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Manchester has become the epicenter of northern New England’s business and financial activity developing tomorrow’s technologies. Entrepreneurs and public companies alike are moving into refurbished mill facilities and international trade zones, attracted by favorable tax climate, an innovation mindset and a workforce fit for the future.

As the only international law firm in Manchester, we bring world-class corporate and litigation teams to businesses whether their marketplace is regional or global. Knowing financing drives innovation, we’ve grown a national private equity team based in Manchester that operates a unique network matching ideas with capital. Banks, insurance companies and businesses of all sizes pick our team to handle corporate transactions of any complexity.

Our litigators are nationally recognized for solving the most complicated and highest profile business and governmental disputes and have significant trial and class action experience. We have differentiating knowledge and experience working with health care and financial services companies. And we have unusual capability to help clients navigate government investigations and criminal matters.

Nixon Peabody is a business and pro bono service leader among New Hampshire law firms and deeply committed to giving back to our communities. We are sustaining members of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility and a Steward-level member of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Media Clips

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New Hampshire Attorneys, Firms Confront a Changed Legal Services Landscape
    New Hampshire Business Review | January 24, 2014
    Commercial Litigation practice group leader and deputy Litigation Department leader Scott O’Connell discusses how Granite State lawyers are facing a new economic reality.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • New Hampshire's Midsize Firms Still Feeling Pinched
    National Law Journal | August 19, 2013

    Manchester office managing partner Kevin Fitzgerald discusses the legal market in New Hampshire as part of a special report on New England.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Buyout Firms Face NY Insurance Probe Into Annuities
    Buyouts | May 30, 2013

    Manchester Corporate and Insurance partner Jim Hatem discusses the presence of buyout firms in the insurance and annuity industries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • IRS to Appeal Judge's Approval of Solyndra Reorganization Plan
    Daily Journal | November 5, 2012

    Manchester Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring partner Dan Sklar provides commentary in this article discussing the IRS’ plans to appeal a bankruptcy judge’s approval of bankrupted solar company Solyndra’s restructuring plan alleging that it would allow the company to avoid paying taxes.

  • 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.

  • Leadership Seacoast Elects Board Members
    Seacoast Online | July 2, 2012

    This coverage notes that Manchester Global Business & Transactions partner Andrew Share has been elected to the board of Leadership Seacoast, a nonprofit organization helping to develop leaders in that region.

  • New State Law Could Muddy Non-compete Picture
    New Hampshire Business Review | June 15, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Manchester partner Jim Hatem and San Francisco associate Renée Jackson, discusses an act requiring all New Hampshire employers to disclose non-compete and non-piracy agreements prior to making an offer of employment or an offer of change in job classification.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SSAE 16 Replaces SAS 70 as the New Service Auditor Standard
    New Hampshire Business Review | November 4, 2011

    In this contributed article, Manchester Global Business & Transactions associate Andrew Share discusses the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ SSAE 16 reporting standard, which replaces the SAS 70 standard for U.S. service organizations to test their internal controls.

  • Human Capital: People on the Move
    Boston Business Journal | October 31, 2011

    This coverage notes that Boston and Manchester-based partner Dave Vicinanzo has been named co-leader of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice.