Chicago



Our Chicago office provides clients in the Midwest a full range of services in corporate, health care, real estate, food and beverage, private equity, litigation, public finance, intellectual property, government relations and labor and employment law. With nearly 100 attorneys in Chicago, Nixon Peabody’s strong Midwest presence gives us a platform to serve clients from coast to coast.

We offer a platform attractive to companies seeking nimble, entrepreneurial lawyers immersed in the health care, real estate, private equity, public finance, energy, life sciences and financial services industries.

Our Chicago team members are embedded in their communities and participate in numerous charitable and professional organizations in the area.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago Business | June 20, 2022

This roundup of recent hirings at prominent Chicago-area businesses mentions the arrival of Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Andrew Hahn to the Chicago office.

Agencies file motion seeking clarification on preliminary injunction related to birth certificate law

Montana Right Now | June 08, 2022

This article covers a motion filed by NP and the ACLU of Montana asking the court to clarify in simple terms its preliminary injunction against a Montana state law restricting transgender people’s ability to change the sex designation on their birth certificates. The NP team involved in this matter includes Complex Disputes partners Seth Horvath and Tina Solis, partner Tom Hecht, and associate Christina Kurow, all of the Chicago office.

Ask the experts

Employee Benefit Plan Review | June 01, 2022

In this latest installment of NP’s “Ask the Experts” column, Corporate partners Damian Myers in Washington, DC and Yelena Gray in Chicago, and counsel Jean Yu in Los Angeles, all of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, discuss issues employers should be aware of if employees want to invest in cryptocurrency through their 401(k) accounts.

Patent opportunities growing for cannabis businesses

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | May 24, 2022

Chicago associate George Dandalides and Boston associate Juliet DeFrancisco, both of the Intellectual Property group, co-authored this article, which explains how cannabis and cannabis-adjacent businesses might be able to take advantage of patent protection opportunities for their products.

ACLU blasts Montana's delay on trans birth certificate order

The Advocate | May 23, 2022

This article highlights a claim by the ACLU of Montana and NP that the state of Montana is failing to comply with a recent court order blocking a state law that would restrict the ability of transgender people to change their gender designation on their birth certificates. The NP team involved in this matter includes Complex Dispute partners Seth Horvath and Tina Solis, partner Tom Hecht, and associate Christina Kurow, all of the Chicago office.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago Business | May 16, 2022

The arrival of Chicago Complex Disputes associate Tammy Nguyen to the firm is featured in this article highlighting recent additions to Chicago-area businesses.

OTC COVID-19 test coverage requirements under group health plans

Journal of Compensation and Benefits | May 09, 2022

This article contributed by Corporate partners Damian Myers in Washington, DC and Yelena Gray in Chicago, and associate Annie Zhang in Washington, DC—all of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team—discusses updated federal requirements for group health plans covering over-the-counter COVID-19 tests purchased by members without an order or clinical assessment from a healthcare provider.

Ask the Experts: Defined contribution plan amendments and telemedicine coverage

Employee Benefit Plan Review | April 26, 2022

In the latest installment of their “Ask the Experts” column, Corporate partners Damian Myers in Washington, DC and Yelena Gray in Chicago, and associate Lena Gionnette in Rochester—all of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team—discuss the legal changes that necessitate amendments to defined contribution plans, along with the extension of telemedicine coverage in 2022.

Montana state court blocks anti-trans birth certificate law

Washington Blade | April 21, 2022

The following article covers NP’s and the ACLU of Montana’s success in securing a preliminary injunction against a Montana state law restricting transgender people’s ability to change the sex designation on their birth certificates, including a quote from Chicago Complex Disputes partner Seth Horvath on the positive impacts of the ruling. The NP team also includes Chicago Complex Disputes partner Tina Solis, partner Tom Hecht, and associate Christina Kurow.

Injunction granted in case challenging birth certificate law

NBC Montana | April 21, 2022

The following article covers NP’s and the ACLU of Montana’s success in securing a preliminary injunction against a Montana state law restricting transgender people’s ability to change the sex designation on their birth certificates, including a quote from Chicago Complex Disputes partner Seth Horvath on the positive impacts of the ruling. The NP team also includes Chicago Complex Disputes partner Tina Solis, partner Tom Hecht, and associate Christina Kurow.

'Significant jump' in client inquiries leads to new diversity practice at Nixon Peabody

The American Lawyer | April 18, 2022

This article features the launch of NP’s cross-industry DEI Strategic Services group, developed to help clients advance comprehensive DEI strategies and address systemic challenges. The article quotes the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar, as well as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Rekha Chiruvolu.

Speaking of health law (podcast)

American Health Law Association | April 12, 2022

Chicago Healthcare partner Valerie Montague joined the podcast to discuss trends involving enforcement of the Office for Civil Rights’ Right of Access Initiative, including why access to healthcare records remains such a challenging issue, notable recent cases of enforcement and how they align with historical trends, and exceptions to the Right of Access.

Nixon Peabody creates DEI advisement group

Law360 | April 08, 2022

The following article covers the launch of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group. Articles quote the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution team co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar.

Equitable solutions

InnovateLI | April 01, 2022

The following article covers the launch of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group. Articles quote the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution team co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | April 01, 2022

The following article covers the launch of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group. Articles quote the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution team co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar.

NP launches DEI Strategic Services group

Long Island Business News | March 31, 2022

The following article covers the launch of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group. Articles quote the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution team co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar.

Nixon Peabody launches DEI Strategic Services group

The New York Daily Record | March 31, 2022

The following article covers the launch of Nixon Peabody’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group. Articles quote the group’s co-leaders, Chief Talent Officer and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier, Washington, DC Corporate partner and Franchising & Distribution team co-leader Kendal Tyre, and Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar.

People on the move in public finance

The Bond Buyer | March 25, 2022

This roundup of notable moves in the public finance sector includes the arrival of Chicago Project Finance &emp; Public Finance counsel Sharone Levy to NP, highlighting her practice and past experiences.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago Business | March 21, 2022

This roundup of notable Chicago-area moves and promotions includes the arrival of Chicago Project Finance & Public Finance counsel Sharone Levy to NP. The article provides a brief description of Sharone’s practice and past experiences.

NP thought leadership in leading journal

Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report | March 21, 2022

This industry journal, which covers the latest legal issues involving cybersecurity and data privacy, includes two NP articles based on client alerts. Complex Disputes practice group leader John Ruskusky, partners Rich Tilghman and Laura Bacon, and associate Kate Letcher, all in Chicago, contributed an article entitled, “The Seventh Circuit certifies question regarding accrual of BIPA claims to Illinois Supreme Court.” John and Rich also contributed a second article, “Workers’ Compensation Act does not bar claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, Illinois Supreme Court rules.” Both pieces provide insight on the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and its litigation impacts to date.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago Business | March 09, 2022

This roundup of notable appointments and hires in the Chicago market mentions Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Andy Kaplan for joining NP.

Billion-dollar deal will cement an Illinois healthcare merger

The Bond Buyer | March 08, 2022

This article on a $1 billion financing deal that further advances NorthShore University Health System’s merger with Edward-Elmhurst Health mentions NP as borrower’s counsel. Chicago Project Finance & Public Finance partner Julie Seymour represented NorthShore University Health System on the deal.

How feds closed in on Illinois speaker in corruption probe

Law360 | March 04, 2022

Chicago Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Chris Hotaling is quoted throughout this article that looks at how prosecutors are approaching racketeering charges against former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.

