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Our Los Angeles attorneys help clients build city infrastructure, improve health care, advance technology and bring deep industry knowledge to fashion, art and entertainment.

Given LA’s position as a thriving business center, our attorneys there practice domestically and abroad on a range of finance, corporate, intellectual property, litigation and transactional matters.

Our clients are public agencies, cultural institutions, strategic and private investors, artists, fashion brands, health care organizations, emerging growth companies and renowned academic institutions creating innovations that will drive society far into the future. They include the City and County of Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the University of Southern California, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, H&M, Express, the Estate of Notorious B.I.G., Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Caltech.

We are committed to playing an active role in strengthening local organizations and participate in advancing charitable causes of the community. As an example, the Los Angeles office represented Venice Family Clinic in its historic acquisition of Common Ground, ensuring that Common Ground’s facility in Santa Monica will be able to provide continued support to those living with HIV and AIDS.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | May 05, 2022

This roundup of notable legal industry news and attorney moves includes the arrival of Los Angeles Complex Disputes partner Jonah Retzinger, who represents clients across the healthcare sector.

Pilot Program: Expediting case-dispositive intellectual property issues at the International Trade Commission

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | April 21, 2022

This contributed article by Washington, DC partner Evan Langdon and associate Joshua Rodriguez, and Los Angeles associate Vincent Capati, all of the Intellectual Property group, covers the International Trade Commission’s new pilot program allowing administrative law judges to issue interim initial determinations on certain disputes, in an effort to resolve investigations more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Variety's Legal Impact Report 2022: Top attorneys winning cases and making deals in Hollywood

Variety | April 20, 2022

This report, featuring the top entertainment attorneys making a significant impact on the industry, includes Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler. The article highlights Ellie’s representation of top-earning content creators, athletes, and others, as well as her strong background in licensing.

Commercial real estate strategies

Los Angeles Times | April 18, 2022

Los Angeles Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Bryan LeRoy, co-leader of the firm’s Environment & Land Use team, participated in a virtual roundtable discussion on lingering questions from COVID-19’s impact on the commercial real estate industry, new roles for technology, and what the industry could look like a year from now.

On the move - Tracking the ins and outs of California lawyers

The Recorder | April 07, 2022

Los Angeles Complex Disputes partner Carlos Becerra and Labor & Employment partners Richard Frey, Robert Pepple, and David Prager are featured in this column for their recent arrivals to the firm.

Has the gas-powered vehicle addiction finally reached a tipping point?

Forbes | April 06, 2022

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article discussing the future of transportation needs, and whether record-setting gas prices could help break our reliance on combustible-engine cars and end our dependency on personal vehicles.

Mitchell returns to Nixon Peabody

HITS Daily Double | April 01, 2022

This article covers Los Angeles Corporate partner Carron Mitchell’s return to NP as a member of the Entertainment team, detailing her practice and community involvement. The article includes quotes from Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Sonia Nayak and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler on the unique background that Carron brings to the firm.

Power Lawyers 2022: Hollywood's top 100 attorneys

The Hollywood Reporter | March 30, 2022

Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler is featured for being named one of the top 100 attorneys in the entertainment industry, discussing a handful of her impactful matters from this past year that include advising actress and influencer Emily Ratajkowski in the sale of an NFT at Christie’s and advising TikTok star Addison Rae in her transition to film projects with top studios.

Justices won't review Hasbro's 'Game of Life' copyright win

Law360 | March 28, 2022

This article covers the US Supreme Court’s decision to not review a bench trial victory of multinational toy company Hasbro in an ownership dispute over the “Game of Life”. This leaves in place a 2021 appellate court affirmation of the district court’s 2019 bench trial ruling finding that game developer Reuben Klamer is the rightful author and copyright owner of the classic board game. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Erica Van Loon and counsel Joshua Pollack are mentioned in the article for representing the estate of Mr. Klamer, who died after his First Circuit court win.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | March 28, 2022

This roundup of notable legal industry news and attorney moves includes the return of Los Angeles Entertainment partner Carron Joan Mitchell to NP and the appointment of Boston Corporate partner Rick Pedone as leader of the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy team.

Revealed: Billboard's 2022 top music lawyers

Billboard | March 28, 2022

Los Angeles Entertainment partner Carron Joan Mitchell is featured for being selected as a leading nationwide music attorney by the top music industry publication. The article also covers Carron’s recent move back to NP.

Inside 'contract hell': Esports players say predatory contracts run rampant

The Washington Post | March 03, 2022

This article discussing contract-related issues in the esports industry, including contracts with players who are minors, restrictive time pressures to review contracts, and language barriers, quotes Los Angeles partner Benjamin Kim, Labor & Employment deputy practice group leader and OSHA practice chair, on why it’s important for companies to establish clear policies and comply with applicable laws.

Puerto Rico's restructured bonds will be exempt, and provide fresh high-yield liquidity

The Bond Buyer | March 03, 2022

This article on Puerto Rico’s restructured general obligation bonds mentions NP for the firm’s determination that the bonds will be tax-exempt. The NP team is comprised of New York City partners Virginia Wong, Ken Lind, and Liz Columbo, and associate Sebastian Torres; Washington, DC partners Mitch Rapaport and Carla Young; and Los Angeles partner Angelica Valencia, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

More than a sky-high dream: Making flying cars part of our future transportation infrastructure

Forbes | February 28, 2022

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article on how the future of flying cars could really take off if we start planning now for the infrastructure that will enable this future mode of transportation.

Addison Rae signs on to Fashionista at Paramount Players

Deadline | February 22, 2022

This article on Addison Rae signing on to her next big studio film, Paramount Players’ “Fashionista,” mentions NP for representing the top influencer and entertainer. Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment practice leader Ellie Heisler represented Rae on this matter.

On the Move - Tracking the ins and outs of California lawyers

The Recorder | February 18, 2022

This column on notable moves within the legal industry across California highlights Los Angeles partner and Life Sciences co-chair Seth Levy for his appointment as Intellectual Property practice group leader.

Who's made partner in 2022?

The Recorder | February 16, 2022

This article on recent partner-level promotions at firms across California spotlights Los Angeles Healthcare partner Harsh Parikh for his inclusion in NP’s 2022 partner class.

Attorney in UCSB case will lead Nixon Peabody IP team

Pacific Coast Business Times | February 15, 2022

This article features Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences co-chair Seth Levy for his appointment as the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group leader.

Building Community: Nixon Peabody's new California leaders on growth for a younger partnership

The Recorder | February 15, 2022

This article on the recent appointments of Community Development Finance partner Sonia Nayak to Los Angeles office managing partner and Complex Disputes partner Robert Weikert to San Francisco office managing partner focuses on their new roles and goals for their respective offices, and how the California team is continuing to build on momentum to increase NP’s presence on the West Coast.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | February 10, 2022

This roundup of notable industry news features the appointment of Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences co-chair Seth Levy as leader of the firm’s IP practice.

Santee Cooper approves $1.3 billion tender, exchange bond refunding

The Bond Buyer | February 09, 2022

This article on Santee Cooper’s board approving a $1.3 billion tender and exchange bond refunding mentions the firm for serving as disclosure counsel. The NP team representing the South Carolina-owned utility company includes partners Liz Columbo, Virginia Wong, and Barry Rothchild of New York, Mitch Rapaport of Washington, DC, and New York counsel Abigail Olsen and associate Sebastian Torres-Rodriguez, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group. Washington, DC Corporate partner Lloyd Spencer and Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Dan Deaton assisted with the analysis of securities laws related to the tender and exchange.

This weeks LA deal sheet

Bisnow | February 07, 2022

This roundup of notable industry news features Los Angeles Community Development Finance partner Sonia Nayak for her appointment to Los Angeles office managing partner.

