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WASHINGTON, DC

Our talent in Washington, DC is infused with people who have experience and relationships with those driving the country’s agenda.

A number of professionals in our Washington office served in Congress or held leadership or general counsel positions within agencies like HUD, the IRS, the FTC, the SEC or the FDA. Others have worked extensively with international development programs, such as the World Bank’s community and housing development programs.

So it is no surprise that Washington, DC is home to our affordable housing, community development, and tax credit finance practices—the largest and most sophisticated in the nation. Our insider contacts and perspective in this industry is unmatched. But we also offer highly creative minds that are constantly considering solutions to tomorrow’s challenges to their thinking about today’s transactions. Our focus on green development and social benefit investing are just two examples.

Our Washington office talent also includes corporate, litigation, intellectual property and tax attorneys who are involved in major financing transactions, regulatory issues and protection of company interests.

One of our core values is to bring Nixon Peabody to the community, and the community to Nixon Peabody. In addition to an active pro bono program, many lawyers, professionals and staff in the Washington office dedicate substantial time to mentoring programs, board memberships, volunteer and advisory services to nonprofits, and community service and we often host meetings and events for community partners. We are committed to our clients, to each other and to the communities in which we live and work.

Media Clips

  • Looser Rules Pave Way for NYC Affordable Housing Projects
    Law360 | October 2, 2014
    New York City Affordable Housing partners Joe Lynch and John Kelly are quoted in this feature article on the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s plans to streamline affordable housing project development.
  • Shining Lights: Five Illustrious Industry Leaders Are the 2014 Inductees to the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame
    Affordable Housing Finance | October 1, 2014
    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Rick Goldstein is prominently featured among this year’s Affordable Housing Hall of Fame honorees.
  • Export Control Implications of Cloud Computing
    The Export Practitioner | October 1, 2014
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column on the unique export compliance challenges cloud computing creates for users and providers.
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  • Challenges Mount for Companies Doing Business in Russia
    Rochester Business Journal | September 26, 2014
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this column discussing the obstacles companies who do business with Russia are facing in light of sanctions against the country.
  • Russian Sanctions May Provoke Firesales
    Wall Street Journal | September 19, 2014
    Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero is featured in this Q&A on the economic impact of U.S. sanctions against Russia.
  • The Art of Dissolution, Winding Up, and Cancellation of a LLC
    Affordable Housing Finance | September 16, 2014
    Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation partner Le Dolan authored this column discussing the three stages of a limited liability company’s demise.
  • DOD Focusing On Competition: What Contractors Should Know
    Law360 | September 8, 2014
    Washington, DC, Government Contacts and Commercial Litigation partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation associate Katherine Bastian discuss new Department of Defense guidelines which contain various techniques and examples for developing acquisition strategies that combat constraint on competition.
  • Industry Leaders Head into Affordable Housing Hall of Fame
    Affordable Housing Finance | August 26, 2014
    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Rick Goldstein is featured along with the four other inductees into the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame.
  • Cloud Computing Poses Unique Export Controls Challenges
    Law360 | August 6, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses how U.S. cloud users can stay compliant under the U.S. export control laws.
  • FDA's Biggest New Policies of 2014: Midyear Report
    Law360 | July 28, 2014
    Washington, DC, Health Care and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk is quoted in this forward-looking feature story on new rules and guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration making waves for drug and device makers.
  • The Biggest Banking Cases of 2014: Midyear Report
    Law360 | July 25, 2014
    This feature story focuses on some of the most prominent banking rulings and resolutions in 2014. DC Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discusses BNP Paribas’ agreement to pay just under $9 billion to federal and New York state regulators to settle violation of U.S. sanctions claims.
  • 5 Takeaways From Latest US Sanctions Against Russian Cos.
    Law360 | July 22, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discuss the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia and what these mean moving forward.
  • What's Trending with Mobile Medical Apps and Health IT?
    Bloomberg BNA Health IT Law & Industry Report | July 21, 2014
    Washington, DC, Health Care and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this article discussing a potential new Food and Drug Administration framework for mobile medical apps and health IT. Click here to read the full article.
  • D.C. Circuit Upholds Attorney-Client Privilege In Internal Compliance Investigation
    Mondaq | July 21, 2014
    Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Danielle Pelot and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar defense associate Emily Harlan authored this column discussing the DC Circuit Court's decision clarifying that an attorney-client communication is protected as long as “one of the significant purposes” of the communication is obtaining or providing legal advice.
  • Broad New Russia Sanctions Create Compliance Uncertainty
    Wall Street Journal | July 17, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides commentary on the latest round of sanctions against Russia by the president’s administration.
  • People on the Move
    Washington Business Journal | July 15, 2014
    This coverage notes that Washington, DC, Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Christian McBurney has been elected chair of the Tax Section of the District of Columbia Bar Association.
  • BNP Paribas OFAC Settlement — Another Warning To Banks
    Law360 | July 10, 2014
    Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson authored this column discussing increased settlements involving violations of U.S. sanctions by major financial institutions.
  • Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We're Following This Week
    Law360 | July 10, 2014
    Gannett Co., Inc.’s acquisition of seven Texas television stations from London Broadcasting Company for $215 million is highlighted among the top deals this week. Nixon Peabody represented Gannett. The deal team noted in the coverage includes Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan, Labor & Employment partners Brian Kopp and Michael Hausknecht, Tax partner Christian McBurney, Antitrust partner Gordon Lang and counsel Alycia Ziarno, and associates Tiana Butcher and Pierce Han.
  • Versar picks up J.M. Waller
    The Deal | July 2, 2014
    Client J.M. Waller Associates’ sale to Versar, Inc. is highlighted in this piece. The coverage notes J.M. Waller’s legal team led by securities practice group leader John Partigan and includes partners Brian Kopp and Christian McBurney; associate Pierce Han; and paralegal Alicia Rotella.
  • Complex Path Ahead in Post-Deadline FATCA Universe, Practitioners Say
    Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report | June 30, 2014
    Washington, DC, Public Finance associate Joel Swearingen discusses how the first round of reporting and withholding under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will impact both the government and the financial industry.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Software Patent Ruling
    Law360 | June 19, 2014
    Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Washington, DC, IP Counseling & Transactions professional specialist Rob Pilaud provide commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank ruling that computerized abstract ideas are not patent eligible.
  • Risk and Compliance: Dozens of Companies Report North Korea Gold in Supply Chain
    The Wall Street Journal | June 4, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides third-party commentary in this article on what corporations and businesses are doing as they discover that some of their products may include North Korean gold and the implications of this finding.
  • Carla Young Joins Nixon Peabody
    The Bond Buyer | June 3, 2014
    This feature story highlights the arrival of Washington, DC, Public Finance partner Carla Young.
  • Consequences of Criminal Convictions
    American Bar Association "Sound Advice" | June 1, 2014
    In this audio segment, Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discusses the new and unfamiliar situations the guilty party may face.
  • A Look at Export Control Changes for Satellites
    Law360 | May 22, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin authored this column discussing how the decision by the U.S. government to remove commercial and scientific communications satellites from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List eases export of these products.
  • 3 Things You May Have Missed In De Blasio's Housing Plan
    Law360 | May 15, 2014
    New York City Affordable Housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen discusses some of the less publicized measures, including supportive housing, of New York City Mayor De Blasio’s new, high-profile affordable housing plan.
  • IRS Issues Guidance Granting Transition Relief for Good-Faith Efforts Under FATCA
    Bloomberg/BNA Daily Tax Report | May 6, 2014
    This article focuses on new IRS guidance aimed at easing the transition into the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Washington, DC, Public Finance associate Joel Swearingen provides commentary on the extension of the pre-existing obligation deadline as part of this guidance.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley's Whistle-blower Protections Reach Private Contractors
    The Corporate Governance Advisor | May 1, 2014
    This column discusses the Supreme Court’s interpretation of Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection to reach employees of public company's private contractors. Commercial Litigation partners Carolyn Nussbaum and Jon Sablone, Labor & Employment partner David Rosenthal and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin authored the piece.
  • US Anti-Boycott Laws: Top 5 Things Exporters Should Know
    Law360 | April 29, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column discussing the key points that every U.S. exporter should know about the U.S. anti-boycott laws.
  • The Morning Risk Report: Companies Unprepared for Russia Sanctions
    Wall Street Journal | April 29, 2014
    Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses new sanctions against Russia and few tools that companies can use to ensure compliance.
  • Managing Partner Roundtable
    Legal Bisnow (DC) | April 22, 2014
    Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk is featured in this discussion with local office leaders on the changing legal landscape.
  • No More Export Licenses for Russia: Tips for Exporters
    Law360 | April 17, 2014
    Washington, DC, M&A/Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column discussing the issues raised for U.S. exporters resulting from the significant move by the U.S. government to stop issuing export licenses for dual-use and defense items to Russia.
  • Revamped Historic Building Credit a Boon to Savvy Hoteliers
    Law360 | April 11, 2014
    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner David Schon discusses the use of the historic rehabilitation tax credit in the hotel industry.
  • Tax Reform's Pension Fund Surprise for PE Industry
    Law360 | April 9, 2014
    Washington, DC, Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Christian McBurney and Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney discuss a new legislative tax proposal that targets state and local government pension funds.
  • Court Weighs Procedural Safeguards for Audio Playbacks to Jury
    American Bar Association Litigation News | April 4, 2014
    Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discusses the impact of a court decision regarding replayed audio recordings.
  • "Reprocessed" and the Berry Amendment: When Domestic Preference Turns a Blind Eye to Common Usage
    Procurement Lawyer | March 21, 2014
    Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation associate Angela Buckner authored this column discussing the Berry Amendment, which requires the Department of Defense to give preference in procurement to domestically produced, manufactured, or home-grown products.
  • 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.
  • 5 Lessons Doctors Can Take From FDA's Big Stem-Cell Win
    Law360 | February 7, 2014
    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the DC Circuit Court’s stem cell oversight decision.
  • 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.
  • Inside Clearstream's OFAC Settlement Agreement
    Law360 | February 4, 2014
    Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column discussing a $152 million settlement to resolve export sanctions while noting that the agreement highlights the sanctions risks faced by firms in the financial sector and need for a robust compliance program.
  • 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.
  • LIHTC 2014 Outlook
    Tax Credit Advisor | February 1, 2014
    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Rick Goldstein discusses the outlook for low income housing tax credits in the coming year.
  • Overhaul Coming in July for Nonprofit Regulations
    Buffalo Business First | January 17, 2014
    Partner and leader of the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney discusses the New York State Nonprofit Revitalization Act.
  • The Churn
    Am Law Daily | January 7, 2014
    The arrival of Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey is highlighted in this column. The coverage notes Eric’s practice includes advising ocean common carriers, marine terminal operators and other entities involved in global trade.
  • Life Sciences Regulation and Legislation to Watch in 2014
    Law360 | January 1, 2014
    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses FDA’s involvement in laboratory-developed testing, momentum on biosimilars, and possible further guidance on developing tailored medications.
  • Big Issues to Watch in 2014
    Affordable Housing Finance | December 30, 2013
    Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Affordable Housing practice Steve Wallace discusses potential game-changing stories to monitor in 2014.
  • Top 10 Stories of 2013
    Affordable Housing Finance | December 23, 2013
    Washington, DC, Affordable Housing practice group leader Steve Wallace contributes to this feature article focused on the biggest stories in the affordable housing industry in 2013.
  • How local businesses gave to charity in 2013
    Washington Post | December 23, 2013
    This article highlights charitable contributions of many Washington, DC–based companies. Nixon Peabody is among those organizations profiled.
  • Nixon Peabody's Quest for a New Kind of Office Space
    Washington Post | December 9, 2013

    Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk discusses the firm’s plans for office relocation in 2015. The new space is located within the heart of the economic center that neighbors areas where we have done many projects that are revitalizing and redeveloping.

  • Personalized Medicine Providers, FDA Has Your Back
    Law360 | December 8, 2013
    Boston Patents counsel Leena Karttunen Contarino and Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this column discussing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s comprehensive personalized medicine report.
  • Tapping Into Malaysia's Aggressive Franchising Goals
    Law360 | November 26, 2013
    Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions partner Kendal Tyre and Washington, DC, Public Company Transactions associate Pierce Han authored this column discussing increased franchise potential in Malaysia.
  • Little Work at Theater
    Detroit News | November 18, 2013
    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner David Schon discusses the historic National Theatre in Detroit and potential rehabilitation efforts to restore the property.
  • Takeaways from CFIUS' Latest Win in Court
    Law360 | November 12, 2013

    This column, authored by Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Relations & Public Policy counsel Doug Dziak, highlights important takeaways from a District of Columbia federal court decision in favor of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in a case against Chinese-owned Ralls Corporation.

  • 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.
  • Deconstruction Keeps Value and Dollars in DC's Neighborhoods
    Elevation DC | October 29, 2013
    Washington, DC, Energy & Environmental partner Elizabeth Whittle is featured in this article on “deconstructing” rather than demolishing a home. Read the full article here.
  • People on the Move
    Washington Business Journal | October 28, 2013
    This coverage highlights Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions attorney Alexandra Lopez-Casero’s elevation to counsel.
  • 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.
  • FDA's Stem Cell Oversight Faces Pivotal Test in DC Circ.
    Law360 | October 22, 2013
    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the importance of a DC Circuit case focused on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s power to regulate stem cell therapy.
  • 5 Takeaways from FDA's Unique Device ID Rule
    Law360 | September 27, 2013
    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk comments on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s final rule on unique device identification.
  • Strategies for Renovation: Notes from Novogradac Historic Tax Credit Conference
    Model D | September 24, 2013
    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner David Schon is prominently featured in this article recapping Novogradac Historic Tax Credit Conference in Detroit focused on strategies for rehabilitation projects.
  • The Case for GLBT Seniors Housing
    Affordable Housing Finance | September 24, 2013
    Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Randy Kelly discusses the need for seniors housing for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
  • 5 Landmines to Dodge in Foreign Hotel Franchise Deals
    Law360 | September 18, 2013

    Washington, DC, global business & transactions partner Kendal Tyre provides commentary in this feature article published as part of the launch of Hospitality Law360.

