Washington, DC



Our talent in Washington, DC is infused with people who have experience and relationships with those driving the country’s agenda.

A number of professionals in our Washington office served in Congress or held leadership or general counsel positions within agencies like HUD, the IRS, the FTC, the SEC or the FDA. Others have worked extensively with international development programs, such as the World Bank’s community and housing development programs.

So it is no surprise that Washington, DC is home to our affordable housing, community development, and tax credit finance practices—the largest and most sophisticated in the nation. Our insider contacts and perspective in this industry is unmatched. But we also offer highly creative minds that are constantly considering solutions to tomorrow’s challenges to their thinking about today’s transactions. Our focus on green development and social benefit investing are just two examples.

Our Washington office talent also includes corporate, litigation, intellectual property, energy and tax attorneys who are involved in major financing transactions, regulatory issues and protection of company interests.

One of our core values is to bring Nixon Peabody to the community, and the community to Nixon Peabody. In addition to an active pro bono program, many lawyers, professionals and staff in the Washington office dedicate substantial time to mentoring programs, board memberships, volunteer and advisory services to nonprofits, and community service and we often host meetings and events for community partners. We are committed to our clients, to each other and to the communities in which we live and work.

ACLU takes legal action defending rights of Maryland transgender students

LGBT Weekly | October 20, 2017

This article mentions Washington DC commercial litigation attorneys John Hayes, Brian Whittaker and Kenneth Nichols for serving as counsel on the motion to intervene in a pending lawsuit against the Frederick County School Board and its policies to prevent discrimination against transgender students in the school system.

The U.S. is withdrawing from UNESCO—What happens now?

Artsy | October 13, 2017

Washington DC tax credit finance and syndication partner Andrew Potts, a former executive director of the United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, is quoted in this article about the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nation’s cultural organization, by the end of this year.

Interest in historic preservation growing in Detroit

WDET-FM (NPR Detroit) | October 12, 2017

In this radio segment about the increase of rehabilitation investment and construction in Detroit over the past few years, Washington DC tax credit finance and syndication partner David Schon discusses how to take advantage of historic preservation tax credits for the city’s historical buildings.

Episode #799: Corporate! Income! Tax!

Planet Money by NPR | October 11, 2017

Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Ken Silverberg is interviewed in this podcast about the proposed changes to the corporate income tax.

Sol Systems monetizes SRECs for first Community solar project in DC

Sol Systems | September 22, 2017

This article is about a partnership between Sol Systems and New Partners Community Solar Corp., a nonprofit founded by Washington DC tax credit finance and syndication partners Jeff Lesk and Herb Stevens, to monetize solar renewable energy credits from the community solar project in DC.

Nixon Peabody brings back the sun in DC

The National Law Journal | August 27, 2017

This article features the Washington, DC office’s solar program and mentions partners Jeff Lesk and Herb Stevens, who manage grants for the firm’s nonprofit New Partners Community Solar Corp.

Why midsize firms run the gamut on diversity

Law360 | August 21, 2017

Washington DC IP counseling and transactions associate Anthony Duncan is quoted in this article about how a law firm’s size affects diversity.

First-half muni issuance was down in the Northeast

The Bond Buyer | August 18, 2017

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

What do I need to know about repowering a facility?

Novogradac & Company | August 04, 2017

Boston Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Forrest Milder authored this column about what to consider when using renewable energy tax credits when renovating a facility.

Consensus forming on housing credits, but hurdles remain

Law360 | August 02, 2017

Washington DC affordable housing partner Richard Price is quoted in this article about the Senate Finance Committee's hearing regarding the potential increased availability of affordable housing tax credits.

Etsy headquarters and Veneto, Italy, among winners of Center for Active Design's Excellence Awards

Architectural Digest | August 01, 2017

Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office is mentioned in this article among the winners of an award that recognizes companies that "use design to foster healthy and engaged activities."

Appointments and promotions

The Washington Post | July 17, 2017

Real estate partner Colette Dafoe’s role as Washington DC office managing partner is included in this news brief.

Round up: The latest hires and promotions in big law

Bloomberg BNA | July 17, 2017

The following articles highlight Colette Dafoe’s role as Washington DC office managing partner.

New Nixon Peabody leader

National Law Journal | July 17, 2017

The following articles highlight Colette Dafoe’s role as Washington DC office managing partner.

