Corporate & Finance



We bring our sharp training in corporate law to identify market opportunities, spot risks and drive strategic growth.

Our approach

At Nixon Peabody, our 250 corporate lawyers work collectively across multiple disciplines and geographies to help clients tackle complex transactions. We see an incredibly diverse range of opportunities to shape the future for our clients—whether financing municipal and infrastructure projects, negotiating transformational mergers and acquisitions, launching public offerings, developing innovative financing structures, establishing long-term tax planning strategies or analyzing the risks and rewards of a new business strategy. No matter what industry or business model, we develop creative solutions that pave the way for future growth.

Who we work with

  • Public and private companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Investment funds
  • Boards and committees
  • Government agencies
  • Regulators
  • Individuals

Start Out partners with Nixon Peabody for first-ever diversity-focused law accelerator

Nibletz: The Voice of Startups Everywhere Else | April 26, 2017

San Francisco office managing partner Tom Gaynor is quoted in this article about the new StartOut Growth Lab in Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office.

Supreme Court decides how far patent laws can reach

Rochester Business Journal | April 21, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk, Washington DC IP counseling and transactions partner Jeff Costellia and Chicago IP counseling and transactions associate Angelo Christopher co-authored this column about a Supreme Court decision regarding the reach of U.S. patent rights for exported products.

What’s up with this M&A materiality scrape?

Bloomberg Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report | April 03, 2017

Boston M&A and corporate transactions partner Haydon Keitner authored this column about materiality scrapes in M&A agreements.

An executive interview with Danny Kim

Civic Business Journal | April 03, 2017

This Q&A with Los Angeles public finance partner Danny Kim highlights why he made the move to Nixon Peabody as well as his legal background and interests.

Cosi files new creditor-backed reorganization plan

Law360 | March 24, 2017

Boston financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington is mentioned in this article as representing the creditors in Cosi Inc.’s new Chapter 11 reorganization plan.

SJC decision on EMC lawsuit could have broad implications for Mass. Boards

Boston Globe | March 23, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Eric Walz, commercial litigation partner George Skelly and M&A and corporate transactions senior counsel Bill Kelly provided insight about how legal decisions can have broader business implications for clients in this article about a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision involving former EMC corporation chief executive Joe Tucci and EMC’s shareholders.

Opportunistic deals lead the leveraged loan market to a strong start in 2017

Bloomberg Law BNA’s Banking Report | March 20, 2017

New York Banking & Finance partner Alexandra Margolis contributed this article about her outlook on the leveraged loan market for 2017. Click here to read the full article.

Before acquiring a firm, check its cybersecurity setup

Rochester Business Journal | March 17, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and labor and employment associate Jenny Holmes co-authored this column about cybersecurity due diligence.

Recent merger ruling is good for Massachusetts directors

Law360 | March 17, 2017

Boston commercial litigation partner George Skelly, M&A and corporate transactions senior counsel William Kelly and government investigations and white collar defense associate Eric Walz contributed this article about the Massachusetts SJC’s guidance regarding fiduciary duties of directors of publicly traded Massachusetts corporations.

Cyberthreats looming

Providence Business News | March 17, 2017

Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column about the types of evolving cyber threats facing businesses and consumers.

Evaluating SEC Plan For New Municipal Issuer Disclosures

Law360 | March 13, 2017

Public finance partners Julie Seymour (Chicago), Liz Columbo (New York) and Dan Deaton (Los Angeles) published a contributed article on the SEC’s proposed amendment to Exchange Act Rule 15c2-12 and what it could mean for market participants.

3 Firms Steer $1B Real Estate Portfolio Deals Through Feb.

Law360 | March 09, 2017

Boston M&A and corporate transactions partners Linda Ji and Jack Fainberg were noted as representing Chinese companies Cindat Capital Management Ltd. and Union Life Insurance Co. in a joint venture to invest $930 million in a real estate portfolio held by U.S. health care company Welltower Inc. The full deal team included partners Allen Lynch, Colette Dafoe, and Sean Clancy, and associates Dustin Hawks, Julia Walcott, and Alexander Rosso.

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

The Wall Street Journal | March 07, 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.

Volhard returns to Debevoise

Private Equity Manager | March 05, 2017

This roundup of recent executive moves features the appointment of Chicago public company transactions partner David Brown to managing partner of the Chicago office.

Catching too many “CABs”?

The Bond Lawyer | March 01, 2017

Los Angeles public finance counsel Heather White authored this article about general obligation capital appreciation bonds (CABs) issued by California and Texas school districts.

Wheelchair Superhero

NBC Boston & New England Cable News | January 27, 2017

This media clip highlights the Wheelchair Man book launch party hosted at the Nixon Peabody Boston office and features pro bono client, Mohammed Sayed (AKA Wheelchair Man). Boston IP counseling & transactions partner David Resnick and public company transactions associate Tevia Pollard helped Mohammed create his new non-profit RimPower.

3rd Circ. Rules Car Shippers Immune From Antitrust Suit

Law360 | January 19, 2017

Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about a decision by the 3rd Circuit to dismiss litigation against international shipping companies in a price fixing case.

People on the Move

Boston Business Journal | January 19, 2017

The arrival of new Providence M&A and corporate transactions partner Adam Gwaltney is featured in this roundup of business movers and shakers.

People Movers

Mergers & Acquisitions | January 19, 2017

The arrival of Providence M&A and corporate transactions partner Adam Gwaltney is featured in this roundup of people on the move.

Recent Trends in Incremental Loan Facilities

Lexis Practice Advisor | January 11, 2017

New York City Banking & Finance partner Alex Margolis authored this column discussing trends in incremental loan facilities. Click here to read the full article.

