Los Angeles



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.

Nixon Peabody Adds Patent Partners in Los Angeles

Law360 | May 24, 2018

This article features the arrival of Los Angeles IP litigation partners Peter Wied and Vincent Yip, who bring years of experience with a variety of Taiwanese and U.S.–based technology clients.

Nixon Peabody Nabs Labor, Real Estate Attys In LA, Chicago

Law360 | May 04, 2018

Article announcing the arrival at Nixon Peabody of two lateral hires, Chicago real estate partner David Allswang and Los Angeles labor and employment partner Benjamin Kim. Click here to read the article from Law360 (PDF): Nixon Peabody Nabs Labor, Real Estate Attys In LA, Chicago

2018 preview: With business booming, new pressures on music industry

Billboard | January 05, 2018

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty provides commentary in this roundup article about predictions for the music industry in 2018.

H&M, Unicolors face off on Day 1 of fabric copyright trial

Law360 | December 05, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Staci Jennifer Riordan and counsel Aaron Brian are mentioned in this article about a copyright infringement trial in LA for representing clothing retailer H&M.

Three shady—and all too common—things that digital health startups do to make money

CNBC | November 19, 2017

Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon, who this article identifies as a “top lawyer” in the digital health space, provides in-depth commentary regarding the three common practices she’s seen among health technology startups that may violate medical regulations and what companies should be aware of to avoid costly penalties.

Getting one step ahead on matters of mobile accessibility

Rochester Business Journal | November 17, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon and Los Angeles labor and employment associate Mae Hau coauthored this contributed article on the explosion of mobile health applications and the potential accessibility issues.

Three shady—and all too common—things that digital health startups do to make money

CNBC | November 17, 2017

Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon, who this article identifies as a “top lawyer” in the digital health space, provides in-depth commentary regarding the three common practices she’s seen among health technology startups that may violate medical regulations and what companies should be aware of to avoid costly penalties.

What to expect after latest DOL overtime rule appeal

Law360 | November 16, 2017

Los Angeles labor and employment counsel Dale Hudson and Rochester labor and employment associate Jeffrey League authored this column about what employers should expect relating to the U.S. Department of Labor’s appeal, which invalidated the Obama administration’s overtime rule.

3 law firms with their own riff on the Mansfield Rule

Law360 | October 27, 2017

This article about law firm’s efforts to improve diversity through variations of the Mansfield Rule quotes diversity and inclusion manager Rekha Chiruvolu on Nixon Peabody’s recruiting initiative that requires at least 20 percent of all lateral candidates to be diverse.

Here are some of the legal implications of virtual reality in esports

Forbes | October 24, 2017

Los Angles commercial litigation associate Brianna Howard is featured in this Q&A about the legal implications of incorporating virtual reality and other new technologies into the esports industry, specifically intellectual property rights.

Nixon Peabody guides Keck Graduate Institute’s student housing project

Civic Business Journal | October 24, 2017

Los Angeles public finance partner Danny Kim is quoted in this article about a student housing development financing for Keck Graduate Institute for which Nixon Peabody served as bond counsel.

Autonomous vehicles will change cities landscapes. Here’s how.

Forbes | October 20, 2017

Los Angeles real estate partner Justin Thompson and associate Garth Bostic authored this article about how the emergence of autonomous vehicles will impact cities, regulations and driving habits.

Preventative discrimination training should be ongoing

Rochester Business Journal | October 20, 2017

Rochester labor and employment partner Stephanie Caffera and manager of diversity and inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu were quoted in this special report regarding why employers should provide preventative discrimination training in the workplace.

Executive interview with Nixon Peabody attorney Rudy Salo

Civic Business Journal | October 16, 2017

This Q&A features Los Angeles public finance partner Rudy Salo and highlights his educational background, career, legal practice and his outlook on the public finance sector.

4 things marketers should know about the FTCs latest crackdown on influencer-driven social media

Adweek | October 10, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions associate Ellie Altshuler is quoted throughout this article about the recent updates made to the Federal Trade Commission’s endorsement guidelines and their effects on social marketers.

