Stephen D. Zubiago is CEO and Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm committed to delivering positive results to our clients and to the communities we serve.
Stephen leads 1,250 colleagues, including 600 attorneys, in 16 offices across the United States and worldwide. As a healthcare lawyer and experienced industry leader, Stephen understands that client service is at the core of everything we do. He knows that great client service emanates from establishing trusting relationships, building deep and diverse teams of problem-solvers, and seeking solutions with energy and enthusiasm.
In my role as CEO and Managing Partner, I lead a team of firm partners and experienced professionals responsible for managing the firm’s business and strategic initiatives. Our firm has enjoyed great success in recent years, and we are confident in our future, with excellence in client service as our guiding principle.
I am focused on enhancing relationships with our clients, establishing relationships with new clients, expanding our knowledge of client industries, attracting and retaining top talent, and anticipating and capitalizing on future opportunities that can contribute to our clients’ success.
The legal industry is rapidly changing as clients require industry focused services in order to compete and thrive. We will enhance our industry focused teams in order to provide services that our clients value, and expand our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive firm, reflecting our clients and the communities we serve.
Marquette University, J.D.
Brown University, B.A.
Stephen was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 in the fields of Administrative/Regulatory Law; Health Care Law; and Insurance Law. He has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2007, and was also recognized as Providence “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Health Care Law in 2023 and 2014 and Administrative/Regulatory Law in 2017 and 2020.
He is a member of Nixon Peabody’s nationally recognized Health Care practice, which was awarded the Health Care “Law Firm of The Year” in the 2016 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”
Stephen has also been recognized as 2021 “Eminent Practitioner” by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate/Commercial (Rhode Island). He has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years.
He has also been recognized as a “Rhode Island Super Lawyer” in Health Care and Administrative Law based on a peer-review survey by Thomson Reuters from 2007 to 2011.
This article profiles Managing Partner and CEO Steve Zubiago following his recognition as one of the publication’s “Leaders and Achievers” for 2022. Steve discusses how NP has been able to maintain outstanding client service, attract and retain top talent, and embrace the opportunity to make transformational changes to reach the firm’s goals despite challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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