Kaiser says union understaffing spat must go to arbitration

Law360 | February 03, 2022

This article covering Kaiser Permanente affiliates’ motion to dismiss a Colorado lawsuit over staffing shortages, saying the dispute should instead proceed to arbitration, mentions Los Angeles partner Michael Lindsay and associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, of the Labor & Employment group, and Los Angeles Complex Disputes trial attorney Kristi Livedalen for representing Kaiser Permanente.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | February 03, 2022

This roundup of notable legal moves features Los Angeles Community Development Finance partner Sonia Nayak for her appointment to Los Angeles office managing partner.

Sony Music ends copyright fight with Gymshark over social media posts

Reuters Legal | January 26, 2022

This article, on Sony Music agreeing to drop a copyright lawsuit against fitness apparel company Gymshark for its alleged misuse of songs in social media ads, mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner and Fashion practice leader Staci Jennifer Trager for representing Gymshark. Los Angeles Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson also worked on the case.

Why antitrust concerns won't block Microsoft's Activision acquisition

Dot LA | January 24, 2022

This article on Microsoft’s proposed $69 billion acquisition of video game company Activision Blizzard quotes Washington, DC Complex Disputes partner and Antitrust practice leader Gordon Lang on antitrust considerations and potential issues related to similar large-sized mergers and acquisitions. Esports & Gaming group leader and Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan is quoted on the strength of competition among companies of all sizes in the gaming industry.

LADWP expected to see strong demand despite spring downgrade, controversies

The Bond Buyer | January 12, 2022

This article on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s issuance of power system revenue bonds mentions NP for the work by San Francisco partner Graham Beck and Los Angeles partner Danny Kim, both of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, for serving as disclosure counsel.

Rising interest rates tops list of muni concerns in 2022

The Bond Buyer | January 11, 2022

This article on the biggest concerns facing the public finance industry in 2022 quotes Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo for his outlook on possibly seeing much more taxable debt related to infrastructure, depending on whether interest rates go up and by how much.

Why the future of transportation needs a national investment in broadband infrastructure

Forbes | December 30, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article on how the broadband infrastructure funding that’s included in the recently signed bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will accelerate the future of mobility. Rudy also discusses the potential legal issues, including privacy and data security, that will need to be addressed before new transportation technologies such as driverless cars become mainstream.

Vanessa Hudgens says beauty brand faked her endorsement

Law360 | December 13, 2021

This article covers a lawsuit filed by actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens against SBLA Beauty for allegedly using her name, image, likeness, and persona for the promotion of its beauty products without her consent. The story mentions Intellectual Property partner Erica Van Loon and counsel Josh Pollack, and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Sherene Tagharobi, all of Los Angeles, for representing Hudgens.

San Diego Crunch Fitness pays settlement in trans discrimination case

Q Voice News | December 09, 2021

The following article covers the successful resolution of a long-running pro bono matter for which NP teamed with the ACLU to represent a transgender woman who was denied access to the women’s locker room at a gym in San Diego on more than 70 occasions. This denial of access clearly violated California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in public accommodations. After more than three years, the parties reached a fair settlement. The NP team working on this case includes Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences practice co-chair Seth Levy, Labor & Employment partner Michael Lindsay, and alum Erin Holyoke, all of the Los Angeles office.

Trans woman wins settlement in suit against California gym

Advocate | December 09, 2021

The following article covers the successful resolution of a long-running pro bono matter for which NP teamed with the ACLU to represent a transgender woman who was denied access to the women’s locker room at a gym in San Diego on more than 70 occasions. This denial of access clearly violated California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in public accommodations. After more than three years, the parties reached a fair settlement. The NP team working on this case includes Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences practice co-chair Seth Levy, Labor & Employment partner Michael Lindsay, and alum Erin Holyoke, all of the Los Angeles office.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs): Are they a way for celebrities to reclaim their image?

Corporate Counsel | December 08, 2021

Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler is quoted in this article about IP considerations related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and how these digital assets can facilitate creators to have a greater stake and consideration in the use of their name, image, and likeness. The story uses the example of NP client Emily Ratajkowski to illustrate how a public figure can utilize NFTs to help reclaim and/or monetize their own image.

Is COVID a "grave danger"? If not Biden rule may fall flat

Law360 | November 19, 2021

This article, focusing on the possible challenges to the “grave danger” argument in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard, quotes Labor & Employment deputy practice group leader, OSHA practice chair and Los Angeles partner Benjamin Kim on what constitutes a grave danger, while he notes there will likely be continued legal scrutiny and discussion.

Justices eye tossing H&M copyright case for question swap

Law360 | November 08, 2021

This article covers Monday’s argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of client H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP in a five-year-long copyright dispute between the fashion retailer and textile manufacturer Unicolors, Inc. The outcome could have a significant and lasting impact on copyright holders as well as alleged infringers by determining what consequences a registrant faces when it fails to provide accurate information on its copyright application. The article mentions Intellectual Property partner and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian, and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office, for representing H&M.

Nixon Peabody adds ex-Lathrop counsel to LA practice

Law360 | November 05, 2021

This article on Los Angeles Intellectual Property counsel Joshua Pollack and his arrival to the firm discusses his practice and the continued growth of the IP team, particularly on the West Coast.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | November 03, 2021

This column covering notable legal news and moves includes the arrival of Los Angeles Intellectual Property counsel Joshua Pollack to the firm.

The intersection of cannabis and wine buds environmental complication

Cannabis Business Executive | November 03, 2021

San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt and Los Angeles associate Stratton Constantinides, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group and Environmental & Land Use team, contributed this article on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses that produce both wine and cannabis in California.

Multifamily housing experts weigh in on Newsom housing bills

Spectrum News SoCal | October 08, 2021

This article analyzing California Governor Gavin Newsom’s recently signed housing-related bills quotes Los Angeles Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Bryan LeRoy, co-leader of the firm’s Environment & Land Use team, on the uncertainty of how cities will implement the legislation, as well as how it could impact housing affordability in the short term as the price of land increases. Bryan notes that these recent bills are just one piece of a much bigger puzzle.

A quiet US Supreme Court term ahead for IP—with one potential explosion

The National Law Journal | September 29, 2021

This article covering high-profile IP cases in the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming term includes a case involving client H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP and allegations of fabric design copyright infringement by textile company Unicolors. The NP team representing H&M includes Intellectual Property partner and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian, and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office.

Nixon Peabody expands LA Corporate group with of counsel

Law360 | September 21, 2021

This article spotlights the arrival of Los Angeles Corporate counsel Jean Yu as a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team. Los Angeles office managing partner Justin Thompson is also quoted on the firm’s continued growth on the West Coast.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | September 17, 2021

This roundup of notable legal news and moves mentions the arrival of Los Angeles Corporate counsel Jean Yu as a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team.

Rising Star: Jade Turner-Bond

The Bond Buyer | September 09, 2021

This article profiles Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Jade Turner-Bond following her selection by the publication as a “Rising Star.” The feature highlights Jade’s practice, the transformative impact of her work, and her commitment to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession.

TikTok star Addison Rae signs multiple picture deal with Netflix

The Wrap | September 08, 2021

The following articles cover TikTok sensation Addison Rae’s multi-picture deal with Netflix. In addition to acting in upcoming films for the streamer, Rae will serve as executive producer on the projects she appears in. NP is mentioned for representing Rae, with the NP team led by Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler. Ellie also represented Rae in the recent deal for the top influencer to make her acting debut in Netflix’s “He’s All That”.

TikTok Star Addison Rae signs film deal with Netflix

Variety | September 08, 2021

The following article covers TikTok sensation Addison Rae’s multi-picture deal with Netflix. In addition to acting in upcoming films for the streamer, Rae will serve as executive producer on the projects she appears in. NP is mentioned for representing Rae, with the NP team led by Los Angeles Corporate partner and Entertainment team leader Ellie Heisler. Ellie also represented Rae in the recent deal for the top influencer to make her acting debut in Netflix’s “He’s All That”.

The role of transportation in the Lake Tahoe Caldor Fire and other climate change catastrophes

Forbes | August 31, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article on how transportation has impacted Lake Tahoe and the current evacuation due to the largescale Caldor Fire and other climate change-related events.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | August 30, 2021

This roundup of notable legal news and moves mentions the arrival of Los Angeles Corporate partner Michael Lawhead, who focuses his practice on a range of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital markets, private equity, and securities.

