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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.

People and awards

Rochester Business Journal | April 14, 2021

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Conor Tallet’s arrival to the firm was included in this roundup of notable executive news.

National cannabis attorney on NY legalization and its many business opportunities

Albany Business Review | April 12, 2021

In this Q&A feature, Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green discussed New York’ s legalization of recreational cannabis and what it means for businesses looking to get into the industry as well as those already working in the state under a medical marijuana license.

On the move

The Daily Record | April 12, 2021

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Conor Tallet’s arrival to the firm was included in this roundup of notable executive moves.

New York seeks constitutional right to clean air and water

Rochester Business Journal | April 09, 2021

Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Sarah Lobe and senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford contributed this article on the proposed environmental rights amendment to the Bill of Rights of the New York State Constitution, on which New Yorkers will vote in November.

An overview of today's M & A market—many buyers and low inventory

Rochester Business Journal | April 02, 2021

This special feature on M&A and how it’s a seller’s market quotes Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage extensively for his outlook on the headwinds the market faced in 2019, how it was impacted by the pandemic, and its huge turnaround in the second half of 2020.

Women of Excellence

Rochester Business Journal | April 02, 2021

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum has been named as one of the publication’s 2021 “Women of Excellence“ award winners, recognizing high-achieving women for their professional experience, community involvement, leadership, and sustained commitment to mentoring.

What does marijuana legalization mean for employment in New York State?

Spectrum News | March 31, 2021

This news segment on the legalization of marijuana in New York quotes Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding on how the enforcement of marijuana in the workplace will likely be similar to alcohol.

Weed and the workplace: What legalization could mean for testing, possession, and use

WROC-TV | March 29, 2021

The following television news segment on New York State’s pending marijuana legalization bill quotes Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding on how the enforcement of marijuana in the workplace will likely be similar to alcohol.

If recreational marijuana is legalized in New York, what happens to the workforce?

WHAM-TV | March 27, 2021

The following TV news segments cover New York’s pending marijuana legalization bill and how it may affect the workplace. Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding is quoted on the exclusion of marijuana in drug screens and its protected use outside the workplace. Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green is quoted in WHEC-TV’s segment on how the group is staying on top of marijuana legislation across the U.S., to better serve NP’s clients.

Stakeholders await key guidance on full COBRA subsidies

Inside Health Policy | March 26, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, is quoted in this article on COBRA subsidies included in the newly enacted American Rescue Plan, noting potential challenges for employers. The article also links to a client alert Brian wrote with Chicago Corporate partner Yelena Gray and Washington, DC Corporate partner Damian Myers, both of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team.

Legal recreational marijuana and the workplace

WHEC-TV | March 26, 2021

The following TV news segments cover New York’s pending marijuana legalization bill and how it may affect the workplace. Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding is quoted on the exclusion of marijuana in drug screens and its protected use outside the workplace. Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green is quoted in WHEC-TV’s segment on how the group is staying on top of marijuana legislation across the U.S., to better serve NP’s clients.

Business leaders: Get ready for new union-friendly labor policies

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.

Stimulus legislation gives temporary relief under flexible spending arrangements

Journal of Compensation and Benefits | March 12, 2021

Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all of the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, contributed this article summarizing the temporary relief for flexible spending accounts in the December 2020 stimulus law, highlighting important takeaways for plan sponsors.

Morning edition

WXXI-AM (NPR affiliate) | March 08, 2021

In this radio segment discussing a remote workforce in a post-pandemic world, Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding is quoted on tax and withholding rules, among other employment laws, that employers should be aware of as employees may want to work in other states.

Local experts on CDC's new guidelines for COVID vaccinated people

WHEC-TV | March 08, 2021

In this television news segment on the CDC’s new guidelines announced on Monday, Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding is quoted on employer incentive programs to increase the population of vaccinated employees, as businesses work toward a return to normal.

Attorneys predict employment litigation cases will gain traction post-pandemic

Rochester Business Journal | March 05, 2021

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera is quoted in this article, as part of the publication’s “Litigation“ special report, for her outlook on the relationship between employment litigation and an economic downturn, areas that could pose challenges for employers, and possible federal OSHA guidance specifically for COVID-19.

90-day window for COVID-19 travel guidelines has some confused

WHEC-TV | March 02, 2021

In this broadcast segment on the loosening of some of New York State’s COVID-19 travel guidelines, Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding is quoted for her thoughts on state and federal guidelines that employers must follow to protect their workforce.

National Standard Abstract provides title insurance for CB Emmanuel 30 million rehabilitation project

New York Real Estate Journal | March 02, 2021

This article, focusing on the slated project to preserve Calvary Baptist Church Senior Housing’s studio and one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors, mentions the firm for the work by New York City partner Joe Lynch and strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen and Rochester associate Matt Carrigg, all in the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, in advising CB Emmanuel.

Power 100 List 2021

Rochester Business Journal | February 26, 2021

Rochester office managing partner and Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Jared Lusk has been named to the publication’s “Power 100 List 2021”. The accolade also includes a short Q&A article on Jared’s proudest accomplishments, community involvement, and important lessons he’s learned.

Cuomo issues amendments to his legalization proposal—next steps for legalized cannabis in New York

Cannabis Business Executive | February 25, 2021

Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio contributed this article on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s amendments to a proposed plan to legalize adult-use cannabis in New York State.

Nixon Peabody dedicated to advancing diversity within the firm

The Daily Record | February 24, 2021

This feature article on NP’s Diversity Challenge, which now includes up to 60 hours of billable hour credit toward diversity-related activities, extensively quotes Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk and Director of Diversity & Inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu on Rochester’ s diversity-focused events and initiatives and NP’ s firmwide commitments to D&I.

Get ready: Legalized adult-use marijuana in N.Y. isn’t far off

Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, all of the Cannabis practice, contributed this article discussing the legislative path toward legalized adult-use marijuana in New York State and best practices for businesses to prepare now.

Tegna recruits sports podcaster-Locked On

The Deal | January 27, 2021

This article on Tegna’s expansion into the fast-growing podcast market through its acquisition of Locked On Podcast Network mentions Washington, D.C. partners John Partigan and Sean Clancy and Rochester partner Brian Kopp, all of the Corporate group, for representing Tegna. The deal team also included Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Todd Shinaman; and Washington, D.C. associate Pierce Han and Boston associate Bohao Zhou, both in the Corporate group.

Legislative Fixes for Union Pension Crisis Within Reach

Law360 | January 21, 2021

Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, is quoted in this article on legislation introduced Thursday that aims to solve the multibillion-dollar union pension funding crisis.

People and Awards

Rochester Business Journal | January 20, 2021

Rochester Intellectual Property associate Kaleigh Morrison is featured in this short article for her arrival to the firm.

COVID-related paid sick leave options for employers

Rochester Business Journal | January 20, 2021

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding contributed this article for her outlook on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and what’s top-of-mind for employers in the year ahead.

Questions Arise on Local Impact of DOL's Ruling on Standards for Employees, Independent Contractors

Rochester Business Journal | January 15, 2021

Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Todd Shinaman is quoted in this article on the Department of Labor’s recent rule clarifying the standard for employee vs. independent contractor. Todd is quoted on the best practice for businesses to take a holistic view of employee definitions by other government agencies, such as the IRS, and to take a wait-and-see approach with the incoming administration.

New York Takes Next Step Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana—How you can best prepare for and benefit from legalized recreational use

Cannabis Business Executive | January 13, 2021

Following New York’s reintroduction of a bill that would legalize and tax adult-use recreational marijuana, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle contributed this article highlighting key focus areas for those looking to enter the potential new industry.

It's High Time that Albany Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Crain’s New York | January 01, 2021

This op-ed by Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, which published the same day that adult recreational use of cannabis in New Jersey became legal, makes the case for New York State to close the gap by discussing the benefits of job creation, tax revenue, and racial and social justice reform.

Federal Estate Tax Law Changes Are Possible in Biden Administration

Rochester Business Journal | December 18, 2020

Rochester Private Clients partner Stephanie Seiffert was quoted in this article for her outlook on estate taxes amid the pandemic and end-of-year best practices for estate planning.

Should You Be in a Hurry to Make Gifts Before the End of the Year

Rochester Business Journal | December 18, 2020

Rochester Private Clients partner Stephanie Seiffert contributed this article for her outlook on estate and gift tax strategies amid the incoming Biden administration, from a state and federal perspective.

NYS Assembly Bill Seeks to Empower Health Department to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory

Spectrum News | December 09, 2020

In this television news segment on a bill introduced in the New York State Assembly to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory, Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding is quoted for her outlook on the bill’s enforcement mechanism.

Laying Down the Law with Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

The New IT Podcast | December 02, 2020

Data Privacy & Cybersecurity deputy team leader and Rochester associate Jenny Holmes appears as a guest in this tech-focused podcast to discuss her outlook and best practices on cloud computing, putting together an incident response plan, and the Privacy Shield.

Number of 401(k) Funds Offered to Plan Participants Shrinks

HR News | December 01, 2020

This article on the shrinking number of funds offered to 401(k) plan participants quotes a recent Fall Employee Benefits Briefing blog post written by Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation leader and Corporate partner Eric Paley, Corporate partners Christian Hancey and Brian Kopp, and Corporate associates Lena Gionnette and Jenny Holmes, all in Rochester; and Washington, D.C. Corporate counsel Damian Myers.

Legality of mergers & acquisitions in the COVID era

Rochester Business Journal | November 27, 2020

Corporate associate Isaac Figueras and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante, both in Rochester, were quoted in this article for their outlook on force majeure clauses, commercial real estate leasing, and the impact of COVID and the California wildfires on supply chains.

Cannabis legalized in New Jersey — Is New York next?

Cannabis Business Executive | November 25, 2020

On the heels of New Jersey’s vote to legalize cannabis, Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, and Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle wrote this contributed article on potential side effects for neighboring New York and actions for businesses anticipating legalization in the Empire State.

REV LNG grows renewable energy business locally

WROC-TV News 8 | November 18, 2020

This broadcast segment features Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk, of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, and longtime client REV LNG CEO David Kailbourne discussing how the company has grown in the renewable energy sector while also making a positive impact on the Rochester community.

The Once-and-Future Privacy Shield

Rochester Business Journal | November 06, 2020

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

Industry Experts' Insight in Investment Planning as New Year Approaches

Rochester Business Journal | November 06, 2020

In this article on the possible changes the new year may bring to the federal tax system, Rochester Private Clients partner Stephanie Seiffert was quoted for her outlook on the importance of being flexible in one’s investment portfolio and taking advantage of the current tax policies.

Clerio Vision Radio Segment

WHAM 1180 (Rochester) | November 05, 2020

This radio segment features Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephen Jones for his work with client Clerio Vision, which spun off from University of Rochester’s laser and vision science research, and how he’s helped grow the biotech startup by leveraging Rochester assets.

