Nixon Peabody San Francisco is a local law firm with international reach. Focusing on corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, labor and employment and litigation, we provide sophisticated strategies and innovative solutions for our clients, regardless of market size or corporate structure. Our multi-disciplinary teams have the comprehensive knowledge to handle all your legal matters. With more than 600 attorneys in 17 offices around the world and an efficient, personalized approach, Nixon Peabody offers mega-firm results with boutique client service.
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In 2019, NP San Francisco will open a larger, more versatile office that embodies our vision- a diverse, modern law firm. We’ll have greater opportunities for collaboration and additional space for the StartOut Growth Lab, the first-ever LGBTQ-focused business accelerator within a major law firm. At StartOut, Nixon Peabody lawyers work with LGBTQ entrepreneurs as they build their businesses, and startups gain access to mentorship and networking opportunities, and introductions to capital sources.
Financial Times | December 18, 2018
Nixon Peabody’s strategic addition of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is included in the Financial Times’ daily email newsletter.
The Deal | December 13, 2018
Nixon Peabody’s strategic addition of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is covered in this roundup of executive news in the M&A, private equity and venture capital spaces.
Law360 | December 12, 2018
San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea’s arrival at Nixon Peabody is featured in this article, which highlights Lior’s experience in emerging growth companies, venture capital and M&A in the tech industry.
PE Hub | December 11, 2018
The arrival of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is covered in this article by PE Hub, a top publication covering venture capital and private equity fundraising. Lior is quoted in the piece, along with San Francisco Office Managing Partner Tom Gaynor and Corporate practice group leader David Martland of Boston.
Law360 | December 03, 2018
New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kristin Jamberdino and San Francisco Labor & Employment counsel Chuck Dyke are mentioned in this article as counsel for the financial advisory firm Cammack in a dispute regarding retirement plans for workers at New York University.
The American Lawyer | December 01, 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.
Rochester Business Journal | November 23, 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.
Law360 | November 05, 2018
San Francisco Labor & Employment partners Bob Dolinko and Seth Neulight and Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan are mentioned in this article for their representation of Hertz in a matter regarding employees wage and rest break.
Los Angeles Blade | September 23, 2018
Nixon Peabody last week co-sponsored a bicoastal celebration of the 25th anniversary of the 1993 March on Washington, a watershed event in the LGBTQ equality movement. San Francisco Office Managing Partner Tom Gaynor is pictured and quoted in this photo essay looking back at the March.
ABA Journal | September 10, 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.
Delta Sky Magazine | September 01, 2018
This article about startup incubators and accelerators highlights how Nixon Peabody partnered with a national nonprofit to create the StartOut Growth Lab, an accelerator for LGBTQ entrepreneurs.
Bloomberg Law | August 13, 2018
San Francisco Labor and Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum is quoted in this article discussing the new Cal/OSHA standards for workplace safety in health care professions.
Forbes | July 31, 2018
Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman is quoted in this article about the impact of U.S.-China trade tensions on Hollywood deals.
San Francisco Chronicle | July 30, 2018
Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for representing a Sonoma winemaker who acquired an iconic San Francisco comedy club, bar and restaurant after it was abruptly closed and put up for sale.
The Orange County Register | July 27, 2018
Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman is quoted in this article discussing how the fraught relationship between the U.S. and China is altering the business landscape. “There is tension between the United States and China and that’s really affected the size of the deals that are going on,” he said.
Engineering News-Record (ENR) | June 28, 2018
San Francisco complex commercial disputes associate Aldo Ibarra wrote this contributed article on the legal implications of the increasing use of 3D printers in large-scale construction projects.
Los Angeles Daily Journal | June 25, 2018
Los Angeles corporate partner Ellie Altshuler was named as one of the top 40 attorneys in California under the age of 40 by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
San Francisco Business Times | June 15, 2018
Nixon Peabody and San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor is featured in this article about the importance of making economic empowerment the next goal of the LGBTQ rights movement.
Law360 | June 01, 2018
San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor and Los Angeles intellectual property partner Seth Levy are quoted in this story on the strides LGBT attorneys have made in the legal industry.
SHRM.com (Society of Human Resource Management) | May 08, 2018
San Francisco labor and employment partner Seth Neulight is quoted in this article analyzing a California Supreme Court case, Troester v. Starbucks, that could decide whether employers there must pay employees for ‘de minimis’ time—amounts of working time that are hard to track.
The Bond Buyer | May 07, 2018
Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as disclosure bond counsel for San Francisco International Airport, the seventh busiest airport in the world, which will issue $900 million in bonds this month.
Law360 | May 07, 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.
Law360 | April 29, 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.
Law360 | April 20, 2018
Nixon Peabody public finance partners Travis Gibbs of San Francisco and Mitch Rappaport, Bruce Serchuk and Carla Young of Washington DC co-wrote this analysis on the new IRS procedures that can be used “to cure impermissible use of bond-financed projects.”
