About Nixon Peabody



We see 21st century law as a tool to help shape our clients’ futures.

Our focus is on knowing what is important to our clients now and next so we can foresee obstacles and opportunities in their space and smooth the way. We ensure they are equipped with winning legal strategies as they navigate the exciting and challenging times we live in.

Our ability to do this comes from these working principles:

  • We’re curious and extremely focused on understanding our clients’ businesses and industries.
  • We tap the collective intelligence of Nixon Peabody to deliver the best thinking and create value for our clients throughout the world.
  • We lean forward into the future, together with our clients, to see and prepare for what’s ahead.

Working together, we handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law and intellectual property anywhere in the world.

Strength in numbers

New in New York: 10 recent design projects in the Big Apple

Interior Design | September 26, 2019

Nixon Peabody’s New York City office, which prioritizes collaboration, is highlighted in this roundup of 10 significant design projects in the city.

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.

2019 Building Tours: D.C. solar for all

Better Buildings ( U.S. Department of Energy) | August 06, 2019

The blog post from the U.S. Department of Energy chronicles a recent solar-focused learning session, hosted by New Partners Community Solar at Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office.

Hundreds turn out to help celebrate pro bono organization’s anniversary

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | August 01, 2019

This article and slideshow highlight Nixon Peabody’s Boston office, which hosted an anniversary event for Lawyers Clearinghouse, a pro bono partner of the firm.

DC affordable housing building gets solar panels, 'resilience center'

NBC 4 Washington | July 25, 2019

This broadcast news clip highlights New Partners Community Solar, the Nixon Peabody-adjacent nonprofit creating innovative sustainability projects throughout Washington, DC. New Partners helped to develop a ‘resilience center’ in a DC-area affordable housing complex, which will keep residents connected to key services and emergency resources in the event of a power grid disruption.

Introducing the resiliency center

National Housing and Rehabilitation Association | July 20, 2019

This story mentions New Partners Community Solar, the nonprofit founded in 2017 by senior counsel Herb Stevens and Community Development Finance partner Jeff Lesk, both of Washington, DC. New Partners played a crucial role in the development of the city’s first affordable housing resiliency center—a suite of rooms available to all residents that provides an emergency power supply for residents to use during disasters or outages.

Hawkins holds onto top underwriters counsel 1H ranking and Orrick once again on top of bond counsel 1H rankings

The Bond Buyer | July 17, 2019

Nixon Peabody is featured among the top 10 bond counsel and underwriter counsel in The Bond Buyer’s 2019 first-half rankings.

CEO Radio with Ray Hoffman

WCBS 880 (New York) | July 05, 2019

Three new segments of CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher’s appearance on CEO Radio with Ray Hoffman are now available: Leading by Listening, Natural Light for One, Natural Light for All, and The Surprising Stats About Lawyer Burnout. All of them are available on the CEO Radio page.

CEO Radio with Ray Hoffman

WCBS 880 (New York) | July 02, 2019

In today’s segment of this CEO Radio series with Ray Hoffman of WCBS 880 in New York City, CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher discusses the value of recruiting attorneys from outside the circle of Ivy League law schools.

CEO Radio with Ray Hoffman

WCBS 880 (New York) | July 01, 2019

In this segment of this CEO Radio series with Ray Hoffman of WCBS 880 in New York City, CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher discusses Nixon Peabody’s diversity efforts.

This DC apartment building provides low-income families with solar power and a resilience center

Greater Greater Washington | June 27, 2019

This article highlights the work of New Partners Community Solar to establish a resiliency center in a low-income housing development in Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. The center is designed to power essential services, such as lighting and communications, for up to three days after a disruption to the public power grid.

Slideshow: Pro bono brought Big Law out in force

The American Lawyer | June 26, 2019

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this roundup of notable pro bono cases. The article highlights the victory that Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Tom Hecht, Seth Horvath and Tina Solis, with assistance from associate Bill Kirby and eDiscovery specialist Anders van Marter, won in Iowa Supreme Court in a matter involving Medicaid coverage of gender-affirming surgery for transgender individuals.

CEO Radio with Ray Hoffman

WCBS 880 (New York) | June 26, 2019

"In this segment of the CEO Radio series with Ray Hoffman of WCBS 880 in New York City, CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher discusses how he did not fit the typical Ivy League law firm hire when he started at the firm 32 years ago, and how the firm has evolved throughout his career.

A law firm veteran who leads by listening

The Wall Street Journal | June 22, 2019

The Wall Street Journal profiles CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher, who discusses his leadership philosophy, his experiences as a young attorney and the four longtime friends who would sit on his personal Board of Directors.