Ask the Experts

Employee Benefit Plan Review | March 01, 2022

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the Experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all from the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, expand on the new requirements for group health plans regarding direct and indirect compensation disclosure, as well as the importance of plan committees engaging an investment advisor for retirement plans.

Blazing grass: Financial restructuring and bankruptcy issues in cannabis

Journal of Bankruptcy Law | March 01, 2022

Chicago Corporate counsel Scott Alsterda contributed this article on the unique challenges that face cannabis companies experiencing financial insolvency and potential non-bankruptcy alternatives available to them.

IDEXX Laboratories Inc sues former employees for disclosing trade secret information

Law Street | March 01, 2022

This article covers a lawsuit filed by Maine-based veterinary diagnostics company IDEXX Laboratories against two former employees for allegedly violating trade secret laws and mentions NP for representing IDEXX Laboratories. The NP team is comprised of Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones and Complex Disputes associate Eric Ferrante, both in Rochester, and Chicago Privacy & Technology partner Richard Tilghman.

Virtual worker exits create new hurdles for employers

Law360 | February 23, 2022

This article analyzes how the pandemic-driven shift toward remote work has introduced unique complexities to worker separations, and quotes Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar on the importance of employers’ sensitivity when conducting the termination process

Telework wave may spur new approach to worker coaching

Law360 | February 22, 2022

Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar is quoted extensively in this article analyzing how the pandemic-driven shift toward remote work has changed three areas of employment: recruiting/interviewing, coaching/performance improvement plans, and terminations.

CDLB people

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 10, 2022

Chicago Complex Disputes partner John Ruskusky is highlighted in this roundup of significant attorney news for his selection as NP’s Complex Disputes practice leader.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | February 08, 2022

Chicago partner John Ruskusky is featured in this roundup of notable legal news for his promotion to leader of NP’s Complex Disputes practice.

Ask the experts

Employee Benefits Plan Review | February 08, 2022

In the newest installment of their Ask the Experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all from the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, discuss the competitive bid process that benefit plan administrators should routinely conduct to evaluate service providers, along with the deficient COBRA election notices that are fueling an uptick in litigation.

People on the move

People on the move | January 31, 2022

This roundup of notable moves and hires highlights the arrival of Chicago Corporate counsel Conrad Adkins to the firm, mentioning his practice focus as well as his previous role as in-house counsel for a multinational building products manufacturing company.

People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | January 21, 2022

This roundup of notable legal industry moves highlights the arrival of Chicago Corporate counsel Conrad Adkins to NP, mentioning the focus of his practice and his previous role as in-house counsel for James Hardie Industries.

Federal prosecutors seek to dismiss charges against MIT professor accused of concealing ties with China

The Boston Globe | January 20, 2022

The following article covers the federal government’s motion to dismiss charges against MIT professor and NP client Gang Chen related to his China ties. The stories quote Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Rob Fisher, and the team defending Dr. Chen also includes Boston GIWC partner Brian Kelly and associates Scott Seitz and Brianna Nassif. In addition, GIWC associates Tom Barnico of Boston and Bobby McManigal of Washington, DC, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Henry Caldwell, and Boston GIWC paralegal Joelle MarkAnthony have done critical work on this matter.

US moves to drop case against MIT scientist accused of hiding China links

The New York Times | January 20, 2022

The following article covers the federal government’s motion to dismiss charges against MIT professor and NP client Gang Chen related to his China ties. The stories quote Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Rob Fisher, and the team defending Dr. Chen also includes Boston GIWC partner Brian Kelly and associates Scott Seitz and Brianna Nassif. In addition, GIWC associates Tom Barnico of Boston and Bobby McManigal of Washington, DC, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Henry Caldwell, and Boston GIWC paralegal Joelle MarkAnthony have done critical work on this matter.

7th circuit assesses class certification for disparate impact discrimination claims

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | January 20, 2022

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Laura Bacon contributed this article covering the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision regarding a class-action lawsuit alleging discriminatory hiring practices for correctional officers in Cook County, Illinois. She details the court’s rationale for vacating a previous ruling and what it means for class certification criteria.

US drops case against MIT professor accused of ties to China

Associated Press | January 20, 2022

The following article covers a federal judge’s dismissal of all charges against MIT professor and NP client Gang Chen related to his China ties. The stories quote Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Rob Fisher. The team defending Chen also includes Boston GIWC partner Brian Kelly and associates Scott Seitz and Brianna Nassif. In addition, GIWC associates Tom Barnico of Boston and Bobby McManigal of Washington, DC, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Henry Caldwell, and Boston GIWC paralegal Joelle MarkAnthony have done critical work on this matter.

Charges dismissed against MIT professor accused of hiding research ties to China

The Washington Post | January 20, 2022

The following article covers a federal judge’s dismissal of all charges against MIT professor and NP client Gang Chen related to his China ties. The stories quote Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Rob Fisher. The team defending Chen also includes Boston GIWC partner Brian Kelly and associates Scott Seitz and Brianna Nassif. In addition, GIWC associates Tom Barnico of Boston and Bobby McManigal of Washington, DC, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Henry Caldwell, and Boston GIWC paralegal Joelle MarkAnthony have done critical work on this matter.

MIT professor defeats China-ties case as feds reverse course

Law360 | January 20, 2022

The following article covers a federal judge’s dismissal of all charges against MIT professor and NP client Gang Chen related to his China ties. The stories quote Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Rob Fisher. The team defending Chen also includes Boston GIWC partner Brian Kelly and associates Scott Seitz and Brianna Nassif. In addition, GIWC associates Tom Barnico of Boston and Bobby McManigal of Washington, DC, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Henry Caldwell, and Boston GIWC paralegal Joelle MarkAnthony have done critical work on this matter.

US drops case against MIT professor accused of hiding China ties

The Wall Street Journal | January 20, 2022

The following article covers a federal judge’s dismissal of all charges against MIT professor and NP client Gang Chen related to his China ties. The stories quote Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Rob Fisher. The team defending Chen also includes Boston GIWC partner Brian Kelly and associates Scott Seitz and Brianna Nassif. In addition, GIWC associates Tom Barnico of Boston and Bobby McManigal of Washington, DC, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Henry Caldwell, and Boston GIWC paralegal Joelle MarkAnthony have done critical work on this matter.

Real estate lawyers on the move

Law360 | January 19, 2022

This column on notable industry moves features the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | January 17, 2022

This roundup of notable moves and hires highlights the arrival of Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar to the firm, noting that Kamau will advise public and private corporations and their leadership suites on enterprise risk management, governance issues, and litigation across practices and industry sectors.

Movers & shakers

The Deal | January 13, 2022

This column of notable hires and moves in the M&A and corporate space features Corporate counsel Conrad Adkins and Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar, both in Chicago, for their move to the firm. The article also notes their previous in-house roles and the strategic counsel they will provide to clients.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | January 13, 2022

This roundup of notable hires and moves in the legal industry includes Chicago Corporate counsel Conrad Adkins for his move to the firm, noting his previous role as assistant general counsel at multi-national building products manufacturer James Hardie Industries.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | January 10, 2022

This roundup of notable moves and hires highlights the arrival of Chicago Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Dan Perlin and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Katie Mallon to the firm, and also includes a brief description of their practices.

People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | January 09, 2022

This roundup of notable moves and hires in the legal industry includes Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar for his recent move to the firm, noting that Kamau will advise public and private corporations and their leadership suites on enterprise risk management, governance issues, and litigation across practices and industry sectors.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | January 06, 2022

This roundup of notable hires and moves in the legal industry includes Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar for his recent move to the firm, noting Kamau’s previous role as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer at a public company.

