Albany



Albany is growing a technology economy. In Upstate New York’s Tech Valley, companies are working on nanotechnology, green energy solutions and medical breakthroughs. We are proud to count these innovators as clients.

Our team is an excellent fit with Albany’s future given our experience advising clients in areas such as environmental law, energy regulation and health care. With growth and innovation comes the need for raising capital, buying and selling assets, resolving business disputes and intellectual property protection. Our team has all sides of Capital District businesses covered and is fully dedicated to achieving the region’s growth goals for 2030 and beyond.

Many of our Albany attorneys grew up in the Capital District, and all have deep roots in the region. We are committed to Albany’s future and play an active role in strengthening community organizations and infrastructure. Our office reflects our commitment to innovation and future resource needs as we occupy space that is LEED® Silver certified. Whether participating in local events and charitable activities or sustaining the pulse of the economy, our work is focused on our conviction that Albany’s brightest days are ahead.

How should discharges to groundwater be regulated?

Rochester Business Journal | November 23, 2018

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed column on recent cases involving the Clean Water Act and discharges to groundwater, drawing from an alert by San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, Albany associate Dana Stanton and senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

Best practices in family office structures: Mistakes can cost millions

Financial Poise | July 10, 2018

Chicago Corporate partner Gary Levenstein and Albany Corporate associate Michael Katz contributed this article discussing “the complex financial, tax, legal and managerial dynamics” of family offices.

Attorney cites 1st Circuit in seeking contempt in Biolitec IP case

Law360 | April 26, 2018

Albany commercial litigation partner Bill Reynolds is mentioned in this story for his representation of AngioDynamics Inc. in an ongoing dispute with Biolitec AG.

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.

Company Punished for Dodging Discovery Tied to $75M IP Loss

Law360 | March 30, 2018

Albany commercial litigation partner Bill Reynolds is mentioned in this article for his representation of AngioDynamics Inc., which has spent years trying to collect a $75 million IP judgment from Biolitec AG. The latter company now faces up to $1 million in fines if it does not comply with discovery requests.

New York health officials OK first cross-state hospital merger

Buffalo Business First | November 16, 2017

The following coverage mentions Albany health care partner Peter Millock for his representation in a proposed first-ever interstate hospital merger in New York State.

Panel advances first cross-state hospital merger

Politico | November 16, 2017

The following coverage mentions Albany health care partner Peter Millock for his representation in a proposed first-ever interstate hospital merger in New York State.

Responding to sustainability surveys A primer for suppliers

Supply Chain Management Review | November 14, 2017

Albany energy and environmental associate Dana Stanton authored this overview of sustainability surveys that many companies send to suppliers to gauge their environmental efforts and performance.

SUNY Poly prof backs away from lawsuit he filed against school

Albany Times Union | October 02, 2017

Albany office managing partner Andy Rose is quoted for representing SUNY Polytechnic Institute in this article about the motion by the school’s head of clean energy technologies to dismiss the lawsuit he filed against the school last July.

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.

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.

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.

Attitudes toward women on agenda

Albany Times Union | May 06, 2017

Albany commercial litigation associate Leah Threatte Bojnowski is mentioned in this article as one of the speakers at the upcoming Women@Work Summit on the New York State of Women.

NYPSC shakes up net metering projects in New York State

Law360 | April 28, 2017

Albany energy & environmental counsel Peter Trimarchi contributed this article about the New York Public Service Commission’s (PSC) order related to compensation for renewable energy projects involving the state’s electric distribution system.

Florida 'black box' ruling: Game changer for vehicle tech

Law360 | April 26, 2017

Albany government investigations and white collar defense partner Tina Sciocchetti and Boston associate Charles Dell’Anno co-authored this article about a decision in a Florida state appellate court regarding search warrants for automobiles’ electronic data recorders (EDR), also known as “black boxes.”

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.

Why even insured businesses should beware TCPA violations

Law360 | November 08, 2016

Albany commercial litigation associate Leah Bojnowski authored this column about how the Third Circuit recently held that a business’s commercial general liability insurance policy does not cover a TCPA settlement and the implications this has for business owners.

Proposed Class Action Data Breach Suit Against Health Insurer Quashed for Lack of Sufficient Injury

Privacy & Cybersecurity Report | September 01, 2016

Government investigations and white collar defense partner Tina Sciocchetti and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column that discusses a federal district court’s dismissal of a putative class action filed on the heels of the health insurer’s disclosure of a data breach involving approximately 1.1 million plan members.

DSRIP: NY Medicaid Program’s Transition to Value Based Payment Arrangements

NYSBA Health Law Journal | September 01, 2016

A team of health care attorneys including partners Laurie Cohen and Michael Taubin and associate JoAnna Nicholson authored this column discussing the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and its efforts to transform the New York Medicaid system.

The Risk of Data Misuse by Health Care Co. Employees

Law360 | May 25, 2016

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti, health care partner Laurie Cohen and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column discussing the risks companies that collect or maintain sensitive personal information face when a rogue employee compromises data security.

NY Launches E-Prescribing in Attempt to Curb Opioid Abuse

Law360 | March 28, 2016

Albany health care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article discussing a New York law that went into effect on March 27 requiring physicians to issue prescriptions electronically in an attempt to crack down on opioid addiction.

OCR now focusing on business associate agreements

Health Data Management | March 22, 2016

Albany health care partner Laurie Cohen and Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague are quoted throughout this feature article discussing the HHS Office for Civil Rights’ increased efforts sanctioning healthcare covered entities with corrective action plans and financial fines for major violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.

Nixon Peabody Adds DOJ Vet to White Collar Group

Law360 | March 02, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti.

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Andrew C. Rose

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acrose@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 518-427-2664

Glenda Lusk

Regional Administrator

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Phone: 585-263-1699

Brian R. Hall

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