2021 Health Care Awards: Finalists

Los Angeles Business Journal | August 24, 2021

Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon was selected as a finalist in the LABJ published roundup of its 2021 Health Care Awards, in the “Trusted Advisor of the Year” category.

Post-expiration patent royalties-Developments since Kimble and practical considerations

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | August 20, 2021

Los Angeles partner Seth Levy and associate Vince Capati, and Washington, DC associate Alexis Grilli, all of the Intellectual Property group, contributed this article analyzing royalties due after a patent’s expiration—considered unlawful per se, in a rule upheld by the Supreme Court in 2015—and what it means for patent owners and licensees.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q2

Law360 | August 18, 2021

This article on notable partner-level promotions during Q2 includes the appointment of Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier to Chief Talent Officer. In addition, NP’s recent appointments to department heads and practice group leaders were included: San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Tony Barron as Litigation Department chair, Boston Private Equity & Investment Funds partner John Beals as Investment Funds practice group leader, Boston Corporate partner Chris Keefe as Business & Finance Department chair, Los Angeles Corporate partner Shahzad Malik as Tax team co-leader, Washington DC Community Development Finance partner Matt Mullen as Community Development Finance practice group leader, and Albany Private Equity partner Todd Tidgewell as Corporate practice group leader.

World business report

BBC World News | August 06, 2021

In the following podcast and broadcast segment, Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan discusses the potential for regulators to take a stronger look at the gaming industry following the recent lawsuit filed by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against Activision Blizzard. The discussion also touches upon efforts made in the gaming industry to increase diversity, unionization, and ways that publishers and other gaming companies can take a proactive response to address potential workplace culture issues.

FTW with Imad Khan

Dot Esports | August 02, 2021

In the following podcast and broadcast segment, Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan discusses the potential for regulators to take a stronger look at the gaming industry following the recent lawsuit filed by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against Activision Blizzard. The discussion also touches upon efforts made in the gaming industry to increase diversity, unionization, and ways that publishers and other gaming companies can take a proactive response to address potential workplace culture issues.

Pandemic and heat create workplace risks

HR Magazine | August 02, 2021

This article, covering potential heat illness risks in the workplace, quotes Labor & Employment deputy practice group leader and Los Angeles partner Ben Kim on the different factors employers should consider when creating heat illness prevention plans and the proactive steps they should take to avoid heat stroke or heat exhaustion in the first place.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | July 29, 2021

This roundup of notable legal news and moves mentions the arrival of Farrah Usmani, who focuses her entertainment practice on recording artists, songwriters, entertainment executives, and companies in the music industry.

Drone delivery is the next big thing but could face legal challenges

Spectrum News | July 15, 2021

Los Angeles office managing partner Justin Thompson, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, is quoted throughout this article discussing some of the legal hurdles and general challenges companies could face as they plan to roll out drone delivery.

Deal diary-Blackstone and KKR chalk up more insurance investments

The Deal | July 15, 2021

In two separate articles, the publication highlighted the firm for advising American International Group, Inc. in the pending sale of a $5.1 billion affordable housing portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Liz Young is noted in one of the stories for leading the NP deal team.

In addition to Liz, the NP team includes Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Dara Histed, Project Finance & Public Finance partner Carla Young, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk, and Corporate partner John Partigan, all of Washington, DC; Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin, Affordable Housing & Real Estate associates Julie Stande and Ali Walendziak, and Community Development Finance associate Nury Aguasvivas, all of Boston; Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Emily Schwebke and Project Finance & Public Finance resident attorney Jacalyn Smith, both of Chicago; Manchester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Talia Burghard; Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate paralegal Lori Esposito; and Los Angeles Corporate paralegal Mina Gonzaque-Taylor.

Leaders of Influence-Litigators and Trial Attorneys

Los Angeles Business Journal | July 12, 2021

Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Arts and Cultural Institutions team leader Thad Stauber is featured in this article for being selected as one of the publication’s “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys,” recognizing the most influential litigation leaders in the greater Los Angeles area.

Electronics company says ‘rushed’ JAMS award should get axed

Law360 | July 08, 2021

Litigation Department vice-chair Staci Riordan and counsel Aaron Brian, both of the Intellectual Property group in Los Angeles, are mentioned in this article for representing Indian electronics company SFO Technologies Private Ltd. in its recent request to vacate a JAMS award. The matter relates to SFO’s complaint against the former owners of California-based Qual-Pro Corp. in 2019, alleging the concealment of debts during an acquisition process and of falsely claiming that test equipment was ready to be capitalized and could be considered an asset.

Career Tracker: Bankruptcy leaders find new homes in Dallas, New York

Reuters Legal | July 02, 2021

This roundup of notable attorney moves mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP.

Four pandemic transportation-impacting pivots that should be permanently adopted

Forbes | June 30, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this column on four transportation-related pivots during the pandemic that should be permanently adopted, in part for their benefits to the environment, as well as for repurposing our time and priorities.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | June 16, 2021

The following article features Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP, providing an overview of each of their IP practices.

First Circuit backs Hasbro's win in board game royalties suit

Law360 | June 15, 2021

This article on Monday’s First Circuit decision unanimously affirming Reuben Klamer as the author of iconic board game The Game of Life mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Erica Van Loon for representing Mr. Klamer. The court was persuaded that the plaintiff’s late husband’s work on the game prototype was a work for hire for Mr. Klamer, and thus held unequivocally that Mr. Klamer was the author of the game and the owner of the copyright on it.

Nixon Peabody adds IP partners on west coast

Intellectual Property Magazine | June 15, 2021

The following article features Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP, providing an overview of each of their IP practices.

On the Move: Tracking the ins and outs of California lawyers

The Recorder/Law.com | June 10, 2021

This round-up of notable attorney moves mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP, providing an overview of each of their IP practices.

Nixon Peabody adds two ex-Lathrop IP pros in Los Angeles

Law360 | June 09, 2021

The following article highlights Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for their move to the firm and NP’ s continued growth on the West Coast.

INTA seeks brand stories; IACC and National IPR Center partnership; new GIs in Pakistan

World Trademark Review | June 08, 2021

The following article highlights Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for their move to the firm and NP’s continued growth on the West Coast.

California sugarcane-to-ethanol plant verified green bond sale

The Bond Buyer | June 03, 2021

This article on the $575 million in bonds for California Ethanol + Power, which will fund the construction of the Sugar Valley Energy alternative fuel and energy plant to convert sugarcane into ethanol mentions NP as disclosure counsel. The NP team includes Los Angeles partners Dan Deaton and Angelica Valencia and New York City partner Scott Singer, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

H&M sweater spat heads to High Court

Courthouse News Service | June 01, 2021

The following article covers the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case involving client H&M and allegations of fabric design copyright infringement by textile company Unicolors. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordon, vice-chair of the Litigation Department and Fashion Practice leader, is quoted in the Law360 article on defending the previous Ninth Circuit ruling, which held that the trial court had erred in its ruling, and found that instead of infringement, the textile company’s copyright was invalid and the plaintiff did not use the copyright process appropriately. The NP team representing H&M also includes Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office.

SCOTUS to review H&M's 9th Circuit win in copyright dispute

Reuters | June 01, 2021

The following article covers the U.S. Supreme Court’ s decision to hear a case involving client H&M and allegations of fabric design copyright infringement by textile company Unicolors. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordon, vice-chair of the Litigation Department and Fashion Practice leader, is quoted in the Law360 article on defending the previous Ninth Circuit ruling, which held that the trial court had erred in its ruling, and found that instead of infringement, the textile company’s copyright was invalid and the plaintiff did not use the copyright process appropriately. The NP team representing H&M also includes Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office.

