Nixon Peabody names Ruth Silman managing partner of Boston office

June 16, 2016

Chief Communications Officer
Allison McClain

Boston, MA. Nixon Peabody is pleased to announce that Ruth Silman has been appointed to lead the firm’s Boston office as office managing partner. As managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Boston office, Ruth will work closely with Andrew Glincher, Nixon Peabody’s CEO and managing partner, who is also based in Boston, as they focus on uncovering significant opportunities to better serve the firm’s clients.

“I’ve worked closely with Ruth for many years.  Her reputation as a strong and thoughtful partner made Ruth a natural choice for this role,” said Andrew I. Glincher, Nixon Peabody CEO and managing partner. “We look forward to the passion and energy Ruth will bring to our clients and our colleagues here in Boston and beyond.”

A partner in Nixon Peabody’s Energy and Environmental practice, Ruth focuses on complex environmental, energy and land use matters.  In addition to her office leadership role, Ruth leads Nixon Peabody's Climate Change team, an interdisciplinary group of lawyers and environmental specialists focused on meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities emerging from legislative, regulatory and judicial actions related to climate change.  Ruth began her career at Nixon Peabody in 2000 as an associate.  

“While Boston has a rich history, I’m most excited about the future of our city and the possibilities that lie ahead,” said Ruth Silman, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Boston office. “Our Boston office has a great entrepreneurial culture and spirit. I look forward to working with my colleagues to come up with new ideas and ways we can offer better solutions for our clients.”  Nixon Peabody’s Boston office is the firm’s largest office with 150 attorneys.  Attorneys in the firm’s Boston office work with a number of Boston-based clients and practice in a wide range of areas from M&A and private equity to health care and labor and employment to commercial litigation and real estate.

Ruth succeeds Gary Oberstein, who served in the role for five years.  Gary will continue to focus on his labor and employment practice, counseling employers of all sizes on all employment matters and representing clients in the resolution of employment-related disputes.

Outside of the office, Ruth sits on the boards of the Environmental Business Council of New England and the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden.  A mom of two teenage girls, Ruth and her husband live in Harvard.  In her spare time, Ruth enjoys hiking, paddling, practicing yoga, and playing the violin.  She is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

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