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Nixon Peabody expands Global Finance practice with new counsel

May 16, 2022

Nixon Peabody’s Albany office expands, adding two seasoned Labor & Employment attorneys

May 09, 2022

Nixon Peabody continues its West Coast expansion, adding another partner to its Los Angeles office

April 25, 2022

Nixon Peabody launches new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Services group

March 31, 2022

Nixon Peabody adds a team of four litigation partners to its Los Angeles office

March 28, 2022

Nixon Peabody West Coast team adds entertainment partner Carron Joan Mitchell

March 24, 2022

Nixon Peabody selects Rick Pedone to lead the firm’s Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy team

March 24, 2022

Nixon Peabody expands Corporate practice in New York with pair of new partner hires

March 09, 2022

Nixon Peabody welcomes Sharone Levy to Project Finance and Public Finance practice

March 04, 2022

Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property practice and attorneys recognized in 2022 WTR 1000

February 28, 2022

Nixon Peabody statement on Unicolors, Inc v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP

February 24, 2022

Nixon Peabody selects Jason Kravitz to lead its Privacy & Technology practice

February 24, 2022

Three Nixon Peabody attorneys selected to participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity programs

February 23, 2022

Nixon Peabody represents the Whitney Museum of American Art in transformational art world transaction

February 23, 2022

Nixon Peabody selects Jeffrey Brenner to lead formally established Construction & Real Estate Litigation practice

February 22, 2022

Nixon Peabody attorneys recognized as industry leaders by Chambers Global

February 17, 2022

Nixon Peabody appoints Robert Fisher to lead its nationwide Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice

February 15, 2022

Nixon Peabody promotes 11 attorneys to counsel

February 14, 2022

Nixon Peabody selects Seth Levy to lead nationally recognized Intellectual Property practice

February 09, 2022

Nixon Peabody selects John Ruskusky as leader of the firm’s Complex Disputes practice

February 07, 2022

Recent Media Highlights

Former schoolhouse evolves into affordable housing in Greater Boston

Connect Media | October 19, 2021

This article covers the groundbreaking for a Boston-area affordable housing project, mentioning our firm for advising the developers on the predevelopment, acquisition, permitting, and construction financing. The NP team included Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Paul Bouton, late partner Ruth Silman, senior associate Julie Hancock Stande, and associate Ali Walendziak, all of the Boston office.

Multifamily housing experts weigh in on Newsom housing bills

Spectrum News SoCal | October 08, 2021

This article analyzing California Governor Gavin Newsom’s recently signed housing-related bills quotes Los Angeles Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Bryan LeRoy, co-leader of the firm’s Environment & Land Use team, on the uncertainty of how cities will implement the legislation, as well as how it could impact housing affordability in the short term as the price of land increases. Bryan notes that these recent bills are just one piece of a much bigger puzzle.

Ask the Experts - Price transparency rules

Employee Benefit Plan Review | October 08, 2021

In the newest installment of their monthly “Ask the Experts” column, Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, DC partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnette, all from the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, outline the patchwork of new requirements aimed at increasing health care cost transparency and providing best practices for group health plan sponsors to ensure compliance with the rules.

Employer conundrum: To test or not to test?

Politico Pro | October 05, 2021

San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Hillary Baca, also a member of the firm’s Cannabis practice, is quoted in this article on how pressures of the recent labor shortage and changing attitudes toward cannabis have some employers reconsidering drug-testing policies. The article is based on a client alert Hillary co-authored with Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding.

Vaccine mandates reach 25% of U.S. companies after Biden order

Bloomberg | September 30, 2021

This article, discussing President Biden’s directive to larger employers mandating vaccines or weekly testing, quotes San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Rachel Conn on the potential logistical heavy lift for employers in implementing weekly testing.

In designing new spaces, law firms seek to make the office a destination

American Lawyer | September 29, 2021

This article, discussing the law firm office as a space that cultivates collaboration and firm culture in a post-pandemic world, features NP’s new state-of-the-art Chicago office. The story quotes Chicago office managing partner David Brown, of the Corporate group, on the versatility of the space, its role in preserving our firm’s culture, and flexible work arrangements.