Finra targets firms hiring brokers with checkered pasts

InvestmentNews | January 06, 2017

New York City public company transactions partner Dick Langan is quoted in this article about the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s plans to establish an exam unit in 2017 to handle how brokerage firms hire and supervise representatives who may have a history of misconduct.

2017 M&A Outlook Clouded By Shifting Political Environment

Law360 | January 02, 2017

Nixon Peabody’s 15th Annual MAC Survey is mentioned in this article focused on the M&A outlook in 2017.

MA survey reflects optimism

The Daily Record (NY) | December 22, 2016

This article highlights Nixon Peabody’s annual MAC survey, citing the survey’s findings throughout. New York City public company transactions partner Dick Langan is quoted discussing the 2016 deal landscape and the history of this survey.

Shippers slam feds' brief in 3rd Circ. antitrust row

Law360 | December 09, 2016

Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about arguments arising after a U.S. District judge’s decision in an a matter involving international maritime shippers.

Shipping Act Allows State Antitrust Claims, Fed. Agency Says

Law360 | December 02, 2016

Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in this article about multidistrict litigation involving several international shipping companies.

Attorneys published in International Franchising 2016

Nassau Guardian | November 30, 2016

Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre is mentioned in this article announcing the publication of “International Financing 2016:  Legal and Business Considerations.” Kendal developed the reference guide with more than 70 attorneys from around the world.

3rd Circ. could clarify preemption in shipping antitrust suit

Law360 | November 17, 2016

Los Angeles M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Bob Yoshitomi and Washington DC M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Eric Jeffrey are noted as representing the defendants in a matter being considered today by the Third Circuit as to whether international ocean shipping companies are liable in a lawsuit brought by purchasers who accuse these companies of price fixing for vehicle transport.

Directors’ fiduciary duties come into focus at year-end

Rochester Business Journal | November 11, 2016

Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk and M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Isaac Figueras authored this column about the fiduciary duties of boards of directors at year end.

Persistent Energy Ghana raises $1.5 million to support distribution of solar home systems in Ghana

Tech Moran | November 01, 2016

This story is about Persistent Energy Ghana’s $1.5M debt round financing that will be used as capital to buy solar home systems for low-income households in Ghana. New York City public company transactions partners Dan McAvoy and Richa Naujoks, and Boston global finance partner Frank Hamblett are working on this matter.

Career tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters | October 14, 2016

This news brief notes Rochester M&A and corporate transaction counsel Ron Fondiller’s arrival to Nixon Peabody.

On the Move

The Daily Record (Rochester, NY) | October 07, 2016

This news brief includes the arrival of Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Ron Fondiller, who is the former senior vice president and general counsel of Constellation Brands’ wine and spirits division.

A Slow and Steady Approach for Nixon Peabody

Asian Legal Business | October 04, 2016

China & Asia-Pacific chair David Cheng and Global Strategies Committee chair and IP Counseling & Transactions practice group leader Jeff Costellia are quoted in this article focused on Nixon Peabody’s strategic expansion in Asia.

Vendere impianti, attrezzature e macchinari in USA... come minimizzare, l’esposizione alle passività fiscali, le vendite

Fiscalità e Commercio Internazionale | October 01, 2016

Article by Charles Bernardini and Frank Emmons on sales tax and use tax issues facing foreign companies selling and installing manufacturing equipment in the United States.

Nixon Peabody Adds Corporate Partner in Rochester, NY

Law360 | September 28, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Rochester M&A and corporate transactions partner Tyler Savage.

Seed Co. Settlement Sends Warning Signal To Exporters

Law360 | September 20, 2016

Washington, DC, M&A and corporate transactions partner Alexandra López-Casero and associate Anjali Vohra co-authored this piece that discusses the significance of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s $4.3 million penalty against PanAmerican Seed Company as it demonstrates that the treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control will continue to vigorously enforce Iran sanctions violations and serves as a lesson to exporters as to the prevailing pattern of violations resulting from the use of intermediaries.

Export Agroalimentare Negli USA

Gazzetta di Parma | September 06, 2016

Partner Charles Bernardini is included in this article on a discussion of exporting food and beverage products to the United States.

Cloud Computing Service Details Require Careful Negotiation

Rochester Business Journal | August 19, 2016

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column that discusses cloud service agreements.

Kat Murphy Fulfilled by Mental Challenge of Practicing Law

The Daily Record | August 11, 2016

Rochester corporate transactions associate Kat Murphy is profiled in this article.

Detroit's $615m bond deal helped by market, held back by Michigan

Debtwire | July 29, 2016

Bankruptcy and financial restructuring partner Robert Christmas provides commentary in this feature story focused on Detroit's financial strength.

Nextperts: Why new crowdfunding rules matter

Democrat & Chronicle | July 25, 2016

Rochester public company transactions partner Deborah McLean and associate Brian Becker co-authored this column about the new Regulation Crowdfunding rules.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters Legal | July 20, 2016

This coverage notes that Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon has been elected to the firm’s management committee, and that M&A and corporate transactions partner Tom Gaynor has been tapped as the San Francisco office managing partner.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | July 19, 2016

This column notes that Washington, DC, public company transactions associate Pierce Han has been elected vice president of membership of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Greater Washington.

Courts Are Looking Closely At Section 546(e) Application

Law360 | July 08, 2016

Boston Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington authored this piece that discusses decisions suggesting that recipients of payments on securities and debt instruments have to carefully consider how broadly a court will apply the Section 546(e) safe harbor to protect these payments from avoidance and recovery by a bankruptcy trustee.

New York's craft beverage industry moves forward

Buffalo Law Journal | July 04, 2016

Food, Beverage & Agriculture team members New York City associate Jackie Sudano and Rochester associate Joe Carello provide commentary in this in-depth feature article that looks at the current state of New York’s craft beverage industry.