Trio of in-house legal chiefs return to law firms for varied reasons

American Lawyer | January 05, 2022

This article features Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Kamau Coar and his recent move to the firm, noting his previous role as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer at a public company. Kamau is also quoted on the in-house perspective he brings to clients, particularly with public and private corporations.

Ask the experts: COVID-19 coverage requirements; changes to the EPCRS program

Employee Benefit Plan Review | January 01, 2022

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all of the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, describe several requirements related to COVID-19 that still apply to group health plans, along with recent changes to the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System for correcting retirement plan administrative errors.

Stepping up

Chicago Lawyer | December 16, 2021

This feature article on NP’s new Chicago office extensively quotes Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, on the space’s welcoming design and collaborative layout, as well as our firm’s focus on excellent client service and the wellbeing of our people.

People on the move

Affordable Housing Finance | December 15, 2021

This column on notable industry moves features the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article also includes a brief description of each attorney’s practice.

5 things to know about 7th Circuit Judge Diane Wood

Law360 | December 15, 2021

This article, focusing on Judge Diane Wood’s announcement to take senior status, quotes Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Seth Horvath on the positive impression she left on him after an oral argument on behalf of an appellee client, and how the experience taught him that judges take each case on its own merits.

People in the news

McKnights Senior Living | December 14, 2021

The following roundup article on notable industry moves feature the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article also features a brief description on each of their practices.

People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | December 13, 2021

The following roundup article on notable industry moves feature the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article also features a brief description on each of their practices.

Whistleblower-initiated FCA investigation highlights risks to PPP borrowers, other pandemic relief beneficiaries

The Banking Law Journal | December 13, 2021

A cross-practice team contributed this article covering the first False Claims Act settlement over Paycheck Protection Program funds that arose from a whistleblower complaint, and it offers insight on the implications of this action for other beneficiaries of coronavirus relief. The NP team comprises Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice group leader and Manchester partner David Vicinanzo; Washington, DC partner Adam Tarosky, and Chicago partner Christopher Hotaling, both of the GIWC group; Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan; and New York Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas.

Feckless NCAA misses latest enforcement opportunity by letting Auburn off easy

SI.com | December 10, 2021

This article, which analyzes NCAA college basketball violations and penalties, mentions Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steve Thompson for successfully representing Auburn University coach Bruce Pearl in a recent enforcement matter.

Nixon Peabody adds three more lawyers to Affordable Housing, Real Estate bench

The American Lawyer | December 09, 2021

This article features the arrival of Chaundi Randolph in Washington, DC, Karla Chaffee in Boston, and Daniel Perlin in Chicago as counsel in NP’s Affordable Housing & Real Estate practice. The article also quotes AHRE practice group leader Denise Pursley on recent growth across the practice and the increased demand for legal services.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | December 06, 2021

This roundup of notable moves and hires highlights the arrival of Chicago Global Finance associate Joseph Pesa to the firm and includes a brief description of his practice.

Iowa Medicaid program must cover gender-affirming care, judge rules

The Advocate | November 24, 2021

This article on a recent district court ruling in Iowa requiring the state to provide Medicaid coverage for gender-affirmation surgeries to two transgender individuals mentions the firm for the work by Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Seth Horvath, Tina Solis and Tom Hecht as pro bono counsel. The court found that denial of coverage violates both the Iowa Civil Rights Act and the equal protection guarantee of the state’s constitution.

Deal Watch: Private equity hits new heights

The American Lawyer | November 22, 2021

This article on the surge in private equity deals includes NP for advising the owners of skin care brand Obagi in its $1.2 billion business combination agreement with Waldencast Acquisition Corp. and the spinoff of Obagi’s operations in China.

The NP team was led by David Cheng, chair and managing partner of the firm's China and Asia-Pacific practice, and New York City Corporate partners Michael Smith and Richard Langan. The team that advised Obagi also included Chicago Corporate partner David Brown, Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington, DC Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Antitrust team leader Gordon Lang, and Washington, DC Corporate senior counsel Kenneth Silverberg. Other members of the team included Boston Corporate associate Anthony Bova and Chinese legal consultant Kelly Xiang.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | November 18, 2021

This roundup of notable moves and hires highlights the arrival of Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Katherine Letcher to the firm and includes a brief description of her practice.

Four firms lead three-way SPAC to create new beauty platform

Bloomberg Law | November 18, 2021

This article covering a roughly $1.2 billion merger of skin care and beauty brands with a special purpose acquisition company mentions NP for advising the owners of skin care brand Obagi in its business combination agreement with Waldencast Acquisition Corp. and the spinoff of Obagi's operations in China.

The NP team was led by David Cheng, chair and managing partner of the firm's China and Asia-Pacific practice, and New York City Corporate partners Michael Smith and Richard Langan. The team that advised Obagi also included Chicago Corporate partner David Brown, Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington, DC Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Antitrust team leader Gordon Lang, and Washington, DC Corporate senior counsel Kenneth Silverberg. Other members of the team included Boston Corporate associate Anthony Bova and Chinese legal consultant Kelly Xiang.

Ask the experts

Employee Benefit Plan Review | November 01, 2021

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the Experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all from the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, outline the legal considerations for employers implementing COVID-19 vaccine incentives or surcharges; new fee disclosure requirements for health and welfare plan brokers; and best practices for plan sponsors when restating their pre-approved documents to the IRS.

Chicago law firm office leasing remains one bright spot in downtown pandemic woes

Illinois Real Estate Journal | October 26, 2021

This article—which analyzes the future of law offices as firms seize opportunities to build new, reimagined work environments—extensively features NP Chicago and quotes Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, on the flexibility and efficiency that informed the design of the space.

Big changes in SBAs EIDL program sparks new interest

Rochester Business Journal | October 08, 2021

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante contributed this column highlighting recent changes to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program that may make it more attractive to businesses on the fence about seeking government relief funds. The article is based on a client alert Eric co-authored with Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Morgan Nighan, Chicago Global Finance partner Robert Drobnak, and Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman.

Ask the Experts - Price transparency rules

Employee Benefit Plan Review | October 08, 2021

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the Experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all from the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, outline the patchwork of new requirements aimed at increasing health care cost transparency and providing best practices for group health plan sponsors to ensure compliance with the rules.

In designing new spaces, law firms seek to make the office a destination

American Lawyer | September 29, 2021

This article, discussing the law firm office as a space that cultivates collaboration and firm culture in a post-pandemic world, features NP’s new state-of-the-art Chicago office. The story quotes Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, on the versatility of the space, its role in preserving our firm’s culture, and flexible work arrangements.

Illinois hit with more suits over pot biz licensing process

Law360 | September 23, 2021

This article mentions Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Seth Horvath for representing ia GP LLC in a suit brought against the state regarding their disqualified application for craft grow and transporter licenses.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | September 16, 2021

This column of notable executive moves includes the arrival of Chicago Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Gregg Dorman and associate Spenser Sotolongo to the firm.

FTC's health data breach rule covers apps, fitness trackers, agency says

Modern Healthcare | September 16, 2021

This article, covering the Federal Trade Commission’s new guidance that health apps and fitness trackers must notify users of data breaches, quotes Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague on the FTC’s enforcement and broad definition of a breach, noting companies should review their health data policies and obtain patient authorization when necessary.

Notable Rising Stars in Law

Crain’s Chicago Business | September 09, 2021

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Laura Bacon has been named to the publication’s “Notable Rising Stars in Law” list and is featured in a Q&A article on a recent litigation win, her pro bono work and community involvement, and organizations she’s passionate about.