Clean Energy Market Shift and Politics Push U.S. Grid Expansion

Engineering News-Record | November 02, 2020

This story about boosting U.S. transmission capacity to integrate a growing backlog of renewable power projects into the grid quotes a recent Bloomberg Law article written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-October 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management | November 02, 2020

This roundup of current industry issues to watch highlights several thought leadership pieces from NP’s recently published fourth-quarter Food & Beverage Crystal Ball. The publication summarizes trends provided by San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt and counsel Ian O’Banion, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate Group; Rochester Corporate associate Isaac Figueras; and San Francisco Labor & Employment associates Rachel Conn and Maritza Martin.

New Regulations May Make It Easier for Travelers to State, but Questions Remain

WHEC NBC-10 | November 02, 2020

In this broadcast segment on New York State’s new coronavirus regulations regarding interstate travel, which replaces the 14-day quarantine for travelers, Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding is quoted for her outlook on how the new regulations are more manageable for businesses.

The Impact of New York's Renewable Energy Permitting Program, PFAS Regulation

Bloomberg Law | October 26, 2020

The following Bloomberg Law article comprises a two-part, contributed series on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s transformative regulatory changes on climate change, renewable energy, and emerging contaminants. The articles are written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

The Impact of New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Bloomberg Law | October 23, 2020

The following Bloomberg Law article comprises a two-part, contributed series on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s transformative regulatory changes on climate change, renewable energy, and emerging contaminants. The articles are written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

Incident response plans critical for any organization

Rochester Business Journal | October 23, 2020

The following article in Rochester Business Journal’s special report on Cybersecurity quote Data Privacy & Cybersecurity deputy team leader and Rochester associate Jenny Holmes for her insights on state, federal and international cybersecurity laws, and legal best practices on selecting a cloud computing service provider and putting together an incident response plan.

Transitioning to cloud-based services: Due diligence is key

Rochester Business Journal | October 23, 2020

The following article in Rochester Business Journal’s special report on Cybersecurity quote Data Privacy & Cybersecurity deputy team leader and Rochester associate Jenny Holmes for her insights on state, federal and international cybersecurity laws, and legal best practices on selecting a cloud computing service provider and putting together an incident response plan.

Rising Stars

The Bond Buyer | October 19, 2020

This article features Rochester Project Finance & Public Finance partner Barry Carrigan for being named as one of The Bond Buyer’s “Rising Stars,” a top accolade in the public finance industry. The article also quotes Project Finance & Public Finance practice group leader and New York partner Ken Lind on Barry’s ground-breaking financing for clients such as BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC.

A primer on ins and outs of PPP loan forgiveness

Rochester Business Journal | October 09, 2020

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante contributed this column on the process, considerations, and best practices for businesses when applying for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Outcomes from pandemic make Rochester an appealing location for new business

Rochester Business Journal | October 02, 2020

In this article on Rochester’s mix of housing and real estate developments, Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Matt Carrigg is quoted for his outlook on the uptick in affordable housing developments, and interest from local and out-of-state developers.

Catholic Charities Starts Work on New Queens Development

Real Estate Weekly | September 28, 2020

This article on the ground-breaking of Bishop Valero Residence, an affordable housing development for low-income seniors and formerly homeless adults, quotes New York Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Joe Lynch for leading the team that advised Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation. The deal team also included Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Darren Miller and associate Matt Carrigg.

401(k) Contributions a Victim of Pandemic at Some Companies

Rochester Business Journal | September 25, 2020

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team leader and Rochester Corporate partner Eric Paley is quoted in this article on how some companies are freezing contributions to their employees’ 401(k) contributions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Best Practices in Dealing with Working Parents as School Year Commences

Rochester Business Journal | September 11, 2020

Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Franz Wright, both in Rochester, contributed this column on the unprecedented need for collaboration between working parents and their employers as the school year commences during COVID-19.

Forty Under 40

Rochester Business Journal | September 04, 2020

Rochester Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Ashley Champion is recognized as one of Rochester Business Journal’s 2020 “Forty Under 40” honorees.

Legal guidance a necessity for companies amid coronavirus uncertainty

Rochester Business Journal | September 04, 2020

In this article on the most common COVID-related issues that businesses and companies are seeking legal help for, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity deputy leader Jenny Holmes and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Eric Ferrante, both in Rochester, are quoted for their outlook on cybersecurity best practices, force majeure clauses, and rent concerns from both landlords and tenants.

New York state mandates paid sick leave starting in 2021

Rochester Business Journal | August 21, 2020

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera contributed this column on a recently enacted New York law that requires employers across the state to provide paid sick leave to workers. The column was adapted from a prior NP alert written by Stephanie and Rochester Labor & Employment associate Michael Caputo.

New NLRB test makes employee discipline easier

Daily Record | August 12, 2020

This article on a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board extensively quotes Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephanie Caffera for her related outlook and the application of protected concerted activity on social media.

Experts advise on how businesses should plan for eventual legalization of recreational marijuana

Rochester Business Journal | August 07, 2020

In its “Business of Cannabis” special report on recreational marijuana, the Rochester Business Journal extensively quotes Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green in two articles for her outlook on legalized recreational use and the potential positive economic impact to businesses, both local and statewide.

Legalization of recreational cannabis likely coming down the pike for NY

Rochester Business Journal | August 07, 2020

In its “Business of Cannabis” special report on recreational marijuana, the Rochester Business Journal extensively quotes Cannabis practice co-leader and Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green in two articles for her outlook on legalized recreational use and the potential positive economic impact to businesses, both local and statewide.

