Sam Feigin represents a wide variety of clients, particularly in high tech, new media, life sciences, and retail. He frequently serves as outside general counsel for clients from start-ups to venture and private equity funds to major international operating companies. He has a national and international network with greatest concentrations in Boston, Israel, New York, and Washington, DC, which he leverages daily for clients. He has long been a trusted advisor to CXOs and boards in connection with their most sensitive issues including financings, mergers and acquisitions, right-sizing, executive employment arrangements, and corporate governance. Sam has been recognized for exceptional standing in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (Chambers USA) and Employment (Massachusetts Super Lawyers) by leading publications.
Sam chairs Nixon Peabody Israel Business, which is dedicated to facilitating the flow of business involving Israel-related companies, investors, and entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience representing Israeli, European, and other foreign-based companies doing business in the United States, as well as those doing business with them.
Sam is a member of Nixon Peabody’s Life Sciences Steering Committee, which oversees the firm’s Life Sciences practice through which the firm represents clients in all parts of the life sciences ecosystem from early stage biotechs to venture capital funds, and from universities to global pharmaceutical companies. He manages the firm’s relationships with clients across the spectrum for which we handle IP, employment, strategic collaborations, FDA, financing, SEC reporting, and other matters.
In addition to representing companies and funds in connection with transactions and other corporate matters, Sam handles a wide variety of labor and employment matters. He negotiates dozens of executive employment, equity, and severance arrangements for major corporations and executives each year; advises and represents clients on an array of employment matters including hiring, discipline, disability, termination, non-competition, and trade secrets matters; and routinely guides companies through the implementation and refinement of employment policies. Throughout his career, he has also represented companies on traditional labor matters such as unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations, elections, and collective bargaining.
Sam’s approach is to emphasize the primacy of achieving the client’s business goals by focusing on strategic counseling and risk prevention. However, where disputes are not resolved amicably and quickly, he represents clients in court, before arbitrators, and in federal and state agencies with respect to the gamut of labor and employment issues.
Sam practiced primarily in Boston for many years before returning to his native Washington, DC, area. He spends substantial time in both regions, as well as New York and Israel.