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Our Chicago office provides clients in the Midwest a full range of services in corporate, health care, real estate, food and beverage, private equity, litigation, public finance, intellectual property, government relations and labor and employment law. With nearly 100 attorneys in Chicago, Nixon Peabody’s strong Midwest presence gives us a platform to serve clients from coast to coast.

We offer a platform attractive to companies seeking nimble, entrepreneurial lawyers immersed in the health care, real estate, private equity, public finance, energy, life sciences and financial services industries.

Our Chicago team members are embedded in their communities and participate in numerous charitable and professional organizations in the area.

21st Century Cures Act driving FDA changes

Modern Healthcare | September 07, 2019

This article discussing the 21st Century Cures Act’s ongoing impact on the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process quotes Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Hannah Bornstein and Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague.

Making a name for yourself: For trans people, it's 'life-changing'

NBC Out | September 06, 2019

This article about the importance of name changes for transgender individuals quotes New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas and Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes senior E-discovery specialist Anders Van Marter, and highlights their work with the transgender community. NBC Out is the network’s news site dedicated to LGBTQ news.

A Full Plate

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 05, 2019

For the 20th anniversary of Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s 40 Under 40 list, Chicago Intellectual Property partner Janet Garetto is featured in an article on her practice and how it connects to her family’s background operating a regional pizza chain.

Labor board fails to see pretext in union member’s termination

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 28, 2019

Chicago Labor and Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this article about a National Labor Relations Board case related to a union member who was fired by her employer, Electrolux.

At your service: The helping hands in fashion

Women’s Wear Daily | August 23, 2019

Women’s Wear Daily, a leading publication covering the fashion industry, has named Nixon Peabody one of the top law firms for fashion clients. This story quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, who leads NP’s fashion practice.

Overly broad post-employment restrictive covenants unenforceable

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 07, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision that found that the plaintiff, a wholesale seafood company, could not enforce the overly restrictive post-employment contract it had signed with a former sales associate.

CDLB People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 07, 2019

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Michael Summerhill, a corporate and appellate litigator who represents clients across the country in a variety of matters.

Nixon Peabody picks up litigator from Freeborn & Peters

Law360 | August 07, 2019

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Michael Summerhill, a corporate and appellate litigator who represents clients across the country in a variety of matters.

How the EU copyright directive affects esports live streams

Esports Insider | August 06, 2019

Intellectual Property associates Jason Kunze of Chicago and Jennette Psihoules of Washington DC participated in the latest edition of the regular feature “Ask the Esports Lawyers.”  In this edition, Jason and Jennette look at how the European Union copyright directive may impact esports.

Brunetti case attempts to further determine “unprotected speech”

Rochester Business Journal | July 26, 2019

This column by Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk analyzes a recent Supreme Court decision on whether individuals have a First Amendment right to register federal trademarks of “obscene” words and phrases. The column is based on an NP Alert written by Intellectual Property partners Jeff Costellia, Jason Kravitz and Deanna Kunze, and associate Anthony Duncan.

The gender pay gap won’t fix itself

Crain’s Chicago Business | July 11, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing the US Women’s Soccer team’s battle for equal pay, and highlighting their remarkable record of success on the pitch.

Match addresses exactly for off-campus claims or risk denials

Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement | July 10, 2019

This article quotes Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague discussing a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policy, taking effect in July, that could complicate the billing and reimbursement process for health care providers.

NLRB memo shows push to deflate Fat Cat and Scabby

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | July 08, 2019

Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert wrote this contributed article analyzing an ongoing matter before the National Labor Relations Board concerning the ability of organized labor to use large inflatable animals as part of their worksite picketing activities.

Slideshow: Pro bono brought Big Law out in force

The American Lawyer | June 26, 2019

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this roundup of notable pro bono cases. The article highlights the victory that Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Tom Hecht, Seth Horvath and Tina Solis, with assistance from associate Bill Kirby and eDiscovery specialist Anders van Marter, won in Iowa Supreme Court in a matter involving Medicaid coverage of gender-affirming surgery for transgender individuals.

Cook County mulls securitization as revenue bonds face pressure

The Bond Buyer | June 11, 2019

New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted in this story for his role as counsel to the city of Chicago in a tax securitization matter. Cook County may now emulate the securitization structure Chicago used.

Match addresses exactly for off-campus claims or risk denials

Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement | June 01, 2019

This article quotes Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague discussing a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policy, taking effect in July, that could complicate the billing and reimbursement process for health care providers.