Ask the experts

Employee Benefit Plan Review | August 20, 2021

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnnette, all in the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, analyze the Department of Labor’s recent cybersecurity guidance and provide best practices for retirement plans.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | August 12, 2021

The following articles highlight Chicago Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Gregg Dorman and his move to the firm. American Lawyer’s trends article, focusing on the uptick in real estate transactions and how law firms are meeting that demand, quotes Gregg for his outlook on the effects of the pandemic on the suburbs, older malls, and multistory residential projects.

Real estate practices add partners in LA as demand rages for industrial and retail projects

American Lawyer | August 12, 2021

The following article highlight Chicago Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Gregg Dorman and his move to the firm. American Lawyer’s trends article, focusing on the uptick in real estate transactions and how law firms are meeting that demand, quotes Gregg for his outlook on the effects of the pandemic on the suburbs, older malls, and multistory residential projects.

People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 12, 2021

This column of notable legal moves highlights Chicago Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Gregg Dorman and his arrival to the firm.

Jail for biometric data privacy violations in Baltimore? More class actions settled for millions

BiometricUpdate.com | July 28, 2021

This article covering the wave of lawsuits against major U.S. companies for biometric data privacy violations references a blog post by Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tevin Hopkins, which analyzes the city of Baltimore’s pending ban on the use of facial recognition technology and its criminal penalties for offenders.

Ask the experts

Employee Benefits Plan Review | July 27, 2021

Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, D.C. partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnnette, all with the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, contributed this column addressing various questions about health benefit coverage, including parity requirements for mental health and medical benefits, in addition to the application of continuing “COBRA” benefits for former employees.

ACLU sues Montana over transgender ID law requiring proof of surgery

NBC News | July 16, 2021

This article covers a lawsuit filed by the ACLU challenging Montana’s Senate Bill 280—a new law requiring transgender individuals to prove they have undergone gender affirming surgery in order to change the gender marker on their identifying documents. The story mentions the firm for the pro bono work by Chicago partners Seth Horvath, Tina Solis and Tom Hecht, of the Complex Commercial Disputes group, who are representing the plaintiffs together with national ACLU and the ACLU of Montana.

Deal diary-Blackstone and KKR chalk up more insurance investments

The Deal | July 15, 2021

In two separate articles, the publication highlighted the firm for advising American International Group, Inc. in the pending sale of a $5.1 billion affordable housing portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Liz Young is noted in one of the stories for leading the NP deal team.

In addition to Liz, the NP team includes Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Dara Histed, Project Finance & Public Finance partner Carla Young, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk, and Corporate partner John Partigan, all of Washington, DC; Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin, Affordable Housing & Real Estate associates Julie Stande and Ali Walendziak, and Community Development Finance associate Nury Aguasvivas, all of Boston; Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Emily Schwebke and Project Finance & Public Finance resident attorney Jacalyn Smith, both of Chicago; Manchester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Talia Burghard; Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate paralegal Lori Esposito; and Los Angeles Corporate paralegal Mina Gonzaque-Taylor.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | July 12, 2021

This column of notable executive moves includes Chicago Community Development Finance associate Kate Michalski and her arrival to the firm.

Illinois’ cannabis market: What investors and entrepreneurs need to know

Benzinga | July 09, 2021

This article on what investors and entrepreneurs should know about Illinois’ cannabis industry quotes Chicago Corporate partner Gary Levenstein, an active member of the firm’s Cannabis practice, on the state’s commitment to social equity and its financial performance as well as how sales to residents of bordering states where cannabis remains illegal could be helping Illinois’ cannabis industry.

Illinois biometric privacy cases to watch in 2nd half of 2021

Law360 | July 08, 2021

In this mid-year story on the landscape of Illinois’ biometric privacy litigation, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Seth Horvath is quoted for his outlook BIPA claims and the state’s workers’ compensation law in Marquita McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park LLC.

DC Circuit Court sides with employer in paid time off matter

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | July 06, 2021

Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Frank Saibert contributed this article analyzing the D.C. Circuit Court’s ruling, which found that a manager’s commentary about an employee’s union was protected personal opinion and absent of threat.

Patient says Jefferson Health missed the mark on EHR-driven marketing

Modern Healthcare | June 25, 2021

This article, which discusses concerns surrounding hospitals using electronic health records to promote health services, quotes Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague on the right of patients to opt out of their providers’ mailing lists.

New law requires health plans to demonstrate compliance with parity requirements between mental health and medical benefits

Employee Benefit Plan Review | June 10, 2021

Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all of the Corporate group, contributed this article analyzing the new federal laws requiring employer-sponsored group health plans to prove that their plans satisfy all aspects of the parity regulations between mental health and medical benefits.

Is Chicago—and in-office work—back? This law firm says yes.

Crain’s Chicago Business | June 10, 2021

On the day of Chicago’s full reopening, Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, contributed this op-ed on his outlook and optimism for business, our firm’s upcoming innovative new office space, and the importance of firm culture.

Albertsons must face suit over unpaid $125m merger earnout

Law360 | June 08, 2021

The following articles cover the latest development in Shareholder Representative Services LLC v. Albertsons Cos. Inc., in which an opinion released Monday by the Delaware Chancery Court said the breach of contract suit against Albertsons can move forward. Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners John Ruskusky and Lisa Sullivan are mentioned in the coverage for representing the shareholders, and the Reuters Legal article quotes John and Lisa saying the plaintiffs are pleased with the court’s decision.

Ex-Plated shareholders can sue Albertsons over merger payout, Delaware court says

Reuters Legal | June 08, 2021

The following article covers the latest development in Shareholder Representative Services LLC v. Albertsons Cos. Inc., in which an opinion released Monday by the Delaware Chancery Court said the breach of contract suit against Albertsons can move forward. Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners John Ruskusky and Lisa Sullivan are mentioned in the coverage for representing the shareholders, and the Reuters Legal article quotes John and Lisa saying the plaintiffs are pleased with the court’s decision.

Exclusive-The Meridian Group lands notable new tenant for 1333 New Hampshire

Washington Business Journal | June 01, 2021

This article mentions NP for advising the American Bankers Association on the lease of its new 87,000-square-foot headquarters. Washington, DC office managing partner Colette Dafoe and Chicago associate Emily Schwebke, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, negotiated the lease on behalf of ABA while Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Darren Miller led negotiations on construction and architect agreements for the build-out.

Brand Battles: Instagram empires fight over 'meme' game trademark

Law360 | May 21, 2021

This roundup of recent actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board mentions the firm for the work of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Elizabeth Baio and Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler for representing game maker Doing Things Media LLC in its trademark dispute with What Do You Meme LLC.

The Deal Honors Top Rising Stars: Class of 2021

The Deal | May 19, 2021

Chicago Corporate partner Sam Kim was named as one of the publication’s “Top Rising Stars” for his exceptional transactional work and his ability to navigate complex dealmaking situations.

Scripps cyberattack highlights patient safety risks during breaches

Modern Healthcare | May 14, 2021

In this article on the recent cyberattack on Scripps Health, which disrupted the San Diego-based health system’s patient portal and email systems, Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague is quoted on HIPAA considerations for health systems when communicating with patients via social media.