  • Peak Position
    National Law Journal | August 26, 2013

    Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk is featured in this roundtable with his peers from other DC law firms discussing the current industry landscape.

  • 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.

  • Make Sure Research Funding Steers Clear of Tax Traps
    Technology Transfer Tactics | August 1, 2013

    Partner and leader of the firm’s Higher Education and Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney discusses avoiding adverse tax consequences arising out of sponsored and commercial research activity.

  • 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.
  • Building Out
    National Law Journal | July 29, 2013

    This news brief highlights Greg Doran’s new role as leader of the firm’s Tax Credit Finance & Syndication practice, as well as the work our attorneys are doing in this space.

  • What the DOMA Decision Means for Affordable Housing
    Affordable Housing Finance | July 11, 2013

    Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partners Harry Kelly and Randy Kelly discuss the potential implications the U.S. Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act ruling may have for the affordable housing industry.

  • 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.

  • Meet Jeffrey Lesk, Managing Partner at Nixon Peabody Washington, DC Office
    Notice and Comment: A Blog by the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice | July 2, 2013

    Washington, DC, office managing partner and leader of the firm’s Tax Credit Finance & Syndication practice Jeff Lesk is the subject of this profile. Jeff discusses a range of topics, including experiences with administrative and regulatory law.

  • 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.

  • The Federal Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps
    Update: Food and Drug Law, Regulation and Education | July 1, 2013

    Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk, Global Business & Transactions partner Mavis Yee, and Health Services and Life Sciences associate Carly Eisenberg authored this article on the need to balance the increasing use of mobile apps in the medical field with the need to protect the public. Click here to read the article online.

  • Historic Changes by State: Law for non-profits sees first overhaul in decades
    Rochester Business Journal | June 28, 2013

    In this feature story, partner and leader of the firm's Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney discusses New York State’s Non-profit Revitalization Act.

  • 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).

  • Startup Pushes Encryption, but Doubts Arise
    Wall Street Journal | June 21, 2013

    Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article discussing International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

  • Plan B Saga Exposes FDA to Drug-Approval Suits
    Law360 | June 19, 2013

    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s battle against wider access to Plan B emergency contraception.

  • 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.

  • Law Column: The JOBS Act
    Rochester Business Journal | May 24, 2013

    Rochester Global Business & Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Washington, DC, Government Relations & Public Policy counsel Doug Dziak co-authored this column providing an update on the JOBS Act.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Q&A: Nixon Peabody's Jeffrey Lesk
    The Blog of Legal Times | April 30, 2013

    This article profiles Washington, DC, office managing partner and Tax Credit Finance & Syndication practice group leader Jeff Lesk.

  • FDA Cracking Down on Compounders at Historic Pace
    Law360 | April 22, 2013

    Washington, DC, health services and life sciences partner Areta Kupchyk provides commentary in this feature article discussing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to police the compounding pharmacy sector.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Art of Development: How theaters can catalyze growth
    Elevation DC | April 2, 2013

    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partners David Schon and Scott Sergio discuss theaters redevelopments acting as catalysts for neighborhood improvement. Projects on which David and Scott were legal counsel, including the Atlas Performing Arts Center and Howard Theatre, were highlighted as examples.

  • CFA Delegation Meets with President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone
    All Africa | April 1, 2013

    Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre was among a delegation of leaders organized by the Constituency for Africa (CFA), who met with the president of Sierra Leone, H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma, in Washington to discuss ideas and strategies to support economic development in Sierra Leone and in West Africa.

  • Medical Apps Get the Once Over from the FDA
    Marketplace | March 29, 2013

    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses mobile medical apps and the FDA’s guidelines for approval.

  • Nixon Peabody Tries Incorporating Hourly Commitment to its Diversity Efforts
    Washington Post | March 25, 2013

    This feature story highlights Nixon Peabody’s Diversity Challenge, a first-of-its-kind program focused on recruiting, training, development and mentoring, community service, and pro bono work. Washington, DC, partner and co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Action Committee Kendal Tyre is quoted throughout the article discussing the firm’s commitment to diversity. Washington, DC, associate Pierce Han is also included in the article discussing the firm’s efforts.

  • FDA Seeks to Damp Criticism Over Mobile Health App Proposals
    Reuters | March 21, 2013

    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plans for regulating certain health care apps used on smartphones and tablets.

  • Opinion: Revisiting the Ethical Road Not Taken
    Roll Call | March 19, 2013

    This column, authored by Washington, DC, Government Relations & Public Policy counsel Doug Dziak, discusses the divergent paths of the Senate and House ethics committees.

