We provide the practice diversity and deep bench on Long Island to address a full range of business legal needs, from formation, financing and intellectual property services needed by life sciences and other technology-driven businesses, to dispute resolution, real estate and workforce issues. Depth also brings differentiating experience such as top trial attorneys who handle complex litigation and class actions; a nationally recognized health services team serving the world’s most prestigious hospitals and medical centers; an M&A team capable of handling complex, strategic and private equity transactions on either side of the deal; and industry leaders tracking the unique needs of higher education institutions and nonprofits.
Newsday | February 17, 2018
Long Island labor and employment partner Chris Gegwich is quoted in this article discussing how employers should create policies on the proper use of instant messaging apps in the workplace.
Long Island Business News | January 24, 2018
Long Island Labor & Employment associate Tony Dulgerian is quoted in this article discussing the rules and policies regarding the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law.
Long Island Business News | October 18, 2017
Long Island labor and employment partner Tara Daub provides commentary in this article on the National Labor Relations Board and a proposed right-to-work bill.
Modern Healthcare | October 11, 2017
Long Island health care partner Lindsay Maleson provides commentary in this article about how research is affected when academic medical centers merge with larger nonacademic health care providers.
Modern Healthcare | September 28, 2017
Long Island real estate partner Ed Puerta is quoted in this article about the trend of health care providers moving into shopping malls.
Long Island Business News | August 30, 2017
This article features Long Island labor and employment partner Jeff Meyer’s arrival to Nixon Peabody, highlighting his extensive wage-and-hour and class action experience, and quotes Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen.
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.
Long Island Business News | July 07, 2017
Long Island health care partner Allan Cohen provides commentary about how emerging food companies can find investors in this article about the changing landscape of food retailers in Long Island.
Long Island Business News | May 26, 2017
Long Island health care associate JoAnna Nicholson is featured in this Q&A about her career, work-life balance and women in law.
Rochester Business Journal | May 19, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Long Island partner Chris Gegwich co-authored this article about employee protections in states that currently allow marijuana for medical purposes or recreational use.
Law360 | May 17, 2017
Labor and employment partners Stephanie Caffera and Chris Gegwich and associate Alex Gallin co-authored this column that explains why the National Labor Relations Act protected an employee who posted profanities about his supervisor on social media, but did not protect an employee who was fired for yelling profanities at his employer.
Law360 | May 17, 2017
Long Island labor and employment associate Alex Gallin is quoted in this article about four things employers need to consider before firing an employee over offensive speech.
Law360 | May 09, 2017
Labor and employment partners Stephanie Caffera and Chris Gegwich and associate Alexander Gallin co-authored this column about certain employee protections under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including a recent Second Circuit ruling upholding the decision that an employee’s vulgar Facebook post was protected activity under the NLRA.
Law360 | April 28, 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.
Long Island Business News | April 26, 2017
Long Island health care associate JoAnna Nicholson is mentioned in this article for being named one of Hofstra Law School’s “Outstanding Women in Law” award recipients.
Innovate Long Island | March 22, 2017
Long Island health care partner Allan Cohen appeared in this article focused on the 2017 Innovator of the Year Awards.
Long Island Business News | March 13, 2017
This column includes Long Island commercial litigation partner Dan Gibbons in a roundup of law professionals to watch.
The New York Law Journal | January 18, 2017
This article highlights a recent ruling from a New York appeals court regarding a defamation claim in a lawsuit filed by a research scientist who was fired by the former New York Downtown Hospital, now New York-Presbyterian. Long Island commercial litigation counsel Christopher Porzio is noted as representing the defendants in the lawsuit.
Long Island Business News | January 11, 2017
Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen provides an outlook on industries such as life sciences and biotechnology which have been areas of recent growth for Long Island.
The Deal | December 20, 2016
This article is about private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP ‘s recent investment in Professional Physical Therapy, a provider of physical therapy and rehabilitation services. Long Island health care partner Michele Masucci and associate JoAnna Nicholson are noted as representing Professional Physical Therapy.
Long Island Business News | December 05, 2016
Nixon Peabody is included in the below articles covering the firm’s 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign, which evaluates companies on policies and benefits that support LGBT employees.
Law360 | November 29, 2016
This story is about a Tenth Circuit decision to vacate the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) ruling on small, high-powered magnets. Long Island commercial litigation partner Jim Weller is quoted discussing how challenging it can be for a company to take on a high-powered government agency.
The New York Times | November 17, 2016
Long Island Health Care partner Allan Cohen is quoted in this article about legal challenges entrepreneurs can face when starting a business. Allan’s comments focus on areas start-ups should keep in mind such as patent, ownership and copyright issues, and what companies should consider to avoid being sued.
Long Island Business News | November 07, 2016
Long Island Health Care group partner Michael Taubin’s new role as health care practice leader is highlighted in this story.
Newsday | October 02, 2016
Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary in this piece that discusses the need for all companies—no matter how small—to have polices in place to prevent sexual harassment.
Crain’s New York Business Health Pulse | September 02, 2016
This news brief notes that Michael Taubin has been named health care practice group leader.