DC Circ. Panel Backs NY In Suit Over Pipeline Permit Delay

Law360 | June 23, 2017

In this article about Millennium Pipeline Co.'s suit against New York environmental regulators, Washington, D.C. energy and environment partner Elizabeth Whittle is mentioned for representing CPV Valley Inc., a company that is building an energy facility that would receive natural gas from Millennium’s pipeline.

Washington-area appointments and promotions for May 15

Washington Post | May 14, 2017

The following coverage notes the recent appointment of Washington DC partner Kendal Tyre and associate Keri McWilliams to co-leaders of the firm’s franchise practice team.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | May 12, 2017

The following coverage notes the recent appointment of Washington DC partner Kendal Tyre and associate Keri McWilliams to co-leaders of the firm’s franchise practice team.

Artists’ commissions, tech gifts and guns: the legal issues facing US museums

The Art Newspaper | May 11, 2017

This article discusses the most pressing legal questions facing museums. Washington DC M&A and corporate transaction partner Mike Cooney is quoted on the possible legislation by Congress to limit income tax deductions for charitable donations.

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.

Q&A: The future of DC affordable housing

Bisnow | April 05, 2017

This Q&A with Washington DC office managing partner Jeff Lesk is about the future of affordable housing and community development amid looming tax reforms and potential cuts to federal programs. Click here to read the full article.

Washington DC clean energy plan leads the way

Earthtalk | March 20, 2017

Chief Innovation Officer Herb Stevens is quoted in this story discussing how the firm helped implement the community solar project as part of the Clean Energy DC plan, which aims to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and energy use in half by 2032.

DC mayor proposing green bank to fund clean energy projects

NBC4 Washington | March 15, 2017

Washington DC office managing partner Jeff Lesk and chief innovation officer Herb Stevens were interviewed in this broadcast news segment about a green bank that could be created to help finance environmentally friendly projects similar to the solar panels installed on our DC office building.

Best of the Best 2016: Interior/Tenant Improvement: Nixon Peabody

Engineering-News Record (ENR) | March 01, 2017

This article profiles Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office, which received Engineering-News Record’s “Best of the Best Award” in Interior Improvement. 

Up on Nixon Peabodys roof

Tax Credit Advisor | March 01, 2017

Washington, DC office managing partner Jeff Lesk and chief innovation officer Herb Stevens are featured in this article about the Washington, DC office’s Community Solar project.

5 surprising ways buildings can improve our health

National Geographic | February 14, 2017

Nixon Peabody’s Washington, DC, office is included in this story about sustainability and green building design trends that can improve health and wellness.

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.

Hart-Scott-Rodino considerations for 2017

Law360 | February 02, 2017

Washington, DC commercial litigation partner Alycia Ziarno and associate Brian Whittaker co-authored this column about the Hart-Scott-Rodino act and what companies and investors should consider in 2017.

Consider nonprofit’s impact when donating

Rochester Business Journal | January 20, 2017

This article about charitable giving features Washington DC nonprofit/higher education partner Mike Cooney discussing the personal drivers behind choosing a charity.

3rd Circ. Rules Car Shippers Immune From Antitrust Suit

Law360 | January 19, 2017

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

Local citizens gear up for D.C. events

Democrat & Chronicle | January 15, 2017

This article focuses events in Rochester leading up to the presidential inauguration including a panel discussion that addresses potential changes to energy, infrastructure, tax policies, trade and labor and employment in a new administration. Washington DC government relations senior policy advisor Tom Reynolds, who moderated the panel, is quoted.

Nixon Peabody funds biggest CRE solar panel installation in DC

Bisnow | December 22, 2016

Washington DC office managing partner Jeff Lesk is quoted in this feature story about DC’s first large-scale downtown commercial Community Solar project on the roof of Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office. This article focuses on the innovation and uniqueness of the NP Solar project. 

Power co. wants DC Circ. to force action on NY pipeline

Law360 | December 15, 2016

This article highlights the latest development in a case involving New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s delayed approval of a permit to start building a natural gas pipeline, which impacts upstate New York power plant developer CPV Valley LLC’s facility operations. Washington DC Energy and Environmental partner Elizabeth Whittle is noted as representing CPV Valley LLC.