  • Medical App Makers Await Regulator Checkups
    The Recorder | March 15, 2013

    Silicon Valley Global Business & Transactions partner Mavis Yee and Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk are featured throughout this article noting that the mobile medical app industry is awaiting formal regulatory guidelines from lawmakers.

  • Ralls Case Shows Importance of Proactively Engaging CFIUS
    Law360 | March 12, 2013

    This contributed article, authored by Washington, D.C. global business & transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero, discusses how important it is for companies interested in cross-border investment to engage with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

  • FDA's New Safety Reports Raise Tort Risks for Device Cos.
    Law360 | March 8, 2013

    Washington, D.C. health services and life sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the Food and Drug Administration’s draft guidance intended to clarify when a change to a medical device should be considered a “recall” versus a “product enhancement.”

  • Q&A With Nixon Peabody's Vincent Napoleon
    Government Contracts Law360 | March 7, 2013

    This Q&A profiles Washington, D.C. commercial litigation and government contracts counsel Vince Napoleon.

  • At Nixon Peabody, Team-Building Comes in the Form of Cooking
    Washington Post | March 4, 2013

    This Washington D.C. office’s annual cook-off is highlighted in this feature article. The article notes this team-building exercise that spans more than two decades is meant to bring together the firm’s local attorneys and staff.

  • Practitioners Urge Development of Historic Rehabilitation Credit Partnership Guidance
    Tax Notes Today | March 4, 2013

    Washington, D.C. tax credit finance & syndication counsel Susan Reaman discusses efforts to urge the government to issue guidance on what the Internal Revenue Service will accept when the Section 47 historic rehabilitation tax credit is claimed.

  • Legal Issues Related to International Franchise Expansion
    Franchising World | March 1, 2013

    Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre co-authored this column discussing considerations U.S. franchisors should keep in mind as they consider international growth opportunities.

  • 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.

  • A Broad Reading of FCPA's Jurisdiction over Foreign Cos.
    Law360 | February 19, 2013

    Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Lindsey Nelson authored this column discussing how a recent and rare court ruling regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act could clear the way for increased prosecutions of foreign nationals.

  • Nixon Peabody Aids Rachael
    Legal Bisnow | February 7, 2013

    This coverage highlights the Washington, DC, office’s support of the Rachel’s Women’s Center, which provides homeless and formerly homeless women with opportunities to develop their independence. Office managing partner Jeff Lesk is pictured and partner Tina Wilcox is mentioned as one of the Center’s board members.

  • Bloomberg's Washington Footprint Explodes
    POLITICO | January 29, 2013

    The article highlights New York Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts in the battle for billions of federal dollars in Hurricane Sandy relief. Washington, DC, senior strategic policy advisor and leader of the firm’s Government Relations practice Tom Reynolds is identified along with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour as lobbyists working for Mayor Bloomberg.

  • FDA's Authority to Regulate Pharmacy Compounding: Who's Responsible?
    Corporate Compliance Insights | January 16, 2013

    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this column on the enforcement authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit the unique needs of a patient. Click here to read the article.

  • People on the Move
    Washington Business Journal | January 14, 2013

    In this column noting Washington, DC–area executive moves and promotions, Washington, DC, Affordable Housing attorney Tatiana Gutierrez Abendschein is included for her election to the firm’s partnership.

  • People on the Move
    Washington Business Journal | January 14, 2013

    In this column noting Washington, DC–area executive moves and promotions, Washington, DC, Real Estate attorney Colette Dafoe is included for her election to the firm’s partnership.

  • How Local Companies Stand to be Affected by New Tax Provisions
    Washington Post | January 14, 2013

    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Rick Goldstein discusses how the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 will affect our Affordable Housing and Tax Credit Finance practices.

  • Housing Policy in 2013
    Affordable Housing Finance | January 8, 2013

    Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Monica Sussman is interviewed in this video segment discussing predictions for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2013.

  • 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.

  • Nixon Peabody Practice Group Awaits Fate of Development Tax Credits
    Washington Post | December 24, 2012

    This feature article, which appears in the Washington Post’s Capital Business section, focuses on how the fiscal cliff could impact tax credits. Nixon Peabody’s Tax Credit Finance & Syndication practice is prominently featured in the article. Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Rick Goldstein and Tax Credit Finance & Syndication practice group leader Jeff Lesk are quoted throughout the article.

  • HUD Publishes Final Guidance on its Rental Assistance Demonstration
    Real Estate Finance Journal | December 22, 2012

    Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Michael Reardon and Washington, DC, Affordable Housing associate Nate Cushman authored this article discussing the Department of Housing and Urban Development's guidance implementing the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program. Click here to read the article.

  • Franchise World
    Minority Business Entrepreneur | November 30, 2012

    Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre co-authored this article discussing increasing franchise investments in Africa.

