Nixon Peabody has lost a dear colleague and friend, Robert Christmas. He was an integral part of our firm for three decades, both through his early leadership on cross-border bankruptcy cases and his steadfast advocacy for LGBTQ+ attorneys.
A member of our New York City bankruptcy team, Robert joined Nixon Peabody in 1992. His practice focused on national commercial bankruptcy and complex litigation. He represented strategic asset buyers and creditors of all kinds in complex claims before bankruptcy courts and federal and state trial courts.
Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, Robert was an attorney with the United States Treasury Department, in the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, where he served as counsel in tax determination and insolvency matters.
Robert brought invaluable experience to the table. He was widely admired among his colleagues for his kind nature and informed perspective. As an openly gay man at our firm, Robert was incredibly committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community. He was a dedicated force for bringing LGBTQ+ attorneys into Nixon Peabody through his extensive efforts as chair of our New York City recruiting committee.
Robert made a lasting impact on our colleagues, clients, and communities. He will be greatly missed.
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