DoD Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Unclassified Covered Defense Information

Government Contracting Law Report | July 01, 2016

Washington, DC, partner Vincent Napoleon and associate Harini Kidambi co-authored this column discussing steps being taken by the Department of Defense to minimize vulnerabilities and the impact of cyberattacks against defense contractors.

N.H. bill sent to governor puts new weight behind parts statute, DOI stance, includes aftermarket ban for violators

Repairer Driven News (RDN) | June 15, 2016

M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jim Hatem provided commentary for this article on the proposed New Hampshire bill formalizing a DOI stance on new-vehicle aftermarket parts as law and putting some serious teeth into an existing parts disclosure statute.

Take time to negotiate all aspects of foreign investments

Rochester Business Journal | June 10, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Boston partner Linda Ji authored this column about important aspects of foreign investing.

Career Tracker

Reuters Legal | June 08, 2016

The arrival of Rochester securities counsel Christine Westbrook is highlighted in this column.

Attorneys see relaxing NYS 'blue law' as a lift for business

Buffalo Business First | June 08, 2016

New York City associate Jackie Sudano is quoted in this article discussing New York State’s blue laws.

Nixon Peabody lures back lawyer to lead funds practice

Boston Business Journal | June 02, 2016

This article highlights Boston partner and Fund Formation practice group leader Kari Harris’s return to Nixon Peabody.

Ransomware is Rampant & Your Risk Analysis Might Save You

Health Information Compliance Alert | June 01, 2016

Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article focused on the results of a new study highlighting a new trend toward specialized data breach insurance policies.

The dealmaker behind the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Fisher Family partnership

Art Daily | May 16, 2016

This article features Nixon Peabody’s role as deal counsel and advisor to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Fisher Family to create a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a museum and a collection. Los Angeles partner and Arts & Cultural Institutions leader Thad Stauber led the NP team in this unprecedented agreement with support from Washington, DC, partner Mike Cooney and Los Angeles partner Matt Grazier. SFMOMA opened to the public on May 14, featuring an expansive new addition displaying hundreds of pieces of postwar and contemporary art work from the Fisher Family.

Bruegger's Moving Toward Sale

Rochester Business Journal | April 29, 2016

New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio is quoted in this article about a U.S. Bankruptcy Court sale of Flour City Bagels LLC.

After Bankruptcies, Murky Future for California POBs

The Bond Buyer | April 28, 2016

New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted extensively throughout this article about the future of pension obligation bonds in California in the wake of the San Bernardino and Stockton bankruptcies.

LLCs should carefully choose an incentive compensation plan

Rochester Business Journal | April 15, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and associate Brian Mahoney authored this column in which they explore tax considerations around equity-based compensation plans.

People on the Move

Boston Business Journal | April 05, 2016

This coverage highlights Director of NP Capital Connector Carlo Porreca’s arrival to the firm.

Nixon Peabody Adds Ex-Winston & Strawn Deals Pro

Law360 | March 30, 2016

The following coverage notes San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jin Huang’s arrival to the firm.

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Senior Bank Management

Bloomberg BNA Banking Report | March 21, 2016

Chicago partner Susan Feibus authored this column about important considerations for financial institutions to take in terms of policies and procedures that address the cyber threat environment and resilience to cyber attacks.

In All Seriousness...Contracts Are Unintentionally Funny & Oddly Bizarre

The Deal | March 15, 2016

Private equity partner and Manchester managing partner Andrew Share authored this piece that recaps a top 15 list of actual contract provisions and contract negotiations that highlight some bad examples of what, no doubt, were well meaning intentions.

N.Y. takes aim against transgender discrimination in the workplace

Rochester Business Journal | March 11, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and associate Kim Harding co-authored this law column discussing transgender discrimination issues in the workplace.

Bond Lawyers Blast Proposed Political Subdivision Rules

The Bond Buyer | March 10, 2016

Washington, DC, Public Finance partner Mitch Rapaport is quoted in this article focused on the proposed political subdivision rules put forth by the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service.

Former Apple Supplier GTAT Gets Nod On Ch. 11 Plan

Law360 | March 09, 2016

The following coverage notes that GT Advanced Technologies Inc. can leave Chapter 11 with a reorganization plan that puts its exit lender in control of the reorganized business. Manchester Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Dan Sklar is identified as debtor counsel.

GT Advanced Technologies set to emerge from court protection

The Deal | March 09, 2016

This coverage notes that GT Advanced Technologies Inc. can leave Chapter 11 with a reorganization plan that puts its exit lender in control of the reorganized business. Manchester Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Dan Sklar is identified as debtor counsel.

New York State Proposed Rule Regulating Transaction Monitoring By Banks, Check Cashers and Money Transmitters

The CLS Blue Sky Blog | March 07, 2016

New York City Global Finance senior counsel Larry Fruchtman authored this piece about the proposed rule by the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) adding potential New York State criminal liability to the burdens of chief compliance officers of New York chartered banks, trust companies, savings banks, and savings and loan associations, among others.

Contenzioso commerciale negli Stati Uniti d'America – Italia. Rifiuto di testimoniare

Il Bollettino dell'Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana | March 01, 2016

Partners Charles Bernardini and Kevin Shea co-authored this article discussing the refusal to testify by an Italian witness in U.S.-Italian cross-border commercial litigation. Click here to read the full article.

Law360 International Trade Editorial Advisory Board

Law360 | February 29, 2016

Washington, DC, partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is highlighted in this article as part of Law 360’s 2016 International Trade editorial advisory board.

Should Apple Release its Data to the FBI?

WJAR-TV (Providence NBC affiliate) | February 26, 2016

Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is interviewed in a segment about the battle between Apple and the FBI about the potential access to user data.

INSIGHTS: Outlook for the U.S. Leveraged Loan Market in 2016

Bloomberg BNA Banking Report | February 22, 2016

New York Banking & Finance partner Alex Margolis authored this column providing an overview of the 2016 leveraged loan market. Click here to read the full article.

