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Rochester businesses are transitioning to deliver the next generation of services and technologies. And once again, building on its history of innovation, Nixon Peabody is at the forefront.

We help transform business plans into corporate enterprises, providing financing, intellectual property counsel and other legal services to new and established companies.

And as new businesses emerge in Upstate New York, we continue to support Rochester’s corporate leaders as they evolve and take on the challenges of the current and future business environment. Focused industry teams bring deep experience and honed foresight in the medical technology, financial services, consumer products, food and energy industries. We have the knowledge and experience to help our clients with real estate, workforce, securities and financing needs.

When disputes surface, our litigators and trial lawyers in Rochester combine unmatched tenacity and creativity with their industry knowledge to craft practical and efficient solutions that get clients back to business. Our team members bring the talent, resources and diverse experience of a national law firm to handle the difficult and important issues for businesses, whether complex litigations or class actions, or protection of intellectual property. Together with our colleagues, we appear in courts locally and around the world. And as tomorrow’s entrepreneurs join the ranks of individuals and families who have built successful enterprises in Rochester, our trusts and estates attorneys will assure they have a financial plan for the future.

With deep roots in the Rochester community and steadfast commitment to its future, we are leaders in the community in providing pro bono service and unmatched support to the boards of our newest and oldest cultural institutions, maintaining a diverse workplace and operating with sustainable practices.

European Union law on data protection takes effect

Rochester Business Journal | June 08, 2018

Rochester corporate group partner Jeremy Wolk and associate Jenny Holmes co-wrote this contributed article on the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, “a set of tougher rules designed to give European Union citizens more control over their personal data.” The regulation applies to all organizations, regardless of location, that handle the personal data of EU citizens.

Discussing the NFL's new national anthem policy

WXXI-AM (NPR affiliate in Rochester) | May 23, 2018

Rochester complex commercial disputes partner Chris Thomas participated in this NPR panel discussion about the NFL’s new policy regarding player protests during the U.S. national anthem.

Cryptocurrency class action lawsuit alleges security violations

Rochester Business Journal | May 11, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Chicago commercial litigation associate Megha Shah authored this column about a recent class action lawsuit brought against cryptocurrency company NANO and its team, and the future implications the decision may have for Blockchain companies.

'Crisis doesn't discriminate': Center for Youth opens Owen's House crisis nursery

The Democrat and Chronicle | May 11, 2018

Rochester commercial litigation partner Chris Thomas is mentioned in this article about Owen’s House, a new crisis nursery named after Chris’ late son.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

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.

Time to express interest in federal water infrastructure loans

Law360 | April 29, 2018

San Francisco energy and environmental partner Alison Torbitt, New York City public finance partner Scott Singer and Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford co-wrote this article outlining an EPA loan program for new water infrastructure projects.

Things to consider before responding to online criticism

Rochester Business Journal | April 20, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment partner Jeremy Wolk and Rochester commercial litigation associate Meghan McGuire contributed this column on the factors that public figures must consider before initiating a legal response to online criticism.

Pittsford Planning Board votes 'yes' to Verizon cell tower

The Democrat & Chronicle | April 10, 2018

This article about the planning board vote to approve the site plan for a Verizon cell tower in Pittsford, New York, mentions Rochester real estate senior counsel Tom Greiner for representing Verizon.

Pittsford Cell Tower Vote Is Tonight: What You Need to Know

The Democrat & Chronicle | April 09, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for its representation of Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems of Allentown, which is acting as agent for Verizon Wireless in the company’s attempts to build a new cell tower in Pittsford.

Montana Highlights

Big Sky Business Journal | April 09, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this roundup of major Montana business news for its representation of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc., in its acquisition of Ruby Valley Bank in Twin Bridges, Montana. Nixon Peabody’s deal team was led by Public Company Transactions partner Lloyd Spencer and senior counsel Ray Gustini and included Public Company Transactions partner Sean Clancy, Real Estate partner Colette Dafoe, Energy & Environmental Group partner Jean McCreary, and Labor & Employment partners Jeff Gilbreth, Yelena Gray and Tom McCord.

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms and Stories On Law360

Law360 | April 08, 2018

The article “Tax Reform’s Impact on Private Equity,” written by NP attorneys Sean Clancy, Shahzad Malik, Praveen Ayyagari and Brian Mahoney, was one of Law360’s most-clicked items last week.