4 things you should start doing at work

Forbes | June 20, 2019

CEO and managing partner Andrew Glincher outlines four strategies that can help attorneys and staff elevate their careers.

Big Law celebrates LGBTQ Pride

Bloomberg Law | June 13, 2019

This article highlights Nixon Peabody’s Pride events, including a pro bono transgender name change clinic in the New York City office and the firm’s It Gets Better video, which features LGBTQ+ attorneys and staff members from several offices.

How I Made Partner: Nixon Peabody’s Kathleen Ceglarski Burns

Law360 | May 31, 2019

In this Q&A, Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kathleen Ceglarski Burns discusses her legal career and path to partnership.

Buffalo’s law firms aim to make inclusion commonplace

Buffalo Business Journal | May 17, 2019

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu talks about Nixon Peabody’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, and the effort to integrate principles of inclusion into every aspect of the firm.

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.

From introvert to CEO of a Global 100 law firm

The Mentors podcast | May 09, 2019

Managing Partner and CEO Andrew Glincher appeared on The Mentors podcast to discuss his journey from a small-town kid in Brockton, Massachusetts, to leader of a Global 100 law firm.

Why it’s important to encourage candor in the workplace

Chief Executive Magazine | March 17, 2019

Managing Partner and CEO Andrew Glincher wrote this contributed article outlining ways to promote wellness at work.

Profits and revenue soar at Nixon Peabody

The American Lawyer | February 13, 2019

CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher is quoted in this story about Nixon Peabody’s strong financial performance in 2018.

Growing up as a Title IX kid

Medium.com | January 31, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon authored this column about women and leadership in the legal industry. She recaps her experience at an ALAS conference focused on advancing women in law firm leadership and how discussions about implicit bias and inclusion—inside and outside the law firm—are helping create concrete solutions for the future.

Out with mahogany, in with white walls

Boston Globe | January 29, 2019

CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher and Boston Office Managing Partner Ruth Silman are quoted in this story highlighting the collaborative features and city-specific artwork at the new Boston office at 53 State Street.

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.”

Top muni bond counsel of 2018

The Bond Buyer | January 16, 2019

Nixon Peabody is listed as a top 10 muni bond counsel firm for 2018.

What keeps you going?

Cheddar TV | December 18, 2018

Managing Partner and CEO Andrew Glincher talks to Cheddar TV about health and wellness, what it means to be a “go-getter,” and the one app he can’t live without.

Season 2, Episode 9: Patrolling Skid Row

To Live and Law in LA | December 18, 2018

In our Season 2 finale, and the first episode in what will be an ongoing discussion on the city’s homelessness crisis, the hosts talk with LAPD Officer Deon Joseph about the 20 years he has spent patrolling one of the most notorious homeless communities in the world: Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Attorneys Jade Turner-Bond and Shannon Egan host.

Job moves

Financial Times | December 17, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s strategic addition of San Francisco Corporate partner Lior Zorea is included in the Financial Times’ daily email newsletter.

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.

Making partner with kids in tow

Best of Both Worlds Podcast | November 26, 2018

Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kathleen Burns was a guest on the Best of Both Worlds podcast, discussing her experience as a working attorney with four children and highlighting Nixon Peabody’s many family-friendly policies.

How a mental health pledge is pushing BigLaw to do better

Law360 | November 20, 2018

Managing Partner and CEO Andrew Glincher is quoted in this article highlighting Nixon Peabody’s participation in an American Bar Association pledge to increase well-being in the legal profession.

Talking Points PM: Executive summary

The Boston Globe | October 30, 2018

CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher is interviewed about the business lessons that can be gleaned from the success of first-year Red Sox manager Alex Cora. Andrew notes that Cora showed an ability to play to the strengths of his team during Boston’s World Series run.

What Boston must do to get more black lawyers

Boston Business Journal | October 17, 2018

Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell is quoted in this article about his journey to practicing law and how he serves as a role model for young African Americans who are interested in legal careers.

S2 E1: A Look into the Future

To Live and Law in LA | October 16, 2018

On the Season 2 premiere, we speak with Wall Street Journal legal reporter Sara Randazzo and Nixon Peabody partners Justin Thompson and Jill Gordon about diversity initiatives, technological disruptions and the future of the legal industry. The podcast is hosted by Nixon Peabody associate Jade Turner-Bond.

