price fixing despite evidence their government compelled them to fix prices
Antitrust Newsletter | March 29, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court rejects class certification based on the damages model: Comcast Corp. v. Behrend
Class Action Alert | March 28, 2013

What gets trebled? Seventh Circuit joins circuit split in deciding whether to use "gross" or "net" trebling
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | March 27, 2013

The New York SAFE Act of 2013 and its profound effect on mental health care providers and their patients
Health Law Alert | March 22, 2013

Critical hydrofracking cases advance through New York courts
Energy Alert | March 22, 2013

The Supreme Court tightens up on CAFA—and on class plaintiffs
Class Action Alert | March 20, 2013

5 Reasons to Use Focus Groups in Jury Research
March 13, 2013

Gabelli v. SEC
Securities Litigation Alert | March 1, 2013

Don't "put the cart before the horse": Supreme Court rejects Amgen's argument that securities fraud plaintiffs must prove materiality of alleged misrepresentations at the class certification stage
Class Action Alert | February 28, 2013

Can a company director always obtain access to the advice of counsel that was provided to the company?
Commercial Litigation Alert | February 27, 2013

RMBS repurchase litigations — how to win or lose the war of the experts when proving breach and damages at trial
Corporate Trust and Banking and Financial Services Litigation Alert | February 15, 2013

Webinar Recording: Shedding Light on the Sunshine Act Final Rule: Implications for Health Care Providers
Originally recorded February 13, 2013 | February 15, 2013

Doing business in Africa—new regional institutions bring international arbitration to Sub-Saharan Africa
International Arbitration Alert | February 4, 2013

Webinar Recording: The First Amendment and Off-Label Promotion: Understanding the Implications of U.S. v. Caronia
Originally recorded December 5, 2012 | December 6, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court tells Oklahoma state court that state law does not trump the Federal Arbitration Act: Nitro-Lift Technologies, L.L.C. v. Howard
Class Action Alert | November 29, 2012

U.S. Restrictions on Commercial Social Networking
November 28, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court will hear landmark class action waiver case: American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant
Class Action Alert | November 19, 2012

New York asbestos judge rules bankruptcy claims materials must be disclosed
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | November 19, 2012

The new "Green Guides": Federal Trade Commission's guidance for avoiding deceptive marketing claims
Legally Green Alert | October 31, 2012

Webinar Recording: Important Trends in Electronic Discovery
Originally recorded August 2, 2012 | August 6, 2012

GARA and federal preemption lead federal court to dismiss claims against aircraft engine distributor/service facility
Aviation Law Alert | July 30, 2012

Minnesota Supreme Court declines to impose duty to train on aircraft manufacturers
Aviation Alert | July 25, 2012

Supreme Court holds that pharmaceutical reps meet the outside sales exemption to the FLSA
Employment Law Alert | June 18, 2012

After Brinker and Dukes, court serves up class certification denial on meal and rest period claims but not on overtime
Employment Law Alert | May 11, 2012

Webinar Recording: Can employers catch a break and rest after Brinker?
Originally recorded April 17, 2012 | April 20, 2012

Ways to Avoid Vicarious Liability for Franchisors
March 23, 2012

Ninth Circuit applies Concepcion to invalidate California's "public injunction" exception to arbitration and further upholds KeyBank's "opt-out" clause
Class Action Alert | March 12, 2012

New York Court of Appeals affirms limited duties for banks in counterfeit check scams—and provides a cautionary tale for lawyers
Banking and Financial Services Litigation Alert | February 6, 2012

Federal Circuit grants mandamus, transfers patent case against Delaware company out of Delaware
Intellectual Property Alert | December 9, 2011

Webinar Recording: Adding Insult to Injury: Investors in Madoff Feeder Funds Are Still Targets for Litigation
November 7, 2011

Dukes redux: plaintiffs seek certification of smaller class sizes in two states
Class Action Alert | November 4, 2011

SEC staff issues guidance regarding cybersecurity risks
Securities Law Alert | October 28, 2011

SEC reverses position regarding proof of ownership for shareholder proposals
Securities Law Alert | October 21, 2011

