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Rochester businesses are transitioning to deliver the next generation of services and technologies. And once again, building on its history of innovation, Nixon Peabody is at the forefront.

We help transform business plans into corporate enterprises, providing financing, intellectual property counsel and other legal services to new and established companies.

And as new businesses emerge in Upstate New York, we continue to support Rochester’s corporate leaders as they evolve and take on the challenges of the current and future business environment. Focused industry teams bring deep experience and honed foresight in the medical technology, financial services, consumer products, food and energy industries. We have the knowledge and experience to help our clients with real estate, workforce, securities and financing needs.

When disputes surface, our litigators and trial lawyers in Rochester combine unmatched tenacity and creativity with their industry knowledge to craft practical and efficient solutions that get clients back to business. Our team members bring the talent, resources and diverse experience of a national law firm to handle the difficult and important issues for businesses, whether complex litigations or class actions, or protection of intellectual property. Together with our colleagues, we appear in courts locally and around the world. And as tomorrow’s entrepreneurs join the ranks of individuals and families who have built successful enterprises in Rochester, our trusts and estates attorneys will assure they have a financial plan for the future.

With deep roots in the Rochester community and steadfast commitment to its future, we are leaders in the community in providing pro bono service and unmatched support to the boards of our newest and oldest cultural institutions, maintaining a diverse workplace and operating with sustainable practices.

How your minor health incentives can leave you wide open to major legal trouble

HRMorning | May 30, 2017

This article is about company wellness programs and highlights a recent presentation by Rochester labor and employment partner Kate Saracene which outlined employers’ compliance obligations and issues they may encounter.

Attorneys play critical role in startups

Buffalo Law Journal | May 26, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk is quoted in this article about the critical role attorneys can have on the business team for startup companies.

Lusk takes uncommon path to lead Nixon Peabody office

Rochester Business Journal | May 26, 2017

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk is featured in this profile discussing his background and path to partner at Nixon Peabody.

Trump turmoil tempers law firm business forecasts

New York Law Journal | May 22, 2017

Albany energy and environmental partner Rich Cogen provides commentary in this article about how political developments under the Trump administration have affected the legal industry and certain practice areas.

On the move

The Daily Record | May 22, 2017

The return of Rochester commercial litigation partner Rick McGuirk to Nixon Peabody is highlighted in this article.

Haze surrounds marijuana laws for HR professionals

Rochester Business Journal | May 19, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Long Island partner Chris Gegwich co-authored this article about employee protections in states that currently allow marijuana for medical purposes or recreational use.

When you can fire an employee for nasty workplace talk

Law360 | May 17, 2017

Labor and employment partners Stephanie Caffera and Chris Gegwich and associate Alex Gallin co-authored this column that explains why the National Labor Relations Act protected an employee who posted profanities about his supervisor on social media, but did not protect an employee who was fired for yelling profanities at his employer.

Sneaky pitfalls that can turn your FSA plan into a compliance nightmare

HR Morning | May 12, 2017

This article is about Rochester labor and employment partner Kate Saracene’s presentation on company FSA plans at the Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Pelican Point Marina seeks boat storage expansion

The Daily Messenger | May 12, 2017

Rochester real estate associate Rob Brenner was quoted in this article about the new rezoning request made by East Lake Road business owners for 6.4 acres behind the Pelican Point Marina.

When You Cant Fire An Employee For A Nasty Facebook Post

Law360 | May 09, 2017

Labor and employment partners Stephanie Caffera and Chris Gegwich and associate Alexander Gallin co-authored this column about certain employee protections under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including a recent Second Circuit ruling upholding the decision that an employee’s vulgar Facebook post was protected activity under the NLRA.

Job market wide open for prospective accountants

Rochester Business Journal | May 05, 2017

Rochester labor and employment partner Brian Kopp is quoted in this article about the job market for new lawyers and accountants and what firms are looking for in young lawyers.

Lusk takes uncommon path to lead Nixon Peabody

The Daily Record | May 04, 2017

Rochester managing partner Jared Lusk’s path to his current role as OMP and his lifelong commitment to his community are featured in this article.