San Francisco Business Times | April 05, 2018
Nixon Peabody’s StartOut business incubator in San Francisco is mentioned in this article about CultureForce, one of the startups headquartered there.
Law360 | March 26, 2018
San Francisco commercial litigation partner Matt Richards and associate Christina Fletes are mentioned in this article for representing pro bono client Human Rights Watch in a FOIA dispute with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Journal of Compensation and Benefits | March 20, 2018
Labor and employment associates Claire Rowland and Jenny Holmes authored this article about key changes and impact of the U.S. Department of Labor’s updated regulations for required disability claims procedures (Final Rule) going into effect on April 1, 2018.
Law360 | February 16, 2018
San Francisco labor and employment partner Seth Neulight is quoted in this article discussing why employers have an interest in regulating or managing workplace romances, and examining the pitfalls of so-called “love contracts” governing relationships between colleagues.
San Francisco Business Times | February 01, 2018
This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s new Blockchain Technology and Smart Contacts team, which includes Rochester labor and employment practice group leader Eric Paley, San Francisco counsel Dan Valles and nearly 60 additional attorneys across offices and practice groups.
ABA Journal | December 01, 2017
This article features Nixon Peabody San Francisco office’s StartOut Growth Lab, an incubator for LGBTQ entrepreneurs. Office managing partner Tom Gaynor is quoted for launching the initiative.
SHRM.com | November 06, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment associate Rachel Conn is quoted in this article about how employees should handle requiring flu shots for health care workers.
San Jose Mercury News | October 30, 2017
In this article about StartOut Growth Lab, the first startup accelerator for LGBTQ entrepreneurs based in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office, the firm is mentioned for its role in providing legal advice and office space.
Bloomberg BNA | October 26, 2017
This feature highlights San Francisco labor and employment partner Seth Neulight’s pro bono work with Swords to Plowshares, a nonprofit organization serving veterans in Northern California.
USF Lawyer | September 22, 2017
USF Lawyer | September 22, 2017
This USF Lawyer article (page 9) describes On Lu’s leadership of the #RoastCarol campaign to create a $100K endowment to fund USF’s diversity recruiting and mentoring initiative.
Bloomberg Law: Big Law Business | September 18, 2017
This news roundup mentions the StartOut Growth Lab, an LGBT startup accelerator based in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office.
American Lawyer, National Law Journal, Law.com | September 14, 2017
San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor and IP counseling and transactions partner On Lu are quoted in this feature article about the StartOut Growth Lab, an LGBT startup accelerator based in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office.
San Francisco Business Times | August 21, 2017
This article about Wells Fargo’s new shared workspace for nonprofits mentions how Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office has also opened its space to nonprofit organizations.
The Bond Buyer | August 18, 2017
This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s jump from ninth to fourth place in Thomson Reuters’ list of top bond counsel for Northeast bond issuance for the first half of 2017.
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) | July 21, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment partner Seth Neulight is quoted in this article about San Francisco’s Parity Pay Ordinance, which blocks all employers from asking applicants about their salaries.
San Francisco Business Times | July 20, 2017
San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor is quoted extensively in this feature on the San Francisco office’s StartOut Growth Lab. The article highlights the program, the inspiration behind how it got started, and the synergies between Nixon Peabody and StartOut.
Reuters | July 05, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment partner Bonnie Glatzer is quoted in this article about whether whistleblowers are entitled to sue their employers under the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provisions.
San Francisco Chronicle | June 25, 2017
San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Tom Gaynor is quoted throughout this feature about the San Francisco office’s StartOut Growth Lab. The article highlights the program, the reasons behind it, and the collaboration between Nixon Peabody and StartOut.
Law360 | June 24, 2017
San Francisco commercial litigation senior counsel John Foote is quoted in this article about a case involving accusations that certain Chinese pharmaceutical companies fixed prices on vitamin C sold to U.S.
SHRM | June 12, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment partner Seth Neulight is quoted in this article about summer dress code policies.
Medium | May 25, 2017
San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jinjian Huang and associate Sterling Chan co-authored this column about how startups can leverage the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program as a source of financing.
Crain’s New York | May 24, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment partner Karen Ng is quoted in this article about NYC Public Advocate Letitia James’ policy brief advocating for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) as a succession plan for employees of businesses whose owners are preparing to retire.
Human Resources Executive | May 08, 2017
Boston labor and employment partner David Rosenthal is quoted in this article about considerations human resources executives should make regarding harassment hotlines for employees.
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.
Engineering News-Record (ENR) | April 27, 2017
San Francisco commercial litigation partner Matt Richards and associate Aldo Ibarra contributed this article about legal risks construction companies should consider as automated drone technology becomes more widely used in the industry. Click here to read the full article.