PTAB rejects CBM challenges to profit measurement patents

Law360 | May 31, 2019

This article mentions Chicago Intellectual Property counsel Matt Werber and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Jennifer Hayes for their representation of B*IEOR in a matter before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

NLRB reins in employee protections

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 29, 2019

Chicago Labor and Employment partner Frank Saibert wrote this article analyzing a case before the National Labor Relations Board, which has taken a newly restrictive view on what constitutes “protected concerted activity” in the workplace.

Law360 reveals 400 largest US firms

Law360 | May 12, 2019

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as No. 77 on this year’s Law360 list of the 400 largest U.S. law firms.

Don't Miss It: Simpson, Latham guide week's hot deals

Law360 | May 10, 2019

Boston Corporate partner David Martland and Chicago Corporate partner Brian Krob are mentioned in this roundup of notable deals for advising Merck in its acquisition of Intermolecular.

Employer zero-tolerance drug policies put into question

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 25, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon authored this article about the issues employers may face related to marijuana use policies and drug testing, as more states pass recreational and medical cannabis laws.

Our companies look toward the States

UnionCamere Informa | April 24, 2019

Chicago Corporate partner Charles Bernardini wrote this article, originally in Italian, discussing the phenomenon of Italian companies setting up assembly and production in the United States, and the economic incentives available to attract them.

And the LOTW runners up...

American Lawyer | March 14, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Seth Horvath, Tom Hecht and Tina Solis are mentioned in this article as runners-up for AmLaw’s Litigators of the Week award for their win at the Iowa Supreme Court in a matter involving Medicaid coverage of gender-affirming surgery for transgender people.

Scabby, Fat Cat find town signage ban lawful

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 13, 2019

Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert wrote this contributed article analyzing a Seventh Circuit decision that allowed a Wisconsin town to invoke its signage ban to exterminate a giant inflatable balloon rat displayed by a local labor union.

Iowa justices say Medicaid covers sex-change surgery

Courthouse News Service | March 08, 2019

In the following coverage, Chicago partners Tom Hecht, Seth Horvath and Tina Solis are mentioned in a series of articles covering the Iowa Supreme Court decision in favor of their clients, two transgender women who were denied Medicaid coverage for their gender-affirming surgeries, in violation of the Iowa Constitution and civil rights statutes. Chicago associate Bill Kirby and eDiscovery specialist Anders van Marter were also on the team.

Transgender Medicaid patients notch big win in Iowa

Bloomberg Law | March 08, 2019

In the following coverage, Chicago partners Tom Hecht, Seth Horvath and Tina Solis are mentioned in a series of articles covering the Iowa Supreme Court decision in favor of their clients, two transgender women who were denied Medicaid coverage for their gender-affirming surgeries, in violation of the Iowa Constitution and civil rights statutes. Chicago associate Bill Kirby and eDiscovery specialist Anders van Marter were also on the team.

Poorly pleaded discrimination case leaves court, defendants peeved

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 12, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing a recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss with prejudice an employment discrimination suit in which the plaintiffs repeatedly failed to amend flaws in their filings.

Vendere impianti, attrezzature e macchinari in USA: direttamente o tramite la propria filiale statunitense?

Wolters Kluwer’s Fiscalità Commercio Internazionale | February 12, 2019

In this contributed article to Wolters Kluwer’s Italian business publication, Chicago Corporate partners Chuck Bernardini and Frank Emmons discuss state and federal tax, customs and corporate considerations for an Italian manufacturer exporting plants, equipment and machinery to the USA, particularly whether to do so directly or through a U.S. subsidiary.

3 legal trends will affect retailer strategies

Retail Environment | February 07, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Rich Tilghman authored this article about how legal trends related to data protection and monetization, ADA accessibility, and leasing will impact retailer strategies.

Justices agree that secret sales bar patent protection

Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal | February 04, 2019

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Jennifer Hayes and Chicago Intellectual Property associate Ben Rosborough authored this column about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S. and how it impacts patent protection.

Growing up as a Title IX kid

Medium.com | January 31, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon authored this column about women and leadership in the legal industry. She recaps her experience at an ALAS conference focused on advancing women in law firm leadership and how discussions about implicit bias and inclusion—inside and outside the law firm—are helping create concrete solutions for the future.