FDA takes steps to define ‘natural' on food labels

Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2016

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and Buffalo associate Tracey Scarpello co-authored this column on steps the Food and Drug Administration is taking to define “natural” on food labels in the changing landscape of food ingredient and production.

Cyber Resolutions for 2016

Providence Business News | February 08, 2016

Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this column discussing steps organizations can take to promote a data secure environment.

Grocers start to wilt under competitive pressures

The Deal | February 05, 2016

Boston Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring partner Rick Pedone provides commentary in this feature story on the state of the supermarket industry in light of a number of brands shuttering outlets.

People on the Move

Boston Business Journal | February 01, 2016

Boston Global Finance practice and Corporate Trust partner Catherine Ng is included in the latest “People on the Move” section for her election to the partnership.

Nixon Peabody Promotes NLSIU grad Richa Naujoks to Partnership

Bar & Bench | February 01, 2016

This feature article highlights New York City securities partner Richa Naujoks’ election to the partnership. The article discusses Richa’s practice and also links to the Nixon Peabody 2016 Partner Class video.

Enact Security Policy to Avoid Legal Woes after a Breach

Rochester Business Journal | January 22, 2016

Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Kate Martinez is quoted in this story about cybersecurity. Her commentary focuses on the evolving laws around data privacy and their increasing complexity.

Nixon Peabody Adds Tax Partner from Squire Patton

Law360 | January 15, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Washington, DC, securities partner Sean Clancy.

Navigating the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding

Rochester Business Journal | January 15, 2016

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester associate Brian Becker authored this column discussing how clients can best leverage the new rules of securities-based crowdfunding.

North Korea is Newest Frontier for a Daredevil Investor

New York Times | January 14, 2016

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions group partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article regarding investments in North Korea that may violate American sanctions.

Life Cycle Approach to Data Rights Can Help Contractors

Law360 | January 14, 2016

Boston IP Counseling & Transactions counsel David Crosby and Washington, DC, associate Harini Kidambi co-authored this column regarding implications arising from the 2015 Army Data & Data Rights Guide for military service professionals and other contractors.

What Banks Should Fear In 2016

Legal Bisnow (DC) | January 08, 2016

This piece, which describes the need for financial institutions to prepare for heightened regulatory scrutiny of their cyber preparedness, features commentary from Susan.

Rekordår för köp göder Wall Street (Record Year for Acquisitions is Feeding Wall Street)

Dagens Industry (Sweden) | December 28, 2015

New York City corporate attorney Hanna Jackson provides third-party commentary in this feature story on the 2015 calendar year on Wall Street.

Not Your Grandfather's Municipal Market: Investors Eye Recovery Value

Forbes | December 22, 2015

New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas provides third-party commentary on efforts by investors to emphasize recovery values in their credit work.

Problems in DOD Plan to Reduce TINA Regulatory Actions

Law360 | December 21, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the Government Contracts group Vincent Napoleon and Washington, DC, associate Nia Newton co-authored this column on the latest proposed amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement seeking to reduce unnecessary and repeated submissions of certified costs or pricing data pursuant to the Truth in Negotiation Act.

Private Fund Regulation in 2015—SEC Levels Up

Law360 | December 18, 2015

Boston partner and deputy chairman of the Private Investment Fund Disputes team Stephen LaRose and Boston associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns co-authored this article. The piece discusses how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s focus on private fund advisers has shifted from learning and information gathering to examination and enforcement activity.

Nixon Peabody: MAC Survey shows ‘cautious optimism’

Daily Record | December 17, 2015

This article discusses the key findings in Nixon Peabody’s 14th Annual MAC Survey.

Engaging with activist investors may be best approach

Rochester Business Journal | December 11, 2015

Rochester Securities partner Deborah McLean provides third-party commentary in this feature article on how public companies can deal with activist shareholders.

Can Government Force Private Companies to Decode Encrypted Messages for Law Enforcement?

Law360 | November 24, 2015

Susan authored this column discussing whether the government can force private companies to decode encrypted messages for law enforcement.

Business Lunch: Data Privacy

WJAR-TV | November 19, 2015

In this live, in-studio segment, Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard, a member of our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team, discusses key data privacy and security issues.

SEC's Next Move on Conflict Minerals Rule Could Open a Pandora's Box

Compliance Week | November 17, 2015

Boston Securities partner Kelly Babson provides third-party commentary in this feature article on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s embattled Conflict Minerals Rule.

This Week's Deals

The Recorder | November 05, 2015

Nixon Peabody is noted as Japan-based electronics company TDK Corp.’s lead counsel in the company’s acquisition of Minnesota-based precision component technology company Hutchinson Technology Inc. in a deal worth up to $140 million. The deal team was led by San Francisco partner Tom Gaynor with New York partner Dick Langan and associate William Kwok.

Recent Trends In Incremental Loan Facilities

Law360 | November 02, 2015

New York City Banking & Finance partner Alex Margolis authored this column discussing trends in incremental loan facilities.

Credit Agricole Settlement Is Warning To Foreign Cos.

Law360 | November 02, 2015

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, business department law clerk Anjali Vohra authored this column discussing a U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control settlement underscoring the high compliance expectations placed on firms, the benefit of timely and complete voluntary self-disclosures and the extraterritorial reach of the U.S. sanctions program.

Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We're Watching This Week

Law360 | November 02, 2015

Nixon Peabody is noted as Japan-based electronics company TDK Corp.’s lead counsel in the company’s acquisition of Minnesota-based precision component technology company Hutchinson Technology Inc. in a deal worth up to $140 million. The deal team was led by San Francisco partner Tom Gaynor with New York partner Dick Langan and associate William Kwok.