Connections: "Finger Lakin' Good" and trademark law

WXXI News | May 01, 2017

Rochester IP counseling and transactions partner Kristen Mollnow Walsh appeared on this radio segment to discuss a case of alleged “corporate bullying” by Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Feds drop appeal in Taunton casino case, may still take land in trust on other grounds

Taunton Daily Gazette | April 28, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant is quoted in this article about the next steps in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s endeavors to build a casino in Taunton, MA.

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.

Supreme Court decides how far patent laws can reach

Rochester Business Journal | April 21, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington DC IP counseling and transactions partner Jeff Costellia and Chicago IP counseling and transactions associate Angelo Christopher co-authored this column about a Supreme Court decision regarding the reach of U.S. patent rights for exported products.

Rochester attorney will lead review of residency rule

The Daily Record | April 20, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation counsel Dave Schraver is noted in this article as the lead attorney of the New York State Bar Association working group to study the state law requiring non-resident attorneys from adjoining states to maintain an office in the state.

Monroe County Bar Association ends judicial candidate ratings

Rochester Business Journal | April 18, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Chris Thomas is quoted in this article about the Monroe County Bar Association’s decision to do away with judicial candidate ratings.

The Daily Record names its 2017 Excellence in Law winners

The Daily Record | April 13, 2017

Rochester labor and employment partner Stephanie Caffera was recognized by the 2017 Excellence in Law awards as a “Top Woman in Law.”

Notable names

Brighton-Pittsford Post | April 12, 2017

This article mentions the appointment of Rochester real estate partner Jared Lusk to Rochester office managing partner.

Pro bono spotlight: 'Art of Lawyering' is recruiting artists and guests

Daily Record | April 11, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant is quoted in this article about the 2017 Art of Lawyering fundraiser for Volunteer Legal Services Project, Inc. David is one of the AOL Committee co-chairs organizing this event.

Jared Lusk named managing partner at Nixon Peabody LLP

The Daily Record | April 03, 2017

This article is about the appointment of Rochester real estate partner Jared Lusk to Rochester office managing partner.

U.S. Supreme Court lets Cowlitz ruling stand, ‘good news’ for Taunton casino prospects

Taunton Gazette | April 03, 2017

This article focuses on a U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming that it is in the federal government’s authority to take land into trust for another tribe. The article references a case in Massachusetts about the Mashpee Tribe’s attempt to build a casino there.  Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant, who represents residents who are challenging the casino, is quoted.

Before acquiring a firm, check its cybersecurity setup

Rochester Business Journal | March 17, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and labor and employment associate Jenny Holmes co-authored this column about cybersecurity due diligence.

Fight over Mashpee tribe’s land, casino continues in Trump era

Cape Cod Times | March 14, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner and co-chair of the firm’s Indian Law and Gaming team David Tennant is quoted in this article about the Justice Department’s delay in deciding whether to appeal a decision in a case regarding Mashpee Wampanoag tribal land.

Column: Real news matters; fake news fails us

Democrat and Chronicle | March 03, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Christopher Thomas is quoted in this column about media attacks from the Trump administration and the importance of the First Amendment.

New state measure amends Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

Rochester Business Journal | February 10, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington DC nonprofit organizations partner Michael Cooney and Rochester nonprofit organizations counsel Anita Pelletier co-authored this column about updates to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 and what New York nonprofits will need to do in order to comply.

Employees' smartphones threaten company security

Rochester Business Journal | January 20, 2017

Chief Information Officer Mike Green and Rochester labor and employment associate Jenny Holmes are quoted in this article about data protection issues surrounding bring your own device policies.

No immunity from cyberattacks and data breaches in 2016 and beyond

Rochester Business Journal | January 13, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and labor and employment associate Jenny Holmes co-authored this column about cyber security. The column provides an overview of the risks and potential legislative changes that could help small businesses and tips for creating a privacy policy.

Recent Water-related Cases That May Impact NPDES/SPDES Dischargers

ClearWaters | December 21, 2016

A discussion of five cases that might impact wastewater permitting regulations for holders of SPDES permits, written by Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford, San Francisco Energy and Environmental associate Alison Torbitt, and Albany counsel Peter Trimarchi.

Civil lawsuits could benefit from a second opinion

Rochester Business Journal | December 09, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner Christopher Thomas is quoted throughout this article exploring if and when businesses should seek a second legal opinion.