Drugmaker asks federal judge to invalidate rival company patents

Los Angeles Daily Journal | October 10, 2017

Los Angeles IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen is quoted in this article about drug maker Amgen Inc.’s request for a federal judge to invalidate patents claimed by a rival company so it can create a generic, less expensive version of a popular cancer drug.

8 things every artist should know before signing a deal

Pigeons & Planes | October 03, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions of counsel Carron Mitchell is quoted in this roundup article of advice for artists to consider before signing a deal with a music label.

A round of applause

Upscale Magazine | October 01, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty was named one of the “Top 25 in 2017” by Upscale Magazine.

5th Circ. dismissal signals end to Obama overtime regs

September 22, 2017

Los Angeles labor and employment counsel Dale Hudson and Rochester labor and employment associate Jeff League authored this column about a recent U.S. Department of Labor request that was granted by the Fifth Circuit to dismiss an appeal of a ruling that enforced the Obama administration’s overtime pay regulations.

Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

TechCrunch | September 22, 2017

Los Angles IP counseling and transactions associate Erik Birkeneder authored this column about the future and benefits of health care mobile applications.

London's National Gallery prevails in 'stolen' Matisse lawsuit: New York judge

Reuters | September 21, 2017

Nixon Peabody’s Arts and Cultural Institutions team, led by Los Angeles partners Thad Stauber and Sarah André secured a legal victory on behalf of The National Gallery in London in a lawsuit regarding the Gallery's Henri Matisse painting "Portrait of Greta Moll” (1908).  Sarah is quoted in this article about the case.

Inside Nixon Peabody’s sleek Los Angeles office

Officelovin’ | September 19, 2017

This photo feature profiles Nixon Peabody’s Los Angeles office space.

The requirements of California wage and hour law: a primer

Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin | September 01, 2017

Los Angeles labor and employment counsel Dale Hudson and associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan authored this article on California’s wage and hour mandates for employers.

AHF showcases industry’s rising stars

Affordable Housing Finance | August 29, 2017

Affordable Housing Finance named Los Angeles affordable housing associate Ed Campbell one of the 2017 Young Leaders, which recognizes six individuals under 40 who play a vital role in affordable housing across the U.S.

Justice Bus marks 10 Years of providing free legal counsel to California immigrants

NPR’s All Things Considered | August 29, 2017

Our Justice Bus pro bono project in Los Angeles was featured in an audio segment on “All Things Considered.”

Hop on the Justice Bus: Next stop? Citizenship

NPR | August 27, 2017

Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy, partner Justin Thompson and associate Jessica Walker are quoted in this article about the Los Angeles office’s pro bono work with OneJustice’s Justice Bus to help low-income immigrant Green Card holders seeking U.S. citizenship.

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

VentureBeat | August 23, 2017

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

First-half muni issuance was down in the Northeast

The Bond Buyer | August 18, 2017

This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s jump from ninth to fourth place in Thomson Reuters’ list of top bond counsel for Northeast bond issuance for the first half of 2017.

Legal experts weigh in on the Gucci vs. Forever 21 stripe trademark battle

Hollywood Reporter | August 14, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner and fashion practice group leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about dueling trademark lawsuits between Gucci and Forever 21.

Most influential IP attorneys

Los Angeles Business Journal | August 14, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty has been named one of the entertainment industry’s most influential IP attorneys.  This article highlights his work and his clients.

Heres how to be a positive role model for your daughter

Forbes | July 31, 2017

Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon is quoted throughout this Q&A piece about how mothers are finding ways to spend quality time with their daughters while maintaining a demanding and thriving career.

Billboard's 2017 top music lawyers revealed, led by Joel Katz

Billboard | July 17, 2017

Billboard Magazine has named Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty as a top music lawyer in 2017. 

The Wild West of Record Deals: With Industry in Flux, Labels and Artists Shake Things Up

Billboard | June 22, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is quoted in this article on the changing economics of the music industry and the recent surge in new signings. Click here to read the full article.

