The Providence office provides the full gamut of legal services—with an emphasis on employment, litigation, privacy and corporate services—to a burgeoning services sector focused on health care, real estate development, financial services, insurance and education. We also represent traditional manufacturing companies as well as those innovating in the areas of information, energy and life sciences.
The labor and employment team advises clients on current law while following demographic trends that require clients to be prepared for the workforce of tomorrow. Our health care group focuses on traditional providers and emerging for- and nonprofit health care delivery companies and services. We have a formidable team of litigators who handle a full range of matters, including contract, employment, construction and real estate matters throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
We are Rhode Islanders—committed to supporting Rhode Island businesses and strengthening our communities through extensive donation of our time and talent to a variety of organizations that advance health, education, social causes and the arts.
Rochester Business Journal | March 19, 2021
Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera contributed this article highlighting employer considerations related to the Biden administration’s union organization changes. Stephanie developed the article with Providence senior counsel Andrew Prescott and Long Island associate Rose Nankervis, both of the Labor & Employment group.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | March 18, 2021
This article covers a recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision in favor of client Lowell General Hospital, finding that a prospective employee could not establish either a breach of contract claim or a promissory estoppel claim. Providence counsel Jessica Jewell and associate Aaron Nadich, both of the Labor & Employment group, are quoted in the article.
Providence Business News | March 09, 2021
This article, covering the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association’s annual conference, mentions that NP will host a workshop entitled “Making It Through Changes in Employment, Labor and Workplace Health and Safety Law.“ Providence office managing partner Andrew Prescott and San Francisco partner Rachel Conn, both of the Labor &Employment group, will present the session.
The Brown Daily Herald | February 18, 2021
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is quoted in this article on virtual legal proceedings in Rhode Island during the pandemic, noting he has seen a greater degree of collegiality among attorneys and more willingness to work together with opposing counsel.
Bloomberg Law | February 17, 2021
This roundup of notable legal industry news and people moves includes Nixon Peabody’s promotion of 12 attorneys to counsel.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | February 16, 2021
This article covers the First Circuit Court of Appeals’ affirmation of an earlier decision that jeweler Tiffany & Co. had not violated the Family and Medical Leave Act in eliminating a former employee’s position. The article mentions Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier and associate Aaron Nadich, both of Providence, for successfully representing Tiffany.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | February 12, 2021
This article, covering a Rhode Island Superior Court ruling that vehicle insurers did not violate state requirements in their reporting of auto body shop labor rates to the Department of Business Regulation, mentions Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jeff Brenner for representing 12 of the 17 insurers in the case.
ConvergenceRI | January 25, 2021
Providence Health Care partner Chris Browning contributed this article identifying the legal trends in a post-pandemic world surrounding health care delivery, transactions, and employment agreements, where rapid policy interventions have altered the prevailing landscape.
Providence Business News | January 22, 2021
This article covering Rhode Island’s push to double the number of daily COVID-19 tests in the state quotes Providence office managing partner Andrew Prescott, of the Labor & Employment group, on a R.I. statute that could potentially restrict employers from requiring tests as a condition of employment.
Boston Business Journal | December 29, 2020
This article, which discusses office and retail space remaining empty and landlords beginning to sue for rent payment, mentions the formation of NP’s Commercial Lease Disputes practice team in anticipation of a potential wave of cases. Boston Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Matthew Lynch, Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jeff Brenner, and Washington, D.C. Complex Commercial Disputes partner Vernon Johnson co-lead the new practice team.
Law360 | December 04, 2020
This article covering a recent Move the Needle Fund town hall highlights NP’s “Mansfield Rule for workflow allocation“ and quotes Professional Personnel Partner and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier on how our firm is building a more inclusive culture by equalizing access to work opportunities for all lawyers.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | November 05, 2020
This roundup of recent honors mentions Providence Complex Commercial Disputes department attorney Justin Smith for being named a Kids in Need of Defense Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, noting that KIND honored the group of attorneys “for their pro bono work in providing legal services to refugee and immigrant children who come to the United States alone in search of safety.”
LinkedIn Workforce Insights | October 07, 2020
This article, covering how organizations can reduce burnout risks among employees, cites NP for “bucking the trend” by focusing on advancement and promotion even during these challenging times, and quotes Professional Personnel Partner and Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier on plans for the firm’s 2021 partner class.
Rochester Business Journal | July 10, 2020
Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this column on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent determination—notably during Pride Month—that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected under federal law. The column was adapted from an NP alert by Rochester partner Stephanie Caffera, Providence office managing partner Andrew Prescott, Boston department attorney Aimee Bierman, and Long Island associate Christopher Moro, all of the Labor and Employment group.
Providence Business News | June 19, 2020
This article profiles Providence Labor & Employment partner and NP professional personnel partner Stacie Collier in connection with being honored as Providence Business Journal’s 2020 Professional Services Industry Leader among the publication’s Business Women Awards.
Providence Business News | June 12, 2020
This article highlights the publication’s 16th annual “40 Under Forty” award winners, a list that includes Providence Labor and Employment associate Jessica Jewell among the honorees.
Law360 | June 01, 2020
Rhode Island’s high court affirmed that NP client W.B. Mason did not violate employment laws in firing a supply driver who refused a drug test. The article mentions Providence office managing partner Andrew Prescott, of the Labor & Employment group, for representing the office supply company.
Law360 | April 29, 2020
Providence office managing partner Andrew Prescott, partner Neal McNamara, and associate Aaron Nadich, all of the Labor & Employment group, are mentioned for representing restaurant management platform provider Upserve in a breach of contract case against a former executive. The judge in the case this week granted Upserve’s motion for preliminary injunction and barred the former executive from working at his new employer, an Upserve competitor.
Providence Business News | April 24, 2020
The publication has named Providence Labor and Employment partner Stacie Collier “Professional Services Industry Leader” as part of PBN’s 2020 Business Women Awards. The article includes a list of this year’s honorees.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | April 23, 2020
This article mentions Providence Labor and Employment partner Stacie Collier for successfully defending jeweler Tiffany & Co. against a former employee’s disability discrimination and FMLA retaliation claims. The judge in the case granted Tiffany’s motion for summary judgment.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 26, 2020
Providence Corporate partner Adam Gwaltney weighs in on the implication of force majeure clauses, particularly in cross-border contracts. These boilerplate clauses are becoming a popular topic as businesses consider the possibility they may not be able to fill contractual obligations as a result of coronavirus.
Inside Higher Ed | March 26, 2020
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard says the lack of a fixed time frame for the completion of Title IX investigations has created uncertainty for colleges and universities during this public health crisis.
Providence Business News | February 28, 2020
This article quotes Providence Office Managing Partner Andrew Prescott and Labor and Employment partner Stacie Collier on the steps Nixon Peabody is taking to increase diversity among attorneys and the changes they have seen in the profession over time.
Law360 | January 24, 2020
This article on 2020 New Year’s resolutions from attorneys features Providence Labor and Employment partner and Professional Personnel partner Stacie Collier and Litigation Department Chair Scott O’Connell sharing their goals for the new year.
Providence Business News | January 21, 2020
This story highlights Nixon Peabody’s perfect 100 percent rating on the Corporate Equality Index, a measure of LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies developed by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This is the 14th consecutive year NP has earned a perfect score.
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.
The Bond Buyer | December 02, 2019
This article highlights Nixon Peabody’s role as bond counsel in the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank’s planned sale of $154 million of refunding bonds.
Providence Business News | September 26, 2019
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is quoted in this article about how more Rhode Island businesses are purchasing insurance to protect against the fallout from potential data breaches.
The Bond Buyer | August 19, 2019
This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s ascension to the No. 2 spot in bond counsel rankings in the Northeast for the first half of the year.
The Narragansett Times | August 05, 2019
This article mentions Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jeffrey Brenner, who is representing clients who wish to build an assisted living facility for people with Alzheimer’s in Wakefield, Rhode Island.
Law360 | June 18, 2019
This article mentions Providence Labor and Employment partner Neal McNamara for his successful representation of CVS in a suit to enforce a noncompete agreement signed by a former high-level executive who left the company for a similar role with Amazon.