Law Column

Rochester Business Journal | December 09, 2016

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and San Francisco labor and employment associate Traci Bernard-Marks co-authored this article about impacts the Trump administration may have on labor and employment law.

Top women in the law

New York Law Journal | November 14, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is profiled in this article as a result of her recent “Top Women in the Law” recognition.

Directors’ fiduciary duties come into focus at year-end

Rochester Business Journal | November 11, 2016

Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Isaac Figueras authored this column about the fiduciary duties of boards of directors at year end.

Future of Dodd-Frank uncertain under Trump

Law360 | November 11, 2016

This piece focuses on the changes we may see in the financial industry in a Trump administration. Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum provides commentary throughout the article discussing the likely impact on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Volcker Rule.

Japanese bank's MBS suit against JP Morgan revived

New York Law Journal | November 07, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is included as counsel representing Harding Advisory LLC in a case about allegations of fraud connected to collateralized debt obligations.

Credit Suisse, UBS beat lender's CDO fraud suits on appeal

Law360 | November 03, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is included as counsel representing Harding Advisory LLC in a case about allegations of fraud connected to collateralized debt obligations.

Avoiding retirement plan risk

University Business | November 01, 2016

Rochester Labor & Employment partners Eric Paley and Christian Hancey are both quoted in this article discussing the impact retirement plan fee litigation, which many colleges and universities are facing, has on the higher education community.

Forensic examination of digital devices in civil litigation: The legal, ethical and technical traps

The Professional Lawyer | November 01, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant coauthored this article that provides tips for lawyers and forensic investigators to consider when extracting electronically stored information from digital devices. It also addresses areas of ambiguity in the law and provides suggestions for managing legal and ethical risks.

Business spotlight: Nixon Peabody

Democrat & Chronicle | October 22, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted throughout this profile piece about Nixon Peabody’s Rochester office and the work the firm has done in the Rochester area and beyond.

Limited privacy of donor information in New York

Rochester Business Journal | October 17, 2016

Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Mike Cooney authored this column about privacy issues surrounding charitable donors in New York.

Career tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters | October 14, 2016

This news brief notes Rochester M&A and corporate transaction counsel Ron Fondiller’s arrival to Nixon Peabody.

On the Move

The Daily Record (Rochester, NY) | October 07, 2016

This news brief includes the arrival of Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Ron Fondiller, who is the former senior vice president and general counsel of Constellation Brands’ wine and spirits division.

Nixon Peabody Adds Corporate Partner in Rochester, NY

Law360 | September 28, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage.

Supreme Court’s Short-handedness Limits its Functioning

Rochester Business Journal | September 23, 2016

Rochester partners Jeremy Wolk and David Tennant authored this column discussing the impact of the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Top Women in Law 2016

New York Law Journal | September 16, 2016

Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum, nominated by the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, was selected by New York Law Journal among the 2016 “Top Women in Law.” The list shines a light on the outstanding work and notable achievements of female attorneys across New York State.

Nextpert: Affordable Care Act reporting deadlines draw near

Democrat and Chronicle | February 28, 2016

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene contributed this column which describes a new set of requirements for employers under the Affordable Care Act.

Law360 Native American Editorial Advisory Board

Law360 | February 25, 2016

This feature story profiles the members of the 2016 Native American Law360 editorial advisory board, including partner David Tennant, who served on the 2015 board as well.

Belhurst Castle adds mystery surcharge to bill

Democrat and Chronicle | February 23, 2016

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello is quoted in this piece providing commentary on New York State “labor surcharge” on dining tabs.

FDA takes steps to define ‘natural' on food labels

Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Buffalo associate Tracey Scarpello co-authored this column on steps the Food and Drug Administration is taking to define “natural” on food labels in the changing landscape of food ingredient and production.

Fairy Tale Endings for Office Romances are Far-Fetched

Law360 | February 10, 2016

Labor & Employment attorneys Kim Harding and Bob Dolinko authored this column discussing how employers should handle office romances.

Enact Security Policy to Avoid Legal Woes after a Breach

Rochester Business Journal | January 22, 2016

Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez is quoted in this story about cybersecurity. Her commentary focuses on the evolving laws around data privacy and their increasing complexity.

Navigating the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding

Rochester Business Journal | January 15, 2016

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester associate Brian Becker authored this column discussing how clients can best leverage the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding.