Higher Education Should Note Recent Title VII Rulings

Law360 | April 05, 2018

This expert analysis of recent circuit court decisions involving claims of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation at colleges and universities was co-written by Albany government investigations and white-collar defense partner Tina Sciocchetti, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense associate Julianna Malogolowkin and Rochester commercial litigation associate Zachary Osinski.

Tax Reform’s Impact On Private Equity

Law360 | April 03, 2018

Washington DC public company transactions partner Sean Clancy and associate Praveen Ayyagari, Rochester M&A and corporate transactions associate Brian Mahoney and Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Shahzad Malik contributed this expert analysis column on tax reform’s impact on private equity.

Developers Get Key Town Approvals to Move Forward with Whole Foods in Brighton

Democrat and Chronicle | March 28, 2018

Rochester commercial litigation counsel Kevin Saunders, who is the representing the neighborhood advocacy group Clover/Allens Creek Neighborhood Association, is quoted in this article is about a recent town board meeting in Brighton, New York, regarding the contentious issue of a Whole Foods project, which is considered one of the area’s largest development projects in decades.

Ruling Allowing Securities Litigation in State Courts Could Spur Additional Lawsuits

Business Insurance | March 27, 2018

Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article on the impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling that upends a set of 1995 reforms to the process of securities-offerings litigation.

High Court Clarifies Corporate Whistleblower Laws

Rochester Business Journal | March 23, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed article analyzing a Supreme Court ruling that clarifies federal protections for corporate whistleblowers, but may limit the incentive for employees to first report suspected misconduct internally.

Rhinos, City in Courthouse Seeking Compromise Rather than Eviction from Stadium

The Daily Record | March 21, 2018

In the following coverage, Buffalo commercial litigation partner Sheldon Smith and Rochester commercial litigation associate Meghan McGuire are mentioned for representing the owners of the Rochester Rhinos pro soccer team in a stadium dispute with the city over the team’s decision to go on hiatus in 2018.  The case settled yesterday and our clients are pleased with the result.

Rhinos Owners, City of Rochester Heading To Court

WHEC-TV | March 21, 2018

In the following coverage, Buffalo commercial litigation partner Sheldon Smith and Rochester commercial litigation associate Meghan McGuire are mentioned for representing the owners of the Rochester Rhinos pro soccer team in a stadium dispute with the city over the team’s decision to go on hiatus in 2018.

The Delayed Final Rule and Disability Claims Procedures: Are You Ready? Do You Have to Be?

Journal of Compensation and Benefits | March 20, 2018

Labor and employment associates Claire Rowland and Jenny Holmes authored this article about key changes and impact of the U.S. Department of Labor’s updated regulations for required disability claims procedures (Final Rule) going into effect on April 1, 2018.

Nixon Peabody Picks Partner Lind to Lead Public Finance Practice

The Bond Buyer | March 15, 2018

CEO and managing partner Andrew Glincher is quoted in this article on the appointment of New York City public finance practice group leader Ken Lind. The promotion of Rochester public finance partner Barry Carrigan is also highlighted.

Tegna Goes Shopping for Big Four Affiliates

The Deal | March 02, 2018

Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan and attorneys Brian Kopp, Mike Hausknecht, Allan Floro, Justin Thompson, Sean Clancy, Pierce Han, Erin Kansy and Carolyn Lowry were mentioned in this article for representing Tegna in its recent purchase of a CBS-affiliated TV station and two radio stations in San Diego.

Food And Beverage Industry Growing with Fresh Ideas

Rochester Business Journal | February 16, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk explains our firm’s  outlook on the food and beverage industry, including five trends he expects to see in 2018 and beyond. Several attorneys from the Food, Beverage and Agriculture team contributed information to the alert on which this article is based.

Use Common Sense Before Liking and Sharing on Social Media

Democrat & Chronicle | February 02, 2018

Rochester commercial litigation associate Meghan McGuire contributed this article on how users of social media can be more thoughtful when posting about businesses, especially when they have a personal tie to or financial relationship with the business.

