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Stephen D. Zubiago



Stephen D. Zubiago is CEO and Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm committed to delivering positive results to our clients and to the communities we serve.

Steve leads 1,250 colleagues, including 600 attorneys, in 16 offices across the United States and worldwide. As a health care lawyer and experienced industry leader, Steve understands that client service is at the core of everything we do. He knows that great client service emanates from establishing trusting relationships, building deep and diverse teams of problem-solvers, and seeking solutions with energy and enthusiasm.

What do you focus on?

In my role as CEO and Managing Partner, I lead a team of firm partners and experienced professionals responsible for managing the firm’s business and strategic initiatives. Our firm has enjoyed great success in recent years, and we are confident in our future, with excellence in client service as our guiding principle.

I am focused on enhancing relationships with our clients, establishing relationships with new clients, expanding our knowledge of client industries, attracting and retaining top talent, and anticipating and capitalizing on future opportunities that can contribute to our clients’ success.

What do you see on the horizon?

The legal industry is rapidly changing as clients require industry focused services in order to compete and thrive. We will enhance our industry focused teams in order to provide services that our clients value, and expand our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive firm, reflecting our clients and the communities we serve.

‘See you Tuesday’: Mass. companies expect empty offices on Mondays, Fridays

Boston Business Journal | June 22, 2021

This article, covering anticipated changes to the workweek and flexible schedules that many companies are now offering, quotes CEO and managing partner Steve Zubiago on NP’s remote- and flex-work policies, which are set to take effect on September 7, and the hybrid trends that may emerge overtime.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | May 18, 2021

This column of notable executive news highlights the selection of Boston Corporate partner Christopher Keefe to lead the Business & Finance Department. CEO and managing partner Steve Zubiago is mentioned for previously holding that role.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | May 07, 2021

This roundup article of notable Q1 partner-level promotions includes Steve Zubiago’s election to CEO and managing partner; Long Island partner Tara Daub’s and Los Angeles partner Ben Kim’s promotions to Labor & Employment practice group leader and deputy PGL, respectively; and the attorneys from this year’s new partner class.

Sanford Heisler to require vaccinations for returning lawyers

Bloomberg Law | April 15, 2021

This article, covering how law firms are approaching vaccinations and a return to the office, quotes Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago on how Nixon Peabody is strongly encouraging our firm’s people to schedule vaccines as soon as they are eligible.

Greenberg Traurig leaders reconnect with firm on RV road trip

Bloomberg Law | April 13, 2021

This article, on how law firms are reconnecting with lawyers and professional colleagues, quotes Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago related to NP’s current targeted return-to-office date of July 6.

Dozens of big firm leaders and GCs speak out against unnecessary obstacles to voting

The American Lawyer | April 12, 2021

This article mentions Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago, who on behalf of NP joined leaders of other AmLaw 100 firms and several general counsel in signing a statement reiterating the importance of equal access to voting.

With vaccinations rolling out - law firms eyeing office return

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 26, 2021

This article covering firms’ return-to-office plans quotes Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago on NP’s intention to get back to the office shortly after July 4, while reiterating that the firm will make a final determination at the end of May.

Some firms eye summer return to office, while others rule out a 2021 return completely

The American Lawyer | March 05, 2021

This article on return-to-office plans and the future of remote work quotes Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago on NP’s hope to return shortly after July 4, noting the firm will assess the state of the pandemic, vaccination programs, and local regulations, and could decide to delay until after Labor Day.

Hub Hires: Nixon, Foley, Goulston, Prince Lobel

Law360 | February 26, 2021

This roundup of notable moves in the Boston legal market during February highlights Steve Zubiago’s elevation to Managing Partner and CEO, as well as Andrew Glincher’s transition to his new role of Senior Chairman and partner.

‘We all lost a year’: Boston attorneys return to changed Hub

Law360 | February 19, 2021

This article looking at the return-to-office landscape in Boston quotes Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago on balancing an eagerness to get back to the office with the safety and health of our clients and colleagues.

Rethinking the office: three questions about the legal workplace

American Lawyer | February 19, 2021

This article, which examines the legal workplace in a post-pandemic future, quotes Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago on challenges that a large-scale return to the office could present for working parents.

Promotions

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | February 11, 2021

This roundup of recent executive announcements includes Steve Zubiago’s appointment as Managing Partner and CEO of the firm, as well as the partner promotions of Boston’s Stephanie Bruno, of the Private Clients group, and Josh Sharp, of the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense group.