Rainmakers Who Always Shine

Diversity & the Bar | November 01, 2015

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Vince Napoleon, who leads the firm’s government contracts team, is profiled in this special section.

HK intends to create an online platform for house co-purchases

Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015

Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues with online money raising platforms in Hong Kong.

HKMA said whether to give license would depend on situation

Apple Daily (a Hong Kong newspaper) | October 19, 2015

Chair and managing partner of the firm’s China and Asia-Pacific practice David Cheng provides commentary on the legal issues surrounding P2P lending.

World Bank Tries Procurement Reform to Cut Corruption Risk

Compliance Week | October 14, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon provides commentary in this piece on changes to the World Bank’s policies and procedures that will make the procurement process more consistent, transparent, and streamlined.

Protect your consumers' privacy from mass telemarketing

Rochester Business Journal | October 09, 2015

This column explains the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the risks to businesses, and how businesses can avoid TCPA liability. Corporate transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, commercial litigation associate Dan Deane and IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman collaborated on the piece.

Think NLRB Rules Don't Apply to You? Think Again

Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015

Rochester Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Labor & Employment associate Kim Harding authored this column discussing increased enforcement actions by the National Labor Relations Board, the resulting litigation and how employers should comply.

Hopping Business

Rochester Business Journal | September 18, 2015

Rochester Labor & Employment associate Joe Carello and Rochester Corporate Transactions associate Brian Mahoney are extensively quoted in this cover story on how craft breweries are acting as economic drivers and some of the challenges these growing businesses face.

Public-Private Partnerships—Is This a New Concept in Government Contracting?

Government Contracting Law Report | September 01, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon authored this column discussing the future of public-private partnerships (“P3s”) in government contracting. Washington, DC, department attorney Diana Vilmenay co-authored the column.

Navigating Gender Bias on the Road to Professional Success

Attorney at Law Magazine (Chicago) | September 01, 2015

Chicago partner Al Harris is profiled in this story with his wife, Andrea S. “Andie” Kramer. Al and Andie are committed to correcting the disparity in the career achievement gap between women and men. Al and Andie’s collaboration on the forthcoming book, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work, is noted.

New Identity Theft Protection Law Receiving Mixed Reviews

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | August 31, 2015

Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article discussing the Identity Theft Protection Act, which governs the steps businesses and other entities must take to prevent the theft of personal information like Social Security and credit card numbers.

Are Private Institution Security Department Records Subject to Disclosure Under Public Records Acts?

Privacy & Security Law Report | August 01, 2015

This column discusses two decisions that demonstrate the competing considerations in determining whether private institutions’ campus security departments equate to public acts subject to public records laws. Mike Cooney, Chris Thomas, Steven Richard and Kacey Houston Walker authored the piece.

In Post-Detroit Bankruptcy Era, California Protects Investors Before Pensioners

Governing Magazine | July 30, 2015

New York City Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas provides third-party commentary about the impact of Detroit’s bankruptcy and the effect on future bankruptcy cases.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | July 20, 2015

Washington, DC, Public Company Transactions associate Pierce Han has been named to the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the greater DC area.

State Offers an Efficient Resource for Business Dispute Resolution

Rochester Business Journal | July 10, 2015

In this monthly “Law” column, Rochester partners Jeff LaBarge and David Tennant discuss efforts by the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division to improve the litigation process.

Commentary: Identity-theft law stronger

Providence Business News | July 06, 2015

Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard authored this guest column discussing the Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act of 2015.

Rule Change to Ease Export Controls in the Cloud

Compliance Week | July 06, 2015

Washington, DC, Business Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides commentary in this article on new amendments to U.S. export control regulations that are on the horizon.

Voluntary Disclosure on Direct Loans Seen as Falling Short

The Bond Buyer | July 01, 2015

Chicago Public Finance partner Julie Seymour is quoted in this article about how disclosure remains a grey area in the growing direct placement market.

Tourists More Eager than Businesses to Embark on Cuba

Rochester Business Journal | June 26, 2015

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article on doing business in Cuba.

Representation and Warranty Insurance—A Concept That Has Come of Age for M&A

The Deal | June 24, 2015

New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan authored this column on the coming of age of representation and warranty insurance in mergers and acquisitions.

Illinois Republicans' New Chapter 9 Bill Deemed ‘Bondholder Friendly'

Debtwire | June 16, 2015

Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring partner Mark Berman discusses a new municipal bankruptcy bill which would provide a statutory lien for general obligation bondholders at the municipal level.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | June 15, 2015

Washington M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Kendal Tyre has been appointed to the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), a U.S. federal advisory committee. The TACA provides the president of the United States with policy advice on issues involving trade and development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Cybersecurity Risks Require Thorough Evaluation in M&A Transactions

The Deal | June 11, 2015

New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan authored this column discussing the importance of cybersecruity evaluations in M&A deals.

GFOA Pushing Regulators on HQLA

The Bond Buyer | June 01, 2015

Washington, DC, Public Finance partner Mitch Rapaport is quoted throughout this piece on the Government Finance Officers Association’s efforts to galvanize public officials to pressure federal banking regulators into more permissive rules on municipal securities.

Chicago dives into municipal market with split ratings and opinions

Debtwire | May 26, 2015

This article discusses how the pricing of $600+ in general obligation bonds will test market confidence in the City of Chicago. Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring partner Mark Berman provides commentary.

Meticulous Documentation Can Save Money and Headaches

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 21, 2015

Chicago Global Finance partner Dan Strzalka and associate Josh Scarborough coauthored this column on the importance of proper documentation in business agreements.

Nonprofits in the Zone of Insolvency: 2 Cautionary Tales

Law360 | May 19, 2015

New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio, Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Mike Cooney, and associate Rob Trott and Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice Victor Milione coauthored this column on important issues charitable fiduciaries should educate themselves on to avoid insolvency.