How Law Firms and Law Schools are Capitalizing on Cryptocurrency And Blockchain

San Francisco Business Times | February 01, 2018

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s new Blockchain Technology and Smart Contacts team, which includes Rochester labor and employment practice group leader Eric Paley, San Francisco counsel Dan Valles and nearly 60 additional attorneys across offices and practice groups.

Review Your Company Dating Policy in Light of #MeToo Movement

SHRM | January 31, 2018

In this article on company dating policies, Rochester Labor & Employment associate Kim Harding is quoted on ways companies can avoid possible #MeToo experiences when employees date one another.

M&A Tactics Evolve to Maintain 'Local' Rep of Small Brands

FoodDive | January 19, 2018

Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage is quoted in this article outlining how smaller brands can maintain consumer trust after they are acquired by a larger entity.

Initial Coin Offerings Getting Increased Scrutiny by SEC

Rochester Business Journal | January 12, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Rochester public company transactions associate Brian Becker wrote this column examining SEC issues surrounding ICOs (initial coin offerings).

Evolving M&A strategies seek to preserve “local” feel of regional brands post-partnership

FoodNavigator-USA | January 10, 2018

Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage and associate Isaac Figueras are featured in this article about how national and international brands are creating new strategies to enter regional markets.

Hospital execs remain wary of bitcoin as the currency goes mainstream

Modern Healthcare | December 16, 2017

Rochester public company transactions associate Brian Becker is quoted in this article about how the cryptocurrency bitcoin is becoming mainstream and how it may affect the health care industry.

How nation’s new tax law might affect charitable organizations

Rochester Business Journal | December 15, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, M&A and corporate transactions counsel Anita Pelletier and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Mike Cooney authored this column about the impact of U.S. tax reform on nonprofits.

Companies want more business-savvy attorneys on staff

Rochester Business Journal | December 08, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article about the evolving role of outside counsel for corporate clients.

Partial delay of fiduciary rule leaves investment industry in limbo

Pensions & Investments | December 07, 2017

Rochester labor and employment partner Christian Hancey and associate Jenny Holmes co-wrote this article on the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule regulations.

Public-private partnerships see limited application in NY

Rochester Business Journal | November 17, 2017

Rochester real estate partner Bruce Baker and New York City global finance counsel Alex Yim were quoted in this feature on the increasing use of public-private partnerships to fund projects in cities across the U.S.

Getting one step ahead on matters of mobile accessibility

Rochester Business Journal | November 17, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon and Los Angeles labor and employment associate Mae Hau coauthored this contributed article on the explosion of mobile health applications and the potential accessibility issues.

What to expect after latest DOL overtime rule appeal

Law360 | November 16, 2017

Los Angeles labor and employment counsel Dale Hudson and Rochester labor and employment associate Jeffrey League authored this column about what employers should expect relating to the U.S. Department of Labor’s appeal, which invalidated the Obama administration’s overtime rule.

Zoning board tables cell tower variance request, again

The Post-Journal | November 02, 2017

This article about a proposed installation of a cellphone tower in a residential neighborhood mentions Rochester real estate associate Rob Brenner for representing Verizon in the matter.

Blockchain annuity startup adds legal advisor

ThinkAdvisor | November 01, 2017

This article includes Rochester labor and employment partner and practice group leader Eric Paley as one of blockchain annuity startup Auctus’ newest board members, in a move to enhance its financial services expertise.

What’s in a name? Choosing and protecting your esports brand

Medium.com | October 23, 2017

Rochester IP counseling and transactions associate Colleen Raimond authored this article about how esports players and teams can create and protect their brands.

Department of Education withdraws Obama-era Title IX Guidance

Rochester Business Journal | October 20, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column about the Department of Education’s recent decision to withdraw of Obama-era Title IX guidance.

Preventative discrimination training should be ongoing

Rochester Business Journal | October 20, 2017

Rochester labor and employment partner Stephanie Caffera and manager of diversity and inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu were quoted in this special report regarding why employers should provide preventative discrimination training in the workplace.

Next step for appeal unclear

Business Insurance | October 02, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article regarding the likelihood that United States of America v. Mathew Martoma will obtain Supreme Court review.

$8 million fund for “impact investment” to debut in WNY

Buffalo Business First | September 25, 2017

Nixon Peabody is mentioned for advising on the creation of the Western New York Impact Investment Fund. Buffalo private equity and investment funds partner Charley Jacobs was involved in the deal.