ENR | April 27, 2017
San Francisco commercial litigation partner Matt Richards and associate Aldo Ibarra contributed this article about legal risks construction companies should consider as automated drone technology becomes more widely used in their industry.
Nibletz: The Voice of Startups Everywhere Else | April 26, 2017
San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor is quoted in this article about the new StartOut Growth Lab in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office.
Ignites | March 27, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment counsel Charles Dyke is quoted in this article about recent 401(k)-fee cases surviving motions to dismiss.
Society for Human Resource Management | March 02, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum is quoted in this article about proposed legislation in California to expand family leave eligibility to include caring for grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, domestic partners, in-laws and more.
Credit Union Journal | February 14, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum provides commentary in this article about relationships in the workplace and what HR departments need to keep in mind.
Law360 | February 10, 2017
San Francisco financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Lou Cisz and commercial litigation associate Karl Sung co-authored this article about the future of the coal industry under the Trump administration.
HR Executive | January 09, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum is quoted in this article about employers’ use of credit checks in hiring decisions.
Wines & Vines | January 01, 2017
San Francisco energy and environmental associate Alison Torbitt authored this article about how California winemakers can incorporate recycled water into their vineyards.
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.
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.
Northern California Record | December 06, 2016
San Francisco commercial litigation partner Bruce Copeland and associate Shady Joulani are noted as Breville USA Inc.’s counsel in a patent infringement case before the Northern District of California.
Bisnow | November 23, 2016
San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jinjian Huang and director of global strategies David Kaufman are mentioned in this article about a roundtable held at the firm’s San Francisco office which covered potential effects the Trump presidency may have on Asian investments in the Bay Area.
Law360 | November 16, 2016
Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum and associate Traci Bernard-Marks contributed this article about anticipated changes in labor and employment law by President-elect Trump and Republicans in Congress.
Law360 | November 09, 2016
This article focuses on the labor and employment changes we could see in a Trump administration. San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum discusses the topic of equal pay.
Daily Journal | September 30, 2016
Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy is quoted in this article on how law firms are reevaluating their real estate needs. Seth references our approach to no corner offices and more collaboration areas in our new space.
Law360 | September 28, 2016
San Francisco commercial litigation partner John Foote authored this column about the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent reversal of a decision regarding discrimination with respect to retail package sizes.
Fast Company | September 28, 2016
San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor is quoted throughout this feature article on tips and best practices from people in many time demanding professions about how they best manage their time.
The Recorder | September 19, 2016
This feature story highlights a conversation with San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor. The article notes the firm’s willingness to let lateral partners take on leadership positions, how Tom has kept his M&A practice growing, and why he objects to Nixon Peabody being called an out-of-town firm.
San Francisco Daily Journal | September 08, 2016
The following coverage highlights the arrival of the IP Counseling & Transactions team of San Francisco partner On Lu, Washington DC counsel Ed Quiñones and Silicon Valley associate Zhou Lu.
Law360 | September 08, 2016
The following coverage highlights the arrival of the IP Counseling & Transactions team of San Francisco partner On Lu, Washington DC counsel Ed Quiñones and Silicon Valley associate Zhou Lu.
Reuters Legal | July 20, 2016
This coverage notes that Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon has been elected to the firm’s management committee, and that M&A and corporate transactions partner Tom Gaynor has been tapped as the San Francisco office managing partner.
Law360 | July 11, 2016
Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford and San Francisco Energy & Environmental associate Alison Torbitt co-authored this column discussing the EPA’s national standards for industrial wastewater discharged to local publicly owned treatment works and how they affect breweries.
San Francisco Daily Journal | July 05, 2016
San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum provides commentary throughout this story on a U.S. District Judge’s demand that lawyers in the Uber Technologies Inc. misclassification lawsuit quickly produce additional information regarding an up-to-$100-million settlement between Uber and California and Massachusetts drivers.
Art Daily | May 16, 2016
This article features Nixon Peabody’s role as deal counsel and advisor to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Fisher Family to create a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a museum and a collection. Los Angeles partner and Arts & Cultural Institutions leader Thad Stauber led the NP team in this unprecedented agreement with support from Washington, DC, partner Mike Cooney and Los Angeles partner Matt Grazier. SFMOMA opened to the public on May 14, featuring an expansive new addition displaying hundreds of pieces of postwar and contemporary art work from the Fisher Family.
Law360 | April 01, 2016
San Francisco commercial litigation partner Matt Richards and San Francisco commercial litigation associate Stacy Boven authored this column discussing California’s “prompt payment” statutes which provide for contractors and subcontractors to be paid for their work on a timely basis.
Law360 | March 30, 2016
The following coverage notes San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jin Huang’s arrival to the firm.
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