Second Circuit clarifies standards for "stock drop" cases
ERISA Fiduciary Law Alert | October 21, 2011

Adding Insult to Injury: Investors in Madoff Feeder Funds Are Targets For Claw Back Suits
October 15, 2011

Madoff feeder fund suffers defeat in effort to claw back investor redemptions
Alternative Investment Litigation Alert | October 13, 2011

The Role of Motive and Intent in Franchise Terminations
September 29, 2011

First Circuit Reverses Order Reducing Damages Award in Music File-sharing Copyright Infringement Case; Avoids Constitutional Questions
Intellectual Property Alert | September 26, 2011

SEC decides not to appeal proxy access decision
Securities Law Alert | September 13, 2011

Ripe for Review: Employment Law Cases and Issues That May Draw the United States Supreme Court's Attention During the Upcoming Term
August 29, 2011

Winning in the Court of Public Opinion: Brand Protection in High Exposure Litigation
August 12, 2011

Webinar Recording: How to Protect Your Company When You Can’t Hear the Whistle Blowing
June 27, 2011

Supreme Court raises the bar for class certification in landmark sex discrimination decision
Class Action Alert | June 21, 2011

Supreme Court narrows the scope of persons who can be directly liable under Rule 10b-5 for “making” untrue statements of material fact
Securities Litigation Alert | June 17, 2011

Class actions "a la française": a sea snake!
Class Action Alert | June 17, 2011

Supreme Court rejects Fifth Circuit's requirement that securities fraud plaintiffs prove loss causation at the class certification stage
Class Action Alert | June 8, 2011

SEC adopts final whistleblower rules: implications for internal compliance, governance and employment policies
Securities Law Alert | May 27, 2011

How Franchise Companies Avoid Class Action Cases
May 27, 2011

Practical tips for meeting with credit rating agencies after Dodd-Frank
Securities Law Alert | May 23, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court upholds class action waivers in consumer contracts: AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion
Class Action Alert | April 27, 2011

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Nixon Peabody partner Gerry Leone joins Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign honorary committee
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Nixon Peabody grows IP litigation talent in Silicon Valley with partners Shawn Hansen and Jeff Lokey
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Trial lawyer Scott O'Connell picked to co-lead Nixon Peabody litigators
February 13, 2014

Nixon Peabody's 11 newly elected partners navigate clients through a range of business issues
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Brian Kelly, Assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, joins Nixon Peabody
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Nixon Peabody counts 77 services recognized by 2014 U.S. News Best Law Firms
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Nixon Peabody attorneys recognized as leading litigators
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Leading Brokerage Firm's General Counsel Joins Nixon Peabody
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Colleagues and Peers Recognize Nixon Peabody Partners as “Lawyers of the Year”
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Nixon Peabody Secures Favorable Settlements for Kodak in LCD Price-Fixing Cases
July 25, 2013

Nixon Peabody Attorney Named to Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission
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Nixon Peabody Secures Legal Victory for FreshDirect
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Middlesex Massachusetts District Attorney Gerry Leone to Join Nixon Peabody LLP
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Chambers Recognizes Leading Nixon Peabody Attorneys and Practices
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Nixon Peabody Elects 13 Attorneys to Partnership
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Nixon Peabody Secures Unanimous Jury Verdict for Aviation Clients
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Nixon Peabody LLP Successfully Wins Four-Year Legal Battle over JUA Funds for More Than 6,000 New Hampshire Health Care Providers
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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers Names Nixon Peabody a “Best Law Firm” and “Law Firm of the Year”
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Nixon Peabody Litigation and Trial Capabilities Recognized
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New Hampshire Hospital Retains Nixon Peabody for High-Profile Litigation
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Albany Attorney Honored by New York Law Journal for Pro Bono Efforts
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Nixon Peabody Makes Honor Roll as One of the "Most Feared Law Firms" for Litigation
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Nixon Peabody Attorneys Earn Top Recognition From Best Lawyers
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Nixon Peabody Advises Sun World International in Labor Relations Case of First Impression
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Nixon Peabody Expands Presence in China Forming Strategic Alliance with Hylands Law Firm
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Nixon Peabody Attorney Tapped to Join New York Commercial Litigation Task Force
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Experienced Government Contracts Attorney Joins Nixon Peabody
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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Alleging Drug Pricing Inflation
February 17, 2012