5th Circ. dismissal signals end to Obama overtime regs

September 22, 2017

Los Angeles labor and employment counsel Dale Hudson and Rochester labor and employment associate Jeff League authored this column about a recent U.S. Department of Labor request that was granted by the Fifth Circuit to dismiss an appeal of a ruling that enforced the Obama administration’s overtime pay regulations.

S corp or C corp? Decisions pile up when creating a startup

Rochester Business Journal | September 22, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column on early-stage legal considerations for entrepreneurs and startups.

New York 'environmental rights' bill sparks industry fears

Inside EPA | September 15, 2017

This article about the pending New York legislation that would expand residents’ environmental rights quotes a recent Nixon Peabody blog post titled “What’s Trending: New York possible constitutional right to clean air and water,” authored by Albany Energy & Environmental partner Ruth Leistensnider and Rochester Energy & Environmental group professional specialist Libby Ford.

Examining ethics: The tricky territory of paying for referrals

The Daily Record | September 11, 2017

Rochester conflicts attorney Katie Carter authored this article about the recently published opinions from the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics regarding paying for referrals and what it means for New York attorneys.

Prosecuting insider trading charges could be easier after appeals court ruling

Business Insurance | September 05, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum was quoted in this article about possible ramifications from the ruling in the insider trading case United States of America v. Mathew Martoma.

First-half muni issuance was down in the Northeast

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.

Law360 names attys who moved up the firm ranks in Q2

Law360 | August 03, 2017

The promotion of Jared Lusk to Rochester office managing partner was included in this article.

Much ado about arbitration and CFPB decision

Rochester Business Journal | July 28, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum authored this column about the debate over mandatory arbitration.

10th Circuit rules university is not liable in alleged rape case

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.

Medicare facilities and Legionella: The requirements have extended beyond cooling towers

Bloomberg Law | July 14, 2017

Rochester energy and environmental partner Jean McCreary, professional specialist Libby Ford, and Albany health care partner Peter Millock authored this article about the memo sent to all State Survey Agency Directors from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding a new requirement for certified health facilities to assess and address Legionella-related risks in their water systems.

Interior Department wants one more go at Mashpee Wampanoag land ruling

Taunton Gazette | July 02, 2017

This coverage is about recent developments in the case involving the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s bid for land to build a casino in Taunton, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Department of Interior’s next steps. Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant and Boston labor and employment associate Matt Frankel are included for representing the Massachusetts residents.

Knowledge is power Law librarians join the C-suite as chief knowledge officers

American Lawyer | July 01, 2017

Chief knowledge officer Liz Chiapperi is quoted in this article about librarians’ evolving roles from traditional legal research to now providing marketing-related business intelligence and competitive research.

Interior letter renews hope for Mashpee tribe’s plans

The Cape Cod Times | July 01, 2017

The following coverage is about recent developments in the case involving the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s bid for land to build a casino in Taunton, Massachusetts and the U.S. Department of Interior’s next steps. Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant and Boston labor and employment associate Matt Frankel are included for representing the Massachusetts residents.

Mass. tribe pulls casino land-into-trust bid from DOI

Law360 | June 28, 2017

This article is about recent developments in the case involving the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s bid for land to build a casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.  Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant and Boston labor and employment associate Matt Frankel are included for representing the Massachusetts residents.

Mashpee tribe’s land in trust decision—including Taunton casino site—delayed

Taunton Gazette | June 20, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant is quoted, and Boston labor and employment associate Matt Frankel is mentioned, in this article about when a ruling will be made in a casino and land-in-trust case in Massachusetts.

In first, N.Y.C. law governs business contracts with freelancers

Rochester Business Journal | June 16, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column about the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act, which was passed by the New York City Council and is the country’s first payment protection measure for freelance workers/non-employees.

Cell tower woes: Pittsford public skeptical of proposal

Democrat & Chronicle | June 12, 2017

Rochester real estate senior counsel Tom Greiner is quoted in this article about a proposed Verizon Wireless cell tower in a residential neighborhood.

Less formal arbitration not always better than judiciary

Rochester Business Journal | June 09, 2017

Rochester labor and employment partner Stephanie Caffera contributed this article on NLRA employee protections for vulgar tirade.