The Bond Buyer | June 12, 2019
This article mentions Nixon Peabody as bond counsel for the sale of $42.3 million in fixed-rate safe drinking water bonds.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | June 12, 2019
This article mentions Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Armando Batastini for his representation of the Rhode Island Bar Association in a hearing before the state Supreme Court on whether inactive attorneys should be required to maintain a dues-paying membership with the state bar. The case has been mooted due to RIBA’s approval of a revised dues structure.
Law360 | May 12, 2019
Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as No. 77 on this year’s Law360 list of the 400 largest U.S. law firms.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | April 30, 2019
Partner Neal McNamara and associate Aaron Nadich, both of the Labor & Employment practice group in Providence, are mentioned for their successful representation of Honeywell in a disability discrimination suit.
Providence Business News | April 26, 2019
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard authored this column about ransomware attacks and how businesses should respond, including considering whether the ransomware attack is reportable or subject to notification requirements.
Modern Healthcare | April 04, 2019
Providence Health Care partner Chris Browning is quoted in this article analyzing the wages of health care providers amid the increasing number of mergers and acquisitions.
Bond Buyer | April 01, 2019
Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly and Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard are quoted in this story on their representation of a Wells Fargo banker involved in Rhode Island’s bond placement with 38 Studios.
Law360 | March 12, 2019
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steve Richard and San Francisco Labor and Employment counsel Chuck Dyke are mentioned in this article for their representation of Brown University in a matter involving employee retirement savings accounts.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 07, 2019
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Armando Batastini, a previous president of the Rhode Island Bar Association, is quoted in this article from oral arguments he made before the state Supreme Court regarding fees charged by the Bar to inactive attorneys.
Providence Business News | September 20, 2018
Law360 | September 12, 2018
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard wrote this article analyzing a 6th Circuit court ruling that found a student accused of sexual assault on a college campus was deprived of his due process rights.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | September 12, 2018
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is mentioned in this article for his representation of Brown University in a Title IX case.
ABA Journal | September 09, 2018
The following coverage notes Nixon Peabody as one of the first law firms in the country to sign a pledge as part of the American Bar Association’s new health and wellness campaign to reduce substance use and improve mental health in the legal profession.
Society for Human Resource Management | September 05, 2018
Providence Labor & Employment associate Aaron Nadich is quoted in this article for his outlook on the possibility of a higher salary threshold for white-collar overtime exemptions.
Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | August 15, 2018
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is quoted in this article about a District Court ruling that affirms the Kelvey rules of conduct for depositions, which are already standard among many attorneys in federal court.
Providence Business News | July 19, 2018
Providence Corporate partner Adam Gwaltney wrote this contributed article outlining five areas of focus for a business owner looking to sell in an environment of high valuations.
The Boston Globe | July 01, 2018
Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Armando Batastini is quoted in this article for his representation of a Boston-area family who has sued to stop the planned testing of subway cars on a parcel of land it owns.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | May 28, 2018
Senior lateral attorney recruiting manager Jenna Ichiba is quoted in this article offering advice to attorneys on how to prepare an effective résumé and which factors are most important to firms in the hiring process.
Providence Business News | May 24, 2018
Providence commercial litigation partner-elect Steven Richard wrote this column on how biometric data are replacing time cards and passwords as ways for employers to monitor their employees’ activities on the clock.
Buffalo Business First | May 18, 2018
Providence corporate counsel Courtney New is quoted in this article asking business immigration practitioners about the top issues facing their clients as the federal government has clamped down on U.S. companies attempting to hire foreign workers.
Law360 | May 10, 2018
Providence labor and employment partner Stacie Collier is quoted in this article about how employers can ensure their parental leave policies are fair, equitable and lawful.
Law360 | May 06, 2018
In this roundup of promotions to partner and firm management positions, 14 attorneys from Nixon Peabody are highlighted. The 11 attorneys promoted to partner are Ellie Altshuler, Mark Beaudoin, Erik Birkeneder, Hannah Bornstein, Chris Browning, Barry Carrigan, Keri McWilliams, Matt Mullen, Steven Richard, Charles Tamuleviz and Alison Torbitt. In addition, Kenneth C. Lind was promoted to leader of the firms’ public finance practice group, Justin Thompson was promoted to office managing partner in LA, and Aaron Yowell was promoted to chief innovation officer.
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