Liability immunity proposals raise concerns for lawyers

Daily Record | July 31, 2020

In this article on the proposed legislation to provide businesses with immunity from COVID-19 liability lawsuits, Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding is quoted for her outlook on the legislation and the importance of businesses to continually abide by state and federal laws.

Are employers obligated to accommodate requests to work from home?

WHEC-TV News 10NBC | July 22, 2020

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding was featured in this broadcast segment on what obligations employers have to work with their employees as schools start again in September.

Major ruling protects sexual orientation, gender identity

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.

Constellation Sells Brandy, Wine Brands In 2 Deals For $385M

Law360 | June 25, 2020

This article mentions NP for representing Constellation Brands in the pending sale of its Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy brand and related assets to Sazerac Co. for approximately $255 million. The story notes Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green for her role leading the deal team, and also mentions Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck and associate Aya Hoffman.

Five steps businesses can take now to minimize coronavirus-related risk

Rochester Business Journal | June 12, 2020

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this column on how businesses can prepare now for legal implications of the coronavirus, putting themselves in a stronger position for long-term success. The column was adapted from an NP alert by Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partners Carolyn Nussbaum and Rick McGuirk.

MCBA President’s Message: A year-end perspective — Looking forward to what might be

The Daily Record | June 10, 2020

In her final monthly column as president of the Monroe County Bar Association, Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum reflects on the last three months of her presidency, focusing on the bar association’s role and its responsibility to educate, inform and address overt racism in response to the death of George Floyd.

COVID-19, executive orders and pending condo offering plans

New York Law Journal | March 23, 2020

In her latest “Ask the Former Regulator” column, New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Erica Buckley explains that the functions of New York government, including the Attorney General’s Real Estate Finance Bureau, are still in operation during the coronavirus shutdown, as most state employees continue to work remotely.

Peloton case an example of intellectual property rights of copyright owners

Rochester Business Journal | March 20, 2020

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

Essential or nonessential?

WHEC-TV (Rochester) | March 19, 2020

Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding spoke to the local NBC affiliate via FaceTime to discuss new work restrictions announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Kim talks about employee staffing, staggered scheduling and which businesses qualify as essential.

New York government reaches deal on coronavirus sick-leave mandate

HR Magazine (Society for Human Resource Management) | March 18, 2020

Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding, Rochester Corporate partner Brian Kopp, and Long Island Labor and Employment associate David Tauster co-wrote this contributed article, based on their NP client alert, analyzing the new mandatory sick-leave deal in New York state.

People and Awards: Nixon Peabody LLP

Rochester Business Journal | March 18, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the Rochester business community highlights the arrival of Labor and Employment associate Michael Caputo to NP.

Coronavirus sparks workplace legal questions

WXXI News | March 13, 2020

Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding says that travel, communicable illness, and sick leave policies should be top of mind for employers as they adjust to the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Rochester Business Report

WHAM-AM (Rochester) | March 13, 2020

This story highlights Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding’s guidance on what is required of employers during the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition to health concerns, coronavirus a legal and employment issue

The Daily Record | March 12, 2020

This coverage features the insights of Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding on how companies should address the growing coronavirus outbreak—including developing remote work guidelines and protecting the confidential health information of employees.

MCBA President’s Message: His legacy will endure: The Honorable Michael A. Telesca

The Daily Record | March 11, 2020

In her monthly column as president of the Monroe County Bar Association, Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum relates a story from early in her legal career that illustrates the impact of the late U.S. District Judge Michael Telesca.

Rochester-area employers preparing for spread of coronavirus

Spectrum News | March 11, 2020

This coverage features the insights of Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding on how companies should address the growing coronavirus outbreak—including developing remote work guidelines and protecting the confidential health information of employees.

Why the coronavirus makes MAC clauses more important than ever

Mergers & Acquisitions | March 09, 2020

New York City Corporate partner Dick Langan, who leads Nixon Peabody’s annual survey of MAC (material adverse change) clauses in M&A deals, says the coronavirus outbreak is exactly the type of risk that such clauses are designed to address.

Lawyers weigh in on importance of specificity in contracts

Rochester Business Journal | March 06, 2020

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Rick McGuirk talks to the RBJ about best practices for businesspeople on the verge of signing contracts, such as reviewing boilerplate language on limiting consequential damages.

Preparing for a lawsuit vs. your firm always a prudent idea

Rochester Business Journal | March 06, 2020

This article highlighting the steps management should take to protect a company’s brand during litigation features Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum discussing the value of enlisting a public relations consultant to help with messaging.

No clear path for accessible websites

Daily Messenger | March 06, 2020

Rochester Labor and Employment counsel Todd Shinaman discusses the recent increase in lawsuits against businesses whose websites are allegedly noncompliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and explains how companies can minimize their liability.

News 8 at Five

WROC-TV | March 02, 2020

Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding talks about how employers can effectively address the coronavirus outbreak, including weighing short-term staffing needs, analyzing sick leave policies, and limiting employee travel to severely impacted areas.

Coronavirus has employers examining policies around employee illness

WHEC-TV | March 02, 2020

Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding talks about how employers can effectively address the coronavirus outbreak, including weighing short-term staffing needs, analyzing sick leave policies, and limiting employee travel to severely impacted areas.

The new coronavirus prompts businesses to rethink global travel

WXXI News | February 25, 2020

This radio interview (also available in print) features Rochester Labor and Employment partner Kim Harding discussing the steps Nixon Peabody and other businesses are taking to modify employees’ travel routines as the coronavirus spreads. Kim also explains employers’ right to tell workers to stay home if there is a possibility of infection.

This month at the MCBA: Initiatives, innovation and collaboration

The Daily Record | February 12, 2020

In her monthly Monroe County Bar Association President’s Message, Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum discusses a new, voluntary and confidential process designed to provide area judges with valuable feedback and improve bench-bar relations.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | February 04, 2020

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

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | February 03, 2020

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

M&A wrap

Mergers & Acquisitions | January 30, 2020

This round-up of top news in the M&A space highlights the promotions of New York City Corporate partner Rachel Pugliese and Rochester Corporate partner Brian Mahoney to partner.

FTC steps up actions against VoIP providers to abet scammers

Rochester Business Journal | January 17, 2020

In his latest monthly column, Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk analyzes a recent action by the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on VoIP providers who turn a blind eye to their clients’ unlawful telemarketing practices. Washington, DC, Complex Commercial Disputes associate Brian Donnelly and Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Zach Osinski contributed to the article.

MCBA President’s Message: Busy holiday season highlights MCBA’s importance

The Daily Record | January 08, 2020

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum, the president of the Monroe County Bar Association, wrote this column detailing the crucial role the MCBA played in managing the various complications resulting from the unexpected departure of a state Supreme Court justice.

It takes a team to make sure your estate is ready for all eventualities

Rochester Business Journal | December 27, 2019

This article features Rochester Private Clients partner Stephanie Seiffert discussing the value of having a trusted advisor who can help navigate the complexities of a trust and estates plan.

Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations

Bloomberg Law | December 13, 2019

This roundup of personnel changes notes Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle’s arrival to Nixon Peabody.

MCBA President’s Message: On to 2020—a year of change and innovation

The Daily Record | December 11, 2019

As the current president of the Monroe County Bar Association (MBCA), Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum authored this column about the MBCA’s accomplishments over the past year, upcoming member programming, and goals for 2020.

California data security law to have widespread impact

Rochester Business Journal | November 29, 2019

Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes talks to the Rochester Business Journal for their special report on the impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act, which goes into effect January 1. Jenny anticipates that companies will have to comply with the strictest state law on the books if Congress does not pass a federal law.

Undefining ‘WOTUS’

Water Environment & Technology | November 26, 2019

This article features analysis by Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford on a proposed replacement rule that would restrict the federal government’s jurisdiction over waterways under the Clean Water Act.

Keep up with laws developing to protect our consumer data

Rochester Business Journal | November 15, 2019

In the latest installment of his monthly column, Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk analyzes state-level legislation aimed at enhancing consumer privacy rights and protections, similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes contributed to the column.

Your business may be liable for years-old website images

Rochester Business Journal | October 11, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this contributed article illustrating the need for website owners to be vigilant about the copyright status of images posted to their sites. This column is based on an alert by Boston Intellectual Property associate Troy Lieberman.

Investors urged to look at multiple benefits of opportunity zones

Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record | October 11, 2019

This story quotes Rochester Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Bruce Baker on the variety of different ways for investors to take advantage of opportunity zones, in Rochester and across the country.

Gone but not forgotten: programs that make both Rochester and the MCBA special

The Daily Record | October 09, 2019

In her latest Monroe County Bar Association President’s Message, Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum writes about the collegiality and traditions of the Rochester legal community, including the annual ceremony to honor lawyers and judges who have passed away.

Chief judge proposes massive overhaul of courts

The Daily Record | September 27, 2019

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk is quoted in this article regarding New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s proposal to reorganize and simplify the state court system.

Expansive changes bolster protections for employees in New York State

Rochester Business Journal | September 20, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this contributed article on changes to employee protections in New York State, including new limitations on nondisclosure agreements and an increased window for filing harassment claims. The article is adapted from an alert by Long Island Labor and Employment partner Tara Daub Eyer and associate Justin Guilfoyle.

M&A wrap: Grupo Nutresa, Cameron's Coffee, Stripe, Gamut, Riverside

Mergers & Acquisitions | September 19, 2019

This roundup of major deals in the M&A space includes Grupo Nutresa SA’s acquisition of Cameron’s Coffee. The Nixon Peabody team advising Grupo Nutresa included Boston Corporate partners Greg O’Shaughnessy and Amy O’Keefe, and Rochester Corporate associates Kat Murphy and Aya Hoffman.

The Daily Record announces 2019 Attorneys of the Year

The Daily Record | September 13, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green has been chosen by The Daily Record as one of the “Leaders in Law” winners for the 2019 Attorneys of the Year awards.

MCBA president’s message: The collaboration between bench and bar, for the benefit of all

The Daily Record | September 11, 2019

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum wrote this contributed article outlining the collaboration between attorneys and judges to increase diversity in the courtroom.

First-half volume took a Northeast dip

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.

Cuomo advances 2019 Women’s Justice Agenda with new job laws

Rochester Business Journal | August 16, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this column on a pair of bills signed into law in New York that aim to curb pay discrimination due to gender or other differences.

MCBA president’s message: Are bar associations relevant?

The Daily Record | August 07, 2019

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum and president of the Monroe County Bar Association wrote this article emphasizing the many ways these local organizations contribute to individual lawyers, the legal profession and the community at large.

Gatehouse parent to buy Gannett

The Deal | August 06, 2019

The following stories highlight Nixon Peabody’s representation of Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, in its $1.38 billion merger with New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse Media LLC.

4 firms steer $1.4B New Media, Gannett tie-up

Law360 | August 05, 2019

The following stories highlight Nixon Peabody’s representation of Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, in its $1.38 billion merger with New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse Media LLC.

Brunetti case attempts to further determine “unprotected speech”

Rochester Business Journal | July 26, 2019

This column by Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk analyzes a recent Supreme Court decision on whether individuals have a First Amendment right to register federal trademarks of “obscene” words and phrases. The column is based on an NP Alert written by Intellectual Property partners Jeff Costellia, Jason Kravitz and Deanna Kunze, and associate Anthony Duncan.

Pa. firm to refinance many Morgan properties, become partner, per court filing

The Daily Record | July 17, 2019

This story quotes from a court filing by Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Richard McGuirk on behalf of client ESL Federal Credit Union, which is trying to collect nearly $18 million in delinquent loans from a Pennsylvania-based property owner.

What makes you work harder? Strap on a sensor and find out

Boston Globe | July 16, 2019

In this story, Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes discusses privacy concerns raised by employers who are leveraging wearable devices such as fitness trackers to learn more about workplace productivity.

MCBA President’s Message: MCBA harnesses the power of the collective

The Daily Record | July 10, 2019

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum, who was sworn in last month as the new president of the Monroe County Bar Association, wrote this contributed article about why she wanted to lead the organization and how attorneys can maximize their impact by working together.

Appeals court issues split ruling on Whole Foods project

The Daily Record | July 01, 2019

This article mentions Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Laurie Styka Bloom for her representation of a local neighborhood association in an ongoing dispute over the details of a proposed development in Rochester.

U.S. releases new guidance on status of on-demand service providers

Rochester Business Journal | June 28, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed article outlining new guidance from the Department of Labor on whether “gig economy” workers should be considered independent contractors or employees.

Carolyn Nussbaum leads MCBA

The Daily Record (Rochester) | June 26, 2019

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum discussed her role as president of the Monroe County Bar Association. Carolyn was sworn in earlier in June.

Don’t Miss It: Vinson, Nixon Peabody Lead Week’s Hot Deals

Law360 | June 14, 2019

Nixon Peabody is mentioned as counsel to Tegna in its $535 million deal to acquire two television stations and one radio station in the Midwest from Dispatch Broadcast Group.

Carolyn G. Nussbaum sworn in as bar president

The Daily Record | June 13, 2019

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum was sworn in on Wednesday as the president of the Monroe County Bar Association.

Dispatch exits broadcasting with Tegna deal

The Deal | June 12, 2019

The following stories mention Nixon Peabody as counsel to Tegna in its $535 million deal to acquire two television stations and one radio station in the Midwest from Dispatch Broadcast Group. NP’s deal team included partners John Partigan, Brian Kopp, Sean Clancy, counsels Todd Shinaman and Al Floro, and department attorney Dana Campbell.

How new state laws will affect power plant closure costs

Law360 | June 05, 2019

Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Bruce Baker and Senior Environmental Health Engineer Libby Ford, both of the Rochester office, co-wrote this contributed article on how state legislatures are addressing the future of decommissioned, coal-fired power plants.

Law360 reveals 400 largest US firms

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.

Women of Excellence: Honoring outstanding women in our community

WHEC-TV | May 09, 2019

Rochester Private Clients partner Stephanie Seiffert was recognized on Thursday as one of the region’s Women of Excellence, as chosen by the Rochester Business Journal.

Unbillable hours: Lessons from the firehouse

The Daily Record | April 24, 2019

Rochester office managing partner Jared Lusk authored this article about the leadership lessons he has learned in his 30 years serving as a member of  a local volunteer fire department and how it has helped him in his leadership role at Nixon Peabody.

2019 Excellence in Law Award winners

The Daily Record | April 18, 2019

Several colleagues in Nixon Peabody’s Rochester office were recognized by the Daily Record as part of this year’s Excellence in Law Awards. Corporate counsel Anita Pelletier was named one of the Top Women in Law. Project Finance and Public Finance associate Jessica Paulin and Corporate associate Kat Murphy were chosen as Up and Coming Attorneys. Records coordinator Nancy Lopez was honored as an Unsung Legal Hero.

To avoid lawsuits, businesses must review websites for accessibility

Rochester Business Journal | April 18, 2019

Rochester Labor and Employment counsel Todd Shinaman is quoted in this column on the legal reasoning behind the view that provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to commercial websites.

Millennial Influence Grows at Rochester City Ballet

Rochester Business Journal | April 11, 2019

This article that highlights the millennial members of the Rochester City Ballet’s multi-generational board and quotes Rochester Labor and Employment associate Jeff League, who joined the board earlier this year.

Tanck took detour to Nixon Peabody

The Daily Record | April 11, 2019

This profile on Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck takes a look at his unique background and nontraditional path to partner.

Websites open to the public must comply with the U.S. Disabilities Act

Rochester Business Journal | April 06, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed article along with Labor and Employment counsel Todd Shinaman and associate Jeremy League describing the pertinent legal framework outline website owners’ obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Businesses sued over website accessibility; motive questioned

WHEC-TV (Rochester) | April 02, 2019

In the following coverage, Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Todd Shinaman is quoted in this story on a burgeoning trend of lawsuits filed against businesses whose websites are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Todd appeared at a press conference to discuss the issue.