Washington Oks last-minute changes to health care rules

Rochester Business Journal | January 04, 2016

Rochester partner and leader of our Health and Welfare Employee Benefits team, Kate Saracene provides commentary in this feature article discussing the potential impact of recent changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Rochester Chamber elects Rob Sands chairman

Democrat & Chronicle | December 16, 2015

Rochester partner and firm general counsel Brian Flanagan is featured in this article on the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce’s leadership.

Engaging with activist investors may be best approach

Rochester Business Journal | December 11, 2015

Rochester Securities partner Deborah McLean provides third-party commentary in this feature article on how public companies can deal with activist shareholders.

Social Media in the Hiring Process

Practical Law | December 01, 2015

Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth and associate Joe Carello discuss a number of issues facing employers that access and use social media in the hiring process.

Business owners try to plan as extenders package sits

Rochester Business Journal | November 27, 2015

Rochester Private Clients associate Sarah Brownlow is quoted in this article on tax extenders which appeared in the Rochester Business Journal’s Guide to Taxes and Financial Planning.

Mission investing comes to the fore with recent announcements

Rochester Business Journal | November 13, 2015

Partners Jeff LaBarge and Mike Cooney co-authored this column on “mission” or “impact investing”—terms used to describe the deployment of philanthropic investment capital to advance charitable ends.

Lawsuits against Excellus, claims of fraud mount

Democrat and Chronicle | November 08, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez, a member of the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection team, provides third-party commentary in this article on the legal challenges facing a leading health insurer following a hack that led to access to personal information of 10.5 million current and former customers and vendors.

Dealbook: Firms Wrestle with Making Room for Younger Lawyers

The New York Times | November 05, 2015

Nixon Peabody is positioned in this feature article as a firm focused on creating an entrepreneurial environment where attorneys can pursue their passion and thrive. CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher is quoted discussing the need for attorneys to focus on the future. Associate Joe Carello, a member of our Labor & Employment practice and Food, Beverage & Agriculture industry team, is also quoted within the story discussing efforts to grow a practice providing legal services to craft breweries and how these efforts are supported by the firm.

Fast Start – She's at home in the legal field

Rochester Business Journal | October 23, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Meghan Schubmehl is featured in this weekly profile.

'Uphill Battle' Expected in Light for Statewide $15 Minimum Wage

Buffalo Business First  | October 23, 2015

Labor & Employment counsel Todd Shinaman provides commentary in this feature story on the legal battle over the push for a $15 minimum wage in New York State.

Protect your consumers' privacy from mass telemarketing

Rochester Business Journal | October 09, 2015

This column explains the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the risks to businesses, and how businesses can avoid TCPA liability. Corporate transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, commercial litigation associate Dan Deane and IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman collaborated on the piece.

Justices May Stress Non-Tribal History in Jurisdiction Fight

Law360 | October 08, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant, a member of Native American Law360’s editorial board, provides third-party in this U.S. Supreme Court tribal jurisdiction article.

Decide access in public

Democrat and Chronicle | October 03, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Chris Thomas authored this opinion piece on the right to public criminal trials and free press.

2015 Class for Forty Under 40 Chosen

Rochester Business Journal | September 25, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez is among this year’s “Forty Under 40” class.

Define contractors' role at work

Democrat and Chronicle | September 19, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello authored this column on properly classifying contract workers.

Think NLRB Rules Don't Apply to You? Think Again

Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015

Rochester Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Labor & Employment associate Kim Harding authored this column discussing increased enforcement actions by the National Labor Relations Board, the resulting litigation and how employers should comply.

Efforts Intensify to Keep Data Breaches at Bay

Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015

General Counsel Brian Flanagan and Chief Information Officer Mike Green are quoted in this feature story discussing efforts by professional services organizations to combat data breaches.

Hopping Business

Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello and Rochester Corporate Transactions associate Brian Mahoney are extensively quoted in this cover story on how craft breweries are acting as economic drivers and some of the challenges these growing businesses face.

Wearable devices pose data security problems

Rochester Business Journal | August 21, 2015

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester associate Joe Carello authored this column discussing legal issues surrounding wearable devices in the workplace.

What you should know about social media

Daily Record | August 20, 2015

Rochester associates Joe Carello and Kate Martinez are quoted throughout this piece discussing tips for employers handling social media and data issues before, during, and after employment.