Litigator of the Week shout outs and runners-up

The AmLaw Litigation Daily | May 07, 2021

This article recognizes the full NP team that secured a major damages win on behalf of Takeda subsidiary Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Litigation Department vice chair and partner Ethan Trull and partner John Ruskusky, both of the Complex Commercial Disputes group in Chicago, led the damages trial team. The NP team also included partner Lisa Sullivan, associate Katie Burnett, e-discovery specialist Anders van Marter, and paralegal Donna Long, all of the Complex Commercial Disputes group in Chicago. In addition, Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell, both of the Boston office, played integral roles in the initial fraud win for Millennium in 2020.

Do alternative fee arrangements increase burden on associates?

The American Lawyer | May 04, 2021

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Mike Philippi is quoted in this article about alternative fee arrangements’ potential impact on associates, noting that the onus should rest with the intake partner to maintain efficiency.

Staking a claim with gluten-free innovation

Food Business News | May 04, 2021

This article on gluten free labeling and its marketing landscape quotes Food, Beverage & Agribusiness co-leader and Chicago Intellectual Property partner Janet Garetto for her outlook on the FDA’s stricter rules and best practices for food manufacturers around recordkeeping and quality control for their products.

Ways forward from a watershed time

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 30, 2021

Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, and Director of Diversity & Inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu provide commentary in this article about NP’s diversity & inclusion initiatives and how the firm is working to combat racial injustice and systemic racism in our society.

Chancery awards biopharm company $38M for fraud-tainted deal

Law360 | April 23, 2021

This article, covering the Delaware Chancery Court’ s $38.2 million damages judgment in favor of Takeda subsidiary Millennium Pharmaceuticals for its fraud claim against Harpoon Therapeutics, mentions Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Ethan Trull, John Ruskusky and Lisa Sullivan; associate Katie Burnett; senior e-discovery specialist Anders van Marter; and paralegal Donna Long for representing Millennium. Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald, Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell, and Intellectual Property patent specialist Angela Hafner, all in Boston, have also played integral roles in the matter.

Iowa sued over denial of Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment

Courthouse News Service | April 22, 2021

This story, focusing on ACLU-Iowa’s lawsuit to strike down as unconstitutional the state’s practice of denying Medicaid coverage for medically necessary gender-affirming surgery to transgender Iowans, mentions Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Seth Horvath, Tina Solis, and Tom Hecht for serving as pro bono counsel.

Despite small uptick in Q1 market activity, downtown office vacancy rate is at 15-year high

Chicago Business Journal | April 20, 2021

This article on the state of Chicago’s downtown office market mentions NP Chicago’s lease for a new office.

Cincinnati insurer led by former American Financial CFO makes first acquisition

Cincinnati Courier | April 19, 2021

The following article, covering Long Island-based Lancer Insurance Company’s merger with Core Specialty Insurance Holdings, mentions the NP for the work by Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, associates Ashley Mistretta and Bianca Lewis, and Chicago counsel April Schweitzer, all in the Health Care group, for advising Lancer.

Transportation insurer Lancer to merge into Core Specialty

Insurance Journal | April 19, 2021

The following article, covering Long Island-based Lancer Insurance Company’s merger with Core Specialty Insurance Holdings, mentions the NP for the work by Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, associates Ashley Mistretta and Bianca Lewis, and Chicago counsel April Schweitzer, all in the Health Care group, for advising Lancer.

Long Beach insurer merges with Cincinnati firm

Long Island Business News | April 19, 2021

This feature story on Long Island-based Lancer Insurance Company’s merger with Core Specialty Insurance Holdings quotes Long Island office managing partner and Health Care partner Allan Cohen for leading the team that advised Lancer. Long Island associates Ashley Mistretta and Bianca Lewis, and Chicago counsel April Schweitzer, all in the Health Care group, were also mentioned for being a part of the deal team.

Fair Use: Google prevails in software dispute

Chicago Lawyer | April 14, 2021

Chicago Intellectual Property counsel Jason Kunze contributed this article analyzing the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the decade-long dispute between Google and Oracle, and what it could mean for businesses and copyright owners.

Real estate lawyers on the move

Law360 | April 01, 2021

This article on notable moves in real estate law includes Chicago Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Jim Mayer’s and Mike Kuppersmith’s move to the firm.

NLRB slams animal hospital that called the police on worker

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 30, 2021

Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Frank Saibert contributed this article discussing how the National Labor Relations Board’s reach extends beyond unionized workers and matters.

How to prepare NOW for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

RestaurantOwner.com | March 27, 2021

Food, Beverage & Agribusiness co-leader and Chicago Intellectual Property partner Janet Garetto is quoted extensively in this article on best practices for restaurants and what they should do as they anticipate the federal grant’s rollout.

Stakeholders await key guidance on full COBRA subsidies

Inside Health Policy | March 26, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, is quoted in this article on COBRA subsidies included in the newly enacted American Rescue Plan, noting potential challenges for employers. The article also links to a client alert Brian wrote with Chicago Corporate partner Yelena Gray and Washington, DC Corporate partner Damian Myers, both of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team.

Planet Fitness scores end to two suits over fees in pandemic

Law360 | March 26, 2021

This article covers an Illinois federal judge’s decision to toss out a lawsuit filed by two Planet Fitness members claiming the gym had unlawfully charged them fees during the pandemic. Chicago partner Rich Tilghman and associate Henry Caldwell, and Manchester partner Dan Deane and associate Nate Warecki, all in the Complex Commercial Disputes group, were mentioned for representing Planet Fitness.

COVID-19 sinks not-for-profit hospitals' operating margins

Modern Healthcare | March 25, 2021

This article, covering the pandemic’s impact on not-for-profit hospitals, quotes Chicago Project Finance & Public Finance partner Julie Seymour on how these hospitals have managed their expenses and reallocated resources in response to reduced demand for patient services.

Downtown Chicago, empty and quiet during COVID pandemic, tries to imagine its future

WLS-TV ABC 7 | March 24, 2021

In this broadcast segment on downtown Chicago’s office space, Chicago office managing partner David R. Brown is featured for NP Chicago’s new lease and office space under construction. Additionally, David was quoted for his outlook on downtown’s energy for business and its revitalization. POLITICO also picked up this story.

Five rules for building a solid family office structure

Financial Poise | March 24, 2021

Chicago Corporate partner Gary Levenstein contributed this article on the growing prevalence and sophistication of family offices, and best practices for managing and operating a family office.

Five rules for building a solid family office structure

Financial Poise | March 24, 2021

Chicago Corporate partner Gary Levenstein contributed this article on the growing prevalence and sophistication of family offices, and best practices for managing and operating a family office.

Career tracker

Reuters Legal | March 22, 2021

This national column of notable legal moves includes Chicago Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Jim Mayer’s and Mike Kuppersmith’s move to the firm.

Telos Group brokers one of the biggest Chicago office leases during the pandemic

REjournals | March 17, 2021

This article features NP Chicago’s lease for its new office space in downtown Chicago, moving to a three-story space on higher floors of the same building. It is one of the largest office leases to be signed in Chicagoland during the pandemic.

People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 15, 2021

This column of notable legal news includes Chicago Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Jim Mayer’s and Mike Kuppersmith’s move to the firm.

Hire up: Transactional partners in demand with economy poised to take off

The American Lawyer | March 12, 2021

This article on the uptick in hiring of transactional partners among Big Law firms includes Chicago Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Jim Mayer’s and Mike Kuppersmith’s move to the firm.

Illinois attorneys hope virtual hearings will endure post-pandemic

Law360 | March 12, 2021

This article on the efficiencies gained through virtual hearings quotes Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Laura Bacon for her thoughts on time saved from commuting to county courts and training opportunities for more junior attorneys. Laura is also quoted on her outlook on being able to present a motion and make an argument in person in a courtroom, when health guidelines permit.