SJC rules MassHealth can't collect on decade-old overcharges

Boston Business Journal | September 08, 2021

This article covers a significant litigation win on behalf of home health care agency Suburban Home Health Care, a decision that will have wide-ranging implications for health care providers doing business in Massachusetts. The article quotes Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, while the NP team also included Boston partner Josh Sharp and associate Lauren Maynard, both of the Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense practice.

Navigate cannabis legalization, avoid employment litigation

HR Dive | August 13, 2021

Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kim Harding co-wrote this contributed article highlighting three common pitfalls for employers as they comply with the patchwork of state and federal laws regulating the use of legal cannabis by their employees.

Clients say they trust these 32 firms most for M&A

Law360 | August 12, 2021

This article on BTI Consulting Group’s M&A survey, which interviewed in-house counsel and legal decision-makers at corporations, names NP as a trusted and top go-to firm for getting deals done.

World business report

BBC World News | August 06, 2021

In the following podcast and broadcast segment, Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan discusses the potential for regulators to take a stronger look at the gaming industry following the recent lawsuit filed by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against Activision Blizzard. The discussion also touches upon efforts made in the gaming industry to increase diversity, unionization, and ways that publishers and other gaming companies can take a proactive response to address potential workplace culture issues.

ACLU sues Montana over transgender ID law requiring proof of surgery

NBC News | July 16, 2021

This article covers a lawsuit filed by the ACLU challenging Montana’s Senate Bill 280—a new law requiring transgender individuals to prove they have undergone gender affirming surgery in order to change the gender marker on their identifying documents. The story mentions the firm for the pro bono work by Chicago partners Seth Horvath, Tina Solis and Tom Hecht, of the Complex Commercial Disputes group, who are representing the plaintiffs together with national ACLU and the ACLU of Montana.

Four trends shaping private equity’s pandemic rebound

Law360 | July 09, 2021

In this article covering the post-pandemic rebound in private equity, Albany Corporate partner Marissa Wiley explains why we’re seeing a sharp rise in investment activity, and how firms are taking precautionary steps to shape risk-averse agreements.

New York May Miss the Window to Convert Hotels to Affordable Housing

Bloomberg CityLab | July 01, 2021

In this article, New York City Affordable Housing and Real Estate partner Meghan Altidor discusses how California and New York are turning hotels into housing.

In Depth

CBS/KNX News Radio | June 01, 2021

San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Rachel Conn discussed Cal/OSHA’ s proposed updated COVID-19 guidelines and other top-of-mind issues for California-based employers and employees, including whether employers can ask for workers’ vaccination status, Cal/OSHA’ s requirement for vaccination documentation, and whether employers can require employees to be vaccinated.

Nixon Peabody's talent officer talks maintaining firm culture

Law360 | May 27, 2021

In this Q&A feature, Chief Talent Officer Stacie Collier, of the Labor & Employment group, discusses priorities and goals in her new role, and how she views this new role as an evolution of work that she and the firm have been doing for a long time.

Scripps cyberattack highlights patient safety risks during breaches

Modern Healthcare | May 14, 2021

In this article on the recent cyberattack on Scripps Health, which disrupted the San Diego-based health system’s patient portal and email systems, Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague is quoted on HIPAA considerations for health systems when communicating with patients via social media.

As businesses digest CDC mask guidance, some look to Governor Baker for faster reopening

The Boston Globe | May 13, 2021

This article covering the CDC’s new mask guidance for fully vaccinated people quotes Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth on implications for employers and the workplace, including how it could get problematic if employers ask for evidence of vaccination.

The 13 leading attorneys and law firms that work with digital creators and influencers

Business Insider | May 12, 2021

This article on the top attorneys and law firms representing digital influencers features Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler, including how she got her start in the space and how her practice has grown. Los Angeles Corporate associate Christina Chang is mentioned for being Ellie’s “ right hand”.

The Cannabis industry should employ careful tax planning when allocating between cost of goods sold and ordinary business expenses

Cannabis Business Executive | May 09, 2021

Corporate partner and Tax team member Rick Cox and Corporate associate Vince Tennant, both of the New York City office, contributed this article on careful tax planning for cannabis companies, which are denied certain business expenses since cannabis remains illegal at the federal level.

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.

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