New hires and promotions

Mergers & Acquisitions | March 31, 2019

The promotions of Boston Global Finance partner Erik Schneider, Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck, and Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley are highlighted in this roundup of notable executive news.

Lawyers learn from pro bono service

The Daily Record | March 31, 2019

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Kevin Saunders discusses his pro bono work on prisoners’ rights cases in this article, which also highlights Nixon Peabody’s strong firmwide stats for pro bono service in 2018.

2019 Women of Excellence: RBJ honors 7 women in legal community

Rochester Business Journal | March 21, 2019

Rochester Private Clients partner Stephanie Seiffert is honored in this article for earning Rochester Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Excellence award, which recognizes high-achieving female attorneys based on their professional experience, leadership and community involvement. Rochester of counsel Susan Robfogel, a retired partner, was also recognized and will be inducted to the publication’s Circle of Excellence.

Hospital defeats deaf workers bias suit at 2nd Circuit

Law360 | February 28, 2019

Rochester Labor & Employment Counsel Marion Blankopf is mentioned in this article for her successful defense of Highland Hospital against a suit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Patent office issues new guidance on patent applications

Rochester Business Journal | February 22, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk, with the help of Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Jennifer Hayes and Washington, DC, Intellectual Property associates Anthony Duncan and Emily Sandhaus, authored this column the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s new guidance on software patent applications.

People and Awards

Rochester Business Journal | February 13, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck, who is part of the 2019 new partner class at Nixon Peabody, is mentioned in this roundup of regional business honors.

Movers and shakers

The Deal | February 01, 2019

Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley, Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck, and Boston Global Finance partner Erik Schneider’s recent promotion to partner is included in this roundup of notable executive news.

On the Move

The Daily Record | February 01, 2019

The promotion of Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck is mentioned in this roundup of key personnel moves in the Rochester region.

M&A wrap

Mergers & Acquisitions | January 31, 2019

Three members of Nixon Peabody’s 2019 new partner class are highlighted in this roundup of notable executive and business news: Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley, Rochester Corporate partner Eric Tanck and Boston Global Finance partner Erik Schneider.

Facebook lawsuit underscores importance of transparent collection and use of data

Rochester Business Journal | January 25, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed column analyzing a lawsuit filed against Facebook in Washington, DC, alleging violations of state-level consumer protection laws by the social media company. This article incorporates perspective from an alert written by Washington Complex Commercial Disputes associate Brian Donnelly, Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes, and Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Karina Puttieva.

Interview

WROC-AM | January 20, 2019

Rochester Private Clients partner Stephanie Seiffert is interviewed about her leadership role with the Women’s Council, a regional organization whose mission is “to nurture a vibrant and successful community for business and professional women.”

Advice from corporate attorneys: Listen and learn

Rochester Business Journal | December 03, 2018

Rochester Corporate partners Lori Green and Tyler Savage are quoted in this article on the insights they’ve gathered throughout years of practice, and what advice they’d give to up-and-coming attorneys.

Constellation Brands/Canopy Growth Corp.

The American Lawyer | November 30, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned as U.S. counsel for longtime client Constellation Brands in its acquisition of a 38 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corp., a Canadian distributor of cannabis products. The following attorneys were members of the deal team: Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Boston Global Finance partner Craig Mills, Washington, D.C. Corporate partner Lloyd Spencer, San Francisco Global Finance counsel Sarah Abel, Buffalo Global Finance associate Dan Fabian, Rochester Corporate associate Isaac Figueras, and Washington, D.C. Corporate associate Pierce Han.

Taxation with Representation: Nixon, Kirkland, Skadden

Law360 | November 29, 2018

Washington DC Corporate partner Sean Clancy and Rochester Corporate associate Brian Mahoney are mentioned for their work on Paychex’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Oasis Outsourcing Acquisitions Corp. The deal is featured in a roundup of notable deals, with a focus on the tax attorneys who help advise on them.

Nixon Peabody steers Paychex $1.2B HR outsourcing biz buy

Law360 | November 25, 2018

In the following coverage, Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage and associate Kat Murphy are mentioned as lead deal counsel for longtime client Paychex Inc. in its $1.2 billion purchase of Oasis Outsourcing Acquisition Corp. The NP deal team had invaluable assistance from lawyers and staff across many practices and offices.

Paychex expands HR portfolio with Oasis

The Deal | November 25, 2018

In the following coverage, Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage and associate Kat Murphy are mentioned as lead deal counsel for longtime client Paychex Inc. in its $1.2 billion purchase of Oasis Outsourcing Acquisition Corp. The NP deal team had invaluable assistance from lawyers and staff across many practices and offices.

How should discharges to groundwater be regulated?

Rochester Business Journal | November 22, 2018

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed column on recent cases involving the Clean Water Act and discharges to groundwater, drawing from an alert by San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, Albany associate Dana Stanton and senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

How should discharges to groundwater be regulated?

Rochester Business Journal | November 22, 2018

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed column on recent cases involving the Clean Water Act and discharges to groundwater, drawing from an alert by San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, Albany associate Dana Stanton and senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

David M. Schraver joins Center for Community Alternatives board

The Daily Record | October 31, 2018

Of Counsel David Schraver of the Complex Commercial Disputes group in Rochester has been named to the board of directors for the Center for Community Alternatives, which promotes community-based alternatives to incarceration.