State Bar Publishes Book on 2nd Amendment

New York Law Journal | August 13, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant is mentioned in an article about the New York State Bar Association’s recently published book, Understanding the Second Amendment, Gun Regulation in America Today and Yesterday.  The book is a result of the Bar’s Task Force on Gun Violence.  David is chair of the Task Force.

Interns: To pay or not to pay, that is the question

Democrat & Chronicle | August 02, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones authored this column in Sunday’s Democrat & Chronicle discussing summer internships and what employers need to keep in mind.

Are Private Institution Security Department Records Subject to Disclosure Under Public Records Acts?

Privacy & Security Law Report | August 01, 2015

This column discusses two decisions that demonstrate the competing considerations in determining whether private institutions’ campus security departments equate to public acts subject to public records laws. Mike Cooney, Chris Thomas, Steven Richard and Kacey Houston Walker authored the piece.

State Bar Chooses Members to Study NY Constitution

New York Law Journal | July 28, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation senior counsel Bob Witmer is named as one of 25 members of the New York State Bar Association committee that will study potential changes to the state’s constitution.

State Offers an Efficient Resource for Business Dispute Resolution

Rochester Business Journal | July 10, 2015

In this monthly “Law” column, Rochester partners Jeff LaBarge and David Tennant discuss efforts by the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division to improve the litigation process.

Employers Stay on Path as ACA Upheld

Buffalo Law Journal | July 06, 2015

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell, Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene discusses the impact on employers.

For Firms, King Ruling Means ‘Business as Usual'

Rochester Business Journal | July 02, 2015

Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene authored this op-ed on the impact on employers following the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision.

Tourists More Eager than Businesses to Embark on Cuba

Rochester Business Journal | June 26, 2015

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article on doing business in Cuba.

Attorneys React To Supreme Court's ACA Save

Law360 | June 25, 2015

Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene provides commentary on the Supreme Court’s highly-anticipated Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision.

With Supreme Court Case Over, ACA's Loose Ends Are New Target

Crain's New York Business: Health Pulse | June 25, 2015

As the Supreme Court winds down its current term, Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene discusses the Court’s highly-anticipated Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision.

Law360 Announces 2015 Native American Editorial Board

Law360 | June 19, 2015

Rochester partner David Tennant has been named to Law360’s 2015 Native American editorial advisory board.

Law Column: Battle against sexual violence is underway, but change will be slow

Rochester Business Journal | June 15, 2015

Rochester Business Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Chris Thomas authored this article on college sexual assault and associated legislation.

Negotiating Global Disputes Offers a Way to Move on

Rochester Business Journal | June 12, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez is quoted in this article on the use of arbitration in international disputes.

The Rising Tide of Suspensions and Debarments in Government Contracts

Government Contracting Law Report | June 10, 2015

In the second of this two-part column, Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon and Rochester Commercial Litigation counsel Kevin Saunders discuss the increasing the number of suspensions and debarments among government contractors.

Anthony Museum Names New Board, Officers

The Daily Record | June 01, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Kim Harding has been elected to the board of the National Susan B. Anthony House.

Connections: Legislation for Campus Sexual Assaults

WXXI News | May 11, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Chris Thomas is one of the featured panelists for a discussion on possible New York State campus sexual assault legislation.

Drone technology is taking off, but so are its regulations

Rochester Business Journal | May 08, 2015

Rochester Business Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta authored this column discussing trends in unmanned aircraft systems legislation and potential opportunities for businesses.

Scrutiny, Awareness Raise the Stakes for Employers

Rochester Business Journal | May 01, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones is quoted throughout this article about trends in wage hour legislation and compliance. Click here to read the full article.

The Rising Tide of Suspensions and Debarments in Government Contracts

Government Contracting Law Report | May 01, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon and Rochester Commercial Litigation counsel Kevin Saunders coauthored this column, the first of two in this series, on how the current environment is increasing the number of suspensions and debarments among government contractors.

Why Roc: Cloud Computing Risks

WROC-TV (CBS Rochester) | April 22, 2015

Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk discusses the legal risks surrounding cloud computing.

