February 13, 2020
Boston, MA. Nixon Peabody has appointed Matthew A. Richards as the firm’s new pro bono partner, leading this central initiative across all 16 offices.
A veteran litigator based in San Francisco, Matt is a partner in the firm’s Complex Commercial Disputes practice. His practice includes complex disputes of all types, with a particular focus on representing public entities, private owners, and general contractors in all phases of construction, from counseling and contract drafting through litigation of complex construction disputes.
“Matt is highly regarded by his colleagues for his pro bono commitment and client service, and he is a terrific choice to lead our pro bono program,” said Andrew Glincher, CEO and managing partner of Nixon Peabody. “Pro bono work gives our attorneys and professional colleagues the opportunity to serve our communities in innovative, creative, and impactful ways.”
Selected as Nixon Peabody’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in 2017 and serving as pro bono partner for the firm’s San Francisco office, Matt has spent his career advocating for pro bono clients, with particular emphases on immigration law and LGBTQ+ civil rights.
“I’m honored to be leading this important initiative, as pro bono has played an integral role at every stage of my career,” said Matt. “Nixon Peabody is well-positioned to continue building on our current pro bono strengths, while also expanding into new areas. For instance, we have had success working with clients in ‘pro bono deserts’—cities and states whose residents lack sufficient access to pro bono counsel—and are exploring ways to scale up these efforts.”
Matt’s current pro bono caseload includes representing: