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Litigation



We are laser-focused on our clients’ business interests and objectives working as a partner to develop and execute tailored strategies closely aligned with their business objectives. We secure solutions—whether in or out of court—to keep the business moving forward.

Our approach

Litigation typically accounts for the largest part of a company’s legal spend. We never lose sight of the disruption and cost of these disputes to our clients. We control cost without compromise, collaborating with clients throughout to ensure that legal and business decisions are compatible—from early case evaluation to strategy development, budgeting and, if required, to trial.

Trial should be a last resort. We make aggressive use of early case assessment, evaluating all options including mediation, arbitration, settlement and trial to provide the most efficient and effective means possible for our clients to reach a positive outcome.

When trial is the best course of action, we assess the risk, develop a strategy, pursue aggressively and focus on a winning result.

Our winning record in cases tried to verdict or judgment is exceptional, and our record of resolving cases by dispositive motion, thus avoiding unnecessary litigation in the early stages is likewise outstanding. We are also adept at negotiating settlements and working collaboratively with other defense counsel in multiparty cases.

We regularly serve as national counsel, co-national counsel and regional counsel representing clients in federal and state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

2nd Circ.'s Seminal Rejection of FCPA Conviction Challenge

Law360 | August 28, 2019

New York City partner Isabelle De Smedt (CORP), Manchester partner Mark Knights (GIWC), Boston counsel Robert Fisher (GIWC), Manchester associate Michael Strauss (CDPG) and Boston associate Scott Seitz (GIWC) authored this column about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s recent decision regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s anti-bribery provisions and what the decision means for companies needing to comply with the law.

Adam Leitman Bailey Firm Sued by Trucking Business for $7M After Ex-Client's Trial Loss

New York Law Journal | August 28, 2019

This article is about a trucking businessman who is suing his former lawyers for malpractice related to losing a property dispute against Nixon Peabody client Frank Arnold. The coverage mentions Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Daniel Gibbons for leading the team that secured the trial victory—winning more than $3.8 million.

Devicemaker-doctor relationships ripe for fraud litigation

Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2019

This article quotes Washington, DC, Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky for his perspective on the overlap between anti-kickback violations and False Claims Act violations when physicians are accused of accepted improper perks from medical device companies.

Guilty verdicts may upend how City Hall works

The Boston Globe | August 09, 2019

This article quotes Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense counsel Rob Fisher, a former federal prosecutor, on why two Boston City Hall aides were charged with allegedly pressuring an event organizer into hiring union help.

Overly broad post-employment restrictive covenants unenforceable

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 07, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision that found that the plaintiff, a wholesale seafood company, could not enforce the overly restrictive post-employment contract it had signed with a former sales associate.

CDLB People

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 07, 2019

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Michael Summerhill, a corporate and appellate litigator who represents clients across the country in a variety of matters.

Nixon Peabody picks up litigator from Freeborn & Peters

Law360 | August 07, 2019

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Michael Summerhill, a corporate and appellate litigator who represents clients across the country in a variety of matters.

Planning Board to hold special meeting tonight on Wakefield Alzheimer’s facility

The Narragansett Times | August 05, 2019

This article mentions Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jeffrey Brenner, who is representing clients who wish to build an assisted living facility for people with Alzheimer’s in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Ikea, Amazon, and the billion-dollar war over light bulb design

Fast Company | August 02, 2019

This article highlights the University of California’s campaign to protect its rights related to filament LED technology developed at the university. An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen is representing UC in this campaign.

Promotions

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | July 25, 2019

This roundup of personnel moves in the area’s legal scene highlights the promotion of Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Stephen LaRose to co-leader of the practice group.

‘In pari delicto’ preempted by statute

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | July 18, 2019

This story mentions Boston Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero for his representation of the Chelsea Housing Authority in a recent victory before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Pa. firm to refinance many Morgan properties, become partner, per court filing

The Daily Record | July 17, 2019

This story quotes from a court filing by Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Richard McGuirk on behalf of client ESL Federal Credit Union, which is trying to collect nearly $18 million in delinquent loans from a Pennsylvania-based property owner.

Washington-area appointments and promotions for July 15

The Washington Post | July 14, 2019

This roundup of important personnel moves in the Washington, DC, area highlights the arrival of  Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky to NP.

Judge drops defamation claim in Preston Hollow-Nuveen suit

The Bond Buyer | July 13, 2019

This article features analysis from Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly on a request from a “governmental entity” that has complicated an antitrust dispute between Preston Hollow Capital LLC and Nuveen Investments.

The gender pay gap won’t fix itself

Crain’s Chicago Business | July 11, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing the US Women’s Soccer team’s battle for equal pay, and highlighting their remarkable record of success on the pitch.

MCBA President’s Message: MCBA harnesses the power of the collective

The Daily Record | July 10, 2019

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum, who was sworn in last month as the new president of the Monroe County Bar Association, wrote this contributed article about why she wanted to lead the organization and how attorneys can maximize their impact by working together.

GSK gets 2nd chance to argue preemption in Zofran MDL

Law360 | July 10, 2019

The following articles mention Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partners Mark Seltzer and Brian French for their representation of GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing matter related to the pharmaceutical company’s anti-nausea drug Zofran. One of the issues is whether federal law pre-empts state law in the case.

Judge to seek FDA’s views on Zofran birth defect cases against GSK

Reuters Legal | July 10, 2019

The following articles mention Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partners Mark Seltzer and Brian French for their representation of GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing matter related to the pharmaceutical company’s anti-nausea drug Zofran. One of the issues is whether federal law pre-empts state law in the case.

Massachusetts accountants liable if they miss client fraud

Law360 | July 09, 2019

This article mentions Boston Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero for his representation of the Chelsea Housing Authority in a complex matter before the Supreme Judicial Court to determine proportional liability for fraud committed by the authority’s former director.

Appeals court issues split ruling on Whole Foods project

The Daily Record | July 01, 2019

This article mentions Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Laurie Styka Bloom for her representation of a local neighborhood association in an ongoing dispute over the details of a proposed development in Rochester.

In High Court's Kisor Ruling, 2 Important Doctrines Survive

Law360 | June 28, 2019

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Daniel Deane and associate Nathan Warecki authored this article about the Supreme Court’s decision in Kisor v. Wilkie and the potential impact the ruling will have in the future.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | June 19, 2019

This roundup of executive news highlights the arrival of Complex Commercial Disputes partner Daniel Schnapp, who will be based in NP’s New York City office.

Challenges are part of appellate law’s fun, attorneys say

Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal | June 17, 2019

This front-page story features Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes associate Erik Goergen discussing the excitement of appellate law and how attorneys can remain creative and persuasive within the boundaries of New York State’s new filing guidelines. Click here to read the full article.

And the LOTW runners up...

American Lawyer Litigation Daily | June 14, 2019

This article highlights a major win for Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly on behalf of his client, Wells Fargo banker Peter Cannava, who was vindicated in a fraud suit brought by the SEC.

Why attorney for ex-Stanford coach who got no prison time in college scandal isn't surprised

CBS News | June 13, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense counsel Rob Fisher appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss a major win for his client, former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer.

Sailing coach caught in maelstrom

The Boston Globe | June 13, 2019

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted regarding the favorable District Court decision for NP’s client, a Wells Fargo banker cleared of charges related to his role in the bond transaction for 38 Studios.

How Nixon Peabody’s Brian Kelly Crushed the SEC

American Lawyer “Litigation Daily” | June 13, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted regarding the favorable District Court decision for NP’s client, a Wells Fargo banker cleared of charges related to his role in the bond transaction for 38 Studios.

Banker Cannava claims victory over SEC in 38 Studios case

The Bond Buyer | June 12, 2019

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted regarding the favorable district court decision for Nixon Peabody’s client, a Wells Fargo banker cleared of charges related to his role in the bond transaction for 38 Studios. The team on this matter also included partners Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Stephen LaRose and Steven Richard, associate Charles Dell’Anno and paralegal Kanda Faye.