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

Law360 | December 09, 2016

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

Shipping Act Allows State Antitrust Claims, Fed. Agency Says

Law360 | December 02, 2016

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

Attorneys published in International Franchising 2016

Nassau Guardian | November 30, 2016

Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre is mentioned in this article announcing the publication of “International Financing 2016:  Legal and Business Considerations.” Kendal developed the reference guide with more than 70 attorneys from around the world.

3rd Circ. could clarify preemption in shipping antitrust suit

Law360 | November 17, 2016

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

How to deal with pushback

American Lawyer | October 31, 2016

Washington DC office managing partner Jeffrey Lesk is quoted in this article discussing how new office space can be an exercise in change management for many law firms.

Multifamily finance experts: No national bubble, but concern about some markets

Bisnow | October 21, 2016

Washington DC Affordable Housing partner Meghan Altidor participated in an affordable housing trends panel discussion at Bisnow's Multifamily Annual Conference.  She was quoted in this article noting new players such as those in the private equity space who are now getting involved in a number of affordable housing deals.

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.

New offices in reconsidered spaces

Contract Magazine | October 17, 2016

Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office is featured as one of three examples of workspaces that are innovative updates within buildings of the modern era.

A Slow and Steady Approach for Nixon Peabody

Asian Legal Business | October 04, 2016

China & Asia-Pacific chair David Cheng and Global Strategies Committee chair and IP Counseling & Transactions practice group leader Jeff Costellia are quoted in this article focused on Nixon Peabody’s strategic expansion in Asia.

GAO Bid Protest Reform by the House and Senate: Is the Process Broken?

Government Contracting Law Report | October 01, 2016

Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Vince Napoleon authored this article discussing recent proposals from the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to reform the Government Accountability Office bid protest process.

Seed Co. Settlement Sends Warning Signal To Exporters

Law360 | September 20, 2016

Washington, DC, M&A and corporate transactions partner Alexandra López-Casero and associate Anjali Vohra co-authored this piece that discusses the significance of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s $4.3 million penalty against PanAmerican Seed Company as it demonstrates that the treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control will continue to vigorously enforce Iran sanctions violations and serves as a lesson to exporters as to the prevailing pattern of violations resulting from the use of intermediaries.

Nixon Peabody Hires Away IP Transactions Lawyers

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.

Nixon Peabody Recruits Three Novak Druce Attorneys for IP Team

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.

Rainmaker Q&A: Nixon Peabody's Jeffrey Costellia

Law360 | September 07, 2016

This profile features Washington, DC, partner, chair of the Global Strategies Committee and lead of IP Counseling & Transactions, Jeff Costellia. The Q&A showcases his focus on client service and he offers advice to new attorneys building their practices.

Wrestling with Disparate Impact: Fair Housing Developments a Year After Supreme Court’s Decision

Tax Credit Advisor | September 01, 2016

Washington DC Affordable Housing partner Harry Kelly authored this column discussing the various consequences of a Supreme Court decision regarding disparate impact liability.

After Three Decades in the Spotlight, Clinton Stands on the Cusp of History

CQ Magazine | July 22, 2016

Washington, DC, Government Relations Senior Strategic Policy Advisor Thomas Reynolds is quoted in this article reflecting on Hillary Clinton’s rise to be the 2015 Democratic Party nominee for president.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the move

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.

Materiality Matters: The First Post-Escobar Decisions

Law360 | July 19, 2016

Chicago partner John Ruskusky and Washington, DC, associate Emily Harlan co-authored this column regarding expected changes for False Claims Act cases and investigations in the aftermath of the decision in Universal Health Services Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar.

Groundbreaking False Claims Act Decision: Unanimous Supreme Court Upholds ‘Implied False Certification' Theory Under Certain Circumstances

Westlaw Journal Government Contract | July 18, 2016

This column discussing an important United States Supreme Court decision regarding False Claims Act liability was co-authored by Boston partners Brian French and Fred Kelly, Boston associates Hannah Bornstein and Sydney Pritchett, and Washington, DC, associate Emily Harlan.

High LIHTC Pricing, Low Yields Lead to Investor Pushback

Journal of Tax Credits | July 07, 2016

Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Richard Price is quoted in this feature article that discusses results of a survey of investors and syndicators on the state of low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) housing.

City Securities' lesser-known sibling sells

Indianapolis Business Journal | July 02, 2016

Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Rick Goldstein is quoted in this article discussing the sale of client, CREA, and how industry supply and demand is driving interest.