Worker fired for concealed weapon wins appeal

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | January 15, 2019

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a labor dispute related to Ameren Illinois Co.’s decision to fire an employee for violating the company’s workplace violence policy when a firearm was found in the employee’s vehicle.

Second chance on retaliation claim due to suspicious timing

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | November 28, 2018

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reverse a summary judgment finding in the matter of a woman who claims she was fired from her company under false pretenses after reporting the sexual harassment of a colleague.

EEOC's Costco case sheds light on Title VII liability

Law360 | November 14, 2018

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon and Labor & Employment associate Brittany Bogaerts, co-wrote this contributed article analyzing a Seventh Circuit ruling that held Costco responsible for a hostile work environment created by a customer harassing an employee.

What Chicago Public Schools can teach about determining breach liability

Legaltech News | November 08, 2018

Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague is quoted in this article on which party can expect to be found liable for a Chicago Public Schools data breach allegedly triggered by the actions of the third-party vendor’s former employee.

Here’s what J.B. Pritzker’s election means for Illinois taxes, minimum wage, health care and more

Chicago Tribune | November 08, 2018

Chicago Labor & Employment partner Brian Alcala is quoted in this article on how Illinois’ new Democratic governor may influence labor conditions in the state.

Ex-Indiana University professor loses race discrimination case

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | October 10, 2018

Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert wrote this contributed article analyzing a lawsuit filed by an Indiana University professor who blamed racial discrimination for the university’s decision to deny him tenure.

Private investment fund terms and conditions: The relationship between GPs and LPs

Financial Poise | September 27, 2018

Corporate partners Kari Harris of Boston and Gary Levenstein of Chicago co-wrote this contributed article about the relationships between general partner and limited partners in the multi-trillion private equity industry.

Smartphones add new dimension to doctor-patient meetings

Bloomberg Law | September 17, 2018

In this article about doctor-patient audio-video recordings, Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is quoted throughout for her outlook on multiparty consent among different states, policy development, and protecting the privacy of a patient’s health information.

Health systems' scale not linked to better revenue

Modern Healthcare | September 11, 2018

In this article on a study by Navigant Consulting that explores the size of health systems and their revenue, Chicago Project Finance and Public Finance partner Tom Fahey is quoted for his outlook on M&A activity.

ABA calls on firms to pledge to tackle lawyer mental-health and substance-use issues

ABA Journal | September 09, 2018

The following coverage notes Nixon Peabody as one of the first law firms in the country to sign a pledge as part of the American Bar Association’s new health and wellness campaign to reduce substance use and improve mental health in the legal profession.

State AGs at odds over Google privacy pact at high court

Law360 | September 05, 2018

This article mentions Complex Commercial Disputes partners Chris Mason, Sarah André, Dan Deane and Seth Horvath as counsel for The New York Bar Foundation and The New York State Bar Association in an amicus brief—filed with the United States Supreme Court—in support of the approval by a California District Court, and the Ninth Circuit, of Google’s settlement involving a “cy pres” remedy in a privacy-related case.

Threats on social media draw sanctions

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 03, 2018

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon authored this article about a recent opinion issued by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals related to a Title VII action filed by a former Cook County Department of Corrections officer against her employer and how the plaintiff’s Facebook post during the litigation impacted the case.

Demotions can often lead to departures but also to fresh starts

Society for Human Resource Management | August 21, 2018

Chicago Labor & Employment partner Brian Alcala is quoted in this story on how employers choose to handle poor performers—whether by demotion, firing, or discharging those passed over for promotions.

ACO participants: You want to play, put some skin in the game

Wolters Kluwer | August 09, 2018

Chicago Health Care partner Steven Banghart is quoted in this article for his analysis of a proposed overhaul of the Medicare Shared Savings Program’s approach towards accountable care organizations.

Union rep missing from meeting, employer probe leads to firing

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 01, 2018

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a recent National Labor Relations Board decision regarding Weingarten rights which allow union-represented employees, who might be facing discipline, to have a union representative present for any questioning related to the matter.

Tax reform scorecard: The good, the bad and the uncertain

Tax Credit Advisor | July 31, 2018

Chicago Community Development Finance partner Andrew Tripp is quoted extensively in this article about the impact of tax reform on the tax credit industry.

Best practices in family office structures: Mistakes can cost millions

Financial Poise | July 09, 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.

Be cautious with settlement releases

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | July 01, 2018

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article on a California employment discrimination matter that offers important lessons for employers entering into settlement agreements.

