The Providence office provides the full gamut of legal services—with an emphasis on employment, litigation, privacy and corporate services—to a burgeoning services sector focused on health care, real estate development, financial services, insurance and education. We also represent traditional manufacturing companies as well as those innovating in the areas of information, energy and life sciences.
The labor and employment team advises clients on current law while following demographic trends that require clients to be prepared for the workforce of tomorrow. Our health care group focuses on traditional providers and emerging for- and nonprofit health care delivery companies and services. We have a formidable team of litigators who handle a full range of matters, including contract, employment, construction and real estate matters throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
We are Rhode Islanders—committed to supporting Rhode Island businesses and strengthening our communities through extensive donation of our time and talent to a variety of organizations that advance health, education, social causes and the arts.
The Narragansett Times | August 05, 2019
This article mentions Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jeffrey Brenner, who is representing clients who wish to build an assisted living facility for people with Alzheimer’s in Wakefield, Rhode Island.
Law360 | June 18, 2019
This article mentions Providence Labor and Employment partner Neal McNamara for his successful representation of CVS in a suit to enforce a noncompete agreement signed by a former high-level executive who left the company for a similar role with Amazon.
The Bond Buyer | June 12, 2019
This article mentions Nixon Peabody as bond counsel for the sale of $42.3 million in fixed-rate safe drinking water bonds.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | June 12, 2019
This article mentions Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Armando Batastini for his representation of the Rhode Island Bar Association in a hearing before the state Supreme Court on whether inactive attorneys should be required to maintain a dues-paying membership with the state bar. The case has been mooted due to RIBA’s approval of a revised dues structure.
Providence Business News | April 26, 2019
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard authored this column about ransomware attacks and how businesses should respond, including considering whether the ransomware attack is reportable or subject to notification requirements.
Modern Healthcare | April 04, 2019
Providence Health Care partner Chris Browning is quoted in this article analyzing the wages of health care providers amid the increasing number of mergers and acquisitions.
Bond Buyer | April 01, 2019
Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly and Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard are quoted in this story on their representation of a Wells Fargo banker involved in Rhode Island’s bond placement with 38 Studios.
Law360 | March 12, 2019
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steve Richard and San Francisco Labor and Employment counsel Chuck Dyke are mentioned in this article for their representation of Brown University in a matter involving employee retirement savings accounts.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 07, 2019
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Armando Batastini, a previous president of the Rhode Island Bar Association, is quoted in this article from oral arguments he made before the state Supreme Court regarding fees charged by the Bar to inactive attorneys.
Providence Business News | September 20, 2018
Law360 | September 12, 2018
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard wrote this article analyzing a 6th Circuit court ruling that found a student accused of sexual assault on a college campus was deprived of his due process rights.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | September 12, 2018
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is mentioned in this article for his representation of Brown University in a Title IX case.
ABA Journal | September 09, 2018
The following coverage notes Nixon Peabody as one of the first law firms in the country to sign a pledge as part of the American Bar Association’s new health and wellness campaign to reduce substance use and improve mental health in the legal profession.
Society for Human Resource Management | September 05, 2018
Providence Labor & Employment associate Aaron Nadich is quoted in this article for his outlook on the possibility of a higher salary threshold for white-collar overtime exemptions.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | August 15, 2018
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is quoted in this article about a District Court ruling that affirms the Kelvey rules of conduct for depositions, which are already standard among many attorneys in federal court.
Providence Business News | July 19, 2018
Providence Corporate partner Adam Gwaltney wrote this contributed article outlining five areas of focus for a business owner looking to sell in an environment of high valuations.
The Boston Globe | July 01, 2018
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Armando Batastini is quoted in this article for his representation of a Boston-area family who has sued to stop the planned testing of subway cars on a parcel of land it owns.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | May 28, 2018
Senior lateral attorney recruiting manager Jenna Ichiba is quoted in this article offering advice to attorneys on how to prepare an effective résumé and which factors are most important to firms in the hiring process.
Providence Business News | May 24, 2018
Providence commercial litigation partner-elect Steven Richard wrote this column on how biometric data are replacing time cards and passwords as ways for employers to monitor their employees’ activities on the clock.
Buffalo Business First | May 18, 2018
Providence corporate counsel Courtney New is quoted in this article asking business immigration practitioners about the top issues facing their clients as the federal government has clamped down on U.S. companies attempting to hire foreign workers.
Law360 | May 10, 2018
Providence labor and employment partner Stacie Collier is quoted in this article about how employers can ensure their parental leave policies are fair, equitable and lawful.
