With clients’ growing need to mitigate risk and costs, we formulate innovative pricing structures and alternative-fee and risk-reward sharing arrangements to fairly allocate risk and provide certainty in fee exposure while ensuring the best possible result.
Executive Director, Business & Finance Department
Executive Director, Project Finance, Infrastructure & Real Estate Department
Executive Director, Litigation Department
Nixon Peabody offers myriad educational opportunities for career growth across industries, practices, regions, and states. We also host continuing education programs for our clients.
Our offerings include Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for attorneys and counsel, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for certified public accountants, and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI®) credits for human resources professionals.
Oftentimes the final outcome of a crisis is determined by the decisions made in the first 24 to 48 hours. Our Crisis Management & Immediate Response Team is led by seasoned lawyers with extensive experience in crisis response who can step in when urgent high-stakes issues arise. We have considerable experience counseling companies and guiding institutions and public figures through crisis situations.
Our team can manage parallel criminal, regulatory and civil proceedings; address multi-faceted issues; and assist with public relations challenges.
J. William Codinha
Partner / Practice Group Leader, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense
Brian T. Kelly
We partner with our clients to build diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies that position organizations for long-term success through the development of inclusive cultures aligned with multigenerational consumers and talent—driving business success and elevating their brands.
Our DEI Strategic Services group partners with organizations to address the full array of immediate and systemic challenges they may face. We work to strengthen an organization’s reputation with its talent and customers and, ideally, position it as a DEI model in the broader market.
Kamau A. Coar
Kendal H. Tyre
Partner; Co-leader, Franchising & Distribution
Our eDiscovery services team is made up of lawyers, paralegals, and technical specialists with experience working with Fortune 500 clients in complex litigation. The team's understanding of electronic discovery and digital evidence is comprehensive and includes a combination of law and technology to meet client needs.
Services include preparedness; legal & technology counsel; and counsel & management services during litigation. By combining legal, technical, and project management resources, we ensure eDiscovery is planned and managed efficiently, in a way that protects our clients from sanctions.
Nixon Peabody’s footprint encompasses major business centers across the globe. Through effective use of our foreign offices, networks, alliances, and other relationships, and as a complimentary service to our clients, our team has successfully managed a wide array of multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects in partnership with our clients. Our global reach, including our long-standing relationship with the TerraLex network, coupled with strong local teams, enables us to maintain significant relationships and deliver seamless service to our clients.
Director of Global Strategies
Led by Chief Innovation Officer Aaron Yowell, the firm’s Innovation team fosters deeper, more resonant collaboration with our clients through legal tech advances that enable clear, effective matter management, effective information exchange, and real-time communication among parties across the world.
Aaron J. Yowell
Partner & Chief Innovation Officer
The Institute for Professional and Executive Development (IPED), an affiliate of Nixon Peabody, hosts conference on topics such as affordable housing, community development, tax credits, renewable energy, and other areas of government-assisted development.
Thousands of executives and professionals from across the United States attend IPED programs. All IPED conferences are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.
Our attorneys and clients are supported by a dedicated team of business professionals who provide analytical support, curate data, conduct training programs, and foster collaboration in the delivery of legal services.
We facilitate process improvement workshops and use sophisticated project management tools to ensure efficiency and shared success.
David Alkins, CMA, ALPP
Director of LPM & AFA Support Services
Legally Green® is our roadmap for collaborative action, guiding our sustainability-focused work to benefit our firm, our clients, and our communities.
We use our legal skills to advance green organizations and sustainable projects. We counsel clients on clean tech, green building design, water and waste reuse, and green bonds and tax credits.
In addition, many of our own offices are LEED-certified, and we purchase carbon offsets equal to the footprint created by our business travel. We also provide more than $2 million annually in pro bono and philanthropic support to sustainability-focused organizations.
Alison B. Torbitt
Partner / Co-leader, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
Director of Project Management
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Nixon Peabody, we collaborate with the firm’s attorneys to amplify our wealth management offerings and deliver exceptional service, collaboration, communication, and trust.
We represent more than 1,700 active accounts with a collective $3.7 billion in assets under administration, providing our valued clients a single source for all of their fiduciary services needs.
Chief Executive Officer
Referrals can be the difference between a deal that succeeds and one that doesn’t. Finding the right investor can be an arduous task, and that’s where NP Capital Connector® (NPCC) steps in. NPCC is a proprietary referral service designed to introduce family offices, institutional investors, and strategic investors to companies seeking capital, helping to accelerate deal flow through our network.
NPCC has made close to 2,000 introductions for companies and investors in industries that include technology, healthcare, consumer products, manufacturing, and food and beverage.
Partner / Leader, Corporate Practice Group
Gregory M. O’Shaughnessy
NP Second Opinion® is a limited engagement providing independent assessment of a litigation matter when our team is not serving as trial counsel. The goal is to help a client who is facing a difficult, high-stakes matter identify the most important issues in the case for a judge and jury, settlement value, and range of outcomes if the suit is tried.
Joseph J. Ortego
Partner / Diversity Partner / Chair, NP Trial® / Leader, Aviation
NP Trial® features a dedicated team of trial strategists who protect clients every step of the way, from case assessment to verdict. Our trial lawyers review cases to uncover angles other firms miss and provide early input on how best to approach a case and value-driven strategies toward resolution.
If the case proceeds to trial, we have the experience needed to win. Collectively, we’ve tried hundreds of cases.
We represent clients in single matters or cases with thousands of parties. And we serve as national trial counsel when clients need a consistent approach to suits in multiple states.
Joseph J. Ortego
Partner / Diversity Partner / Chair, NP Trial® / Leader, Aviation
Our social impact initiative aims to create positive impact in our communities through increasing equity, access and opportunities.
We marshal our talents, tools, and resources to be agents of change—pursuing justice and giving voice to underserved individuals in our communities.
We believe attorneys have the ability and the obligation to advocate for those often overlooked by our justice system. Our pro bono work focuses on racial justice, LGBT+ equality, sustainability, and more—serving vulnerable individuals and families in our surrounding communities and advancing important causes nationwide.
Director of Pro Bono & Social Impact
Matthew A. Richards
Pro Bono and Social Impact Specialist
We are dynamic dealmakers that provide strategic counsel on complex corporate transactions and unite like-minded women in the dealmaking industry to forge new connections and foster an environment that supports our collective professional growth. By cultivating cross-industry networks and elevating the voices of women dealmakers at the table, we increase equity and impact in a space long dominated by men.
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