DoD Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Unclassified Covered Defense Information

Government Contracting Law Report | July 01, 2016

Washington, DC, partner Vincent Napoleon and associate Harini Kidambi co-authored this column discussing steps being taken by the Department of Defense to minimize vulnerabilities and the impact of cyberattacks against defense contractors.

Texas Housing Bias Row May Affect Developer Building Plans

Law360 | June 15, 2016

Washington, DC, affordable housing partner Harry Kelly is quoted in this feature story that looks at Texas’s housing agency to derail a suit accusing it of discrimination in allocating tax credits for affordable housing developments. The coverage notes that this is a test of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recognition of unintentional discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act.

Takeaways From High Court's Hobbs Act Extortion Ruling

Law360 | June 14, 2016

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly and Washington, DC, government investigations and white collar defense associate Emily Harlan contributed this article about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that a public official can be convicted of conspiring to commit extortion even when co-conspirators willingly furnish the money and/or property.

Philanthropic Capital In Search Of Clarity

Law360 | June 10, 2016

Partner and leader of our nonprofit organizations and higher education teams Mike Cooney authored this column about how program-related investments have an overweighted emphasis on international philanthropy.

The Duty of Obedience in a Time of Change

Association of Governing Boards (AGB) Blog | June 07, 2016

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Higher Education and Nonprofit Organizations teams Mike Cooney authored this column discussing the duty of obedience—a fiduciary duty of board members to ensure that the institution is operating according to its stated purposes in its governing documents.

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

Art Daily | May 16, 2016

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

Over A Dozen Firms Guided Largest Q1 Real Estate Deals

Law360 | May 04, 2016

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

Testimony for Progress

Green Building & Design (gb&d) | May 01, 2016

This feature article highlights the Washington, DC, office move and focuses on the sustainable aspects of the project while being smarter about the use of space. Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk is quoted.

Spend Your Vacation in an Old Model T Factory

Bloomberg Pursuits | April 22, 2016

Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner David Schon is included in this story about how former industrial sites such as a tractor depot, a Pabst bottling works, and a former Ford automobile plant are turning into luxury hotels.

2nd Shoe Drops: HUD Warns Crime Screening May Violate FHA

Law360 | April 22, 2016

Washington, DC, affordable housing partner Harry Kelly authored this column discussing disparate impact liability under the Fair Housing Act, explaining how the HUD Office of General Counsel (OGC) guidance applies those principals and raising some questions about the soundness of OGC’s position on criminal background screening.

This Group Wants Law Firms to Slash One Expense: Their Toll on the Planet

Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business | April 22, 2016

The feature story focuses on the Law Firm Sustainability Network and their new tool for law firms to measure how well they’re managing their energy output. Nixon Peabody is noted within the story as a member of the LFSN and Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk, one of our co-sustainability leaders, is quoted.

Paradigm Breaking

Bisnow (DC) | March 31, 2016

This feature story discusses the real estate considerations and decisions being made by associations and law firms, who account for almost half of office occupiers in Washington, DC. Commentary from Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk is included.

Bond Lawyers Blast Proposed Political Subdivision Rules

The Bond Buyer | March 10, 2016

Washington, DC, Public Finance partner Mitch Rapaport is quoted in this article focused on the proposed political subdivision rules put forth by the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service.

Nixon Peabody Adds DOJ Vet to White Collar Group

Law360 | March 02, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti.

Law360 International Trade Editorial Advisory Board

Law360 | February 29, 2016

Washington, DC, partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is highlighted in this article as part of Law 360’s 2016 International Trade editorial advisory board.

Two Nixon Peabody Affordable Housing Attorneys Join Partnership

HousingOnline Weekly | February 03, 2016

This article from the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association highlights Affordable Housing partners Meghan Altidor and Aaron Yowell for their election to the partnership.

First RAD Component 2 Deals Using PBRA Contracts Close

Affordable Housing Finance | January 19, 2016

Affordable Housing practice group leader Stephen Wallace and Affordable Housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen are featured throughout this article highlighting Nixon Peabody’s successful closing of the first four Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Component 2 preservation projects using 20-year Sec. 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) contracts in the nation.

Nixon Peabody Adds Tax Partner from Squire Patton

Law360 | January 15, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Washington, DC, securities partner Sean Clancy.

North Korea is Newest Frontier for a Daredevil Investor

New York Times | January 14, 2016

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions group partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article regarding investments in North Korea that may violate American sanctions.