High Court to consider intent bar in H&M copyright escape

Bloomberg Law | June 01, 2021

The following article covers the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case involving client H&M and allegations of fabric design copyright infringement by textile company Unicolors. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordon, vice-chair of the Litigation Department and Fashion Practice leader, is quoted in the Law360 article on defending the previous Ninth Circuit ruling, which held that the trial court had erred in its ruling, and found that instead of infringement, the textile company’s copyright was invalid and the plaintiff did not use the copyright process appropriately. The NP team representing H&M also includes Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office.

Supreme Court agrees to hear H&M copyright case

Law360 | June 01, 2021

The following article covers the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case involving client H&M and allegations of fabric design copyright infringement by textile company Unicolors. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordon, vice-chair of the Litigation Department and Fashion Practice leader, is quoted in the Law360 article on defending the previous Ninth Circuit ruling, which held that the trial court had erred in its ruling, and found that instead of infringement, the textile company’s copyright was invalid and the plaintiff did not use the copyright process appropriately. The NP team representing H&M also includes Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office.

Arbitration ruling gives DOL a boost to enforce wage laws

Law360 | May 29, 2021

This article, on a recent Ninth Circuit ruling that an arbitration agreement between a business and its employees does not affect a U.S. Department of Labor enforcement lawsuit, quotes Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Mae Hau on the ruling and how it could potentially impact future employment arbitration agreements.

Brand Battles: Instagram empires fight over 'meme' game trademark

Law360 | May 21, 2021

This roundup of recent actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board mentions the firm for the work of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Elizabeth Baio and Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler for representing game maker Doing Things Media LLC in its trademark dispute with What Do You Meme LLC.

The 13 leading attorneys and law firms that work with digital creators and influencers

Business Insider | May 12, 2021

This article on the top attorneys and law firms representing digital influencers features Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler, including how she got her start in the space and how her practice has grown. Los Angeles Corporate associate Christina Chang is mentioned for being Ellie’s “ right hand”.

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.

‘It Gets Better’ gets new leadership

Forbes | May 03, 2021

In this article, Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy discusses the collaborative approach to a leadership change at the It Gets Better Project, where he is stepping down as president and chair of the board of directors to make way for Paul Dien. Seth, a founding member of the LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, will remain on the nonprofit’s board.

Changing circumstances reduced demand for California school note program

The Bond Buyer | April 29, 2021

This article, on the California School Finance Authority’s borrowing program created to help school districts manage pandemic-driven budget deferrals, mentions NP as disclosure counsel for notes issued in March and April for elementary, high school, and community college districts. Los Angeles partners Rudy Salo and Dan Deaton, and San Francisco partners Travis Gibbs and Graham Beck, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, advised CSFA in this deal. Update: New York Bankruptcy & Restructuring partner Robert Christmas also advised CSFA in this deal.

Women of Influence: Attorneys

Los Angeles Business Journal | April 26, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Jade Turner-Bond is profiled for being selected by the business journal as one of its most influential women attorneys for 2021.

Looted Pissarro heiress Léone Meyer OU attorney Thaddeus Stauber speak on court clash over painting

OU Daily | April 19, 2021

Arts and Cultural Institutions practice leader and Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes partner Thaddeus Stauber is quoted extensively in this article on an internationally lauded settlement, reached between The University of Oklahoma and the OU Foundation and Ms. Léone Meyer, that established an art-sharing agreement in 2016 for the Camille Pissarro painting, Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep (1866).

The dark side of electrification, part 2: Suburbs 2.0?

Forbes | April 14, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article that explores electric vehicle adoption, shifting housing trends, and the future of public transportation.

Social media influencers take over Las Vegas content house

Las Vegas Review-Journal | April 10, 2021

This article examining the emergence of influencer content houses run by Clubhouse Media quotes Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler on how organic and authentic content featuring multiple influencers can help drive brand deals.

Investment company manager fails to get FBAR case tossed

Law360 | April 09, 2021

This article, on a matter involving penalties assessed by the IRS against an investment company manager accused of an alleged failure to file a foreign bank and financial account form (FBAR), quotes Tax team co-leader and Los Angeles Corporate partner Shahzad Malik on why it was necessary to bring a motion for dismissal.

Why so many fashion professionals are starting side hustles

Business of Fashion | March 30, 2021

In this article on the rise of fashion professionals pursuing side entrepreneurial ventures, Fashion practice leader and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan is quoted on the benefits of employees being transparent about their activities and the need to disclose a side project due to potential contract issues and general goodwill with employers.

Commercial real estate: strategies and updates

Los Angeles Times | March 22, 2021

Los Angeles office managing partner Justin Thompson, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, participated in a virtual roundtable discussion on COVID-19’s impact on commercial real estate, market-driving trends, and what’s on the horizon for the industry.

Employers face new risks as business travel returns

Law360 | March 16, 2021

This article on the risks employers face as business travel returns quotes Labor & Employment deputy practice group leader and OSHA practice chair Ben Kim, of Los Angeles, and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Rachel Conn on the realities of a shifting office environment.

CDC vaccine guidance offers ‘road map’ for employers

Law360 | March 10, 2021

Labor & Employment deputy practice group leader and OSHA practice chair Ben Kim, of Los Angeles, and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Rachel Conn provide commentary in this article analyzing the CDC’s new post-vaccination guidance, discussing implications for employers.

Hire Up-Firms bring in seasoned counsel to bulk up in capital markets and corporate

American Lawyer | February 26, 2021

The American Lawyer’s column on legal moves across the country includes details on Los Angeles Corporate counsel Richard Shamos joining the firm.

On the Move

The Recorder | February 25, 2021

This column of notable legal moves in California includes Los Angeles Corporate counsel Richard Shamos’ move to the firm.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | February 23, 2021

This column of notable legal news includes Los Angeles Corporate counsel Richard Shamos’ move to the firm.

Litigation funding as a resource for university patent enforcement

Technology Transfer Tactics | February 22, 2021

Life Sciences practice co-chair and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy contributed this article on how litigation funding can address some of the more significant challenges for a growing number of universities pursuing patent enforcement campaigns.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | February 19, 2021

Long Island partner Tara Daub and Los Angeles partner Ben Kim were included in this daily column of notable legal news for their promotions to Labor & Employment Practice Group Leader and Deputy PGL, respectively.

Los Angeles makes tender offer ahead of taxable MICLA refunding

The Bond Buyer | February 18, 2021

This article mentions the firm as bond counsel on the City of Los Angeles’ hybrid tender offer and refunding related to the Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles lease revenue bonds. The NP team includes Los Angeles partners Jade Turner-Bond and Dan Deaton; San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs; Washington, D.C. associate Joel Swearingen; and Los Angeles associate David Song—all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Five minutes with… Seth Levy, Nixon Peabody

World Intellectual Property Review | February 17, 2021

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences practice co-chair Seth Levy is featured in this Q&A related to diversity in the intellectual property field, with a particular focus on LGBT+ History Month.

State conduit plans notes for schools facing California budget deferrals

The Bond Buyer | February 11, 2021

NP was mentioned in this article on the California School Finance Authority’s plans to price $1.4 billion in short-term notes for the work by Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Dan Deaton serving as disclosure counsel.

The dark side of electrification, part 1:EVs could negatively impact U.S. infrastructure funding

Forbes | February 08, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article on how a continued dominance of the gas tax as the primary source for federal and state transportation funding—amid the rise of electric vehicles—raises questions for the future of U.S. infrastructure.

Gordon and Turner-Bond Make Partner at Nixon Peabody

The Bond Buyer | January 29, 2021

This article features New York partner-elect Adam Gordon and Los Angeles partner-elect Jade Turner-Bond, both of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, highlighting their Feb. 1 promotions to partner, their practice work, and their community involvement. Managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher is quoted on the firm’s diverse pipeline of talent and the resilience of this year’s partner class.

On the Move

The Recorder (California) | January 28, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner-elect Jade Turner-Bond and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner-elect Rachel Conn were included in this roundup of notable legal moves for their promotions to partner.

Hospitals See Opportunity, Risk in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Modern Healthcare | January 25, 2021

This article on the increasing trend among hospitals to invest in ambulatory surgery centers extensively quotes Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and Washington, D.C. Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky for their outlook on the Department of Health and Human Services’ updated anti-kickback statute, joint ventures among hospitals and ASCs, and a hospital’s ability to attract and retain top surgeons.

Proposition 22 and the Tenuous Path Forward to App-Based Companies

The Daily Journal | January 22, 2021

San Francisco associate Jade Butman and Los Angeles associate Andrea Chavez, both of the Labor & Employment group, contributed this article on the California law classifying workers as either independent contractors or employees, and the law’s impact on the gig economy.

Joe Biden Promises New Day in America

Women’s Wear Daily | January 20, 2021

This article, exploring parts of President Biden’s agenda that will closely affect retail and fashion, quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, leader of the firm’s Fashion practice, on how the various components of retail are interconnected and how mass vaccinations will help spur these areas of the economy.

Cybercrime

The JustPod (ABA podcast) | January 06, 2021

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group leader and Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez is feature as a guest on this podcast episode discussing cybercrimes around the January 6th attack on the Capitol, in addition to technology investigative tools and privacy.

$900 Billion Stimulus Throws a Rope, but Retail Needs More

Women’s Wear Daily | January 06, 2021

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, leader of the firm’s Fashion practice, is quoted in this article on how the new stimulus legislation, as well as changes in Congress, could impact retailers.

Former AG's file friend-of-the-court brief

KIFI/KIDK News – Idaho | December 22, 2020

This article covers an amicus brief filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by three former Idaho attorneys general, detailing why Idaho House Bill 500—which bars transgender women and girls from participating in school sports and subjects all women and girl athletes to the threat of invasive testing—is unconstitutional. In addition to the former AGs, more than 175 athletes joined Athlete Ally and the Women’s Sports Foundation in signing a brief, and the National Women’s Law Center and more than 60 other women’s rights and civil rights groups also filed an amicus brief. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Sarah Erickson André, and Washington, D.C. Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky are representing the former AGs.

Biggest Wage and Hour Rulings of 2020

Law360 | December 18, 2020

This end-of-year review quotes Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan on California’s A.B. 5, noting how court cases are beginning to define parameters of the statute and what it will mean on a practical basis.

The Once-and-Future Privacy Shield

Rochester Business Journal | November 06, 2020

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity deputy leader and Rochester associate Jenny Holmes contributed this article analyzing the European Court of Justice’s recent invalidation of the Privacy Shield and its impact on data flows between the US and the EU. This article was co-developed with Los Angeles partner Jason P. Gonzalez and Boston associate Troy K. Lieberman, both from the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team.

Ratajkowski Says Instagram Copyright Suit Aimed to 'Extort'

Law360 | October 29, 2020

This article, examining the latest developments in a copyright lawsuit involving a paparazzi photo of actress and model Emily Ratajkowski, mentions New York Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler for representing Ratajkowski in this matter.

Four Key Transportation Matters to Watch on Election Day

Forbes | October 27, 2020

This contributed article by Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo discusses how the results of national and statewide elections could have major impacts on the future of ride-sharing and infrastructure.

Investors want more standardized, robust climate change disclosure

The Bond Buyer | October 26, 2020

This article on The Bond Buyer’s California Public Finance Conference Monday, which focused on how climate change will affect investors and rating agencies, quotes Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo on the impact of Exxon Mobil’s litigation against California issuers on municipal markets.

California Markets Its Second Deal Using Millionaire's Tax Credit

Bond Buyer | October 22, 2020

This article on the sale of $450 million in taxable social bonds from the California Health Facilities Financing Authority mentions NP as disclosure counsel. This marks the second round of bonds under the state’s No Place Like Home legislation, which was signed by former Gov. Jerry Brown in 2016 to fund housing for unsheltered people with mental illnesses. Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Dan Deaton led NP’s work on this deal.

UC Takes Next Step with Filament Light Bulb Case: Manufacturers and ITC

Technology Transfer Tactics | October 22, 2020

This article, covering the University of California’s patent enforcement campaign related to filament LED light bulbs, quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy extensively on a successful initial phase of the campaign, and a recent complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission initiating the second phase. The NP team representing UC is led by Seth and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen.

After 75 Years and 15 Claims, a Bid to Regain Lost Art Inches Forward

The New York Times | October 16, 2020

This article, examining the latest developments in a lawsuit involving valuable artworks owned by Hungary and displayed at three museums and a university in Budapest, quotes Arts & Cultural Institutions team leader and Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes partner Thaddeus Stauber on the Hungarian government’s ownership of the artworks.

The Covid-19 Era Sheds Light on Transportation's Climate Change Impact

Forbes | October 14, 2020

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo contributed this article that examines the pandemic’s impact on transportation, as well as the resulting conversation about the future of mobility and its environmental impact.

UC Expands Patent Lawsuit Against Retailers and Manufacturers

Supply Chain Brain | October 05, 2020

The following article covers the U.S. International Trade Commission’s second investigation into leading retailers and suppliers of filament LED lighting products, based on a complaint filed by Nixon Peabody on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). Supply Chain Brain quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy extensively on the expanded patent enforcement campaign. The NP team representing UC is led by Seth and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen.

Standing Apart

Intellectual Property Magazine | October 01, 2020

Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences Practice co-chair Seth Levy and Intellectual Property counsel Peter Wied, both of Los Angeles, contributed this article, based on their alert, which examines the Gensetix Inc v Baylor College of Medicine case and a recent ruling to allow an infringement case to proceed without the state university patent owner’s involvement.

Nixon says ITC probes retailers in patent infringement case

Bloomberg Law | September 30, 2020

This article covers the U.S. International Trade Commission’s institution of a second investigation into leading retailers and suppliers of filament LED lighting products, based on a complaint NP filed on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen are leading the NP team in UC’s LED patent enforcement campaign.

USITC targets Ikea and GE in bulb investigation

World IP Review | September 30, 2020

The following article covers the U.S. International Trade Commission’s second investigation into leading retailers and suppliers of filament LED lighting products, based on a complaint filed by Nixon Peabody on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). Supply Chain Brain quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy extensively on the expanded patent enforcement campaign. The NP team representing UC is led by Seth and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen.

Investors Back Universities’ Fight for Share of Research Profits

Times Higher Education | September 19, 2020

This article discusses how the LED lighting patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC) could chart a path for other universities to protect their innovations, as well as the role of litigation funding in the campaign. The article quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy.

Celebrities Keep Getting Sued Over Instagrams of Themselves

Law360 | September 17, 2020

This article, covering the dilemma of celebrities being sued for posting images of themselves to social media, references a copyright lawsuit involving a paparazzi photo of actress and model Emily Ratajkowski. New York Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler are representing Ratajkowski in this matter.

Nixon Peabody Expands Patent Enforcement Campaign for UCSB

Semiconductor Today | September 15, 2020

This article, covering a recent complaint NP filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC), quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy on the new litigation and the ongoing LED patent enforcement campaign.

UCSB Expands Patent Enforcement Campaign to Protect Its Filament LED Patents

LEDinside | September 14, 2020

This article covers a recent complaint NP filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC), expanding the LED patent enforcement campaign with new litigation against six leading retailers and suppliers of filament LED lighting products. The NP team is led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen.

Addison Rae Heads to Hollywood with Starring Role in "She's All That" Remake

Tubefilter | September 11, 2020

The following article announces the film debut of TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling in the upcoming “He’s All That,” a remake of ‘90s teen comedy “She’s All That,” mention NP for representing the TikTok star. Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler leads Easterling’s NP team and represented her on this deal.

TikTok Star Addison Rae Joins "She's All That" Remake

The Wrap | September 11, 2020

The following article announces the film debut of TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling in the upcoming “He’s All That,” a remake of ‘90s teen comedy “She’s All That,” mention NP for representing the TikTok star. Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler leads Easterling’s NP team and represented her on this deal.

TikTok Star Addison Rae Cast in "She's All That" Remake

Variety | September 11, 2020

The following article announces the film debut of TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling in the upcoming “He’s All That,” a remake of ‘90s teen comedy “She’s All That,” mention NP for representing the TikTok star. Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler leads Easterling’s NP team and represented her on this deal.