Labor Board Shields Online Rants

National Law Journal | April 20, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera is quoted in this article discussing a National Labor Relations Board decision regarding an employee’s expletive-filled rant on Facebook against this employer.

Bad Mouths and Loose Lips Have Lots of Leeway at NLRB

Law360 | April 15, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera authored this column discussing how the National Labor Relations Board is dealing with situations involving foul language by employees directed toward/about their employers.

Confusing Wage Laws Trip Up Businesses

Democrat & Chronicle | April 15, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones discusses how labor law violations, penalties and accusations can impact employers. Click here to read the full article.

Put Low Interest Rates to Work in Estate Planning Strategies

Rochester Business Journal | April 10, 2015

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Private Clients associate Sarah Brownlow authored this column discussing the real estate strategy of locking in low interest rates to generate higher returns and reduce future estate tax burdens.

Venture Capital for Social Service Organizations

Rochester Business Journal | April 03, 2015

Partner and leader of our Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney and Boston Public Finance counsel Navjeet Bal authored this piece discussing how social impact bonds can help address some of Rochester's social challenges.

Lawyers Resist Plan to Trim Length of Appeals Briefs

National Law Journal | April 01, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant is quoted in this article discussing the proposal by the Judicial Conference's Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules to limit appellate briefs.

Rochester's Top Workplaces 2015

Democrat & Chronicle | March 26, 2015

Nixon Peabody is ranked among the Rochester's Top Workplaces for 2015.

Trends and Compliance in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Rochester Business Journal | March 20, 2015

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, Rochester Commercial Litigation counsel Kevin Saunders, Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Charles Tamuleviz, and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Emily Sy co-authored this article on trends and compliance in FCPA in light of the DOJ’s increased enforcement efforts.

How changes in Cuba embargo affect travel, banking, exports, more

Rochester Business Journal | February 13, 2015

M&A and Corporate Transactions partners Jeff LaBarge and Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Commercial Litigation counsel Alycia Ziarno authored this column on the business implications of easing Cuba sanctions.

Gun Violence Report Can Be Educational Tool

Daily Record | February 09, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant is quoted in this article on the report by a New York State Bar Association task force on gun violence.

New Canandaigua Town Zoning Chair Takes Helm

Daily Messenger | January 23, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Terence Robinson is featured in this profile following his appointment as the chairman of the Canandaigua Town Board’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

Not All is Well with Wellness Programs

Buffalo Law Journal | January 12, 2015

Partner and co-leader of Labor & Employment practice group Eric Paley is quoted in this article discussing the state of workplace wellness programs.

Strong Internal Controls Offer Defense Against Fraud

Rochester Business Journal | January 09, 2015

Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Chris Thomas and Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello are quoted in this article discussing how businesses can defend against fraud.

Retiree Benefits Burden Many Employers

Buffalo Business First | January 09, 2015

Partner and co-leader of Labor & Employment practice group Eric Paley is quoted in this article discussing issues employers encounter with retiree benefits.

EPA Coal Ash Rules May Hasten Power Plant Closures

Law360 | January 08, 2015

Rochester Partner and leader of the firm’s Energy and Environmental practices Scott Turner and senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford authored this article discussing the Environmental Protection Agency’s comprehensive set of requirements for the “safe” disposal of coal combustion residuals.

In Question: Health Benefits for the Retired

Buffalo Law Journal | December 15, 2014

Partner and co-leader of the Labor & Employment practice group Eric Paley is quoted in this feature story addressing medical benefits for retirees.

Strategy to Grown NYS Craft Beverage Industry Comes to Fruition

Rochester Business Journal | December 12, 2014

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and associate Brian Mahoney authored this column on the history of legislation in New York that has helped the craft beverage industry flourish, and how the Craft New York Act of 2014 will contribute to further growth.

Tough Insider-Trading Policies Help Avoid Risky Situations

Rochester Business Journal | December 12, 2014

Rochester office managing partner and Commercial Litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted throughout this feature story discussing the importance of strong training and compliance programs.

Craft Beverage Legislation Goes Down Smooth in NY

Law360 | December 02, 2014

Rochester associate Brian Mahoney authored this column on the New York Craft New York Act, which encourages the growth of the craft beverage industry.