Life Cycle Approach to Data Rights Can Help Contractors

Law360 | January 14, 2016

Boston IP Counseling & Transactions counsel David Crosby and Washington, DC, associate Harini Kidambi co-authored this column regarding implications arising from the 2015 Army Data & Data Rights Guide for military service professionals and other contractors.

Contracting Advocates Skeptical of Proposed Regulation Revision

Inside Defense | December 24, 2015

Washington, DC, Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon provides commentary in this feature story on a proposed regulation meant to reduce constant submissions of pricing paperwork which has the right intent but may not solve the problem at hand.

Problems in DOD Plan to Reduce TINA Regulatory Actions

Law360 | December 21, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the Government Contracts group Vincent Napoleon and Washington, DC, associate Nia Newton co-authored this column on the latest proposed amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement seeking to reduce unnecessary and repeated submissions of certified costs or pricing data pursuant to the Truth in Negotiation Act.

Congress Looks to Make Rents More Affordable

Washington Post | December 21, 2015

This article discusses the recent tax bill cleared by Congress, which makes the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit more generous and easier to finance the construction of affordable rental housing. Washington, DC, Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partner Rick Goldstein, one of the leading advocates, is quoted in the piece. The article notes that Nixon Peabody “has one of the nation’s leading legal practices that specializes in tax credits and real estate development.”

Can Multifamily Developers Fix the Affordable Housing Crisis?

Real Estate Bisnow | December 04, 2015

This feature story discusses Washington, DC’s efforts to improve the state of the city’s affordable housing. The topic was the main focus at Bisnow’s Multifamily Annual Conference. Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk and Affordable Housing practice group leader Steve Wallace are featured within the story.

Beyond Green: Sustainability and the "Living Building" Challenge

WAMU-Radio The Kojo Nnamdi Show | November 30, 2015

The Washington, DC, office is featured in this radio segment on doing more than just “going green.” Our upcoming community solar array project is specifically highlighted.

New HUD Fair Housing Proposal: Broad Expansion of Harassment Claims, Scope of Liability?

Law360 | November 23, 2015

Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Harry Kelly authored this column discussing a proposed Department of Housing and Urban Development rule clarifying two types of harassment claims under the Fair Housing Act and its potential impact.

Tax credit programs help provide incentive for preserving historic downtown buildings

Crain's Detroit Business | November 14, 2015

Partner and co-leader of the firm’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit team David Schon provides commentary throughout this feature article on how tax credit programs are driving the preservation of historic buildings.

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.

Credit Agricole Settlement Is Warning To Foreign Cos.

Law360 | November 02, 2015

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, business department law clerk Anjali Vohra authored this column discussing a U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control settlement underscoring the high compliance expectations placed on firms, the benefit of timely and complete voluntary self-disclosures and the extraterritorial reach of the U.S. sanctions program.

Office Envy: Inside Nixon Peabody's Washington office

CNBC Power Lunch | November 02, 2015

Nixon Peabody is featured on CNBC-TV’s Power Lunch in the “Office Envy” segment which showcases unique and innovative office spaces.

Rainmakers Who Always Shine

Diversity & the Bar | November 01, 2015

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Vince Napoleon, who leads the firm’s government contracts team, is profiled in this special section.

Despite Tough Times, Expansive Lobbies Thrive

Bloomberg BNA | October 27, 2015

Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk discusses our new office in this law firm real estate story. Jeff’s comments address a number of points including noting that we’re at a point where clients don’t appreciate offices that are heavy on opulence and how we aim to have our space serve multiple purposes—for clients and the community.

World Bank Tries Procurement Reform to Cut Corruption Risk

Compliance Week | October 14, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon provides commentary in this piece on changes to the World Bank’s policies and procedures that will make the procurement process more consistent, transparent, and streamlined.

Mission Investing Invigorated

Law360 | October 06, 2015

Partner and leader of the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney and partner and Chief Innovation Officer Herb Stevens authored this piece discussing recent developments in the area known as “mission” or “impact investing”—terms used to describe the deployment of philanthropic investment capital to advance charitable ends.

3rd Circ. Reins In Damages for Disadvantaged Business Fraud

Law360 | October 05, 2015

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo, partner Mark Molloy and associate Emily Crandall Harlan authored this column on curtailing an aggressive loss theory that held defendants to more than the government’s loss in some fraud cases.