Nixon Peabody Expands Patent Enforcement Campaign Over LED Technology Developed at UC Santa Barbara

Tech Transfer eNews Blog | September 02, 2020

The following article covers a new complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC), quote Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy on the ongoing patent enforcement campaign. The complaint seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.

University of California Expands Its LED Lamp Patent Infringement Action

LEDs Magazine | September 02, 2020

The following article covers a new complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC), quote Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy on the ongoing patent enforcement campaign. The complaint seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.

UC Files New Complaint in Lightbulb Licensing Dispute

Pacific Coast Business Times | September 01, 2020

This article, covering a new complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC), quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy on the ongoing patent enforcement campaign. The complaint seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.

How Cities Could Help and Hurt Affordable Housing Development

GlobeSt | August 31, 2020

In this article, Los Angeles Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Ed Campbell comments on the impact that construction, public-private partnerships, local impact fees, and other community conditions are having (and will have) on California’s affordable housing industry.

UC System Asks ITC to Probe Home Depot, Others Over LEDs

Law360 | August 31, 2020

An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.

In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.

'Edison' Bulb Battle Heats Up With University Targeting GE, Ikea

Bloomberg News | August 31, 2020

An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products. In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.

California bill could stifle healthcare M&A

Modern Healthcare | August 20, 2020

Los Angeles Health Care partner and Life Sciences practice co-chair Jill Gordon is quoted throughout this article on proposed California legislation that would require the attorney general to sign off on any health care provider transaction exceeding $1 million.

Prized Camille Pissarro painting can stay at Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, U.S. Court of Appeals rules

ARTnews | August 19, 2020

This article discusses a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that unanimously affirms that NP’s Spanish client, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, is the rightful owner of a prominent artwork by Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro. The article quotes Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes partner and Arts & Cultural Institutions team leader Thaddeus Stauber on the decision. The NP team also includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Sarah Andre, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian, and Labor & Employment associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, all of Los Angeles.

Has Covid-19 And Its Accelerated Work-From-Home Experiment Permanently Changed The Future Of Cities?

Forbes | July 31, 2020

In this contributed article, Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo discusses how COVID-19 and the forced work-from-home experiment may have permanently changed the future of cities as the epicenters of the economy.

SFO prepares bond refunding as airport rides out pandemic

Bond Buyer | July 30, 2020

This article about San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and its preparations for a $291 million bond refunding deal mentions NP as disclosure counsel. San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs and Los Angeles partner Dan Deaton and counsel Heather White, all of the Project Finance and Public Finance Group, advised on this matter.

Employer Object To Cal/OSHA Virus Reporting Split From Federal OSHA

Inside OSHA | July 28, 2020

This article, discussing employer objections to the differences between Cal/OSHA and the federal OSHA requirements to record and report COVID-19 cases, quotes an NP alert providing guidance for California employers on the differences. The alert was authored by Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) practice co-chair and Los Angeles Labor & Employment partner Ben Kim and San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Maritza Martin.

How fashion companies can reduce litigation risks and strengthen compliance

New York Law Journal | July 22, 2020

New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan co-authored this article on developing robust compliance programs for fashion companies, especially as COVID-19 has created disruptions in supply chain management.

COVID-19 Could Change the Future of Transit Funding

Rockefeller Institute of Government | July 07, 2020

In this article on how COVID-19 could impact transit funding, Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo is quoted for his outlook on ridership in the Bay Area.

Marijuana Social Clubs: How Colorado is Setting the Pace

Cannabis Business Executive | June 17, 2020

This article, on the reopening of Colorado’s marijuana hospitality industry, cites a recent NP alert that details guidelines for cannabis retailers to consider for revamping operations without spreading communicable illnesses. Cannabis Business Executive also re-published the complete NP alert, written by San Francisco Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Alison Torbitt; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan; and San Francisco Labor & Employment associates Hillary Baca and Rachel Conn.

Airport P3s – Looking down the runway

Project Finance International | June 16, 2020

Project Finance & Public Finance partners Roddy Devlin, in New York, and Angelica Valencia, in Los Angeles, contributed this article on their outlook on P3s in the airport industry, and the downstream effect of COVID-19 on new project development.

Higher Ambition: Moving the Needle on Law Firm Diversity

Washington Lawyer | June 05, 2020

This feature article on the Move the Needle Fund and law firm diversity spotlights Nixon Peabody’s MTN participation and quotes Washington, D.C. office managing partner Colette Dafoe, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, and director of Diversity & Inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu on why it’s vitally important to increase diversity in the legal profession.

Do Crowdsourced Predictions Show The Wisdom Of Humans?

Forbes | June 01, 2020

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Erik Birkeneder contributed this article that explores crowdsourced predictions, their accuracy and adoption, and the legal implications of relying on data from crowdsourced predictions.

Retailers Facing Store Damage May Look to Insurance

WWD | June 01, 2020

This article, which examines commercial insurance policy considerations for retail storefronts, quotes Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, based in Los Angeles.

IN BRIEF: Unicolors' copyright win against H&M unravels in 9th Circuit

Reuters Legal | June 01, 2020

The following coverage highlights recent developments in a fabric design copyright infringement dispute in which the NP team secured a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing the trial court’s decision for client H&M. The NP team that advised H&M was led by Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of Los Angeles.

9th Circ. Says Suit Against H&M Hinges On Copyright Validity

Law360 | May 29, 2020

This article mentions Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of Los Angeles, for representing H&M in a dispute involving allegations of fabric design copyright infringement. The NP team secured a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District to reverse the trial court’s decision.

Three Steps to Real Estate Recovery

Pacific Coast Business Times | May 29, 2020

Los Angeles office managing partner and Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Justin Thompson wrote this article about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted commercial real estate and steps that the industry can take towards recovery.

H&M Gets Another Shot at Challenging Validity of Pattern Copyright

The Recorder | May 29, 2020

The following coverage highlights recent developments in a fabric design copyright infringement dispute in which the NP team secured a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing the trial court’s decision for client H&M. The NP team that advised H&M was led by Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of Los Angeles.

H&M Gets Fabric Design Copyright Infringement Verdict Overturned

Bloomberg Law | May 29, 2020

The following coverage highlights recent developments in a fabric design copyright infringement dispute in which the NP team secured a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing the trial court’s decision for client H&M. The NP team that advised H&M was led by Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of Los Angeles.

SEC Chair Clayton provides guidance on coronavirus disclosure

Bond Buyer | April 23, 2020

In this article discussing SEC Chair Jay Clayton’s guidance on corporate disclosure during the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Dan Deaton provides commentary about how the virus is introducing complexities to disclosures across markets.

As COVID Imperils Deals, M&A Contracts May Include More Backstops

Women’s Wear Daily | April 23, 2020

This article about the how the coronavirus era has impacted the future of dealmaking in the fashion industry quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan.

Five ways COVID-19 may impact the future of infrastructure and transportation

Forbes | March 31, 2020

The latest contributed column from Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo looks at how the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic could alter the infrastructure and transportation landscapes.

Industry experts Barrack, Penner sound off on the coronavirus crisis

Commercial Observer | March 28, 2020

Los Angeles office managing partner Justin Thompson, of the Affordable Housing and Real Estate practice group, says there is no modern comparison to California’s blanket moratorium on evictions during the coronavirus crisis.

Fed Circuit deals loss to privateer-backed patent holder

Reuters Legal | March 25, 2020

This article highlights an appeals court victory for Nanya Technology Corp., represented by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Peter Wied and Vincent Yip.

Service Providers - Fashion and Retails Lawyers

Women’s Wear Daily | March 25, 2020

This article about the types of matters and questions that fashion and retail attorneys are handling for their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan.

California ramps up tenant protections as state shuts down

Commercial Observer | March 20, 2020

Los Angeles office managing partner Justin Thompson, of the Affordable Housing and Real Estate practice group, talks about California’s proposed moratorium on commercial evictions. Justin notes that tenants who do not pay their rent may face negative contractual consequences even they are not evicted.