Jay-Z brings new Sprint-endorsed album '4:44' to Tidal and reignites debate over exclusivity

The Los Angeles Times | June 19, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is quoted in this article about rapper Jay-Z’s newest album that will be released exclusively through the streaming service Tidal, which he co-owns. Click here to read the full article.

Los Angeles sets its first GO bond sale to combat homelessness

Bond Buyer | June 16, 2017

Los Angeles public finance partner Chuck Wolf is quoted in this article about the city’s first bond sale as a result of Proposition HHH.

What do companies need to know to avoid legal missteps?

MedCity News | June 15, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions associate Erik Birkeneder and health care associate Daniel Eliav co-authored this article about legal issues digital health companies should consider.

Attorneys react to Supreme Court patent venue ruling

Law360 | May 22, 2017

Los Angeles IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen is quoted in the following articles discussing the Supreme Court’s decision in the patent case TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC, which limits where plaintiffs can file patent lawsuits.

Supreme Court ruling could hinder ‘patent trolls’

The New York Times | May 22, 2017

Los Angeles IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen is quoted in the following articles discussing the Supreme Court’s decision in the patent case TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC, which limits where plaintiffs can file patent lawsuits.

Ten legal issues to watch when it comes to eSports

Forbes | May 19, 2017

Associates Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, Matt Morris, Chris Queenin and Brianna Howard co-authored this article about legal issues the booming eSports industry should consider.

Tipped workers seek full minimum wage

SHRM | May 19, 2017

Los Angeles labor and employment associate Alicia Anderson is quoted in this article about a case involving restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc.’s employees’ fight for full minimum wage for non-tipped work.

Law360 names attys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | April 28, 2017

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

Most influential women lawyers in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Business Journal | April 24, 2017

The Los Angeles Business Journal named Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan as one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers.

The future is in...a parking garage? Here's one way driverless cars will change urban development

Los Angeles Times | April 16, 2017

Los Angeles real estate partner Justin Thompson is quoted in this article about how autonomous vehicles will impact building developments and urban planning.

Legal battle over Schiele works owned by Jewish entertainer who died in Dachau

The Art Newspaper | April 06, 2017

This article focuses on the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act and its potential impact on art restitution cases. Los Angeles commercial litigation partner and head of the firm’s Art and Cultural Institutions team Thad Stauber is noted in this article as representing art collector Richard Nagy.

An executive interview with Danny Kim

Civic Business Journal | April 03, 2017

This Q&A with Los Angeles public finance partner Danny Kim highlights why he made the move to Nixon Peabody as well as his legal background and interests.

10 Questions: For rap and hip-hop artists, LA lawyer Julian Petty represents

ABA Journal | April 01, 2017

This Q&A with Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty highlights his notable clients, his work and how he got a start in entertainment law. Click here to read the full article.

Vision Design Awards

Floor Focus Magazine | April 01, 2017

Nixon Peabody is the Grand Prize recipient of Floor Focus Magazine’s Vision Design Awards. An image of the Los Angeles office’s patio is featured on the magazine’s April edition cover.

5 keys to high court’s cheerleader uniform ruling

Law360 | March 22, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent 6-2 decision regarding copyright law and decorative elements on cheerleading uniforms.

Evaluating SEC Plan For New Municipal Issuer Disclosures

Law360 | March 13, 2017

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

Catching too many “CABs”?

The Bond Lawyer | March 01, 2017

Los Angeles public finance counsel Heather White authored this article about general obligation capital appreciation bonds (CABs) issued by California and Texas school districts.

Biosimilar battle heads to high court

Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal | February 15, 2017

Los Angeles IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen authored this column about an upcoming case in the U.S. Supreme Court that will deal with Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA), which was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Education conscious people

Fashion Consciousness Magazine | February 10, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan is featured in this story that focuses on her work in fashion law.

3rd Circ. Rules Car Shippers Immune From Antitrust Suit

Law360 | January 19, 2017

Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about a decision by the 3rd Circuit to dismiss litigation against international shipping companies in a price fixing case.

Pitbull, The-Dream, Gallant & music insiders share 2017 predictions

Billboard | January 09, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is quoted in this roundup of music industry predictions for 2017. Click here to read the full article.