Cell Phone Location Records Not Protected by Fourth Amendment

ABA Litigation News | October 01, 2015

Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Emily Harlan provides commentary in this piece noting that a cell phone user does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy over a cell service carrier’s records that do not reveal the content of any communications.

In Split Victory for Contractors and Whistleblowers, Supreme Court Rejects Expansive Statute of Limitations Theory for False Claims Act Cases and Clarifies Application of Act's "First-to-File" Bar

Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report | October 01, 2015

This contributed column is authored by Boston Government Investigation & White collar defense partner Brian Kelly and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Emily Crandall Harlan. Click here to read the full article.

3 Major Challenges of Franchising In Africa

Law360 | September 16, 2015

Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre and Washington, DC, associate Pierce Han authored this column discussing some of the major legal and business considerations to keep in mind when franchising in Africa.

Public-Private Partnerships—Is This a New Concept in Government Contracting?

Government Contracting Law Report | September 01, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon authored this column discussing the future of public-private partnerships (“P3s”) in government contracting. Washington, DC, department attorney Diana Vilmenay co-authored the column.

HUD's New Rule on Disclosure Requirements is a Good Start

Law360 | August 24, 2015

Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Tatiana Gutierrez authored this column discussing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s long-awaited proposed rule revising the process which governs disclosure requirements for HUD participants.

Nixon Peabody's Ultra-modern Office

Bisnow | August 21, 2015

The firm’s new Washington, DC, office is featured in this coverage. Office managing partner Jeff Lesk is quoted and pictured throughout the piece, as is the space itself.

The Vanishing FCPA ‘Facilitating Payments' Exception

Law360 | August 13, 2015

Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Emily Harlan and Boston partner and deputy leader of the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice Danielle Pelot coauthored this article focusing on what companies doing business in foreign countries need to know about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s facilitating payments exception.

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.

Nixon Peabody: Raising the green bar among the DC bar

U.S. Green Building Council | July 31, 2015

This feature story highlights our new Washington, DC, office and notes how it is at the green building forefront.

Nixon Peabody Unveils a Different Type of Law Office in DC

The Boston Globe | July 23, 2015

CEO and managing partner Andrew Glincher and Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk are quoted throughout this feature story about the firm’s new DC office.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | July 20, 2015

Washington, DC, Public Company Transactions associate Pierce Han has been named to the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the greater DC area.

HUD's New Regulation Affirmatively Furthers Fair Housing

Law360 | July 17, 2015

Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Harry Kelly authored this column discussing long-awaited, final regulation implementing the Fair Housing Act’s “affirmatively furthering fair housing” (AFFH) provisions.

Experts discuss how green buildings are changing DC

Elevation DC | July 07, 2015

This feature story discusses how Washington, DC, has become a leader in the green building movement. Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk and partner and chief innovation officer Herb Stevens are quoted and pictured in the piece.

Rule Change to Ease Export Controls in the Cloud

Compliance Week | July 06, 2015

Washington, DC, Business Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides commentary in this article on new amendments to U.S. export control regulations that are on the horizon.

For Summer Law Interns, the Livin' Is Easy

Wall Street Journal | July 06, 2015

In this feature story on summer associate programs, Chief Innovation Officer Herb Stevens discusses how we differentiate our summer program from others through things such as Imagination Summer—which has our summer associates developing new business ideas and solutions for clients. A current summer associate is interviewed.

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.

Supreme Court Affirms Disparate Impact in Fair Housing

Affordable Housing Finance | June 25, 2015

As the Supreme Court winds down its current term, Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Harry Kelly discusses the much-awaited decision comes in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) v. Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) case involving low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs).

Justices Set Tougher Standard For FHA Bias Claims

Law360 | June 25, 2015

Washington, DC, Affordable Housing partner Harry Kelly provides commentary on the Supreme Court’s Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) v. Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) case decision involving low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs).

End of the Corner Office:  DC law firm designs its new space for millennials

Washington Post | June 22, 2015

This front-page feature article highlights our new office space in Washington, DC, and the vision behind this build-out. Several of our colleagues were quoted throughout the article. These colleagues include Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk, leader of our IP Counseling & Transactions practice Jeff Costellia, Syndication practice group leader Greg Doran, and Washington, DC, associates Cody Rogers, Paige Gentry, and Emily Feder.  This article has been picked up by a number of publications nationwide including Buffalo News, the Miami Herald and the Kansas City Tribune, just to name a few.