Peloton case an example of intellectual property rights of copyright owners

Rochester Business Journal | March 20, 2020

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this column analyzing a copyright dispute between home exercise giant Peloton and the National Music Publishers Association regarding the use of popular music in Peloton video workouts. This column was adapted from an NP alert by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp, and associate Catherine Savio.

Navigating telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic: An interview with Jill Gordon and Sarah Swank (podcast)

Inside Reproductive Health | March 19, 2020

In this podcast episode, Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank discuss new regulations around using telemedicine to reach patients in a time of community quarantines.

Tekashi 6ix9ine hit with $2M suit alleging vanished advance

Law360 | March 18, 2020

This article mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan and Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes associate Ryan Duckett for their representation of Fashion Nova in a breach-of-contract claim against incarcerated rap star Tekashi 6ix9ine.

Coronavirus putting crimp on firms doing business in China

Rochester Business Journal | February 21, 2020

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column about how employers with business operations in China are responding to the coronavirus outbreak and related travel restrictions. The article is based on an alert by Hong Kong Corporate partner David Cheng, Los Angeles Labor and Employment partner Benjamin Kim, San Francisco Labor and Employment senior counsel Jeffrey Tanenbaum and associate Rachel Conn, and Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman

Universities should consider ITC for IP protection

Tech Transfer Tactics | February 18, 2020

Intellectual Property partners Evan Langdon of Washington, DC, and Shawn Hansen and Seth Levy of Los Angeles co-wrote this article explaining how the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) can be a “powerfully effective venue” for patent protection. Evan, Shawn, and Seth are leading the NP team representing the University of California in an investigation pending at the ITC concerning LED lightbulb technology. Read the full article on techtransfercentral.com.

How algorithmic empathy will improve health care

Forbes | February 13, 2020

In his latest contributed column, Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Erik Birkeneder writes about how health care AI technologies that demonstrate empathy can help improve patient satisfaction and engagement.

What the University of California case means for retailers and IP in the supply chain

TotalRetail | February 13, 2020

This article analyzes the potential for lasting implications to the global supply chain as a result of the University of California’s (UC) patent enforcement campaign against several retailers selling filament LED lightbulbs. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen are the lead attorneys representing UC.

People on the Move

Affordable Housing Finance | February 10, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the affordable housing space highlights the promotions of Los Angeles Community Development partner Sonia Nayak, Washington, DC, Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Dara Newman Histed, and New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Dana Roper, all of whom officially joined the NP partnership this month.

On the Move: Tracking the ins and outs of California lawyers

Law.com – The Recorder | February 07, 2020

This round-up of personnel moves in the legal industry mentions Los Angeles Community Development Finance partner Sonia Nayak, who officially joined the NP partnership as of Feb. 1.

Central Coast tech firms, UCSB use litigation to protect patents

Pacific Coast Business Times | February 07, 2020

The article mentions Nixon Peabody’s ongoing representation of the Regents of the University of California in UC Santa Barbara’s patent enforcement matter, noting that a recent $1.1 billion verdict for the California Institute of Technology in another matter could bode well for UC Santa Barbara. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen are the lead attorneys representing UC.

The LA Deal Sheet

Bisnow | February 04, 2020

This round-up of executive and transactional news in Southern California notes the promotion of Los Angeles Community Development Finance attorney Sonia Nayak to partner.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | February 04, 2020

This column of notable executive moves in the legal industry included a write-up on the promotion of Nixon Peabody’s 2020 new partner class: Laura Bacon, Shariff Barakat, Katie Baynes, Robert Fisher, Kimberly Harding, Brian Mahoney, Sonia Nayak, Dara Newman Histed, Morgan Nighan, Chris Porzio, Rachel Pugliese, Dana Roper, and Peter Trimarchi.

WME Signs 6-Year-Old Vlogger Anastasia Radzinskaia (Exclusive)

The Hollywood Reporter | February 04, 2020

This article about leading entertainment and media agency WME signing vlogger Anastasia Radzinskaia notes Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler as one of the attorneys representing the six-year-old YouTube star.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | February 03, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the legal industry highlights the 13 members of Nixon Peabody’s 2020 new partner class: Laura Bacon, Shariff Barakat, Katie Baynes, Robert Fisher, Kimberly Harding, Brian Mahoney, Sonia Nayak, Dara Newman Histed, Morgan Nighan, Chris Porzio, Rachel Pugliese, Dana Roper and Peter Trimarchi.

Four mobility takeaways from CES 2020

Forbes | February 01, 2020

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo focuses his latest contributed column on several mobility-related takeaways from CES 2020, including the latest developments in autonomous vehicle adoption.

Member Spotlight: Jade Turner-Bond

National Association of Bond Lawyers | January 31, 2020

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance associate Jade Turner-Bond discusses her career, her hobbies, and the value of NABL membership in this Q+A.

Think universities are making lots of money from inventions? Think again

The Hechinger Report | January 17, 2020

In this article about the ways universities succeed or fail in monetizing their intellectual property, Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy talks about NP’s patent enforcement work on behalf of the University of California.

Boomers exiting the suburbs could help transform infrastructure and land-use policy

Forbes | January 16, 2020

In his latest contributed column for Forbes, Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo explains how the coming wave of Baby Boomer retirements could change transportation habits and land-use trends.

Proposed rules aim to transform key federal laws restricting health care arrangements

New Hampshire Bar News | January 15, 2020

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Kierstan Schultz and Los Angeles Health Care associate Harsh Parikh co-wrote this contributed article analyzing two new rules proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services aimed at addressing perceived barriers to care coordination and value-based care in the health industry.

University of California targets General Electric in campaign against patent infringement

Tech Transfer Central | January 08, 2020

This article quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy discussing Nixon Peabody’s representation of the University of California, which has sued General Electric as part of its ongoing campaign to enforce its patents on LED lightbulb technology. Seth and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen are leading the NP team.

UCSB adds GE to lawsuit defending LED patents

Pacific Coast Business Times | January 02, 2020

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy is quoted in this story covering the latest developments in UC Santa Barbara’s patent enforcement campaign to protect its LED lightbulb technology, including the addition of General Electric as a defendant. Seth and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen are leading the NP team.

To avoid lawsuits, companies should make websites ADA complaint

Rochester Business Journal | December 20, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this contributed article analyzing the recent wave of lawsuits against companies whose websites and mobile apps are alleged to be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The column draws on an NP Alert written by Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Matt McLaughlin, Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Marx Calderon.

Why Are L.A.’s Transit Numbers Dropping?

Forbes | December 19, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo authored this column about how a dearth of affordable housing close to public transit stops is one of the biggest factors contributing to a drop in L.A. transit ridership.

Nixon Peabody’s success in creating diversity comes from the top

Providence Business News | December 06, 2019

Managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu, and Providence Office Managing Partner Andrew Prescott provide commentary in this profile highlighting Nixon Peabody’s diversity and inclusion efforts. At Thursday’s Providence Business News Diversity & Inclusion Summit, NP was honored as the award winner in the Legal Services category.

LEDVANCE Reaches Agreement on UC Santa Barbara's Patented LED Technology

Yahoo! Finance | December 02, 2019

This announcement related to UC Santa Barbara's first-of-its-kind patent enforcement campaign shares that LEDVANCE, one of the world’s leading general lighting providers, has entered into a licensing agreement that authorizes the company to manufacture and distribute UC Santa Barbara’s patented filament LED technology. LEDVANCE is the largest manufacturer to date that has signed a licensing agreement. The announcement mentions Nixon Peabody for representing UC Santa Barbara.

The impact of California’s “independent contractor” law on the future of transportation

Forbes | November 21, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo, in his latest column for Forbes, breaks down the impact of California’s new “independent contractor” law, which makes ride-hailing workers, on-demand delivery drivers and others eligible for the same wages and benefits available to full-time employees.

