2021 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. 55 Nixon Peabody attorneys recognized as leaders in their fields. Nationally ranked in Health Care practice and the Franchise & Distribution practice as a leading practice both nationally and globally, with numerous other metropolitan practices recognized
2020 Benchmark Litigation. Fifteen Nixon Peabody attorneys have been recognized as top litigators in the guide’s 2020 edition. Benchmark Litigation has “highly recommended” Nixon Peabody as a top law firm for general commercial litigation in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
2018 Legal 500. Recommended in six practice areas, including Dispute resolution—Product liability, mass tort and class action: Toxic tort–Defense; Industry focus—Healthcare: Service providers; Industry focus—Transport: Aviation and air travel—Litigation; Intellectual property—Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters); M&A/corporate and commercial—M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m); Real estate—Construction (including construction litigation). Two lawyers listed as "Leading Lawyer" and twenty-nine lawyers recommended in the Legal 500 United States 2018’s editorial.
2018 Chambers Global. Nixon Peabody’s franchise practice received global recognition; five Nixon Peabody attorneys recognized as “Leaders in their Field”
Managing Intellectual Property. Ranked as a top U.S. law firm for securing “the highest-quality patents;” recognized as a national leader in the patent category for bio life sciences; five IP attorneys recognized as “IP Stars” (2013–2018)
Benchmark Litigation. Recognized as the Regional Firm of the Year—Northeast, as well as a top-tier firm in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and as a recommended firm in Rhode Island; eight Nixon Peabody attorneys also listed as “Local Litigation Stars” (2018 edition)
2017 Legal 500. Recommended in six practice areas, including Dispute resolution—Product liability, mass tort and class action: Toxic tort–Defense; Industry focus—Healthcare: Service providers; Industry focus—Transport: Aviation and air travel; Intellectual property—Trade secrets; M&A/corporate and commercial—M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m); Real estate—Construction (including construction litigation). Twenty-four lawyers recommended in the Legal 500 United States 2017’s editorial.
2013 Bond Buyer “Far West Deal of the Year.” Nixon Peabody served as special counsel to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for its Water Furnishing Revenue Bonds, Poseidon Resources Desalination Project, Series 2012.
2013 Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst. Ranked 4th nationally for the number of private equity and venture capital funds that had a final close in 2012 and 14th for the number of private equity and venture capital deals negotiated and closed that year.
2012 Thomson Reuters. Public Finance practice ranked as the 8th most active bond counsel in the nation, and the 2nd most active underwriters’ counsel. Also ranked among the most active disclosure counsel.
2021 Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index for the 15th consecutive year. Highest rating (100%) on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in corporate America. Also named to the HRC’s 2017 “Best Places to Work For (LGBT) Equality” list.
2019 Mansfield Certification Plus. Diversity Lab honored Nixon Peabody with Mansfield Certification Plus status for achieving over 30% gender, racial/ethnic, and LGBTQ+ diversity in the majority of our leadership roles within our firm.
Diversity Champion award, South Asian Bar Association (2019)
Boston University School of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) named Nixon Peabody as its 2018 Law Firm of the Year, recognizing the firm’s “exceptional commitment to increasing diversity.”
2017 Equality Illinois (EQIL). Specified as one of the top Illinois firms for LGBT diversity and inclusive practices.
2013 Chambers: Women in Law—Most Innovative Gender Initiative award. Nixon Peabody honored as a finalist.
Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification Award.
A Better City (ABC). Recognized as a sustainability leader.
Computerworld. Acknowledged as one of the top 12 green information technology organizations.
Work Life Matters magazine. Named among the “Top Companies for LGBT Equality” by in recognition of the firm’s diversity programs and initiatives.
2012 Vault “Top 100 Firms for Diversity.”
Boston Business Journal “2011 Leaders in Diversity Awards.” Recognized for our leadership in promoting inclusiveness and economic opportunity. Our Diversity Challenge was a winner in the “Workforce Diversity Initiative” category.
The Rosoff Awards “Diversity Initiative: Internal.” Recognized for our firmwide “Diversity Challenge” program.
2011 MultiCultural Law magazine “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” and “Top 100 Law Firms for Women.”