Are P3s The 'New' Thing in Government Contracting?

Law360 | June 16, 2015

Washington, DC, Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, IP litigation staff attorney Diana Vilmenay authored this column on the rising popularity of public-private partnerships as a form of government contracting.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | June 15, 2015

Washington M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre has been appointed to the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), a U.S. federal advisory committee. The TACA provides the president of the United States with policy advice on issues involving trade and development in sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

GFOA Pushing Regulators on HQLA

The Bond Buyer | June 01, 2015

Washington, DC, Public Finance partner Mitch Rapaport is quoted throughout this piece on the Government Finance Officers Association’s efforts to galvanize public officials to pressure federal banking regulators into more permissive rules on municipal securities.

Nonprofits in the Zone of Insolvency: 2 Cautionary Tales

Law360 | May 19, 2015

New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio, Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Mike Cooney, and associate Rob Trott and Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice Victor Milione coauthored this column on important issues charitable fiduciaries should educate themselves on to avoid insolvency.

Anywhere but Here

Site Selection | May 13, 2015

Washington, DC, partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article discussing why location matters for multinationals in light of the largest criminal fine ever paid in connection with an International Emergency Economic Powers Act prosecution.

A Look at IRS Plan for Contracts with Foreign Contractors

Law360 | May 01, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Rob Trott coauthored this article discussing the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed regulations related to the assessment of a foreign contracts excise tax.

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.

When Do-Gooders Do Well

Long Island Business News | April 01, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of our nonprofit organizations practice Mike Cooney is quoted in this article discussing best practices pertaining to nonprofit executive compensation.

Capitol Hill Hearing Testimony

CQ Congressional | March 24, 2015

The testimony of Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Public Companies Transactions practice John Partigan is highlighted. John testified at a Senate subcommittee meeting in support of the Senate bill (S. 576, Encouraging Employee Stock Ownership Act) to amend SEC Rule 701.

Virginia Bay Bridge District Fast-Tracks Subsea Tunnel

The Bond Buyer | March 23, 2015

New York City Public Finance partner Ken Lind and Washington, DC, Public Finance partner Mitch Rapaport are both noted as bond and disclosure counsel in this article on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District of Virginia’s planned subsea tunnel.

Upstate Poised for Revitalization if Leaders Act Boldly

The Daily Gazette | March 22, 2015

Washington, DC, Government Relations senior strategic policy advisor Tom Reynolds, along with 46 other business and civic leaders, published this opinion piece urging the New York State Legislature and the governor's commitment of financial resources to Upstate NY to spur revitalization.

DC Launches New Program to Encourage Green Business Practices

Examiner.com | March 05, 2015

Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk is quoted in this article on the Smarter DC Challenge—an initiative seeking to facilitate private-sector development of sustainable practices by businesses and nonprofits. Nixon Peabody is noted as one of the program's participants.

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.

Outgoing FDA Chief's Contentious Tenure Empowered Agency

Law360 | February 05, 2015

Washington, DC, Health Care and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk is quoted in this article discussing the legacy of departing U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

Growing Potential for P3 Infrastructure Development in Cuba

Law360 | January 30, 2015

Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, IP Litigation staff attorney Diana Vilmenay authored this column on the potential impacts of new developments in U.S./Cuba relations on Cuban infrastructure growth.

Confusion Persists Over Medical Marijuana Enforcement

Law360 | January 21, 2015

A team of Commercial Litigation attorneys including Albany partner Dan Hurteau, Manchester associate Anthony Galdieri, Albany associate Jena Rotheim and Washington, DC, associate Angela Buckner co-authored this article discussing the omnibus spending bill that allows for state implementation of existing medical marijuana laws.

Real Estate Pros Brace for NYC Inclusionary Zoning Rules

Law360 | January 16, 2015

New York City Affordable Housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is quoted in this feature article discussing New York City's long-awaited revamped inclusionary zoning rules.

On the Board: Nixon Peabody LLP

The American Institute of Architects Northern Virginia Chapter Newsletter | January 01, 2015

The new Nixon Peabody Washington, D.C. office space is highlighted in this column.

5 Takeaways from Latest OFAC Guidance on Russia Sanctions

Law360 | December 22, 2014

In this column, Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses the Office of Foreign Assets Controls’ new FAQs addressing U.S. companies’ challenges in connection with the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List from the U.S. sanctions against Russian business interests.

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