Nixon Peabody works out legal issues for Haitian nonprofit

Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal | December 27, 2016

This article is about Nixon Peabody’s pro bono work with nonprofit Team Tassy, which helps families in Haiti. Los Angeles public finance associate Jade Turner-Bond and IP counseling and transactions associate Sean Kim are quoted.

How drones will affect commercial real estate

National Real Estate Investor | December 23, 2016

Los Angeles Real Estate partner Justin Thompson and associate Garth Bostic co-authored this article about how drones will affect commercial real estate and property rights.

Legal Implications of Hotel Brand Proliferation

Hotel Executive | December 12, 2016

Los Angeles real estate partner Justin Thompson and associate Erin Kansy contributed this article about legal issues resulting from the recent expansion in hotel brands.

Lawyer courts the stage

Los Angeles Business Journal | December 12, 2016

This story highlights Los Angeles commercial litigation associate Jessica Walker’s acting pursuits in her local community theater and how it has influenced her career as a lawyer.

Shippers slam feds' brief in 3rd Circ. antitrust row

Law360 | December 09, 2016

Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about arguments arising after a U.S. District judge’s decision in an a matter involving international maritime shippers.

$30 Million Nazi-looted Camille Pissarro comes to a head in appeals court

ArtNews Net | December 06, 2016

The following articles highlight yesterday’s oral arguments in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals over the ownership of a Camille Pissarro painting. Los Angeles commercial litigation partner and head of the firm’s Art and Cultural Institutions team Thaddeus Stauber, commercial litigation partner Sarah André and associate Jessica Walker are counsel for The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation.

Quest for Nazi-plundered art returns to 9th Circ.

Law360 | December 06, 2016

The following articles highlight yesterday’s oral arguments in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals over the ownership of a Camille Pissarro painting.  Los Angeles commercial litigation partner and head of the firm’s Art and Cultural Institutions team Thaddeus Stauber, commercial litigation partner Sarah André and associate Jessica Walker are counsel for The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation.

Shipping Act Allows State Antitrust Claims, Fed. Agency Says

Law360 | December 02, 2016

Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about multidistrict litigation involving several international shipping companies.

3rd Circ. could clarify preemption in shipping antitrust suit

Law360 | November 17, 2016

Los Angeles M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in a matter being considered today by the Third Circuit as to whether international ocean shipping companies are liable in a lawsuit brought by purchasers who accuse these companies of price fixing for vehicle transport.

Firm makes courting diversity full-time focus

Los Angeles Business Journal | November 14, 2016

Manager of diversity and inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu is featured in this story for her role and the many ways Nixon Peabody has made hiring and retaining diverse attorneys a priority. Los Angeles partner Jill Gordon is also quoted throughout.

A Tribe Called Quest signs with CAA

Billboard | November 14, 2016

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Julian Petty is mentioned as legal representative for A Tribe Called Quest in this article about the group’s signing with Creative Arts Agency for worldwide representation.

Overview: Big law gets smaller

American Lawyer | October 31, 2016

This article features a number of new law firm office spaces. Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy is quoted in this article talking about NP's new Los Angeles office and some of its unique features including the outdoor rooftop terrace.

Justices struggle with cheerleader uniform case that holds big implications for fashion

Forbes | October 31, 2016

This story discusses a Supreme Court case about whether design elements on a cheerleader uniform can have intellectual property protection. Los Angeles partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan talks about the potential impact of this case on the fashion industry.

Feud in fashion

Los Angeles Business Journal | October 28, 2016

Los Angeles partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about SCOTUS case Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand, which could have major implications for the Los Angeles region’s fashion industry.

The Notorious B.I.G.'s Family Talks Managing His Life after Death

Billboard Magazine | October 06, 2016

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Julian Petty is featured in this article highlighting the team who manages the Estate of Notorious B.I.G. Click here to read the full article.

Executive Style Office: Musical Cues

Los Angeles Business Journal | October 03, 2016

This feature article showcases Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Julian Petty, leader of the firm’s entertainment practice, and his work through photos of his office and the mementos he’s collected through the years.