As esports take off, questions abound over players' rights of publicity

LegalTech News | November 21, 2019

Los Angeles Labor and Employment associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan talks about the increasing sophistication of esports player contracts, a trend fueled in part by game publishers and investors showing interest in more standardized pacts.

Protecting explainable AI innovations in health care

Forbes | November 19, 2019

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Erik Birkeneder also has a new Forbes column, focused on a new frontier in health care AI that has potential to advance diagnostic care but also presents thorny issues related to IP protection.

Women execs warm to men’s watches

Los Angeles Business Journal | November 15, 2019

This story on the emerging trend of women professionals wearing watches historically marketed to men quotes Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler (Altshuler), who talks about timepieces as a symbol of success in corporate environments.

Hollywood and autonomous vehicles: How films, cartoons, and TV shows have shaped our AV biases

Forbes | October 10, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo wrote this contributed article looking at how Americans’ views on autonomous vehicles may be shaped by pop-culture experiences of the past.

Michael Nicolas on Longford’s litigation finance focus on universities

Lawdragon | October 08, 2019

In this Q&A, Longford Capital partner Michael Nicolas discusses the litigation financing for Nixon Peabody’s University of California (UC) campaign, led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy, to protect UC’s rights related to filament LED technology developed at UC Santa Barbara.

And the “Litigators of the Week” Runners Up...

The American Lawyer | October 04, 2019

This column includes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Jennifer Riordan and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kristin Jamberdino as “Litigators of the Week” runner ups for securing a dismissal on behalf of fashion retailer Express, LLC.

A university lawsuit highlights the interdependence of global supply chains

SupplyChainBrain | September 30, 2019

This article focuses on the impact of Nixon Peabody’s LED lightbulb campaign across the supply chain. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy is quoted extensively in the piece.

UC lightbulb case may signal more aggressive infringement defense by schools

Technology Transfer Tactics | September 25, 2019

This article features Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy discussing NP’s work representing the University of California in a first-of-its-kind “direct enforcement campaign” designed to protect UC’s patents covering LED lightbulb technology.

Rising stars: Angelica Valencia

The Bond Buyer | September 24, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Angelica Valencia has earned recognition as a Rising Star from The Bond Buyer, a leading publication for municipal finance news. Angelica is also one of three honorees featured on this year’s supplement cover.

Experts fear California's gig economy law may hit culture workers

The Art Newspaper | September 23, 2019

Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes partner Thad Stauber, head of Nixon Peabody’s arts and cultural institutions team, analyzes how the art world could be affected by California legislation restricting employers’ ability to classify employees as independent contractors.

Fight over prized artwork set for Rochester court

Democrat & Chronicle | September 20, 2019

Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes partner Thad Stauber discusses his representation of a Pittsford, NY, art collector whose valuable Egon Schiele drawing is the subject of an ownership dispute. Two heirs of art collectors say the drawing was stolen from their families several decades ago.

ITC investigates University of California complaint against Amazon and other major retailers

IP Watchdog | September 19, 2019

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy talks about Nixon Peabody’s representation of the University of California in an effort to protect the university’s rights related to filament LED technology developed at UC Santa Barbara. The article also mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen as co-lead counsel for UC in this case.

Let someone else do the driving: why public transportation is the way to go

Forbes | September 19, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo, a new regular contributor to Forbes, writes about the benefits of relying on public transportation for your daily commute.

California nears enactment of nation’s first workplace violence prevention regulation for general industry

Recorder (Law.com) | September 17, 2019

Los Angeles partner Ben Kim and San Francisco associate Rachel Conn, both of the Labor and Employment practice group, co-wrote this contributed article analyzing California’s latest effort to prevent workplace violence through regulations.

Instagram influencers are selling their lips

OneZero | September 12, 2019

This article features Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Altshuler’s analysis of Federal Trade Commission rules designed to regulate the booming “influencer economy,” in which Instagram personalities pitch products such as lip fillers, sometimes without disclosing their relationship to the company.

H&M revives copyright suit with SCOTUS petition

World Intellectual Property Review | September 11, 2019

This article quotes extensively from a petition filed at the Supreme Court by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Neal Gauger, who are representing H&M in a copyright suit.

H&M takes copyright ruling to Supreme Court

Law360 | September 10, 2019

This story mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Neal Gauger, who are representing H&M in a copyright suit. The story quotes the attorneys’ petition for cert, which asks the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling that would make it much easier to sue for infringement.

'Party and Bulls--t': NY judge rules phrase is fair use in Notorious B.I.G., Rita Ora songs

Billboard | September 05, 2019

This story highlights Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan and associate Sydney Pritchett and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Neal Gauger, all of Los Angeles, who successfully defended their client, the estate of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

Law360 | September 05, 2019

This story highlights Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan and associate Sydney Pritchett and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Neal Gauger, all of Los Angeles, who successfully defended their client, the estate of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

2nd Circuit says Biggie's “Party And B*******” is fair use

Law360 | September 04, 2019

This story quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan discussing the successful defense of the estate of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Intellectual Property associate Sydney Pritchett and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Neal Gauger, both of Los Angeles, also worked on this matter.

ITC to Probe Amazon, Walmart, Others in LED Patent Case

Law360 | August 29, 2019

This article highlights recent developments in the University of California’s campaign to protect its rights related to filament LED technology developed at UC Santa Barbara. On Wednesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission opened an investigation in response to UC’s complaint, filed in July by the Nixon Peabody team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen.

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.

Artists vs. influencers: Why That Street Art Selfie Could Get You Sued

The Hollywood Reporter | August 06, 2019

This article quotes Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Altshuler on why social media influencers could become the next crop of celebrities to face copyright infringement claims from street artists whose work appears on their social channels.

E-sports practices get boost with teen's Fortnite win

LegalTech News (Law.com) | August 05, 2019

This article highlights Los Angeles Labor and Employment partner Ben Kim and associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan for leading the e-sports practice at Nixon Peabody, one of only a few such practices at large law firms.

Ikea, Amazon, and the billion-dollar war over light bulb design

Fast Company | August 02, 2019

This article highlights the University of California’s campaign to protect its rights related to filament LED technology developed at the university. An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen is representing UC in this campaign.

Storms on the horizon after high court’s Dynamex ruling

Los Angeles Daily Journal | July 10, 2019

Partner Ben Kim, counsel Alicia Anderson and associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, all of the Labor and Employment group in Los Angeles, co-wrote this contributed article. The authors analyze the impact of a California Supreme Court ruling that drivers for Dynamex, a package delivery company, are employees rather than independent contractors.

It Gets Better CEO: For LGBTQ Professionals in Big Law, It Is Getting Better

Recorder/Law.com | June 28, 2019

This article, about the progress big law firms have made in support of the LGBTQ community, highlights Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy and his role as chairman and CEO of the It Gets better Project. The story also links to Nixon Peabody’s It Gets Better video.

Armenian Bar Association turns 30, marks anniversary with flair and education

The Armenian Mirror-Spectator | June 20, 2019

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Thad Stauber appeared on an Armenian Bar Association panel to discuss “the hitches and hurdles in efforts to reclaim vestiges of cultural heritage through the court and arbitral systems.”

‘It Gets Better’ CEO Seth Levy on being out in BigLaw

Law360 | June 20, 2019

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy talks about his involvement with the It Gets Better Project and his experience as an openly gay man in the legal profession. Click here to read the full article.

Meet the Esports Insider Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Esports Insider | June 11, 2019

Nixon Peabody’s Los Angeles office hosted the second annual Esports Insider Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday night, strengthening the firm’s position as a top legal resource in this burgeoning industry.

Ask the Esports Lawyers – Answering the most important questions in our industry

Esports Insider | June 07, 2019

Los Angeles Labor and Employment partner Ben Kim and associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan discussed the most pressing legal issues in esports in this Q+A with Esports Insider.

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.

How federal tax reform has impacted real estate

Governing.com | May 20, 2019

Los Angeles Public Finance and Project Finance partner Rudy Salo says the impact of federal tax reform, which included a $10,000 cap on the deduction for state and local taxes, on the real estate market has not been as dire as predicted.

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