How your minor health incentives can leave you wide open to major legal trouble

HRMorning | May 30, 2017

This article is about company wellness programs and highlights a recent presentation by Rochester labor and employment partner Kate Saracene which outlined employers’ compliance obligations and issues they may encounter.

Attorneys play critical role in startups

Buffalo Law Journal | May 26, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk is quoted in this article about the critical role attorneys can have on the business team for startup companies.

Lusk takes uncommon path to lead Nixon Peabody office

Rochester Business Journal | May 26, 2017

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk is featured in this profile discussing his background and path to partner at Nixon Peabody.

Trump turmoil tempers law firm business forecasts

New York Law Journal | May 22, 2017

Albany energy and environmental partner Rich Cogen provides commentary in this article about how political developments under the Trump administration have affected the legal industry and certain practice areas.

On the move

The Daily Record | May 22, 2017

The return of Rochester commercial litigation partner Rick McGuirk to Nixon Peabody is highlighted in this article.

Haze surrounds marijuana laws for HR professionals

Rochester Business Journal | May 19, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Long Island partner Chris Gegwich co-authored this article about employee protections in states that currently allow marijuana for medical purposes or recreational use.

When you can fire an employee for nasty workplace talk

Law360 | May 17, 2017

Labor and employment partners Stephanie Caffera and Chris Gegwich and associate Alex Gallin co-authored this column that explains why the National Labor Relations Act protected an employee who posted profanities about his supervisor on social media, but did not protect an employee who was fired for yelling profanities at his employer.

Sneaky pitfalls that can turn your FSA plan into a compliance nightmare

HR Morning | May 12, 2017

This article is about Rochester labor and employment partner Kate Saracene’s presentation on company FSA plans at the Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Pelican Point Marina seeks boat storage expansion

The Daily Messenger | May 12, 2017

Rochester real estate associate Rob Brenner was quoted in this article about the new rezoning request made by East Lake Road business owners for 6.4 acres behind the Pelican Point Marina.

When You Cant Fire An Employee For A Nasty Facebook Post

Law360 | May 09, 2017

Labor and employment partners Stephanie Caffera and Chris Gegwich and associate Alexander Gallin co-authored this column about certain employee protections under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including a recent Second Circuit ruling upholding the decision that an employee’s vulgar Facebook post was protected activity under the NLRA.

Job market wide open for prospective accountants

Rochester Business Journal | May 05, 2017

Rochester labor and employment partner Brian Kopp is quoted in this article about the job market for new lawyers and accountants and what firms are looking for in young lawyers.

Lusk takes uncommon path to lead Nixon Peabody

The Daily Record | May 04, 2017

Rochester managing partner Jared Lusk’s path to his current role as OMP and his lifelong commitment to his community are featured in this article.

Connections: "Finger Lakin' Good" and trademark law

WXXI News | May 01, 2017

Rochester IP counseling and transactions partner Kristen Mollnow Walsh appeared on this radio segment to discuss a case of alleged “corporate bullying” by Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Law360 names attys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | April 28, 2017

This article mentions recent leadership promotions at the firm including David Brown, Jared Lusk, Jim Vallee, Graham Beck, Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Emily Crandall Harlan, Daniel Gibbons, Linda Huber, Ilana Kameros, Haydon Keitner, Darren Miller, Neal Pandozzi, Edward Puerta, Stephen Reil, and Elizabeth Young.

Supreme Court decides how far patent laws can reach

Rochester Business Journal | April 21, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington DC IP counseling and transactions partner Jeff Costellia and Chicago IP counseling and transactions associate Angelo Christopher co-authored this column about a Supreme Court decision regarding the reach of U.S. patent rights for exported products.

Rochester attorney will lead review of residency rule

The Daily Record | April 20, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation counsel Dave Schraver is noted in this article as the lead attorney of the New York State Bar Association working group to study the state law requiring non-resident attorneys from adjoining states to maintain an office in the state.

Monroe County Bar Association ends judicial candidate ratings

Rochester Business Journal | April 18, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Chris Thomas is quoted in this article about the Monroe County Bar Association’s decision to do away with judicial candidate ratings.

The Daily Record names its 2017 Excellence in Law winners

The Daily Record | April 13, 2017

Rochester labor and employment partner Stephanie Caffera was recognized by the 2017 Excellence in Law awards as a “Top Woman in Law.”