Rainmaker Q&A: Nixon Peabody's Jill Gordon

Law360 | October 03, 2016

Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon is featured in this series of Q&As with legal industry leaders.

People on the Move

Los Angeles Business Journal | October 03, 2016

This news brief highlights the arrival of Los Angeles real estate partner Bryan LeRoy.

Nixon Peabody Snags Ex-Manatt Real Estate Partner in LA

Law360 | September 29, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Los Angeles real estate partner Bryan LeRoy.

Why Dealers are Struggling with Proposed Markup Disclosure

The Bond Buyer | September 23, 2016

Los Angeles public finance partner Rudy Salo is quoted in this feature story discussing the struggle facing dealers as they try to comply with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's proposed markup disclosure requirements.

Rising Stars

The Bond Buyer | September 21, 2016

Los Angeles public finance partner Rudy Salo is recognized among The Bond Buyer’s 2016 Rising Stars.

L.A. Port Brings Green Bond Deal

The Bond Buyer | September 13, 2016

This article discusses that the Port of Los Angeles will price a nearly $220M revenue bond financing—representing the first green bond sale by a port. Nixon Peabody is noted as bond counsel.

Transforming a Dinosaur: How the Legal Field is Embracing the Diversity Challenge

Huffington Post | September 01, 2016

Manager of diversity & inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu, Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy and Los Angeles public finance associate Jade Turner-Bond are quoted in this article that highlights Nixon Peabody’s efforts to create an inclusive workplace.

The Styled Side: Style and Legal Hurdles at the Olympics

KPCC-FM (NPR Los Angeles affiliate) | August 10, 2016

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about controversies surrounding corporate sponsorships at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Notorious B.I.G. Will Have His Life & Lyrics Turned Into A TBS Scripted Series

The YBF | July 30, 2016

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is noted as representing Bystorm Films and Notorious B.I.G., LLC, on a scripted series for TBS that will loosely incorporate Biggie’s life and lyrics.

Forget Khakis: Law Firms Take Casual to the Next Level

Law360 | July 13, 2016

Los Angeles partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this article that discusses how lawyers are embracing trendier business-casual wear as the new workday dress code.

Attorney Pours It On

Los Angeles Business Journal | July 11, 2016

Los Angeles associate Ellie Altshuler is featured in this spotlight highlighting her work with entertainment and fashion clients.

The dealmaker behind the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Fisher Family partnership

Art Daily | May 16, 2016

This article features Nixon Peabody’s role as deal counsel and advisor to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Fisher Family to create a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a museum and a collection. Los Angeles partner and Arts & Cultural Institutions leader Thad Stauber led the NP team in this unprecedented agreement with support from Washington, DC, partner Mike Cooney and Los Angeles partner Matt Grazier. SFMOMA opened to the public on May 14, featuring an expansive new addition displaying hundreds of pieces of postwar and contemporary art work from the Fisher Family.

Over A Dozen Firms Guided Largest Q1 Real Estate Deals

Law360 | May 04, 2016

The $390M purchase of a premier site within New York’s South Street Seaport Subdistrict by Oceanwide Center NY LLC, a subsidiary of Oceanwide Holdings Co., is among the 10 largest Q1 real estate deals. Nixon Peabody advised Oceanwide on the transaction. The coverage notes the deal team was led by partners Denise Pursley, Colette Dafoe and David Cheng.

Loyola Event Tackles the Legal Risks of Social Media, Technology and Advertising

California Apparel News | April 21, 2016

Los Angeles partner Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about a panel discussion that she moderated at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles on the topic of legal ramifications of the continuous evolution of technology on the fashion industry.

Grid110 - How a Group of Diverse Entrepreneurs are Shaping the Tech Ecosystem in Downtown LA

Huffington Post | April 19, 2016

Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy is quoted in this article about Grid110, a start-up fashion tech organization with which Nixon Peabody is very involved.

Driverless Cars Pave the Way for Real Estate Development

Law360 | April 07, 2016

Los Angeles partners Justin Thompson, Rudy Salo and associate Daniel Eliav co-authored this piece discussing the potential impact driverless technology could have on real estate development as well as infrastructure financing.

