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Long Island businesses, universities, research centers and health care institutions are thriving innovators. We are proud to be the largest full-service law firm with a significant presence on Long Island, working side-by-side with them as their ideas and companies grow.

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.

Is your workplace toxic?

Long Island Business News | June 29, 2018

Long Island labor and employment partner Tara Daub is quoted in this article about what companies can do to remove a toxic culture in the workplace.

Nine common mistakes that early-stage businesses make

Long Island Business News | June 22, 2018

Long Island corporate partner Richa Naujoks is quoted in this article discussing the need for early-stage businesses to have proper partnership agreements and an IP protection strategy in place.

Ones to watch: real estate, architecture, engineering and construction

Long Island Business News | June 19, 2018

Long Island affordable housing and real estate associate Michael Webb is mentioned in this article as one of the publication’s “Ones to Watch,” a who’s who of rising professionals in the area.

Adding relevance to anti-harassment training

Long Island Business News | June 11, 2018

Long Island labor and employment associate David Tauster is quoted in this article analyzing the impact of legislation signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo requiring all employers to adopt sexual harassment prevention policies.

On our island: Nonprofit highlights of the week

Long Island Business News | May 10, 2018

Long Island Real estate associate Michael Webb’s recognition as the Pro Bono Partnership’s “Volunteer of the Year” is included in this roundup column of local nonprofit news and awards in Long Island.

New Washington employment laws focus on privacy and #MeToo

Law360 | April 23, 2018

Long Island labor and employment partner Chris Gegwich and associate Chris Moro co-wrote this article analyzing new laws recently passed in Washington state that will directly impact employer-employee relationships when they take effect in June.

Power List party honors Long Island’s leaders

Long Island Press | April 13, 2018

Long Island Office Managing Partner Allan Cohen is mentioned in this article as a member of the Long Island Press Power List, which recognizes the region’s most influential business, nonprofit and political leaders.

Ex-Tenant can't revive NJ suit over utility billing system

Law360 | March 28, 2018

Long Island commercial litigation partner Dan Gibbons successfully prevailed on the appeal of this case involving a class action over a utility billing system at a New Jersey apartment complex.  Dan along with Los Angeles government investigations and white collar defense partner Jason Gonzalez and associate Neal Gauger represented Yes Energy Management Inc. in this matter.

Destination unknown: Law

Long Island Business News | March 21, 2018

Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen’s 2018 outlook on the legal industry is included in this article.

Workplace Messaging Apps Offer Flexibility Require Vigilance

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.

Absent with leave

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.

What to Know About NY's New Paid Family Leave Law: Part 2

Law360.com | January 11, 2018

Long Island labor and employment associates Tony Dulgerian, Chris Moro and David Tauster co-wrote this second article in a two-part series addressing employers’ frequently asked questions about New York state’s new paid family leave law.

What to Know About NY's New Paid Family Leave Law: Part 1

Law360.com | January 10, 2018

Long Island labor and employment associates Tony Dulgerian, Christopher Moro and David Tauster co-wrote this first article in a two-part series addressing employers’ frequently asked questions about New York state’s new paid family leave law.

The right-to-work movement

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.

Academic medical center M&A may compromise research focus

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.

Macy's, Hot Topic… dermatology? Providers eye malls for one-stop healthcare shopping

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.

An employer’s lawyer

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.

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.

Changing landscapes

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.

The Mentor

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.

Haze surrounds marijuana laws for HR professionals

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.

When you can fire an employee for nasty workplace talk

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.

4 boxes to check before firing an offensive employee

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.

When You Cant Fire An Employee For A Nasty Facebook Post

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 names attys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

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.

Top women in law honored

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.

Heres to the winners

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.

Ones to watch

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.

Hospital's comments to FDA granted absolute privilege

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.

Forecast: Law and Government

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.

Thomas H. Lee invests in Professional Physical Therapy

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.

Law firm nets highest Human Rights Campaign rating

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.

CPSC's rare 10th Circ. loss gives boost to magnet industry

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.

When starting a business, consider the liabilities

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.

Ones to watch

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.

Experts: Even tiny firms need sexual harassment policies

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.

Who's News

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.

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.

Bosses—Personal cellphone use is a productivity killer

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.

Beware of Tougher Breach Standards for Mental Health-Related PHI

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.

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.

Evening The Score: A New Wave Of Equal Pay Act Claims

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.

GINA offers EEOC 'another arrow in the quiver' to protect employees against discrimination, attorney says

Pennsylvania Record | April 19, 2016

Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary in this article on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

Defining the Sale-Leaseback: Is it Right for You?

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.

Gender Identity Discrimination: What New York Employers Should Know

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.

New York City Employers Should Think Twice Before Reviewing a Current or Potential Employee's Credit History

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.

EEOC raises the stakes with retaliation rule update

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.

Northwell Ventures turns employee ideas into products

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.

‘Ban the Box' Laws in New York—Is Your Company Compliant?

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.

Nixon Peabody adds 11 partners, one on LI

Innovate Long Island | February 01, 2016

This write-up focuses on newly elected Long Island and New York City Commercial Litigation partner Tom Mealiffe.

New Laws Force Shops to Scrutinize Pay Practices for Men, Women

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.

Family Medical History Queries Violate GINA

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).

Firms Feted for Pro Bono Work

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.

Nixon Peabody named top health law firm

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.

NY Tribe's Land Claims Appeal Nixed By 2nd Circ.

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.

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Phone: 516-832-7500

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Key Contacts

Allan H. Cohen

Office Managing Partner

acohen@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 516-832-7522

Dorothy K. Montgomery

Regional Administrator

dmontgomery@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 516-832-7525

Brian R. Hall

Marketing Contact

bhall@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 212-224-6398

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