Notable names

Brighton-Pittsford Post | April 12, 2017

This article mentions the appointment of Rochester real estate partner Jared Lusk to Rochester office managing partner.

Jared Lusk named managing partner at Nixon Peabody LLP

The Daily Record | April 03, 2017

This article is about the appointment of Rochester real estate partner Jared Lusk to Rochester office managing partner.

Before acquiring a firm, check its cybersecurity setup

Rochester Business Journal | March 17, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and labor and employment associate Jenny Holmes co-authored this column about cybersecurity due diligence.

Column: Real news matters; fake news fails us

Democrat and Chronicle | March 03, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Christopher Thomas is quoted in this column about media attacks from the Trump administration and the importance of the First Amendment.

New state measure amends Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

Rochester Business Journal | February 10, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington DC nonprofit organizations partner Michael Cooney and Rochester nonprofit organizations counsel Anita Pelletier co-authored this column about updates to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 and what New York nonprofits will need to do in order to comply.

Employees' smartphones threaten company security

Rochester Business Journal | January 20, 2017

Chief Information Officer Mike Green and Rochester labor and employment associate Jenny Holmes are quoted in this article about data protection issues surrounding bring your own device policies.

No immunity from cyberattacks and data breaches in 2016 and beyond

Rochester Business Journal | January 13, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and labor and employment associate Jenny Holmes co-authored this column about cyber security. The column provides an overview of the risks and potential legislative changes that could help small businesses and tips for creating a privacy policy.

Recent Water-related Cases That May Impact NPDES/SPDES Dischargers

ClearWaters | December 21, 2016

A discussion of five cases that might impact wastewater permitting regulations for holders of SPDES permits, written by Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford, San Francisco Energy and Environmental associate Alison Torbitt, and Albany counsel Peter Trimarchi.

Civil lawsuits could benefit from a second opinion

Rochester Business Journal | December 09, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner Christopher Thomas is quoted throughout this article exploring if and when businesses should seek a second legal opinion.

Law Column

Rochester Business Journal | December 09, 2016

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and San Francisco labor and employment associate Traci Bernard-Marks co-authored this article about impacts the Trump administration may have on labor and employment law.

Top women in the law

New York Law Journal | November 14, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is profiled in this article as a result of her recent “Top Women in the Law” recognition.

Directors’ fiduciary duties come into focus at year-end

Rochester Business Journal | November 11, 2016

Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Isaac Figueras authored this column about the fiduciary duties of boards of directors at year end.

Future of Dodd-Frank uncertain under Trump

Law360 | November 11, 2016

This piece focuses on the changes we may see in the financial industry in a Trump administration. Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum provides commentary throughout the article discussing the likely impact on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Volcker Rule.

Japanese bank's MBS suit against JP Morgan revived

New York Law Journal | November 07, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is included as counsel representing Harding Advisory LLC in a case about allegations of fraud connected to collateralized debt obligations.

Credit Suisse, UBS beat lender's CDO fraud suits on appeal

Law360 | November 03, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is included as counsel representing Harding Advisory LLC in a case about allegations of fraud connected to collateralized debt obligations.

Avoiding retirement plan risk

University Business | November 01, 2016

Rochester Labor & Employment partners Eric Paley and Christian Hancey are both quoted in this article discussing the impact retirement plan fee litigation, which many colleges and universities are facing, has on the higher education community.

Business spotlight: Nixon Peabody

Democrat & Chronicle | October 22, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted throughout this profile piece about Nixon Peabody’s Rochester office and the work the firm has done in the Rochester area and beyond.

Limited privacy of donor information in New York

Rochester Business Journal | October 17, 2016

Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Mike Cooney authored this column about privacy issues surrounding charitable donors in New York.

Career tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters | October 14, 2016

This news brief notes Rochester M&A and corporate transaction counsel Ron Fondiller’s arrival to Nixon Peabody.

On the Move

The Daily Record (Rochester, NY) | October 07, 2016

This news brief includes the arrival of Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Ron Fondiller, who is the former senior vice president and general counsel of Constellation Brands’ wine and spirits division.

Nixon Peabody Adds Corporate Partner in Rochester, NY

Law360 | September 28, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage.