Lawrence D. Fruchtman Joins Nixon Peabody as Senior Counsel

Today's General Counsel | May 14, 2015

This coverage highlights the arrival of New York City Global Finance senior counsel Larry Fruchtman.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | May 14, 2015

New York City Global Finance senior counsel Larry Fruchtman's arrival is featured in this business and legal executive moves column.

Anywhere but Here

Site Selection | May 13, 2015

Washington, DC, partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article discussing why location matters for multinationals in light of the largest criminal fine ever paid in connection with an International Emergency Economic Powers Act prosecution.

Drone technology is taking off, but so are its regulations

Rochester Business Journal | May 08, 2015

Rochester Business Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta authored this column discussing trends in unmanned aircraft systems legislation and potential opportunities for businesses.

A Look at IRS Plan for Contracts with Foreign Contractors

Law360 | May 01, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Rob Trott coauthored this article discussing the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed regulations related to the assessment of a foreign contracts excise tax.

The Rising Tide of Suspensions and Debarments in Government Contracts

Government Contracting Law Report | May 01, 2015

Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon and Rochester Commercial Litigation counsel Kevin Saunders coauthored this column, the first of two in this series, on how the current environment is increasing the number of suspensions and debarments among government contractors.

Lawyers' Forum: Midwest Boosts Renewable Energy Tech

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 28, 2015

Chicago Madison Public Company Transactions partner Dave Brown authored this column discussing renewable energy technologies which have reshaped the Midwestern energy market in recent years. Click here to read the full article.

Why Roc: Cloud Computing Risks

WROC-TV (CBS Rochester) | April 22, 2015

Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Jeremy Wolk discusses the legal risks surrounding cloud computing.

Appraisal Rights Waivers after Halpin V. Riverstone

Law360 | April 16, 2015

Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Brian Krob and Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Kim Rovtar coauthored this article discussing Halpin v. Riverstone National, Inc.—a case questioning the effectiveness of waive appraisal rights.

Put Low Interest Rates to Work in Estate Planning Strategies

Rochester Business Journal | April 10, 2015

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Private Clients associate Sarah Brownlow authored this column discussing the real estate strategy of locking in low interest rates to generate higher returns and reduce future estate tax burdens.

Nixon Peabody Nabs Ex-Squire Patton Boggs M&A Pro

Law360 | April 08, 2015

This feature article highlights the arrival of San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Tom Gaynor.

Lateral Moves

American Lawyer | April 08, 2015

This coverage highlights the arrival of San Francisco Commercial Litigation counsel John Foust and San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Tom Gaynor.

Venture Capital for Social Service Organizations

Rochester Business Journal | April 03, 2015

Partner and leader of our Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney and Boston Public Finance counsel Navjeet Bal authored this piece discussing how social impact bonds can help address some of Rochester's social challenges.

Reduced Coal Sales to China in the Next Five Years? Don't Count on It

Coal Blog | March 31, 2015

New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Dennis Drebsky authored this article on Chinese reliance on coal-based energy.

Haffner's Sale Confirmed by Parties

The Eagle-Tribune | March 25, 2015

This article highlights the sale of 14 service stations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Boston Private Clients partner Sarah Connolly and Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Chris Keefe represented the Haffner family in the acquisition.

Let the Sun Shine In 

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 25, 2015

Chicago Madison Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partners Jeff Rambach and Andrew Tripp authored this column discussing the use of federal tax credits to finance solar energy facilities.

Capitol Hill Hearing Testimony

CQ Congressional | March 24, 2015

The testimony of Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Public Companies Transactions practice John Partigan is highlighted. John testified at a Senate subcommittee meeting in support of the Senate bill (S. 576, Encouraging Employee Stock Ownership Act) to amend SEC Rule 701.

J.H. Whitney Capital Buys PSA Healthcare

peHUB | March 23, 2015

Nixon Peabody is noted among J.H. Whitney Capital Partners’ legal counsel in this article on the private equity firm’s acquisition of Pediatric Services Holding Corp, the parent company of PSA Healthcare.

MTA Finance Chief Touts 40-Year Bond

The Bond Buyer | March 23, 2015

Nixon Peabody is noted as bond counsel in this article on the benefits of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s use of 40-year bonds.

Virginia Bay Bridge District Fast-Tracks Subsea Tunnel

The Bond Buyer | March 23, 2015

New York City Public Finance partner Ken Lind and Washington, DC, Public Finance partner Mitch Rapaport are both noted as bond and disclosure counsel in this article on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District of Virginia’s planned subsea tunnel.

Trends and Compliance in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Rochester Business Journal | March 20, 2015

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, Rochester Commercial Litigation counsel Kevin Saunders, Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Charles Tamuleviz, and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Emily Sy co-authored this article on trends and compliance in FCPA in light of the DOJ’s increased enforcement efforts.

Real Estate Crowdfunding Needs Compliance and Creativity

Law360 | March 19, 2015

Los Angeles Public Finance partner Rudy Salo is quoted in this article discussing growing interest in real estate crowdfunding.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | March 18, 2015

This news brief highlights Los Angeles Public Finance partner Rick Jones’ appointment as leader of the public finance practice.

Nixon Peabody Names Jones Head of Public Finance

The Bond Buyer | March 18, 2015

Los Angeles Public Finance partner Rick Jones is featured in this article highlighting his recently-announced public finance practice group leadership.

David Marcus Talks with Richard Langan about Shareholder Activism

The Deal | March 13, 2015

In this video interview, New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan discusses how companies should anticipate the possibility of an activist approach with senior writer David Marcus.

Debate Simmers over Coal Future

Law360 | March 06, 2015

San Francisco Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring partner Lou Cisz authored this article discussing potential new legislation requiring California public pension funds to start divesting from their coal holdings.

