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.
Law360 | September 13, 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 13, 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 10, 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 06, 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 16, 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 20, 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 02, 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 29, 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 19, 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 11, 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 07, 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 13, 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 03, 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 11, 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 24, 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 05, 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 14, 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 18, 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 31, 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 28, 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 13, 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 23, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steve Richard contributed this article on how businesses can leverage the Internet of Things.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | June 01, 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 15, 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 | May 01, 2017
Providence labor and employment partner Andrew Prescott is mentioned in this article about employees’ rights around International Workers Day demonstrations.
SHRM | March 28, 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 23, 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 17, 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 19, 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 19, 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 28, 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 16, 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 11, 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 19, 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 04, 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.
Providence Business News | August 05, 2016
Providence office managing partner Andrew Prescott is quoted throughout this article discussing the Rhode Island legal market.
The Bond Buyer | August 05, 2016
This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s recent win on behalf of client Peter Cannava, involving SEC claims related to a bond offer involving former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling. Boston partners Brian Kelly and Steve LaRose, Providence counsel Charles Tamuleviz and Boston associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns are listed as the litigation team, and Brian Kelly is quoted.
Reuters Legal | July 20, 2016
This coverage notes that Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon has been elected to the firm’s management committee, and that M&A and corporate transactions partner Tom Gaynor has been tapped as the San Francisco office managing partner.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | July 18, 2016
Providence commercial litigation partner Armando Batastini is profiled in this feature article as the new Rhode Island Bar Association president. The story notes his goals to enhance pro bono and online lawyer referrals, in addition to other hopes for his term.
Providence Journal | July 07, 2016
This coverage notes that Providence commercial litigation partner Armando Batastini has been elected president of the Rhode Island Bar Association.
Health Information Compliance Alert | June 01, 2016
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article focused on the results of a new study highlighting a new trend toward specialized data breach insurance policies.
The Boston Globe | May 17, 2016
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Chuck Tamuleviz, a former federal prosecutor, is quoted in this article about a real estate investor, developer and contractor’s failure to file taxes.
Inc. Magazine | May 13, 2016
Labor & Employment practice group co-leader Stacie Collier and Chicago associate Laura Bacon provide commentary throughout this piece discussing how Generation Z is impacting business.
Law360 | May 03, 2016
Partner and Labor & Employment practice group co-leader Stacie Collier and Labor & Employment associate Steven Nevolis authored this column discussing claims by the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team alleging that members of the Women’s Team are unlawfully compensated at a much lower rate than their male counterparts, members of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team. The article looks at the case itself, the increasing attention that the gender pay gap is receiving and what it means for employers.
Providence Business News | March 30, 2016
This piece notes that the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island will represent two local media outlets if they are sued for writing about how local school administrators handled accusations of sexual misconduct by a teacher. Providence office managing partner Neal McNamara and associate William Wynne are mentioned as ACLU volunteers who will represent the media if the lawsuit moves forward.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 24, 2016
Commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted throughout this article about how two Providence lawyers paved the way for plaintiffs’ attorneys across the country to keep consumer lawsuits relating to the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal in state court and out of federal multidistrict litigation in California, by suing local dealerships rather than the manufacturer.
Rhode Island Public Radio | March 14, 2016
Providence office managing partner Neal McNamara and Providence Labor & Employment associate Jessica Jewell are mentioned in this radio show Q&A for their pro bono work in filing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island on behalf of a local journalist.
WJAR-TV (Providence NBC affiliate) | February 26, 2016
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is interviewed in a segment about the battle between Apple and the FBI about the potential access to user data.
Providence Business News | February 08, 2016
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column discussing steps organizations can take to promote a data secure environment.
Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report | January 20, 2016
Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article about how the right of publicity affects social media use.
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