Saucy worker pays for slam with job

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | June 06, 2018

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert wrote this contributed article about a ruling on an unfair labor practice complaint filed by a pizzeria employee who was fired for demeaning his boss in a staff meeting.

Prospect of China tariffs rattle retail pros

Real Estate Finance & Investment | May 31, 2018

In the following coverage from Real Estate Finance & Investment, Chicago affordable housing and real estate partner David Allswang offers his thought leadership on some of the key issues addressed at the International Council of Shopping Centers conference in Las Vegas.

ICSC: Retail shrinkage is necessary for sector evolution

Real Estate Finance & Investment | May 31, 2018

In the following coverage from Real Estate Finance & Investment, Chicago affordable housing and real estate partner David Allswang offers his thought leadership on some of the key issues addressed at the International Council of Shopping Centers conference in Las Vegas.

Cryptocurrency class action lawsuit alleges security violations

Rochester Business Journal | May 10, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Chicago commercial litigation associate Megha Shah authored this column about a recent class action lawsuit brought against cryptocurrency company NANO and its team, and the future implications the decision may have for Blockchain companies.

Costs are high—and rising—in Louisville's basketball scandal cleanup

USA Today | May 06, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation partner Steve Thompson is mentioned in this article for his focus on NCAA infractions issues and his representation of the University of Louisville in recent related matters.

Some work environments, hostile as advertised, are not actionable

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 18, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation associate Laura Bacon wrote this article analyzing a recent claim of hostile work environment brought by an employee of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

To Boost Gender Pay Equity, Emanuel Bans City Departments from Asking Job Applicants for Salary History

Chicago Tribune | April 10, 2018

Chicago labor and employment partner Brian Alcala is quoted in this article analyzing the popularity and effectiveness of laws aiming to close the gender pay gap by prohibiting employers from asking for a potential hire’s salary history.

Montana Highlights

Big Sky Business Journal | April 08, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this roundup of major Montana business news for its representation of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc., in its acquisition of Ruby Valley Bank in Twin Bridges, Montana. Nixon Peabody’s deal team was led by Public Company Transactions partner Lloyd Spencer and senior counsel Ray Gustini and included Public Company Transactions partner Sean Clancy, Real Estate partner Colette Dafoe, Energy & Environmental Group partner Jean McCreary, and Labor & Employment partners Jeff Gilbreth, Yelena Gray and Tom McCord.

Deceptive Office Entry Costs Union Organizer Job

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 27, 2018

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert wrote this contributed column on a National Labor Relations Board dispute between an area hotel and an employee/union organizer who was fired following a demonstration.

Nursing shortage will continue to pinch hospital margins

Modern Healthcare | March 06, 2018

Chicago public finance partner Tom Fahey provides commentary in this article about the financial strain on hospital systems caused by the ongoing nursing shortage.

Retired Judge Finds New Calling After Bench, Joins Nixon Peabody

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 27, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation counsel Ed Washington, who joined Nixon Peabody after 15 years as a judge, is quoted in this article about his return to the other side of the courtroom.

NLRB Slaps Hotel Operators over Baseless Union Lawsuit

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 26, 2018

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert contributed this article on a court dispute between the owners of an Anchorage, Alaska hotel and its unionized workforce.

Your No-Poach Gentlemens Agreement May Carry a Prison Sentence

HR Drive | February 21, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation partner Lisa Sullivan is quoted in this article analyzing the Department of Justice’s increasing interest in prosecuting “no-poach agreements” and discussing what corporations can do to comply with the law.

5 Ways to Hone Retirement Plans Under New Tax Regime

CNBC | February 19, 2018

Chicago private clients group partner Michelle Canerday is quoted in this article discussing how families can take advantage of the temporary increase in the estate-tax exemption.

Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Could Hinder 21st Century Cures Implementation

Modern Healthcare | February 14, 2018

Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague is quoted in this article on the possible impact of the proposed budget cuts to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the federal agency in charge of implementing provisions of the 21st Century Cares Act.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | January 25, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation counsel Edward Washington II’s arrival to the firm is included in this roundup of notable executive moves.

Trump Labor Board Forges Forward

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | January 23, 2018

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert contributed this article on the National Labor Relations Board’s shift in outlook as a result of the election of President Trump.