Why the Delaware ruling on Akorn-Fresenius deal matters

Financial Times | October 20, 2018

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article analyzing an important recent decision by the Delaware Chancery Court regarding Material Adverse Effects in corporate M&A deals. 

Why the Delaware ruling on Akorn-Fresenius deal matters

Financial Times | October 18, 2018

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article analyzing an important recent decision by the Delaware Chancery Court regarding Material Adverse Effects in corporate M&A deals.

New sexual harassment rules now in effect

The Daily Record | October 17, 2018

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Kim Harding is quoted extensively in this article about New York state’s new rules to curb workplace sexual harassment and how employers are taking a more proactive approach.

$4.8B Akorn ruling more outlier than shift at Chancery

Law360 | October 14, 2018

In the following coverage, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Complex Commercial Disputes partners Rick McGuirk and Carolyn Nussbaum, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Mason analyze a key ruling by the Delaware Chancery Court that affirmed the existence of a material adverse event allowing German pharmaceutical company Fresenius to back down from a merger with Akorn, Inc.

Delaware Chancery Court issues rare decision finding Material Adverse Effect justifying termination of merger

Law360 | October 14, 2018

In the following coverage, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Complex Commercial Disputes partners Rick McGuirk and Carolyn Nussbaum, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Mason analyze a key ruling by the Delaware Chancery Court that affirmed the existence of a material adverse event allowing German pharmaceutical company Fresenius to back down from a merger with Akorn, Inc.

Connections: Local attorneys discuss the Kavanaugh hearings

WXXI News | October 04, 2018

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Thomas joined a roundtable attorney discussion on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in this radio broadcast episode of Connections.

The Daily Record announces 2018 Attorneys of the Year

The Daily Record | September 25, 2018

Rochester Project Finance and Public Finance partner Bill Weir has been named as one of western New York’s “Leaders in Law” as part of The Daily Record’s 2018 Attorneys of the Year awards. Nixon Peabody also won the inaugural Pro Bono Award.

Court orders Pittsford board to approve controversial Westport Crossing

Democrat & Chronicle | September 13, 2018

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Thomas is quoted in this article for his representation of a developer in its efforts to build a luxury apartment complex in Pittsford, NY.

ABA calls on firms to pledge to tackle lawyer mental-health and substance-use issues

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.

According to a recent study/survey … End-of-August 2018 edition

Modern Restaurant Management | August 29, 2018

This end-of-month roundup of top restaurant news includes highlights from Nixon Peabody’s Food, Beverage & Agriculture team’s quarterly Crystal Ball outlook report. Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington, Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Altshuler, Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage, and Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracey Scarpello are quoted.

New immigration policy increases chances of removal proceedings

Rochester Business Journal | August 16, 2018

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk and Boston Corporate of counsel Jason Gerrol co-wrote this contributed article outlining recent changes to USCIS guidance that will impact removal proceedings for some immigrants.

SEC provides further guidance on when digital assets may be deemed securities

Rochester Business Journal | July 19, 2018

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this article detailing the SEC’s “important but nonbinding guidance on when a digital asset may be deemed a security.” The article draws from an alert written by New York City Corporate partner Dan McAvoy and Rochester Corporate associate Brian Becker.

Area experts react to Congress’ revision of Dodd-Frank Act

Rochester Business Journal | July 19, 2018

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article analyzing the impact of changes to the Dodd-Frank banking law and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Opioid addiction: What employers need to know

Spectrum News Rochester | July 19, 2018

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Kimberly Harding appears in this segment, discussing her outlook on how the opioid crisis is affecting the labor market in terms of lost productivity and costs to employers.

Cybersecurity and benefits plans: The next front in the ongoing battle to protect personal information

Confero | June 30, 2018

Rochester Corporate group associate Jenny Holmes contributed this article to the quarterly magazine for Westminster Consulting, discussing why benefit plans are inviting targets for would-be data thieves, and what plan administrators need to do to protect personal data.

European Union law on data protection takes effect

Rochester Business Journal | June 07, 2018

Rochester corporate group partner Jeremy Wolk and associate Jenny Holmes co-wrote this contributed article on the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, “a set of tougher rules designed to give European Union citizens more control over their personal data.” The regulation applies to all organizations, regardless of location, that handle the personal data of EU citizens.

Discussing the NFL's new national anthem policy

WXXI-AM (NPR affiliate in Rochester) | May 22, 2018

Rochester complex commercial disputes partner Chris Thomas participated in this NPR panel discussion about the NFL’s new policy regarding player protests during the U.S. national anthem.

Cryptocurrency class action lawsuit alleges security violations

Rochester Business Journal | May 10, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Chicago commercial litigation associate Megha Shah authored this column about a recent class action lawsuit brought against cryptocurrency company NANO and its team, and the future implications the decision may have for Blockchain companies.

'Crisis doesn't discriminate': Center for Youth opens Owen's House crisis nursery

The Democrat and Chronicle | May 10, 2018

Rochester commercial litigation partner Chris Thomas is mentioned in this article about Owen’s House, a new crisis nursery named after Chris’ late son.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

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.

Time to express interest in federal water infrastructure loans

Law360 | April 28, 2018

San Francisco energy and environmental partner Alison Torbitt, New York City project finance partner Scott Singer and Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford co-wrote this article outlining an EPA loan program for new water infrastructure projects.

Things to consider before responding to online criticism

Rochester Business Journal | April 19, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment partner Jeremy Wolk and Rochester commercial litigation associate Meghan McGuire contributed this column on the factors that public figures must consider before initiating a legal response to online criticism.

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