Major decisions

Long Island Business News | September 20, 2018

Long Island Office Managing Partner Allan Cohen is quoted in this roundup of area business leaders discussing what they studied as undergraduates and how it prepared them for their current careers.

Campaign targets substance abuse, emotional strain among lawyers

Bloomberg Law – Big Law Business | September 10, 2018

This 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.

Firms sign 'Well-Being Pledge' to address atty mental health

Law360 | 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 & wellness campaign to reduce substance use and improve mental health in the legal profession.

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.

Data snapshot: What’s average Big Law pay for summer associates?

The American Lawyer | August 26, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for increasing summer associate pay by 40 percent since 2017. NP is also one of five firms surveyed by AmLaw to increase summer associate pay by more than 5 percent.

Diversity initiative names 'certified' firms for women, minority leadership

The American Lawyer | August 19, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for meeting the Mansfield Rule requirements for representation of women and minorities in leadership or governance roles, partner promotions and senior lateral hires. NP is one of 41 firms nationwide to be Mansfield Certified, and one of 27 firms to earn the “Plus” certification.

Managing a multigenerational law firm

Practical Law | July 31, 2018

Director of Diversity & Inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu is quoted in this article for her view on how law firms can successfully support a multigenerational workforce, which is another aspect of ongoing conversations about diversity.

Guatemalan seeking asylum sues for daughter’s return

Boston Globe | June 27, 2018

In the following coverage, Nixon Peabody is mentioned as co-counsel, with the ACLU for an asylum applicant from Guatemala who is suing the U.S. government after she was forcibly separated from her 8-year-old daughter at the border.

Crain's 5 coolest offices in New York 2018

Crain’s New York | June 10, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s New York City office is highlighted in Crain’s New York as one of the five coolest offices in the city. NP is the only law firm to be included in this year’s list.

An APP-etite for Feedback

Medium.com | June 04, 2018

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Rekha Chiruvolu wrote this contributed article about Nixon Peabody’s instant feedback tool for associates, called Here and Now: Real-Time Feedback.

How a DC law firm installed solar panels to help low-income people save on utilities

Washington Post | May 10, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s pro bono solar panel project is featured in this article.  Washington DC tax credit finance and syndication partner Jeff Lesk and senior counsel Herb Stevens are quoted throughout this feature which highlights how this first-of-its-kind project benefits low-income residents in the DC community.

5 ways law firms are becoming more like hotels

Law360 | April 17, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office is mentioned in this article about how law firms are creating more inviting workspaces that are better suited for collaboration in order to attract and retain talent.

Startup Hosts Team-Building Events for Big Employers to Boost Morale

San Francisco Business Times | April 04, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s StartOut business incubator in San Francisco is mentioned in this article about CultureForce, one of the startups headquartered there.

“You Have More Control Over Your Career Than You Think.”

Thrive Global | March 29, 2018

CEO and Managing Partner Andrew Glincher shares five leadership lessons and stories from his legal career in a Q&A with Thrive Global.

Above & Beyond: Honoring 30 of New York’s Most Remarkable Women

City & State New York | March 26, 2018

New York City affordable housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen has been named one of the New York’s most remarkable women for her work on housing policy.

Nixon Peabody LLP, Perkins & Will Pursue Biophilic Design Trend in D.C. Region

Washington Business Journal | March 19, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office is mentioned in this article for incorporating a design strategy that uses elements of nature indoors to promote the health and wellness of its employees.

Nixon Peabody leasing four floors at 53 State Street

Boston Globe | March 07, 2018

This article highlights Nixon Peabody’s lease signing for the new Boston office location—planned for January 2019—and quotes managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher.

Nixon Peabody Sees Partner Profits Surge; With a continued focus on delivering better value to clients, firm saw gains in gross revenue and profits per partner in 2017

American Lawyer | February 21, 2018

Nixon Peabody Managing Partner and CEO Andrew Glincher is quoted in this article discussing the firm’s strong performance in fiscal 2017.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | January 25, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation counsel Edward Washington II’s arrival to the firm is included in this roundup of notable executive moves.

Millennials Want Holacracy in the Workplace

Forbes | January 25, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office is cited as a physical example of the principles of holacracy, an emerging management principle that aims to flatten the organizational structure and democratize workplace decision making.

Chief Judge Lauds New York for Legal Representation of Low-Income People

New York Law Journal | January 24, 2018

Chief Judge of New York Janet DiFiore praised Nixon Peabody for its pro bono work helping people in low-income brackets at the annual meeting of the state bar association on Thursday.