Law360 | May 06, 2018
In this roundup of promotions to partner and firm management positions, 14 attorneys from Nixon Peabody are highlighted. The 11 attorneys promoted to partner are Ellie Altshuler, Mark Beaudoin, Erik Birkeneder, Hannah Bornstein, Chris Browning, Barry Carrigan, Keri McWilliams, Matt Mullen, Steven Richard, Charles Tamuleviz and Alison Torbitt. In addition, Kenneth C. Lind was promoted to leader of the firms’ public finance practice group, Justin Thompson was promoted to office managing partner in LA, and Aaron Yowell was promoted to chief innovation officer.
Providence Business News | April 12, 2018
This article on how employers can help curb opioid-related deaths in Rhode Island was co-written by Business and Finance Department Chair Steve Zubiago, Providence health care partner Chris Browning and associate Mike Gorfinkle.
Modern Healthcare | April 02, 2018
Providence health care partner Chris Browning is quoted in this article on the advantages for hospitals that move to a single shared electronic health records platform.
Working Mother | January 10, 2018
Providence labor and employment partner Stacie Collier is quoted in this article about whether an employee on parental leave can collect Rhode Island’s temporary caregiver insurance and a partial salary from an employer.
Providence Business News | November 23, 2017
Providence labor and employment partner and office managing partner Andrew Prescott analyzes the workplace impact of the legalization of marijuana in all six New England states.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | October 04, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard provides commentary in this article about the Trump administration’s Title IX guidance document.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | September 13, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article for representing Providence College in a Title IX lawsuit.
The Bond Buyer | August 17, 2017
This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s jump from ninth to fourth place in Thomson Reuters’ list of top bond counsel for Northeast bond issuance for the first half of 2017.
Human Resource Executive Online | July 30, 2017
The article focuses on the Workforce Fairness and Democracy Act. Providence labor and employment partner Andrew Prescott discusses the act’s potential to eliminate the ambush election rule.
Rochester Business Journal | July 27, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard contributed this column about a Title IX lawsuit in which the plaintiff alleged deliberate indifference to her complaint by the university.
WJAR-TV (Providence NBC affiliate) | July 12, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is interviewed in this television segment about what steps companies can take to better secure their data and be less vulnerable to hacking.
Providence Business News | June 22, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steve Richard contributed this article on how businesses can leverage the Internet of Things.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | May 31, 2017
Providence labor and employment partner Andrew Prescott provides commentary in this article about Rhode Island’s Hawkins-Slater Medical Marijuana Act, which bars employers from refusing to hire someone if he or she uses medical marijuana.
HR Executive Online | May 14, 2017
Providence labor and employment partner Andrew Prescott is quoted in this article about the new Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and how he may impact the Labor Department rules and policies.
HRE Daily | April 30, 2017
Providence labor and employment partner Andrew Prescott is mentioned in this article about employees’ rights around International Workers Day demonstrations.
SHRM | March 27, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steve Richard contributed this article about a company’s efforts to remove a former employee’s anonymous online post which the company believed revealed company trade secrets.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 22, 2017
Providence labor and employment associate Jessica Jewell is quoted in this article discussing individual liability under Fair Employment Practice Agencies and the Rhode Island Civil Rights Act, in light of the decision in Mancini vs. City of Providence.
Providence Business News | March 16, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column about the types of evolving cyber threats facing businesses and consumers.
Boston Business Journal | January 18, 2017
The arrival of new Providence M&A and corporate transactions partner Adam Gwaltney is featured in this roundup of business movers and shakers.
Mergers & Acquisitions | January 18, 2017
The arrival of Providence M&A and corporate transactions partner Adam Gwaltney is featured in this roundup of people on the move.
Bloomberg Daily Labor Report | December 27, 2016
Providence labor and employment partner Neal McNamara is noted as representing Southwest in this article about recent developments in a lawsuit filed by a Southwest employee claiming that she was subjected to retaliation and a hostile work environment after she complained about her husband’s affair with her supervisor.
Law360 | November 15, 2016
Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum and associate Traci Bernard-Marks contributed this article about anticipated changes in labor and employment law by President-elect Trump and Republicans in Congress.
Fast Company | November 10, 2016
Providence Labor & Employment partner and office managing partner Andrew Prescott is quoted discussing how President-elect Trump may reshape the National Labor Relations Board and the ways it could affect employers.
Law360 | October 18, 2016
Providence office managing partner and Labor & Employment partner Andrew B. Prescott, and Labor & Employment associate Jessica Jewell, guest authored this column about important guidance for employers in light of the National Labor Relation Board’s recent decision regarding several Chipotle employment policies.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | October 03, 2016
This story notes a federal judge’s order in the Freedom of Information Act case requiring the government to release redacted medical records entered as evidence at a doctor’s trial—a win for Rhode Island journalist Philip Eil. Providence Labor & Employment partner Neal McNamara and associate Jessica Jewell are quoted in the piece as Eil’s pro bono counsel on behalf of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
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