PREVIEWS FROM THE INDUSTRY: Hospital Operations

Modern Healthcare | December 31, 2017

In this round-up of health care industry predictions for 2018, Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague provides an outlook on the future of cybersecurity in health care.

Mental health exam bests ADA shield

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | December 27, 2017

Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a recent U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Painter v. Illinois Department of Transportation, which addressed employee protections if an employer requires a mental health exam.

Chicago suburb follows city with securitization, bypassing junk rating

Bond Buyer | December 20, 2017

This article mentions Nixon Peabody for serving as special bankruptcy counsel to Chicago's Sales Tax Corporation.

Appeals court gives pass on racial slurs

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | November 19, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert looks at how the divided U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the case of a striking employee fired after shouting racial slurs at temporary workers crossing an Ohio picket line.

Long-term medical leave not part of FMLA

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | October 22, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a recent definitive ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding whether a long-term leave of absence is considered a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Building a new brand? IP attorney shares basic exercise to traverse starting a new trademark

FoodNavigator-USA | October 05, 2017

Chicago IP counseling and transactions partner Janet Garetto is featured in this Q&A article about IP protections for food manufacturers.

Chicago lays out $3 billion sales tax securitization plans for council

Bond Buyer | October 04, 2017

In this article on Chicago’s $3 billion sales tax securitization, which the city will use in four deals over the next several years, Nixon Peabody is mentioned for serving as bond counsel.

Why remote working succeeds at some companies and not others

Chicago Tribune | October 03, 2017

Chicago labor and employment associate Brittany Bogaerts is quoted in this article about the growing number of employees working remotely in the U.S.

Providers pinched by rising drug costs, looming policy changes

Modern Healthcare | October 02, 2017

Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague is quoted in this article discussing how the proposed cuts to the 340B drug discount program may impact health systems.

Digital voice assistants pose unique benefits, risks for health care uses

Report on Patient Privacy | September 30, 2017

Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is quoted in this article about how hospitals and clinics are using digital voice assistants.

Wisconsin system says Cerner's software caused $16 million in losses

Modern Healthcare | September 21, 2017

Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is quoted in this article about the lawsuit filed by Agnesian Healthcare against Cerner regarding a botched rollout of a revenue cycle management system.

Federal courts grind up gender bias charges against sausage company

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 17, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert contributed this article analyzing a case surrounding a former employee’s sexual discrimination claims.

Illinois' No Salary History bill vetoed

Chicago Tribune | August 27, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Brian Alcala provides third-party commentary in this article about the vetoed Illinois' No Salary History bill.

Aetna's HIV lapse shows snail mail's privacy pitfalls

Law360 | August 24, 2017

Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague is quoted in this article about how Aetna Inc.’s mailed letters to policy holders regarding prescriptions for HIV drugs violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

To avoid copyright disaster, the future of game streaming is licensing

VentureBeat | August 22, 2017

Los Angeles commercial litigation associates Brianna Howard and Jessica Walker and Chicago IP litigation associate Jason Kunze contributed this article on how licensing agreements can protect online streaming platforms from copyright infringement in the gaming industry.

Not-for-profit providers' rising expenses, dwindling revenue could spur mergers

Modern Healthcare | August 21, 2017

Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is quoted in this article about how many not-for-profit health care providers are joining larger health care systems as a result of rising costs to operate as independent hospitals.

First-half muni issuance was down in the Northeast

The Bond Buyer | August 17, 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.

Appellate court clobbers labor board in union arrest case

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 16, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit which sided with a big-box retailer in a dispute with union representatives who were arrested for trespassing at the store.

Virtual assistants like Amazons Alexa could change the way care is delivered

Modern Healthcare | July 30, 2017

Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague provides third-party commentary in this article about the potential for Alexa and other voice assistants to be used as a health care tool.  Valerie speaks to what needs to happen for these devices to become compliant under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Clinically integrated networks: 5 roadblocks and how to overcome them

Family Practice News | July 16, 2017

Chicago health care associate April Schweitzer is quoted in this article about the challenges for establishing clinically integrated networks and how hospitals and physicians can overcome them.

Counting union ballots and close calls

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | July 04, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a recent decision in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which reversed the National Labor Relations Board ruling regarding a case involving a scribbled-upon ballot in a secret union ballot election.

Adhering to Board duties in an affiliation transaction

Trustee | June 29, 2017

Chicago public finance partner Thomas Fahey authored this column about how nonprofit community hospital board members should consider duty of care and duty of loyalty to guide decisions regarding joining larger health systems.