Tricky Business: Taking Down Old Coal Plants

POWER | December 01, 2014

Rochester Real Estate partner Bruce Baker is quoted in this article on the unprecedented retirements of U.S. coal-fired power plants. Bruce's NP alert/blog post is the source of the commentary.

After Delays, Employer Mandate Kicks in Soon

Business First of Buffalo | November 28, 2014

Rochester partner and Health and Welfare Employee Benefits team leader Kate Saracene is quoted in this end-of-year story on the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate to provide health insurance coverage going into effect Jan. 1.

Judge Hears Democrat and Chronicle Plate Reader Suit

Democrat and Chronicle | November 25, 2014

Mentioned in this article are some of Rochester Commercial Litigation partner Chris Thomas’ arguments on behalf of Democrat & Chronicle in an ongoing case regarding the publication’s Freedom of Information Law request for license plate data.

Keep Your Company's Trade Secrets from Walking Out Your Door

Rochester Business Journal | November 21, 2014

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Terence Robinson collaborated on this column discussing 10 practical ideas to safeguard trade secrets.

Nixon Peabody Attorney Hooked by TV Lawyers

Democrat & Chronicle | November 18, 2014

This feature story profiles Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones. In the piece, Steve discusses a range of topics including his passion for employment law, how he developed his practice and the firm’s history in and commitment to Rochester.

Attorneys of the Year 2014

The Daily Record (Rochester, NY) | November 06, 2014

Immediate past New York State Bar Association president Dave Schraver and Commercial Litigation partner Sheldon Smith are featured within this special section honoring the 2014 attorneys of the year.

Don't Get Tripped Up by Big OT Changes

Democrat and Chronicle | October 29, 2014

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera authored this column discussing how anticipated changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act will impact employers.

Finalists Chosen for 2015 Athena Awards

Rochester Business Journal | October 17, 2014

Rochester office managing partner and Commercial Litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is named among the 10 finalists for the 2015 Athena Award recognizing women who are achievers in the workplace and give back to the community.

Take Extra Steps When Social Media Page Is Evidence

Law360 | October 10, 2014

Partner and Commercial Litigation practice group co-leader Jon Sablone, Providence counsel Steven Richard and Rochester associate Kevin Saunders authored this column discussing the foundational prerequisites to authenticate and admit website evidence that must be developed before presentation at trial.

Honorees Picked for 20th Year of Forty Under 40

Rochester Business Journal | September 26, 2014

Rochester Global Finance associate John LaBoda is listed as a Rochester Business Journal 2014 Forty Under 40 honoree.

Schooled in Business – On the job

Rochester Business Journal | September 26, 2014

Rochester Public Company Transactions associate John Moragne is featured in this interview discussing his background, how he arrived at law school, and his business-focused practice.

Understanding Environmental Laws Reduces Risks

Rochester Business Journal | September 19, 2014

Rochester partner and leader of the firm’s Energy & Environmental practice Scott Turner is quoted in this article on how to reduce the risks of criminal and civil prosecutions from violations of environmental laws.

Optics firm taking Chinese manufacturers to task

Democrat & Chronicle | September 18, 2014

Rochester IP Counseling & Transactions partner Kristen Walsh is quoted in this article on IP issues for U.S. companies operating, or considering starting operations, in China.

The State of America's Home Health Care Workers in 2014

Law360 | September 18, 2014

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello authored this column discussing the state of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

MasterCard Ruling Warns In-House Attys on Privilege Limits

Law360 | September 02, 2014

Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant, who helped develop New York’s revised privilege log practice, provides third-party commentary in this feature article.

Workplaces to Deal with Medical Marijuana Issues

Democrat & Chronicle | August 25, 2014

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello is featured in this Q&A discussing how New York State’s medical marijuana rules likely will affect workers and workplaces.

Employers Bracing for Penalties under the Affordable Care Act

Albany Business Review | August 18, 2014

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene provides commentary in this feature story on the top challenges facing employers under the Affordable Care Act.

Case Leaves Open Questions on Affirmative Action at Public Colleges

Rochester Business Journal | August 15, 2014

This guest column authored by Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant and Commercial Litigation associate Brian Jacek focuses on the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case and how it could affect colleges and universities in the Rochester area.

The Record

Rochester Business Journal | July 25, 2014

This news brief notes that Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello has joined the Board of the Catholic Family Center, Rochester's largest family service provider.

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