Five Willis Towers worth of office space is empty in downtown Chicago

Chicago Tribune | March 12, 2021

In this article on the competition among downtown Chicago landlords to keep and add tenants and the state of office spaces, Chicago office managing partner David R. Brown is quoted on NP’s new space, currently under construction, and his outlook on in-person meetings.

Stimulus legislation gives temporary relief under flexible spending arrangements

Journal of Compensation and Benefits | March 12, 2021

Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all of the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, contributed this article summarizing the temporary relief for flexible spending accounts in the December 2020 stimulus law, highlighting important takeaways for plan sponsors.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | March 11, 2021

This column of notable legal news includes Chicago Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Jim Mayer’s and Mike Kuppersmith’s move to the firm.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | March 08, 2021

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes counsels Elizabeth Meraz and Bill Kirby were included in this column of notable executive moves for their promotions to counsel.

People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 04, 2021

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Litigation Department vice chair Ethan Trull is included in this column of notable legal executive news for accepting the invitation to join the International Association of Defense Counsel.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | February 22, 2021

Chicago Intellectual Property partner Brad Taub’s and Corporate partner Sam Kim’s promotions to partner were included in this column of notable executive moves.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | February 17, 2021

This roundup of notable legal industry news and people moves includes Nixon Peabody’s promotion of 12 attorneys to counsel.

CDLB people moves

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 17, 2021

This column of notable legal moves includes the counsel promotions of Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes counsels Elizabeth Zamora Meraz and Bill Kirby.

Big questions for BIPA case law in 2021

Cybersecurity Law Report | February 17, 2021

In this article focusing on case law developments around Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act in the year ahead, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Rich Tilghman is quoted extensively for his outlook on facial and voice recognition cases, extraterritoriality, arbitration defenses, what counts as a BIPA violation, and collected data.

CDLB people moves

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 11, 2021

Chicago Intellectual Property partner Brad Taub’s and Corporate partner Sam Kim’s promotions to partner were included in this column of notable legal moves.

3 Tips on Complying with the New Mental Health Parity Law

Law360 | February 10, 2021

Chicago partner Yelena Gray and Washington, D.C. partner Damian Myers, both of the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, are quoted throughout this article on steps employers can take to ensure they are in compliance with the mental health parity law that took effect on Wednesday.

Rising Stars: New Partners at Holland & Knight, Nixon Peabody

The Deal | February 10, 2021

Chicago Corporate partner Samuel Kim’s promotion to partner was included in this column of notable executive news.

Big O'Hare cargo expansion back on track

Crain’s Chicago | January 25, 2021

This article on a project to expand Chicago O’Hare International Airport’s cargo space mentions Chicago Corporate partner Chuck Bernardini for representing the developer, Aeroterm. Chuck is also quoted for his outlook on this project as the first major project at the airport to be led by a Black-owned construction firm.

NY, FTC Lead Charge to Expand Biometric Privacy Shields

Law360 | January 15, 2021

In this article on the increasing regulatory scrutiny around biometric data, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners John Ruskusky and Rich Tilghman are quoted for their outlook on New York’s bill introducing a biometric privacy bill and the move toward more disclosure and transparency in the way companies collect biometric data.

Nessun Luogo è Lontano

Radio 24 | January 08, 2021

This Italian radio segment features Nixon Peabody partner Charles Bernardini discussing U.S. legal and constitutional issues of removal of a president from office.

Constrained by Crisis, Law Firms and Clients Are Learning to Compromise on Pricing

The American Lawyer | January 04, 2021

This article on alternative fee arrangements quotes Litigation Department Vice Chair and Chicago partner Ethan Trull and Chicago partner Mike Philippi, both of the Complex Commercial Disputes practice group, on the topic of value-based pricing strategies and how they can be applied to share risk and maximize predictability.

With budget in rearview, Cook County turns sights to borrowing plans

The Bond Buyer | December 22, 2020

This article mentions the firm for serving as bond counsel to Cook County, IL, in its new money and refunding deals totaling about $600 million. The NP team included Chicago partner Julie Seymour, San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs and New York City counsel Abbie Olsen, all in the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

5 BIPA Cases That Moved the Needle in 2020

Law360 | December 17, 2020

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Rich Tilghman is quoted in this article for his thoughts on two major BIPA cases in 2020: Bryant v. Compass Group USA Inc. and McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park LLC.

A Post-Thanksgiving Litigator of the Week Runner-Up and Shout Out Marathon

The American Lawyer | December 04, 2020

This week’s “Litigators of the Week“ column by American Lawyer includes the dismissal for outsourcing facility Leiters, Inc. in a multiple-state dispute. Leiters was represented by Chicago partners Ethan Trull, John Ruskusky, and Lisa Sullivan, and associates Bill Kirby and Tina Jonsson; and San Francisco partner Bruce Copeland and counsel Lauren Michals—all in the Complex Commercial Disputes group.

Scabby the Rat's Days Could Be Numbered as NLRB Weighs in

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | December 03, 2020

Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Frank Saibert contributed this article analyzing the National Labor Relations Board’s recent request for public input whether to limit the use of Scabby the Rat and banners against secondary employers.

5 lessons learned from HIPAA "Right of Access" fines this year

Modern Healthcare | November 25, 2020

In this article on the ramped-up enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights against health care providers, Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague discusses the importance for providers to train their staff and have a workflow in place.

Holiday traffic expected to remain high during pandemic, Nixon Peabody predicts

Supermarket Perimeter | November 16, 2020

This feature article highlights Food, Beverage & Agribusiness co-leader and Chicago partner Janet Garetto’s industry outlook on major food retail ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ecco perché la democrazia Usa è a rischio. Parla l’avv. Bernardini

Formiche.net | November 14, 2020

This article features an interview with Nixon Peabody partner, Charles Bernardini, regarding President Trump’s challenge to the 2020 presidential election results.

Radio 24 con Charles Bernardini

Sole 24 Ore Radio 24 | November 06, 2020

This Italian radio segment features Nixon Peabody partner Charles Bernardini discussing procedural steps involved in challenging the 2020 USA presidential election results.

ITC Launches Fake Eyelash, Computer Gear , OLED Probes

Law360 | October 26, 2020

This roundup of recently announced investigations by the U.S. International Trade Commission covers the ITC’s announcement that it is looking into allegations that various organic light-emitting diode (OLED) imports were infringing patents held by Solas OLED. The story mentions Washington, D.C. partner Evan Langdon and Chicago associates Paulina Starostka and Vivian Sandoval, all of the Intellectual Property group, for representing Solas.

Adding value through litigation funding: Unique solutions can help your firm, clients

Chicago Lawyer | October 15, 2020

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner John Ruskusky co-authored this article with Longford Capital Management on how litigation funding can offer unique and flexible financial solutions to clients.

Healthcare fraud probes grow in number, intensity

Modern Healthcare | October 03, 2020

Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Chis Hotaling is quoted in this article for his outlook on the financial incentive that may be driving larger information requests by government investigators.

Illinois Workers’ Comp Law Doesn’t Pre-Empt Biometric Privacy Claim

HR Magzine | September 28, 2020

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Rich Tilghman and John Ruskusky, and associate Henry Caldwell contributed this article, based on their recent blog post, on the rise in putative class actions in Illinois by employees against entities that employ biometric technology.