  • Sandy Prompts Talk of Disaster Recovery Bonds
    Long Island Business News | November 20, 2012

    Washington, DC, Public Finance partner Mitch Rapaport provides commentary on discussions around disaster bonds post–Hurricane Sandy.

  • The Impact of Sandy on the LIHTC Industry
    Affordable Housing Finance | November 14, 2012

    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication counsel Susan Reaman authored this column focused on the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on the housing industry.

  • FDA Marketing Rules Stretch to Drugmakers' Media Pitches
    Law 360 | November 13, 2012

    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk comments on the standard practice of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reprimand companies for any marketing efforts that seem to be unfair or misleading regardless if they are directed at consumers or the media.

  • Counsel's Corner
    The Council for Affordable and Rural Housing | November 1, 2012

    Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Michael Reardon authors this column discussing new opportunities for affordable housing preservation, with a particular focus on the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (“RAD”).

  • The Score: Legal Fees, TV Deals, and Stadium Projects
    Am Law Daily | October 4, 2012

    Public Finance partners Chuck Wolf, Travis Gibbs, and Bruce Serchuk are included in this column focused on sports-related legal work for their involvement in Los Angeles’ plans to move forward with a $1.2 billion downtown football stadium.

  • 2012 Election Guide
    Affordable Housing Finance | October 1, 2012

    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Rick Goldstein is among the affordable housing industry sources quoted discussing issues for the industry in the coming calendar year.

  • Schmidt's Restaurant Launching Food Truck
    Columbus Business First | September 7, 2012

    Washington, DC, Franchise & Distribution counsel Chris Wallace provides commentary in this article discussing a local Columbus restaurant’s efforts to launch a food truck, an initiative aimed at helping develop the company’s 126-year-old brand outside its Central Ohio stronghold and perhaps get the company into franchising.

  • Franchises Target Africa with Fashion, Food and Fitness
    Reuters | September 7, 2012

    This article focuses on how more international franchises are opening in Africa. Washington, DC, franchise partner Kendal Tyre is noted in the article for recently authoring a book about franchising in Africa and is quoted discussing how franchising in Africa gives brands a chance to enter a new market at a lower cost. This article was republished by national and international publications such as Egypt’s Ahram, Lebanon’s The Daily Star, Kuwait’s Arabtimesonline, and Zimbabwe’s Newsday.

  • IP Protection May Promote Additional Franchise Growth In Africa
    Franchising Business & Law Alert | September 1, 2012

    This article, authored by Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre, discusses the necessary developments in the protection of an investor’s intellectual property that are vital for continued foreign investment in Africa.

  • A Novel Approach
    Tax Credit Advisor | September 1, 2012

    This article highlights the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s efforts to implement its new Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Affordable Housing practice group leader Steve Wallace and Affordable Housing partners Monica Sussman and Michael Reardon provide commentary.

  • Wild Ride Ahead?
    Tax Credit Advisor | September 1, 2012

    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Rick Goldstein, counsel to the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, discusses the outlook for affordable housing and community development between Labor Day and the remainder of the Congressional year.

  • Pro Bono 2012: Power Player
    American Lawyer | August 27, 2012

    This article highlights the firm’s pro bono involvement with Impact Energies, a company that distributes clean energy products throughout Ghana by providing microfinance loans to locals. New York City securities associate Dan McAvoy, who led the firm’s efforts, is quoted in the piece, as is Washington, DC, Energy & Environmental partner Deborah DeMasi. The other members of the Nixon Peabody team highlighted in the article included partners Allan Cohen and Bill O’Brien and associates Carly Eisenberg, Susannah Keagle, Deirdre Nash, and Richa Naujoks.

  • 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.

  • Handling an FDA inspection: Dos, Don'ts and When to Call a Lawyer
    Corporate Compliance Insights | August 20, 2012

    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this column discussing how to handle a facilities investigation by the Food and Drug Administration. Click here to read the article.

  • Federal Circuit Again Upholds Myriad's BRCA Gene Claims
    BioWorld Today | August 17, 2012

    Washington, DC, Patents counsel Mary Webster provides commentary in this article focused on the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding the validity of Myriad Genetics Inc.’s claims for its BRACAnalysis breast cancer gene test.

  • 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.

  • Nixon Peabody Tackles Innovation
    Washington Post | August 13, 2012

    Chief Innovation Officer Herb Stevens and Washington, DC, office managing partner and Tax Credit Finance & Syndication practice group leader Jeff Lesk are featured in this article that focuses on Nixon Peabody’s innovation efforts.

  • New Project-Based Subsidy to Preserve Affordable Rental Housing
    Affordable Housing Finance | August 8, 2012

    This contributed article written by Washington, DC, partner and Affordable Housing practice group leader Steve Wallace focuses on HUD’s final implementation notice of the rental assistance demo (RAD) program.