FMLA Abuse: Serving Jail Time, Moonlighting, Vacationing and More

SHRM HR Today | June 20, 2017

Chicago Labor & Employment associate Brittany Bogaerts is quoted in this article about employees who misuse the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Collective bargaining agreement allows court action before arbitration

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | June 18, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about Vega v. New Forest Home Cemetery LLC, involving a seasonal employee’s alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standars Act and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Court of Appeals slaps labor board over employee interrogation rights

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 21, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a recent unanimous decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that reversed a National Labor Relations Board ruling regarding employee rights during an interrogation by an employer.

Law360 names attys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | April 27, 2017

This article mentions recent leadership promotions at the firm including David Brown, Jared Lusk, Jim Vallee, Graham Beck, Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Emily Crandall Harlan, Daniel Gibbons, Linda Huber, Ilana Kameros, Haydon Keitner, Darren Miller, Neal Pandozzi, Edward Puerta, Stephen Reil, and Elizabeth Young.

Labor board finds company comments too quid pro quo for its liking

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 23, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert contributed this article about a case involving an employer’s misleading comments about possible pay raises if employees voted against a labor union.

Supreme Court decides how far patent laws can reach

Rochester Business Journal | April 20, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington DC IP counseling and transactions partner Jeff Costellia and Chicago IP counseling and transactions associate Angelo Christopher co-authored this column about a Supreme Court decision regarding the reach of U.S. patent rights for exported products.

Read fine print on learning apps, experts warn

Education Week | March 27, 2017

Chicago IP litigation associate Jason Kunze is quoted in this article about safeguarding student data privacy in online educational apps.

NLRB allows a ‘do-over’ after ALJ error

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 21, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about developments in a case involving the National Labor Relations Board and a union discharge.

Evaluating SEC Plan For New Municipal Issuer Disclosures

Law360 | March 12, 2017

Public finance partners Julie Seymour (Chicago), Liz Columbo (New York) and Dan Deaton (Los Angeles) published a contributed article on the SEC’s proposed amendment to Exchange Act Rule 15c2-12 and what it could mean for market participants.

Volhard returns to Debevoise

Private Equity Manager | March 04, 2017

This roundup of recent executive moves features the appointment of Chicago public company transactions partner David Brown to managing partner of the Chicago office.

Nixon Peabody tabs new leader for Chicago firm

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 13, 2017

This article features the appointment of Chicago public company transactions partner David Brown to managing partner of the Chicago office.  The story highlights David’s thoughts on this new leadership role and his vision to connect Chicago with the firm’s offices around the world.

7th Circuit rewrites sanction standards

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | January 29, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a recent dismissal that was upheld by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and how the ruling affects sanction standards.

Fire Safety Co. reaches $5M settlement for gov't FCA claims

Law360 | January 26, 2017

This article highlights a recent action by the U.S. government who filed a $5M settlement agreement in a False Claims Act case involving Monaco Enterprises. The settlement does not require the company to admit any wrongdoing. Chicago commercial litigation partner John Ruskusky and government investigations and white collar defense partner Dean Polales are listed as representing the defendant.

HIPAA spotlight: key stats from a banner year

Law360 | January 16, 2017

This article recaps HIPAA stats and highlights from the past year. Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague is quoted throughout discussing privacy breaches and how health care organizations react.

Two-fisted union boycott campaign finds clear labor act violations

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | January 10, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a lawsuit resulting from a labor union’s boycott against a hotel and casino in Chicago.

Illinois hospitals warily watching politics court rulings in 2017

Chicago Tribune | December 26, 2016

This story previews what health care industry changes we may see in 2017.  Chicago partner and health care practice chair Lynn Gordon provides third-party commentary regarding the issues hospital systems face and the impact of potential changes to Obamacare in a Trump administration.

NLRB 1964 Civil Rights Act bump heads

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | December 14, 2016

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column that discusses an ongoing litigation between Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and the National Labor Relations Board. The dispute is over whether Cooper violated the National Labor Relations Act by firing an employee who yelled racist comments at a temporary worker who crossed the union’s picket line during a lockout.

Chicago firms, legal field rank high in LGBT study

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | December 08, 2016

Manager of diversity & inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu is quoted in this article which mentions Nixon Peabody’s 11th consecutive year of receiving a perfect rating in the Human Rights Campaign’s 15th annual Corporate Equality Index.

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