Material Adverse Change Clauses Provide Insight into Transaction Trends

Transactions Advisors | January 16, 2018

The Nixon Peabody 2017 MAC Study, which examines negotiating trends in mergers and acquisitions, is discussed in this article. Nixon Peabody’s M&A Indemnification Survey was also included in this feature.

I-66—Largest greenfield U.S. toll road

Project Finance International | December 18, 2017

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for serving as bond counsel to the private activity bonds issued by the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority.

N.J. senior community undergoes RAD transformation

Affordable Housing Finance | December 17, 2017

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for working with Silver Street Development Corp. to leverage the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program to increase the number of affordable housing units in a New Jersey senior housing community.

Key Findings from 2017 Survey of M&A Indemnification Deal Terms

INSIGHTS | November 30, 2017

Nixon Peabody’s M&A Indemnification Survey is included in this feature.

Dover Indonesian detainee: ‘I am free now’

Foster’s Daily Democrat | November 01, 2017

This article on the release of Indonesian immigrant Terry Rombot, whom immigration officials detained over the summer in New Hampshire, mentions Nixon Peabody for representing the Indonesian immigrants in an ongoing class-action lawsuit.

Engie sparks off-grid light-bulb

Project Finance International | October 31, 2017

In an article on the expansion of off-grid solar power companies in Africa, Nixon Peabody is mentioned for advising PEG Africa in its $13.5M multi-currency syndicated loan.

Bond insurance counsel leaders show resilience

Bond insurance, counsel leaders show resilience | October 16, 2017

This article mentions Nixon Peabody for ranking among the top ten bond counsel in Q3.

Sol Systems monetizes SRECs for first Community solar project in DC

Sol Systems | September 21, 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.

Sol Systems monetizes SRECs for first Community solar project in DC

Sol Systems | September 21, 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.

Inside Nixon Peabody’s sleek Los Angeles office

Officelovin’ | September 18, 2017

This photo feature profiles Nixon Peabody’s Los Angeles office space.

Wake up call: Uber close to hiring a top legal executive, reports say

Bloomberg Law: Big Law Business | September 17, 2017

This news roundup mentions the StartOut Growth Lab, an LGBT startup accelerator based in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office.

Wells Fargo creates event spaces for Bay Area nonprofits

San Francisco Business Times | August 20, 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.

First-half muni issuance was down in the Northeast

The Bond Buyer | August 17, 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.

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

Architectural Digest | July 31, 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."

Top Boston law firms to offer free advice to small businesses

Boston Business Journal | July 11, 2017

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for participating in #BizGrowBoston, a daylong forum hosted by large corporate law firms in Boston that features workshops and one-on-one counseling sessions for small businesses.

Kang’s take: How does private equity connect with millennials?

The Wall Street Journal | March 06, 2017

A Nixon Peabody Hot Topics event is mentioned in this article about how private equity firms can unlock the untapped potential of the consumer and retail sector by connecting with millenials and capitalizing on their preferences.

Pitbull, The-Dream, Gallant & music insiders share 2017 predictions

Billboard | January 08, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is quoted in this roundup of music industry predictions for 2017. Click here to read the full article.

An open letter to Dr. Ben Carson: Nixon Peabody’s Deborah VanAmerongen shares her thoughts for the next HUD secretary

Affordable Housing Finance | January 03, 2017

In this open letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary nominee Dr. Ben Carson, New York City affordable housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen shares her insights on working with HUD and advice for the future.

Cyber hack exposes law firms’ weak spots

The Wall Street Journal | December 28, 2016

This article highlights the most recent cyber attack on major U.S. law firms and how firms are addressing cyber security. Managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher is quoted describing how Nixon Peabody is working to improve data security and training.

Nixon Peabody funds biggest CRE solar panel installation in DC

Bisnow | December 21, 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. 

Solar Energy Project

WTTG-TV (Washington DC FOX Affiliate) | December 20, 2016

Nixon Peabody is featured in this news segment highlighting the completion of our solar panel installation on the roof of our Washington DC office. This is the first solar project to take commercial rooftops and donate the energy to an affordable housing community.

BigLaw sets the bar for LGBT equality policies

Law360 | December 04, 2016

Nixon Peabody is included in the below articles covering the firm’s 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign, which evaluates companies on policies and benefits that support LGBT employees.

Law firm nets highest Human Rights Campaign rating

Long Island Business News | December 04, 2016

Nixon Peabody is included in the below articles covering the firm’s 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign, which evaluates companies on policies and benefits that support LGBT employees.

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