Bankruptcies Propel a California School Bond Bill

The Bond Buyer | March 04, 2015

New York City Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas authored a client alert, “Legislative Advisory—California Senate Bill 222,” that is referenced in this article on the new California bill. The bill would add language to school district general obligation bonds to protect investors if the district goes bankrupt.

Experts discuss raising capital through crowdfunding

Chicago Daily Herald | March 02, 2015

Chicago Madison Public Company Transactions partner David Brown is featured in this article discussing crowdfunding in commercial real estate.

How changes in Cuba embargo affect travel, banking, exports, more

Rochester Business Journal | February 13, 2015

M&A and Corporate Transactions partners Jeff LaBarge and Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Commercial Litigation counsel Alycia Ziarno authored this column on the business implications of easing Cuba sanctions.

Bill Would Let Truck Stops and Bars Install Video Gambling

Indiana Public Media | February 12, 2015

Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Donna More discusses a bill that would allow truck stops and bars to install low-stakes video gambling terminals.

FactSet Acquires Research Firm Code Red

The Deal | February 09, 2015

This article notes financial data and analytics provider FactSet Research’s acquisition of privately held investment research management technology company Code Red. Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Christopher Keefe and Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Dustin Hawks are identified as Code Red’s legal counsel.

Atlantic City Schools Get Sucked into City's Distress

Debtwire | February 04, 2015

Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Mark Berman is quoted in this article discussing the Board of Education of Atlantic City’s preparation of a plan to avoid a cash flow crisis for the 2014–2015 school year.

5 Takeaways from Latest OFAC Guidance on Russia Sanctions

Law360 | December 22, 2014

In this column, Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses the Office of Foreign Assets Controls’ new FAQs addressing U.S. companies’ challenges in connection with the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List from the U.S. sanctions against Russian business interests.

Retailers Must Not Ignore Security Alerts, Court Says

CSO | December 15, 2014

San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Karl Belgum is quoted in this article on the implications of a Minnesota federal court's decision regarding Target’s data breach litigation indicating expansive retailer liability for stolen credit card data.

Strategy to Grown NYS Craft Beverage Industry Comes to Fruition

Rochester Business Journal | December 12, 2014

Rochester partner Jeff LaBarge and associate Brian Mahoney authored this column on the history of legislation in New York that has helped the craft beverage industry flourish, and how the Craft New York Act of 2014 will contribute to further growth.

Craft Beverage Legislation Goes Down Smooth in NY

Law360 | December 02, 2014

Rochester associate Brian Mahoney authored this column on the New York Craft New York Act, which encourages the growth of the craft beverage industry.

National Notification Law Unlikely

Law Technology News | December 02, 2014

Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman is noted as a featured panelist and is quoted in this article recapping the ALM Cybersecurity and Data Protection Legal Summit.

What Municipal Bond Investors Can Learn from Detroit

Law360 | November 26, 2014

Boston Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring partner Mark Berman and Boston Global Finance associate Erik Schneider authored this column discussing what the municipal finance community can learn from analyzing the bankruptcy court’s formal written opinion of Detroit’s Chapter 9 plan.

Walgreen Case Opens Door for State Law HIPAA Claims

Law360 | November 25, 2014

Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman authored this piece discussing new openings for state law claims of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations against covered entities and business associates.

Dealmakers

Daily Journal | November 20, 2014

Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and associate Daniel Eliav and Los Angeles Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Matt Grazier and associate Stephen Reil’s representation of Apollo Medical Holdings is noted in this coverage of Apollo’s launch of a new subsidiary—Apollo Palliative Services, a source for hospice, palliative and home health services.

Pricey Deal Auctions Squeeze Small PE Players

Law360 | November 19, 2014

Partner and co-head of the Private Equity Transactions group Phil Taub is quoted in this article discussing how smaller private equity firms are impacted by auctions for a limited number of quality targets.

3 Tips on Forming an SEC-Compliant Private Equity Fund

Law360 | November 18, 2014

New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dan McAvoy provides commentary in this article discussing tips private equity firms can follow to create SEC-compliant funds.

Horizon Lines to Sell Itself in Pieces

The Deal | November 12, 2014

This coverage notes Boston partner and leader of the Global Finance practice Craig Mills and New York City Global Finance associate Alex Yim’s representation of Pasha Group, which has agreed to acquire the Hawaii trade-lane business of Horizon Lines.

Buyers Gaining More MAC Leverage in M&A Deals

Law360 | November 07, 2014

New York City Public Company Transactions partner Dick Langan is featured in this story on MAC clauses in M&A deals. Our 13th annual MAC Survey served as the inspiration for this story.

Awards for Pro Bono Service

New York Law Journal | October 23, 2014

New York City Public Finance partner Liz Columbo is named among the attorneys recognized by the City Bar Justice Center with its sixth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

American Lawyer | October 18, 2014

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.

Business of Law

Bloomberg News | October 17, 2014

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.

Nixon Peabody Beefs Up Chicago Office with Ex-Schiff Attys

Law360 | October 15, 2014

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.

"So You Think Your Make-Whole and No-Call Rights Will Protect Your Yields? Think Again. Some Lessons Learned From Recent Case Law."

Bloomberg BNA's Bankruptcy Law Reporter | October 02, 2014

Boston Global Finance partner Frank Hamblett and Boston Global Finance associate Erik Schneider authored this column discussing the critical importance of carefully and precisely drafted make-whole and no-call provisions. Read the full article here.

Export Control Implications of Cloud Computing

The Export Practitioner | October 01, 2014

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero authored this column on the unique export compliance challenges cloud computing creates for users and providers.

Is Anyone Really 'HIPAA Compliant' in Healthcare?

Forbes | September 29, 2014

Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection team Linn Freedman provides commentary in this column on understanding and adhering to HIPAA across the entire digital health ecosystem.