Beats, Rhymes and Law for Nixon Peabody's Julian Petty

American Lawyer | March 23, 2016

This article profiles Los Angeles partner Julian Petty. Click here to read the full article.

Manhattan Beach eyes Silicon Beach boom

The Beach Reporter | March 18, 2016

This coverage notes Los Angeles public finance partner Rudy Salo’s new role on the Economic Development Advisory Council.

4 Ways Fashion Brands Trip On The Oscars Red Carpet

Law360 | February 25, 2016

Los Angeles partner and Fashion practice group leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this story about the four biggest legal landmines for fashion brands to avoid when celebrities wear their designs on the Oscars red carpet this Sunday.

#FreeKesha Puts a Legal Battle in a Public Spotlight

NPR | February 23, 2016

Los Angeles partner Julian Petty is quoted in this story discussing the #FreeKesha movement supporting the pop singer as she fights her recording contract with Sony. Throughout the piece, he provides third-party commentary on how public support is playing into the legal battle. Click here to read the full article.

Can Discount Prices Get Retailers Into Trouble?

Apparel News | January 21, 2016

Los Angeles partner and Fashion practice group leader Staci Riordan provides third-party commentary in this piece about an increasing number of class-action lawsuits against big-name department stores over markdowns allegedly made on “false” original prices.

Revived Real Estate Market a Boon for Transactional Attorneys

Daily Journal | December 30, 2015

Los Angeles Real Estate partner Justin Thompson provides commentary in this story on real estate market trends.

Notorious B.I.G. estate gets copyright infringement lawsuit tossed

Reuters | December 23, 2015

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this feature article for our representation of Warner Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, Big Poppa Music, Bad Boy Records and the estate of The Notorious BIG. Our team—led by partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty—won a dismissal of copyright infringement claims involving BIG’s 1994 debut album. Associates Neal Gauger and Seth Berman were part of the legal team. Click here to read the full article.

Changing Channels

Fordham Lawyer | December 11, 2015

Partner Julian Petty is featured within this article highlighting Fordham Law alumni prominently involved in the evolution of the way we watch movies and listen to music. Click here for the complete coverage.

Sneaker Wars: Converse vs. New Balance

Boston Magazine | December 01, 2015

Los Angeles partner and leader of our Fashion practice Staci Riordan is included in this feature story on how the footwear industry is dealing with intellectual property lawsuits.

The Current Legal State of Hotel-Condo Development

Hotel Executive | December 01, 2015

Los Angeles Real Estate partner Justin Thompson authored this column discussing notable legal developments paving the way for a resurgence in developer interest in condo-hotel projects.

Your Working Life with Staci Riordan

Your Working Life | December 01, 2015

Los Angeles partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion industry team Staci Riordan is profiled in this podcast. Your Working Life is a series that features thought-leaders and influencers in the career and personal growth arena. Staci talks about her passion for fashion and getting into fashion law.

Municipal Securities Issuers to Face Enforcement Actions

Bloomberg BNA Securities Law Daily | November 17, 2015

This feature article discusses the Securities and Exchange Commission crackdown on municipal securities disclosure violations. Los Angeles Public Finance partner Dan Deaton provides third-party commentary.

Tech Savvy

Los Angeles Business Journal | November 02, 2015

Aaron Yowell, lead NP organizer for the recently held “Code the Deal” event in Los Angeles, is quoted in this coverage. Aaron’s comments note how these hackathons are about being thoughtful about the practice of law and figuring out ways to improve practices and increase value for clients.

Are Patent Trolls Taking Over the Fashion Industry?

Fortune | October 07, 2015

Partner and leader of the firm’s fashion team Staci Riordan provides commentary in this feature story discussing how the fashion industry—especially textile companies—are dealing with copyright infringement lawsuits.

Can't I Just "Uber" My Doctor?

Medical Home News | October 01, 2015

Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and associate Daniel Eliav authored this column discussing the top legal issues for consumer-facing health care technology. Click here to read the full article.

Fashion Week gets down to business with show, expert

Democrat & Chronicle | September 29, 2015

Los Angeles partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion team Staci Riordan is featured in this column on the legal side of the fashion industry.