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.
Newsday | August 08, 2016
Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary in this article that discusses the type of policies employers should use as guidelines for personal mobile phone use in the workplace.
Health Information Compliance Alert | June 01, 2016
Long Island health care associate Kristen Marotta is quoted in this piece on increasing tough standards related to sensitive health information.
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.
Law360 | May 03, 2016
Partner and Labor & Employment practice group co-leader Stacie Collier and Labor & Employment associate Steven Nevolis authored this column discussing claims by the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team alleging that members of the Women’s Team are unlawfully compensated at a much lower rate than their male counterparts, members of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team. The article looks at the case itself, the increasing attention that the gender pay gap is receiving and what it means for employers.
Pennsylvania Record | April 19, 2016
Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary in this article on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
The Ambulatory M&A Advisor | April 01, 2016
Long Island health care partner Rebecca Simone is quoted in this article that reviews the benefits, risks and process of a sale-leaseback in a health care transaction, and what it can hold for those participating in one.
Bloomberg BNA Labor & Employment Blog | March 24, 2016
Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich and associate Tony Dulgerian are featured in this piece discussing new regulations from the New York State Division of Human Rights regarding gender identity employment discrimination.
ABA Labor & Employment Law Flash | March 16, 2016
Long Island Labor & Employment associate Tony Dulgerian authored this column about the expanded rights of New York City employees.
Business Insurance | March 13, 2016
Long Island Labor & Employment group partner Chris Gegwich provides third-party commentary in this feature story that discusses the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's proposed update of its guidance on workplace retaliation and the potential impact.
Newsday | March 12, 2016
Partner and leader of the health care practice Michele Masucci is quoted in this article discussing health care systems’ efforts to grow revenue by tapping employee innovation. Michele provides third-party commentary on the positive impact that venture capital financing can have for health care systems offering them an ownership stake in these new technologies.
SHRM HR Daily | February 10, 2016
Labor & Employment attorneys Chris Gegwich and Alex Gallin authored this column discussing New York’s three largest cities' legislation prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their past criminal record on an employment application and if your company is compliant.
Innovate Long Island | February 01, 2016
This write-up focuses on newly elected Long Island and New York City Commercial Litigation partner Tom Mealiffe.
Ignites | January 19, 2016
Long Island Labor & Employment associate Tony Dulgerian provides third-party commentary on new laws in New York and California aimed at closing the pay gap between men and women.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) | December 22, 2015
Labor & Employment partner Christopher Gegwich is quoted in this article discussing inquiries by employers that violate the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
New York Law Journal | November 06, 2015
The Lawyers Alliance for New York presented the 2015 Cornerstone Awards for outstanding pro bono legal services provided to nonprofit organizations. Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen and Long Island real estate associate Ed Puerta were among the those honored.
Innovate Long Island | November 02, 2015
This coverage highlights our health care practice’s U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” recognition. Practice group leader Michele Masucci is quoted. The firm’s national tier 1 rankings are also highlighted.
Law360 | October 27, 2015
Commercial Litigation partner and leader of the firm’s Indian Law & Gaming team Michael Cohen is featured in this story on the Second Circuit’s decision to toss a bid by the Shinnecock Indian Nation to overturn a NY district court's dismissal of its land reclamation claims in the Hamptons. Michael is quoted and identified as counsel for many of the appellees.
Crain's New York Business - Health Pulse | August 20, 2015
Health Care partner Rebecca Simone provides commentary on the struggle some health care providers face working to ensure the security and HIPAA compliance of outside business partners with access to electronic medical records.
TerraLex Connections | July 15, 2015
This column discusses a survey of lower court decisions in the sixteen months since the Supreme Court's decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman. This survey confirms that courts are applying a high bar with more uniform results as to when general jurisdiction will be found. Partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Joe Ortego, San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Eric Strain and New York City Commercial Litigation associate Zack Stillings co-authored the piece.
The Chronicle of Higher Education | July 01, 2015
Long Island Labor & Employment partner Tara Daub provides commentary in this article on the Obama administration’s proposed overtime pay rules.
Law360 | June 04, 2015
This feature story notes New York and other defendants’ request to the Second Circuit to uphold the dismissal of the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s complaint saying the appeals court’s precedent of denying such tribal land claims is well-settled. Long Island commercial litigation partner Michael Cohen is identified among the appellees’ counsel.
Journal of the American College of Radiology | May 01, 2015
This contributed column discusses employer liability for employees who improperly access confidential patient information. This piece is authored by Albany Health Care partners Laurie Cohen and Peter Millock, counsel Barbara Asheld and Long Island associate Brooke Lane.
Law360 | April 03, 2015
Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich and Long Island Labor & Employment associate Alex Gallin authored this piece discussing the broad reach of the Americans with Disabilities Act and local civil rights laws in prohibiting actions against employees.
Law360 | March 25, 2015
Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary on the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court pregnancy discrimination case.
Long Island Business News | March 18, 2015
Long Island Health Care partner Rebecca Simone is featured in this column describing her practice and noting her recent election to the firm’s partnership.
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