Challenges Mount for Companies Doing Business in Russia

Rochester Business Journal | September 26, 2014

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this column discussing the obstacles companies who do business with Russia are facing in light of sanctions against the country.

Honorees Picked for 20th Year of Forty Under 40

Rochester Business Journal | September 26, 2014

Rochester Global Finance associate John LaBoda is listed as a Rochester Business Journal 2014 Forty Under 40 honoree.

Schooled in Business – On the job

Rochester Business Journal | September 26, 2014

Rochester Public Company Transactions associate John Moragne is featured in this interview discussing his background, how he arrived at law school, and his business-focused practice.

3 Tips for Navigating Today's Crowded Deal Auctions

Law360 | September 25, 2014

Partner and co-head of the Private Equity Transactions group Phil Taub is quoted in this article on how the imbalance in the number of investors looking quickly close deals and the number of targets has forced bankers to elongate the auction process and potential buyers to adapt.

Russian Sanctions May Provoke Firesales

Wall Street Journal | September 19, 2014

Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero is featured in this Q&A on the economic impact of U.S. sanctions against Russia.

Ineligible Assignee: Hedge Funds Are Not Financial Institutions

Turnarounds & Workouts | September 01, 2014

New York City Global Finance partner Alex Margolis provides commentary in this feature story discussing the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington’s decision to prohibit the transfer of a secured lender’s interest in a loan on the grounds that the transferee is not an “eligible assignee” under the loan agreement.

Assessing the Financial Impact of 4.5 Million Stolen Health Records

Forbes | August 25, 2014

This column discusses the impact of Community Health System’s data breach. Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security team Linn Freedman acts as a third-party source.

CHS Starts Notification Process Following Huge Breach

Health Data Management | August 19, 2014

Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman provides third-party commentary on Community Health Systems’ data breach of protected health information.

Case Leaves Open Questions on Affirmative Action at Public Colleges

Rochester Business Journal | August 15, 2014

This guest column authored by Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, Rochester Commercial Litigation partner David Tennant and Commercial Litigation associate Brian Jacek focuses on the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case and how it could affect colleges and universities in the Rochester area.

Cloud Computing Poses Unique Export Controls Challenges

Law360 | August 06, 2014

Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses how U.S. cloud users can stay compliant under the U.S. export control laws.

3 Cybersecurity Steps Defense Contractors Need To Take

Law360 | August 05, 2014

Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin, Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts partner Vince Napoleon and Washington, DC, Commercial Litigation associate Katherine Bastian discuss steps companies doing business with the government should take as they are facing new cybersecurity requirements.

Employment bar deconstructs new social media privacy law

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | August 04, 2014

Partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection practice Linn Freedman discusses the Employee Social Media Privacy Act signed into law by Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

Directors to Watch 2014

Directors & Boards | August 01, 2014

Partner Linn Freedman, member of the board of directors of Roger Williams University and Roger Williams Law School, is featured among the publication’s ninth annual class of directors to watch.

Dealmakers Q&A: Nixon Peabody's Phil Taub

Law360 | July 30, 2014

Partner and co-head of the Private Equity Transactions group Phil Taub is featured in this Q&A, part of Law360’s series with dealmaking movers and shakers.

Wells Fargo's Toledo Heads All-Female Municipal Forum Slate

The Bond Buyer | July 24, 2014

New York City Public Finance partner Virginia Wong is noted among the leadership of the Municipal Forum of New York.

5 Takeaways From Latest US Sanctions Against Russian Cos.

Law360 | July 22, 2014

Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discuss the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia and what these mean moving forward.

Broad New Russia Sanctions Create Compliance Uncertainty

Wall Street Journal | July 17, 2014

Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides commentary on the latest round of sanctions against Russia by the president’s administration.

2014 Looks Busy Amid Vigorous Auction Processes

Mergers & Acquisitions | July 15, 2014

Boston Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Greg O’Shaughnessy participated in this video Q&A.

People on the Move

Washington Business Journal | July 15, 2014

This coverage notes that Washington, DC, Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Christian McBurney has been elected chair of the Tax Section of the District of Columbia Bar Association.

Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We're Following This Week

Law360 | July 10, 2014

Gannett Co., Inc.’s acquisition of seven Texas television stations from London Broadcasting Company for $215 million is highlighted among the top deals this week. Nixon Peabody represented Gannett. The deal team noted in the coverage includes Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan, Labor & Employment partners Brian Kopp and Michael Hausknecht, Tax partner Christian McBurney, Antitrust partner Gordon Lang and counsel Alycia Ziarno, and associates Tiana Butcher and Pierce Han.

Sensata picks up PE-backed DeltaTech Controls

The Deal | July 07, 2014

This article notes that Sensata Technologies Holding will acquire DeltaTech Controls GmbH from private equity-backed CoActive Technologies Inc. for an enterprise value of $190 million. Business transactions practice group leader David Martland and partner Chris Keefe are noted as Sensata’s legal counsel.

Versar picks up J.M. Waller

The Deal | July 02, 2014

Client J.M. Waller Associates’ sale to Versar, Inc. is highlighted in this piece. The coverage notes J.M. Waller’s legal team led by securities practice group leader John Partigan and includes partners Brian Kopp and Christian McBurney; associate Pierce Han; and paralegal Alicia Rotella.

Co-investments Surge; LP Challenges Multiply

Buyouts | June 30, 2014

New York City Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Ted Ughetta discusses the boom in co-investing that is presenting fresh challenges for limited partners.

Complex Path Ahead in Post-Deadline FATCA Universe, Practitioners Say

Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report | June 30, 2014

Washington, DC, Public Finance associate Joel Swearingen discusses how the first round of reporting and withholding under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will impact both the government and the financial industry.

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