Endorsements on Social Media Run Afoul of FTC

Daily Journal | August 26, 2015

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions associate Ellie Altshuler provides third-party commentary in this feature story on celebrity endorsements of brands or products on social media.

NABL Provides Issuers Disclosure Guidance in Wake of SEC Cases

The Bond Buyer | August 20, 2015

The National Association of Bond Lawyers released a paper giving its members tools to help issuer clients develop written disclosure policies and procedures in response to recent Securities and Exchange Commission cases against issuers. Los Angeles Public Finance partner Dan Deaton, part of the paper’s drafting committee, is quoted within the piece.

Brand Building With a Legal Foundation at Loyola's Summer Fashion Law Program

California Apparel News | July 30, 2015

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion practice Staci Jennifer Riordan is included in this article about Loyola Law School’s Fashion Law Summer Intensive. Staci is the executive director of the Fashion Law Project at Loyola and teaches not only fashion entrepreneurs and executives, but also attorneys who represent fashion-industry clients as well as current law students.

Study Break: Learn fashion law with Loyola Law School

FashInvest | July 24, 2015

This coverage highlights Loyola Law School’s Fashion Law Summer Intensive program focused on what companies need to do in order to develop a brand narrative and all the legal elements necessary to carry that story forward. The program is part of The Fashion Law Project whose executive director is Los Angeles partner and leader of the fashion law practice Staci Riordan. In addition to Staci, Ellie Altshuler and Julian Petty are on the faculty as well.

Hip-Hop Lawyer Julian Petty Keeps L.A.'s Top Rappers from Signing Shady Deals

L.A. Weekly | July 08, 2015

This profile of Julian Petty includes quotes from him on his experience working with clients in the music industry and how he’s helping them navigate the challenges of an evolving industry. A few of Julian’s clients are quoted throughout the profile. Click here for the complete coverage.

American Red Cross Names New Board Chair and New Board Members

Orange County Business Journal | July 06, 2015

Los Angeles counsel Dale Hudson has been named as the chair of the American Red Cross Orange County.

Julian Petty: The Man with the Master Plan

Examiner.com | July 03, 2015

Julian Petty is featured in this Q&A. In the piece, Julian discusses getting into the music industry and how he works with industry clients now. Click here for the complete coverage.

UC Will Nurse Lab Inventions

Los Angeles Business Journal | June 22, 2015

This article focuses on a new $250 million independent fund created by the University of California to invest in research enterprises on its campuses.  Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Seth Levy talks about the research environment particularly for health care technologies and how it’s changed with regard to what it takes to get technology licensed or spun out.

Judge Rejects Claim for a Pissarro by Heirs in Nazi Art Case

The New York Times | June 10, 2015

This feature article focuses on a recent U.S. District Court ruling in favor of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation and the Kingdom of Spain in an artwork dispute that spanned a decade. Los Angeles commercial litigation partners Thad Stauber and Sarah André represented the Foundation in this dispute.

Calif. Justices to Weigh Break Issue Left Open by Brinker

Law360 | June 02, 2015

Los Angeles Labor & Employment counsel Dale Hudson is quoted in this article discussing the California Supreme Court’s decision to hear a class action brought a group of security guards who claim they were illegally forced to be on call during breaks and how this case gives the court a chance to clarify whether rest periods must be free from all work.

Cool Jobs: Entertainment Attorney Julian Petty Talks Going from Intern to Law Firm Partner

Black Enterprise | May 26, 2015

This article profiles Los Angeles partner Julian Petty who has carved out a successful practice advising clients in the entertainment industry. Click here to read the full article.

Location

300 South Grand Avenue

Suite 4100

Los Angeles, CA 90071-3151

Phone: 213-629-6000

Fax: 213-629-6001

Key Contacts

Justin X. Thompson

Partner
Office Managing Partner, Los Angeles

jthompson@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 213-629-6142

Ellen Ancui

Office Administrator

eancui@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 213-629-6149

Christine O'Rourke

Marketing Contact

corourke@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 213-629-6172

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