Nixon Peabody Secures Precedent-Setting Victory for Defrauded Investors in Ponzi Scheme
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Nixon Peabody Attorneys Offer Guidelines for E-Discovery
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Nixon Peabody Recognized As a "Best Law Firm"
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Nixon Peabody Litigation Attorneys Receive High Marks
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Nixon Peabody Litigators Published in Comprehensive Guide to the Appellate Process
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Nixon Peabody IP Litigator Coauthors Guide on Developing & Critiquing Trademark Surveys
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District Court Orders Proceedings Stopped in De Csepel Case
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Nixon Peabody Expands West Coast Government Investigations and White Collar Practice
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Jury Delivers Multimillion-Dollar Award for Vietnam Telecom International; Nixon Peabody LLP Represented VTI in Six-Week Trial
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Trade Secrets 101
April 2, 2014

Webinar: Trade Secrets Trends Impacting the Insurance Industry
March 18, 2014

Electronic Discovery: The New SJC Rules and Emerging Issues
March 4, 2014

American Conference Institute's 17th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation
January 29, 2014

Trade Secrets 101
January 22, 2014

IP DEFENSE: Silicon Valley 2014
January 21, 2014

Nixon Peabody's 9th Annual All-Day California MCLE Seminar
January 14, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

FTC's first "Internet of Things" settlement: key takeaways from the settlement and strategies for developing a compliance program
December 9, 2013

Hunting Zombie Funds—Kill or Cure?
December 4, 2013

Fourth Annual Boston E-discovery Summit
December 3, 2013

Crisis Management for Consumer Businesses
November 6, 2013 | Rochester, NY

Webinar: TCPA vs. your customer communications: Serious changes coming for promotional texts and telemarketing
October 8, 2013

Nixon Peabody's Semi-Annual CLE Program: Buffalo and Rochester
May 30, 2013

Fund Disputes on the Rise—Emerging Trends & Practical Solutions
April 24, 2013 | New York, NY

Annual Rhode Island CLE Seminar
March 19, 2013 | Providence, RI

Webinar: Shedding Light on the Sunshine Act Final Rule: Implications for Health Care Providers
February 13, 2013

American Conference Institute's 15th National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation
January 31, 2013 | New York, NY

Webinar: The First Amendment and Off-Label Promotion: Understanding the Implications of U.S. v. Caronia
December 5, 2012

Nixon Peabody's New York CLE Program
December 5, 2012 | New York, NY

How Top In-House Law Departments and Firm Experts Manage the Challenges of E-Discovery
December 3, 2012 | Boston, MA

Real Life Fouls and Penalties: Considerations, issues, and strategies for business owners given the recent and significant increase of whistleblower activity
December 3, 2012 | Jericho, NY

Devices and Mobile Technology: A New Challenge for Maintaining Data Privacy and Security
October 10, 2012 | Rochester, NY

Asset Backed Securities: Financial Genius or the New Alchemy?
August 8, 2012 | Boston, MA

Webinar: Important Trends in Electronic Discovery
August 2, 2012

Nixon Peabody's Semi-Annual CLE Program (Buffalo and Rochester)
June 7, 2012 | Buffalo, NY

AIA, Damages, Ethics, Oh My! Hot Topics in IP
May 23, 2012 | Chicago, IL

Doing Business in China and Rhode Island CLE Seminar | Warwick, RI
May 16, 2012

Webinar: How to Keep Trade Secrets from Walking Out the Door
May 1, 2012

Webinar: Can employers catch a break and rest after Brinker?
April 17, 2012

Drafting and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Steps to Take When Key Employees Leave
March 8, 2012 | Rochester, NY

Responding to Government Investigations: Legal and Ethical Considerations
January 24, 2012

Emergency Preparedness—How Ready Are You?
November 10, 2011 | Albany, NY

Webinar: Adding Insult to Injury: Investors in Madoff Feeder Funds Are Still Targets for Litigation
November 3, 2011

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