  • Washington Roundup: Federal Circuit Broadens Hatch-Waxman Safe Harbor
    BioWorld Today | August 7, 2012

    This article recaps a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision expanding the safe harbor for generic drug makers. Washington, DC, patents counsel Mary Webster is quoted discussing how expanding the safe harbor will affect patent claims.

  • 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.

  • Federal Circuit Revisits Myriad Breast Cancer Gene Claims
    BioWorld Today | July 23, 2012

    This article focuses on the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Inc. case and arguments in the Federal Circuit about the patentability of isolated DNA. Washington, DC, Patents counsel Mary Webster provides commentary.

  • Drug, Device, and Biotechnology Manufacturing Requirements
    Corporate Compliance Insights | July 2, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk, discusses the importance of compliance with current good manufacturing practice regulations established and enforced by the Food and Drug Administration. Click here to read the article.

  • Off-Label Communications: The FDA's Proposed Approach
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | July 1, 2012

    This article, authored by Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk and Buffalo Products associate Tracey Ehlers, discusses the Food and Drug Administration guidance addressing how drug, biologics, and medical device manufacturers should respond to unsolicited requests for off-label information, including—for the first time—communications via the Internet and social media.

  • Expiration of 9 Percent Fixed Rate Looms
    Affordable Housing Finance | June 27, 2012

    Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication counsel Susan Reaman provides commentary focused on the remaining time available on the fixed 9 percent rate for low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs).

  • Comment: FDA's Draft Guidance on Social Media and Off-Label Communications
    Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report | June 19, 2012
    Washington, DC, Life Sciences and Health Services partner Areta Kupchyk authored this article discussing the Food & Drug Administration’s long-awaited draft guidance on off-label use communications by drug, biologics, and device companies including, specifically, electronic communications using the Internet and social media.
  • 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).

  • IRS to Begin Audits of Bans and Arbitrage Rebate Forms
    The Bond Buyer | June 11, 2012

    Washington, DC, Public Finance partner Mitch Rapaport was among the three featured panelists at the Government Finance Officers Association's annual conference, which noted that the Internal Revenue Service will begin limited-scope examinations of bond anticipation notes in July and then examinations of filed 8038-T forms on arbitrage rebate later in the year.

  • Review: Nonprofits do business with execs
    Newsday | June 10, 2012
    Partner and leader of the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney provides third-party commentary within the feature article taking a close look at Long Island nonprofits.
  • Preservation Strategies: Housing at risk
    Affordable Housing Finance | June 1, 2012

    Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Affordable Housing practice Steve Wallace provides commentary about three key changes that could have an impact on the preservation of existing affordable housing.

  • HTCs, NMTCs Revive Historic African-American Theater
    Journal of Tax Credits | June 1, 2012
    The rehabilitation of the Howard Theatre, the nation’s oldest African American theater, is featured. It is noted that the major two-year renovation project made possible by a $29 million public and private financing deal. Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Scott Sergio, who represented U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), the theater’s tax credit investor, is quoted. Click here to read the original article.
  • Q&A With Nixon Peabody’s Areta Kupchyk
    Life Sciences Law 360 | May 23, 2012

    This Q&A focused on the life sciences industry is conducted with Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk.

  • A Review of Section 8
    Journal of Tax Credits | May 12, 2012
    This article authored by Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Monica Sussman provides a review of the Section 8 Housing Choice voucher program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Report Likely to Bring Major Changes in How Non-Profits Run
    Rochester Business Journal | May 11, 2012

    This column, authored by Rochester Global Business & Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and partner and leader of the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney, focuses on the recommendations of the New York Attorney General’s Leadership Committee on Nonprofit Revitalization.

  • 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.

  • Break a Leg
    National Law Journal | April 23, 2012

    This coverage highlights Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Scott Sergio for his work on the Howard Theatre redevelopment project. The Howard is the nation’s oldest African American theater and recently reopened after a major two-year renovation project made possible by a $29 million public and private financing deal.

  • The Park Doctrine and AIP: Two Little-Known But Powerful FDA Enforcement Tools
    Corporate Compliance Insights | April 17, 2012

    Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this column addressing two enforcement tools used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to violations. Click here to read the article.

  • The Pitfalls of Parallel Proceedings
    ABA Litigation News | April 1, 2012

    This article, coauthored by Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Lindsey Nelson, discusses the rise of parallel proceedings in white-collar matters and the key issues.

  • Kids Inc.: Washington-area entrepreneurs are launching businesses geared to an increasingly influential consumer segment—children
    Washington Business Journal | March 30, 2012

    Washington, DC, Franchise & Distribution counsel Chris Wallace provides commentary in this article addressing Washington-area entrepreneurs’ efforts to launch children-focused businesses.