Supreme Court’s Short-handedness Limits its Functioning

Rochester Business Journal | September 23, 2016

Rochester partners Jeremy Wolk and David Tennant authored this column discussing the impact of the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Top Women in Law 2016

New York Law Journal | September 16, 2016

Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum, nominated by the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, was selected by New York Law Journal among the 2016 “Top Women in Law.” The list shines a light on the outstanding work and notable achievements of female attorneys across New York State.

Nextpert: Affordable Care Act reporting deadlines draw near

Democrat and Chronicle | February 28, 2016

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene contributed this column which describes a new set of requirements for employers under the Affordable Care Act.

Belhurst Castle adds mystery surcharge to bill

Democrat and Chronicle | February 23, 2016

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello is quoted in this piece providing commentary on New York State “labor surcharge” on dining tabs.

FDA takes steps to define ‘natural' on food labels

Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Buffalo associate Tracey Scarpello co-authored this column on steps the Food and Drug Administration is taking to define “natural” on food labels in the changing landscape of food ingredient and production.

Fairy Tale Endings for Office Romances are Far-Fetched

Law360 | February 10, 2016

Labor & Employment attorneys Kim Harding and Bob Dolinko authored this column discussing how employers should handle office romances.

Enact Security Policy to Avoid Legal Woes after a Breach

Rochester Business Journal | January 22, 2016

Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez is quoted in this story about cybersecurity. Her commentary focuses on the evolving laws around data privacy and their increasing complexity.

Navigating the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding

Rochester Business Journal | January 15, 2016

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester associate Brian Becker authored this column discussing how clients can best leverage the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding.

Washington Oks last-minute changes to health care rules

Rochester Business Journal | January 04, 2016

Rochester partner and leader of our Health and Welfare Employee Benefits team, Kate Saracene provides commentary in this feature article discussing the potential impact of recent changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Rochester Chamber elects Rob Sands chairman

Democrat & Chronicle | December 16, 2015

Rochester partner and firm general counsel Brian Flanagan is featured in this article on the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce’s leadership.

Engaging with activist investors may be best approach

Rochester Business Journal | December 11, 2015

Rochester Securities partner Deborah McLean provides third-party commentary in this feature article on how public companies can deal with activist shareholders.

Social Media in the Hiring Process

Practical Law | December 01, 2015

Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth and associate Joe Carello discuss a number of issues facing employers that access and use social media in the hiring process.

Business owners try to plan as extenders package sits

Rochester Business Journal | November 27, 2015

Rochester Private Clients associate Sarah Brownlow is quoted in this article on tax extenders which appeared in the Rochester Business Journal’s Guide to Taxes and Financial Planning.

Mission investing comes to the fore with recent announcements

Rochester Business Journal | November 13, 2015

Partners Jeff LaBarge and Mike Cooney co-authored this column on “mission” or “impact investing”—terms used to describe the deployment of philanthropic investment capital to advance charitable ends.

Lawsuits against Excellus, claims of fraud mount

Democrat and Chronicle | November 08, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez, a member of the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection team, provides third-party commentary in this article on the legal challenges facing a leading health insurer following a hack that led to access to personal information of 10.5 million current and former customers and vendors.

Dealbook: Firms Wrestle with Making Room for Younger Lawyers

The New York Times | November 05, 2015

Nixon Peabody is positioned in this feature article as a firm focused on creating an entrepreneurial environment where attorneys can pursue their passion and thrive. CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher is quoted discussing the need for attorneys to focus on the future. Associate Joe Carello, a member of our Labor & Employment practice and Food, Beverage & Agriculture industry team, is also quoted within the story discussing efforts to grow a practice providing legal services to craft breweries and how these efforts are supported by the firm.

Fast Start – She's at home in the legal field

Rochester Business Journal | October 23, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Meghan Schubmehl is featured in this weekly profile.

'Uphill Battle' Expected in Light for Statewide $15 Minimum Wage

Buffalo Business First  | October 23, 2015

Labor & Employment counsel Todd Shinaman provides commentary in this feature story on the legal battle over the push for a $15 minimum wage in New York State.

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NP Profile: Barry Carrigan

Meet Barry Carrigan - Project Finance, Public Finance - Rochester, NY

Read more about Barry Carrigan as part of our monthly series
profiling members of our 2018 partner class.

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