Boston, MA. Chambers Global has recognized five Nixon Peabody attorneys as “Leaders in their Field” for 2022. In addition, Nixon Peabody’s Franchising & Distribution practice earned global distinction.
The Chambers Global Guide, which covers nearly 200 countries, ranks attorneys worldwide based on practitioners’ legal capabilities, client service, commercial vision, and diligence, among other factors. This year’s honorees from Nixon Peabody include:
Evan Langdon, Investment Funds: Intellectual Property—Evan represents US and foreign companies on intellectual property matters before the International Trade Commission and U.S. District Courts, with an emphasis on Section 337 litigation involving patents, trademarks, and trade dress, among other unfair acts. He also guides companies through post-investigation enforcement efforts.
John P. Beals, Investment Funds: Investor Representation—John represents public pension funds, funds of funds, and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in leveraged buyout, venture capital, real estate, and debt private equity funds. He also advises fund sponsors in structuring and forming such funds.
Roderick N. Devlin, Projects: PPP—Roddy has extensive project finance experience and is a globally recognized leading lawyer in the public-private partnership (P3) space. He assists private- and public-sector parties in developing, financing, constructing, operating, and maintaining significant infrastructure projects, including in the areas of transportation, social infrastructure, and smart cities.
Kendal H. Tyre, Franchising—Kendal counsels franchisors on domestic and cross-border transactions. He represents franchisors throughout their lifecycle, from start-ups to middle-market companies or mature global enterprises. He negotiates complex franchise, licensing, and distribution transactions in the US and in many other countries around the world. He also counsels clients across industries on system restructuring and brand expansion.
Henry J. H. Wheare, Intellectual Property—Henry’s practice in Hong Kong spans many decades covering all areas of intellectual property across many industries and technologies. He represents global clients in China and across Asia and is especially well known for dispute resolution and IP rights management work with a broad understanding of patents, copyright, brand protection, anti-trust, and regulatory matters.