  • Start-Up Biotechs May Face Rock-Hard Patent Quandary
    BioWorld Today | March 12, 2012

    This article notes that small biotechs, universities, and other holders of early upstream patents could find themselves caught between the new first-to-file patent system and the ever tougher patent standard being set by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Washington, DC, Patents counsel Mary Webster provides commentary.

  • Strengthening Personalized Medicine Deals
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | March 1, 2012

    Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions and Life Sciences partner Mark Kass discusses diagnostic collaboration relationships and how to approach these agreements in this legal affairs column.

  • Q&A with Deborah VanAmerongen: Direct Purchase Bonds
    Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits | March 1, 2012
    Affordable Housing Strategic Policy Advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is featured in this Q&A addressing changes to the industry following New York and New Jersey granting permission to issue direct purchase bonds to finance affordable housing projects.
  • IRS Official Previews Scope of Coming Medicare Contribution Tax Guidance
    State Tax Notes | March 1, 2012

    This article discusses proposed regulations providing rules for the section 1411 Medicare contribution tax that will answer whether the government will grant taxpayers a fresh start on the passive activity grouping rules in reg. section 1.469-4. Washington, DC, Global Tax partner Christian McBurney provides commentary.

  • 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.

  • Stem Cells, FDA, and the Edge of Science: Three Expert Viewpoints
    Forbes | February 19, 2012

    This feature article discusses the challenges with regulating stem cell product development. Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses the difficulties involved with regulating cell-based products.

  • Expropriation Coverage for Feed-In-Tariff Projects
    Law 360 | February 2, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Washington, DC, Energy partner Deborah DeMasi, discusses adopted feed-in-tariff (FIT) programs for certain types of renewable energy projects, such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric projects.

  • Increased Biopharma Patent Valuation Fuels Litigation
    BioWorld Insight | January 30, 2012

    This article notes that as patents are becoming increasing more important for biopharma organizations, patent litigation is also increasing and raising the patents’ values at the same time. Washington, DC, Patents counsel Mary Webster provides commentary.

  • FDA’s Draft Guidance on Social Media and Off-Label Communications
    Bloomberg BNA | January 25, 2012
    This contributed article, authored by Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk, discusses the draft guidance issued by the FDA about off-label use communications by drug, biologics, and device companies including, specifically, electronic communications using the Internet and social media.
  • IRS Easy on Criminal Tax Evaders: Watchdog
    Bloomberg News | January 19, 2012

    This feature story discusses the National Taxpayer Advocate’s report which found that criminal tax evaders have an easier time coming clean with the Internal Revenue Service than those who didn’t intend to hide money from U.S. authorities; a finding the IRS disagrees with. Partner and leader of the global tax practice Ken Silverberg provides commentary in the piece

  • In Bain Deals, Romney Gave Stock to Mormon Church
    Reuters | January 18, 2012

    The feature story discusses presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s donation of substantial stock holdings he obtained through Bain Capital to the Mormon Church making him eligible for large tax deductions. Leader of the firm’s nonprofit organizations practice Mike Cooney provides commentary.

  • Building Green: Current Trends in the Green World
    Tax Credit Advisor | January 1, 2012

    This article addresses current trends in green building and sustainable development for affordable multifamily rental housing. Washington, DC, office managing partner and leader of the firm’s Tax Credit Finance & Syndication practice, Jeff Lesk, discusses issues and trends.

  • Nixon Peabody Wins Over FDA Insider From Reed Smith
    Law 360 | December 5, 2011

    This feature article highlights the arrival of Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk.

  • NLRB Moves on Some Election Rule Changes; Hayes Attends Meeting, but Opposes Action
    BNA Daily Labor Report | December 1, 2011

    This article discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s vote to proceed with preparation of a final rule modifying NLRB’s procedures in union representation cases. Washington, DC, Labor & Employment counsel John Raudabaugh, a former NLRB member, provides commentary.

  • Reed Smith Attorney in D.C. Jumps to Nixon Peabody
    National Law Journal/Blog of Legal Times | November 28, 2011

    This article highlights the arrival of Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk.

  • NLRB Issues Order Delegating Litigation Powers to General Counsel
    Workplace Law Bulletin | November 9, 2011

    This article notes the decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to delegate to the general counsel full authority over court litigation matters that otherwise would require board authorization and full authority to certify the results of any secret-ballot election. These delegations of power take effect when the board has fewer than three members, as it is expected to have when Congress adjourns in December 2011. Former NLRB member and Washington, DC, Labor & Employment counsel John Raudabaugh provides commentary in the piece.

  • Q&A with Nixon Peabody’s Justine Wilcox
    Law 360 | November 3, 2011

    This Q&A profiles Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Real Estate practice, Tina Wilcox.

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