Takeda Subsidiary Seeks $130M for Drug Firm's Spinoff Fraud

Law360 | September 22, 2020

This article covers a trial to consider the amount of damages to be awarded to Millennium Pharmaceuticals for being fraudulently induced into investing more than $100 million into a spinoff of Harpoon Therapeutics. The story mentions Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners John Ruskusky and Lisa Sullivan for representing Millennium.

As AI Evolves, No Need for Overhaul of US Patent System... Yet

insideBIGDATA | September 14, 2020

Chicago Intellectual Property partner Dan Schwartz and associate Paulina Starostka contributed this article on whether the U.S. patent system needs an overhaul to keep up with the rapid rise in artificial intelligence-related patent activity.

What Employers Can Learn from New NLRB Virus Advice

Law360 | September 09, 2020

Labor & Employment deputy group leader and Chicago partner Brian Alcala contributed this article on the National Labor Relations Board’s recent guidance on COVID-19-related labor law violations against employers in these uncertain times.

Postmates' challenge must be arbitrated; decision appealed

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 03, 2020

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Laura Bacon contributed article for her outlook on the case relating to the employee classification of the online delivery platform’s couriers.

Plated Sues Albertsons in Del. Claiming Post-Merger Letdown

Law360 | September 02, 2020

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners John Ruskusky and Lisa Sullivan were mentioned in this article for representing Shareholder Representative Services LLC in a post-merger suit accusing the food and drug chain of breaches of contract, fraudulent inducement and breaches of good faith covenants. Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Tracey Scarpello in Buffalo and associate Tina Jonsson in Chicago were also part of the litigation team.

UC System Asks ITC to Probe Home Depot, Others Over LEDs

Law360 | August 31, 2020

An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.

In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.

'Edison' Bulb Battle Heats Up With University Targeting GE, Ikea

Bloomberg News | August 31, 2020

An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products. In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.

Biggest Illinois Decisions So Far in 2020: Midyear Report

Law360 | July 16, 2020

This article includes commentary from Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners John Ruskusky and Seth Horvath on some of the most noteworthy Illinois decisions thus far in 2020. John discusses a decision related to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, while Seth comments on a decision regarding parents suing paint makers for children’s lead test costs, as well as a ruling on a record destruction provision in the Chicago police union contract.

Labor board OKs discipline against new union employees

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | July 16, 2020

Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert contributed this article analyzing a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling to overturn a decision allowing newly recognized unions an opportunity to negotiate over certain disciplinary action taken against employees that occurred before the parties finalized their initial labor contract.

Employers brace for a ‘PTO bomb’ as vacation-starved employees make time off requests

Chicago Tribune | June 26, 2020

This article, on PTO challenges Chicago businesses face as they begin to reopen, quotes Chicago Labor & Employment partner Brian Alcala on the potential bottleneck of employees wanting to use their time off before year’s end.

Fed’s Main Street Faces Hurdles

Bloomberg News | June 22, 2020

Chicago Global Finance partner Rob Drobnak was quoted in this article for his outlook on the Federal Reserve’s expanded Main Street lending program and its appeal to businesses and lenders.

Indicted Flynn Associate Wants To Weigh In On DOJ Dismissal

Law360 | June 05, 2020

This article mentions Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Chris Hotaling and Washington, D.C. Complex Commercial Disputes associate Scott Dinner for representing Ekim Alptekin, who on Friday requested permission to file an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice's bid in U.S. v. Flynn.

$3.6M in attorney fees atop $600K suit

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | June 02, 2020

Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Litigation Department vice-chair Ethan Trull and department attorney Keith Edeus, both in Chicago, were featured and quoted in this front-page article on their litigation win representing Bourbon Tile & Marble in a 13-year suit against construction giant Pepper Construction Co.

Labor board allows ban on discussion of bias investigation

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 14, 2020

Chicago Labor and Employment partner Frank Saibert contributed this article analyzing a National Labor Relations Board decision which found that, under appropriate circumstances, employers can prohibit employees from discussing certain internal company investigations without violating the National Labor Relations Act.

More Certainty on Limits to Early Section 101 Challenges – How Will This Impact Patent Owners and Applications?

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | May 01, 2020

Intellectual Property partner Pete Prommer in Chicago and associate Ravi Braich, Ph.D. in Boston contributed this article analyzing the Supreme Court’s denial of several petitions for certiorari on patent decision in HP Inc. v. Berkheimer, and the effect on patent owners and applicants. Click here for the full article.

Special Considerations for Restaurants and Franchised Businesses Under the CARES Act

Modern Restaurant Management | April 29, 2020

Franchising & Distribution co-leader Keri McWilliams in Washington, DC, and Corporate associate Wes Gangi in Chicago contributed this article. Based on a recent client alert, the article covers relief programs available to the restaurants industry, food retailers, and franchisees under the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program.

Breaking Down Illinois' Biometric Privacy Litigation Boom

Law360 | April 27, 2020

In this article on the rise of BIPA litigation in Illinois, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner John Ruskusky is quoted for his outlook on what it means for a defendant to be negligent under BIPA, and the technologies at issue.

The rent: To pay or not to pay? Amid coronavirus, that is the question for business across Chicago

Chicago Tribune | April 01, 2020

In this front-page article in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner David Allswang provided comments that commercial landlords are bracing for a significant drop in rent payments in April amid the coronavirus crisis, citing anecdotal data from commercial property owners in London.

Are you an essential worker? Says who? And what if you don’t think your job is worth the coronavirus risk?

Chicago Tribune | March 25, 2020

Labor and Employment deputy practice group leader Brian Alcala in Chicago talks about the advice he is giving employers whose employees feel unsafe reporting for work during the coronavirus outbreak.

SBA loan programs available to US companies including US subsidiaries of Italian companies

Econerre | March 24, 2020

Chicago Corporate partner Charles Bernardini wrote this contributed article for an Italian publication discussing which Italian subsidiaries in the United States may be eligible for disaster loans from the Small Business Administration.

Personnel changes at IP law firms, organizations

Bloomberg | March 13, 2020

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Dan Schwartz to Nixon Peabody.

IP Hires: McDermott, Nixon Peabody, Cooley

Law360 | March 13, 2020

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Dan Schwartz to Nixon Peabody.

On the move

Communications Daily | March 13, 2020

This coverage highlights several personnel moves in the Intellectual Property group: the promotion to counsel of Lauren Arnold in Washington, DC, and Jason Kunze and Brad Taub, both in Chicago; and the arrival of partner Dan Schwartz in Chicago.

On the move

World Trademark Review | March 13, 2020

This coverage highlights several personnel moves in the Intellectual Property group: the promotion to counsel of Lauren Arnold in Washington, D.C., and Jason Kunze and Brad Taub, both in Chicago; and the arrival of partner Dan Schwartz in Chicago.

Hospitals balance disclosure and privacy as COVID-19 spreads

Modern Healthcare | March 12, 2020

Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague talks about how hospitals can remain in compliance with HIPAA while executing an effective crisis communications plan related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Nixon Peabody nabs 2 new Chicago partners

Law360 | March 11, 2020

This feature story highlights two of the newest arrivals to NP’s Chicago office—Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jon Lively and Intellectual Property partner Dan Schwartz. Both attorneys said their prior experience working with NP lawyers was a major factor in their decision to join the firm.

People on the Move

Crain’s Chicago | March 09, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the Chicago area features two of NP’s newest additions, Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jon Lively and Intellectual Property partner Dan Schwartz.