Washington-area appointments and promotions

The Washington Post | February 07, 2021

The following article covers Steve Zubiago’s appointment as Managing Partner and CEO of Nixon Peabody.

Fordham Law professor Rebecca Kysar joins the Biden Administration

New York Law Journal | February 05, 2021

The following article covers Steve Zubiago’s appointment as Managing Partner and CEO of Nixon Peabody.

Baystate Business

Bloomberg Radio | February 03, 2021

Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago joined the radio program to discuss his new role, strategic priorities in Boston and across the country, and how we have navigated the pandemic’s challenges to position NP for future success. The hosts also mentioned Senior Chairman and Partner Andrew Glincher for leading the firm over the past 10 years.

Nixon Peabody names new managing partner

The Daily Record | February 02, 2021

This article features Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago’s appointment to the helm of the firm, highlighting his leadership of the Business & Finance Department over the past decade. Senior Chairman and Partner Andrew Glincher is also mentioned for serving in the role for 10 years.

As Nixon Peabody Considers West Coast Growth, New Leader Steps In

The American Lawyer | February 01, 2021

The following article features Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago’s appointment to the helm of the firm, highlighting his leadership of the Business & Finance Department over the past decade as well as some of his initial priorities in his new role. Senior Chairman and Partner Andrew Glincher is also quoted extensively on his proudest accomplishments during his tenure.

New CEO takes over at Nixon Peabody

Boston Globe | February 01, 2021

This feature article on Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago highlights his appointment to the helm of the firm, his leadership as head of the Business & Finance Department in the past decade, and some of his initial priorities in his new role. Senior Chairman and Partner Andrew Glincher is also quoted extensively on his proudest accomplishments during his tenure.

Nixon Peabody elects Zubiago CEO and managing partner

Providence Business News | February 01, 2021

The following article features Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago’s appointment to the helm of the firm, highlighting his leadership of the Business & Finance Department over the past decade as well as some of his initial priorities in his new role. Senior Chairman and Partner Andrew Glincher is also quoted extensively on his proudest accomplishments during his tenure.

Nixon Peabody taps new CEO and managing partner

Boston Business Journal | February 01, 2021

The following article features Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago’s appointment to the helm of the firm, highlighting his leadership of the Business & Finance Department over the past decade as well as some of his initial priorities in his new role. Senior Chairman and Partner Andrew Glincher is also quoted extensively on his proudest accomplishments during his tenure.

Nixon Peabody taps Boston partner Zubiago as new CEO

Reuters Legal | February 01, 2021

The following article features Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago’s appointment to the helm of the firm, highlighting his leadership of the Business & Finance Department over the past decade as well as some of his initial priorities in his new role. Senior Chairman and Partner Andrew Glincher is also quoted extensively on his proudest accomplishments during his tenure.

Nixon Peabody taps new CEO

Law360 | February 01, 2021

The following article features Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago’s appointment to the helm of the firm, highlighting his leadership of the Business & Finance Department over the past decade as well as some of his initial priorities in his new role. Senior Chairman and Partner Andrew Glincher is also quoted extensively on his proudest accomplishments during his tenure.

Nixon Peabody names Zubiago chief after decade with Glincher

Bloomberg Law | February 01, 2021

The following article features Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago’s appointment to the helm of the firm, highlighting his leadership of the Business & Finance Department over the past decade as well as some of his initial priorities in his new role. Senior Chairman and Partner Andrew Glincher is also quoted extensively on his proudest accomplishments during his tenure.

Contact

Stephen D. Zubiago

CEO and Managing Partner

Boston

Phone: 617-345-6094

Providence

Phone: 401-454-1017


Fax: 866-947-1432

Marquette University, J.D.

Brown University, B.A.

Massachusetts

Rhode Island

Stephen was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the fields of Administrative/Regulatory Law; Health Care Law; and Insurance Law. Stephen has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2007, and was also recognized as Providence “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Administrative/Regulatory Law in 2017 and 2020 and Health Care Law in 2014.

Stephen is a member of Nixon Peabody’s nationally recognized Health Care practice, which was awarded the Health Care “Law Firm of The Year” in the 2016 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

Stephen has been recognized as 2021 “Eminent Practitioner” by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate/Commercial (Rhode Island). He has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years.

Stephen has also been recognized as a “Rhode Island Super Lawyer” in Health Care and Administrative Law based on a peer-review survey by Thomson Reuters from 2007 to 2011.

Stephen is a board member of Healthcentric Advisors. He is the local counsel to the Rhode Island Property & Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association. Stephen is also a member of the Advisory Committee of Freedom National Bank and the Classical High School Alumni Association.

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