University of Chicago and several Illinois health systems prepping deals

The Bond Buyer | March 03, 2020

This article mentions Nixon Peabody as borrower’s counsel for NorthShore University Health System’s plan to sell new-money and refunding debt next week. Chicago Project Finance and Public Finance partner Julie Seymour and associate Gretchen Sherwood were the deal attorneys.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters Legal | February 28, 2020

This roundup of executive news includes the arrival of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Daniel Schwartz and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jonathan Lively to Nixon Peabody.

On the move

World Trademark Review | February 28, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the IP space highlights the arrival of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Daniel Schwartz and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jonathan Lively to Nixon Peabody.

People on the Move

Crain’s Chicago | February 24, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the Chicago business world highlights the promotion of Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Laura Bacon, who is part of NP’s new partner class for 2020.

What’s Next: Why Facebook’s $550M biometrics settlement isn’t a huge deal

The American Lawyer | February 05, 2020

This article features Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners John Ruskusky and Richard Tilghman analyzing Facebook’s recent $550 million settlement in a class action suit alleging violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | February 04, 2020

This column of notable executive moves in the legal industry included a write-up on the promotion of Nixon Peabody’s 2020 new partner class: Laura Bacon, Shariff Barakat, Katie Baynes, Robert Fisher, Kimberly Harding, Brian Mahoney, Sonia Nayak, Dara Newman Histed, Morgan Nighan, Chris Porzio, Rachel Pugliese, Dana Roper, and Peter Trimarchi.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | February 03, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the legal industry highlights the 13 members of Nixon Peabody’s 2020 new partner class: Laura Bacon, Shariff Barakat, Katie Baynes, Robert Fisher, Kimberly Harding, Brian Mahoney, Sonia Nayak, Dara Newman Histed, Morgan Nighan, Chris Porzio, Rachel Pugliese, Dana Roper and Peter Trimarchi.

The story of me: Shannon Callahan

Law Practice Today | January 14, 2020

Attorney Development & Retention Manager Shannon Callahan wrote this article chronicling her journey from spelling bee champion to BigLaw attorney to certified coach helping lawyers find their paths to well-being in life and law.

Biggest Illinois Decisions of 2019

Law360 | December 19, 2019

This article includes quotes and legal insights from Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Seth Horvath and Richard Tilghman discussing some of year’s biggest Illinois decisions.

Permanent, temporary definitions hurt miners in layoff suit

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | November 21, 2019

Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert wrote this contributed column analyzing a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on a lawsuit brought by a mining company employee, alleging the employer failed to give proper advance notice of a “mass layoff.”

Ready for a fight: Trio of Nixon Peabody attorneys honored by ACLU of Iowa for work representing transgender clients

Chicago Lawyer | November 20, 2019

This story profiles Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Seth Horvath, Tom Hecht and Tina Solis, who received an honor from the ACLU of Iowa for their years-long representation of two transgender clients who were denied Medicaid coverage for their gender-affirming surgeries.

Career tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters Legal | October 01, 2019

This article highlighting personnel moves in the legal space mentions the additions of Washington DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon and Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Chris Hotaling, who joined Nixon Peabody last week.

Nixon Peabody nabs Adduci Mastriani IP pro in DC

Law360 | September 30, 2019

This article highlighting personnel moves in the legal space mentions the additions of Washington DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon and Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Chris Hotaling, who joined Nixon Peabody last week.

News digest: On the move

World Trademark Review | September 27, 2019

This article highlighting personnel moves in the legal space mentions the additions of Washington DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon and Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Chris Hotaling, who joined Nixon Peabody last week.

Are you prepared for a data incident? Plan ahead to allow for an agile response

Chicago Health Executives Forum Newsletter | September 25, 2019

Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague wrote this contributed article outlining the factors that organizations should consider when developing a robust incident response plan.

Nixon Peabody’s white-collar team adds former prosecutor

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 25, 2019

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Chris Hotaling to Nixon Peabody following his tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Nixon Peabody adds ex-prosecutor as partner in Chicago

Law360 | September 25, 2019

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Chris Hotaling to Nixon Peabody following his tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Due convegni a Barisui rapport transatlantici tra Italia e Stati Uniti

Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno | September 13, 2019

This Italian publication mentions Chicago Corporate partner Chuck Bernardini’s September 24 speaking engagement at Bari Chamber of Commerce on “Opportunities in the U.S. Market.” Bari is a major international commercial hub in southern Italy.

21st Century Cures Act driving FDA changes

Modern Healthcare | September 07, 2019

This article discussing the 21st Century Cures Act’s ongoing impact on the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process quotes Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Hannah Bornstein and Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague.

Making a name for yourself: For trans people, it's 'life-changing'

NBC Out | September 06, 2019

This article about the importance of name changes for transgender individuals quotes New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas and Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes senior E-discovery specialist Anders Van Marter, and highlights their work with the transgender community. NBC Out is the network’s news site dedicated to LGBTQ news.

A Full Plate

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 05, 2019

For the 20th anniversary of Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s 40 Under 40 list, Chicago Intellectual Property partner Janet Garetto is featured in an article on her practice and how it connects to her family’s background operating a regional pizza chain.

Labor board fails to see pretext in union member’s termination

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 28, 2019

Chicago Labor and Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this article about a National Labor Relations Board case related to a union member who was fired by her employer, Electrolux.

At your service: The helping hands in fashion

Women’s Wear Daily | August 23, 2019

Women’s Wear Daily, a leading publication covering the fashion industry, has named Nixon Peabody one of the top law firms for fashion clients. This story quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, who leads NP’s fashion practice.

Overly broad post-employment restrictive covenants unenforceable

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 07, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision that found that the plaintiff, a wholesale seafood company, could not enforce the overly restrictive post-employment contract it had signed with a former sales associate.

CDLB People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 07, 2019

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Michael Summerhill, a corporate and appellate litigator who represents clients across the country in a variety of matters.

Nixon Peabody picks up litigator from Freeborn & Peters

Law360 | August 07, 2019

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Michael Summerhill, a corporate and appellate litigator who represents clients across the country in a variety of matters.

How the EU copyright directive affects esports live streams

Esports Insider | August 06, 2019

Intellectual Property associates Jason Kunze of Chicago and Jennette Psihoules of Washington DC participated in the latest edition of the regular feature “Ask the Esports Lawyers.”  In this edition, Jason and Jennette look at how the European Union copyright directive may impact esports.

Brunetti case attempts to further determine “unprotected speech”

Rochester Business Journal | July 26, 2019

This column by Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk analyzes a recent Supreme Court decision on whether individuals have a First Amendment right to register federal trademarks of “obscene” words and phrases. The column is based on an NP Alert written by Intellectual Property partners Jeff Costellia, Jason Kravitz and Deanna Kunze, and associate Anthony Duncan.

The gender pay gap won’t fix itself

Crain’s Chicago Business | July 11, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing the US Women’s Soccer team’s battle for equal pay, and highlighting their remarkable record of success on the pitch.

Match addresses exactly for off-campus claims or risk denials

Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement | July 10, 2019

This article quotes Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague discussing a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policy, taking effect in July, that could complicate the billing and reimbursement process for health care providers.

NLRB memo shows push to deflate Fat Cat and Scabby

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | July 08, 2019

Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert wrote this contributed article analyzing an ongoing matter before the National Labor Relations Board concerning the ability of organized labor to use large inflatable animals as part of their worksite picketing activities.

Location

70 West Madison St.

Suite 5200

Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-977-4400

Fax: 312-977-4405

Key Contacts

David R. Brown

Office Managing Partner

drbrown@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 312-977-4426

Linda Clardy

Office Administration

lbclardy@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 312-977-4476

Marketing Inquiries

info@nixonpeabody.com

Back to top