Judge clears banker in 38 Studios case

The Providence Journal | June 12, 2019

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted regarding the favorable District Court decision for NP’s client, a Wells Fargo banker cleared of charges related to his role in the bond transaction for 38 Studios. The NP team on this matter also included partners Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Stephen LaRose and Steven Richard, associate Charles Dell’Anno and paralegal Kanda Faye.

Challenge to inactive RIBA dues mooted

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | June 12, 2019

This article mentions Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Armando Batastini for his representation of the Rhode Island Bar Association in a hearing before the state Supreme Court on whether inactive attorneys should be required to maintain a dues-paying membership with the state bar. The case has been mooted due to RIBA’s approval of a revised dues structure.

How to contact your customers without getting sued

Bloomberg Law | June 11, 2019

San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Karl Belgum wrote this contributed article explaining that businesses need to perform a self-assessment of the risks of automated customer contact, given the FCC’s failure to clarify the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

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.

NY health network mostly skirts white ex-worker's bias suit

Law360 | May 30, 2019

This article mentions Long Island Labor and Employment partner Chris Gegwich and associate Tony Dulgerian for their successful representation of Northwell Health in a discrimination suit.

Learn about the 2019 10 to Watch winners and all 20 finalists

Foster’s Daily Democrat | May 22, 2019

Manchester Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights was among the finalists in the sixth annual “10 to Watch” Seacoast Young Professionals.

Get the message: Update to the FCPA corporate enforcement policy

Reuters’ Government Contract | May 20, 2019

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Michael Strauss, both of the Manchester office, co-wrote this contributed article outlining changes in the way the Department of Justice expects companies to preserve “ephemeral communications” such as WhatsApp messages.

Experts in times of crisis

New York Law Journal | May 20, 2019

New York Complex Commercial Disputes partner Joe Ortego, vice chair of the Litigation Department, co-wrote this contributed article on how companies should attorneys should respond when a client encounters a crisis. Click here to read the article.

Restrictive covenants and liquidated damage provisions: Ensuring enforceability to protect businesses and medical practices

New York Law Journal | May 14, 2019

Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partners Dan Gibbons and Jim Weller co-wrote this contributed article analyzing the use of restrictive covenants in physician contracts.

Barclays, law firm force old-debt fight into arbitration

Law360 | April 30, 2019

Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Morgan Nighan is mentioned in this story for her co-representation of Barclays Bank Delaware in a successful effort to dismiss a proposed class action involving the collection of time-barred debt from credit customers.

In Long-running dispute over Nazi-looted masterpiece, judge reluctantly rules against heirs

American Lawyer | April 30, 2019

In the following media coverage, Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes partner Thad Stauber is quoted on Tuesday’s federal court ruling that found the Madrid-based Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation is the rightful owner of a Camille Pissarro painting.  Thad and Los Angeles partner Sarah André, counsel Aaron Brian, and associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan represented the Foundation in this matter.

Judge's indictment puts Lelling in hot seat

Boston Globe | April 27, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about Massachusetts’ U.S. attorney Andrew Lelling’s decision to indict Judge Shelley Richmond, a sitting Massachusetts state court judge, on obstruction of justice and perjury charges related to helping an undocumented immigrant elude federal authorities.

Former Wynn Resorts GC Moves to Toss $1B RICO Suit

Law360 | April 21, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly and associate Joshua Sharp are mentioned for their representation of Steve Wynn in this article that provides updates in an ongoing RICO suit in Massachusetts federal court.

Litigators of the Week

Law.com Litigation Daily | April 04, 2019

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Scott O’Connell, head of the Litigation Department, is named one of the Litigators of the Week for securing an award of legal fees for his clients, a group of 26 New Hampshire hospitals who sued the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The litigation team also included Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associates Morgan Nighan and Kierstan Schultz.

Staying in Motion

Daily Journal | April 04, 2019

This article highlights retired Los Angeles County Judge Michael Johnson’s career, focusing on several difficult cases he successfully resolved. Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes associate Ryan Duckett is quoted in this article recalling a time Judge Johnson mediated a matter he was handling related to a toxic business dispute.

GSK fights to subpoena publisher of Zofran study by plaintiffs' consultant

Reuters Legal | April 02, 2019

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Seltzer is mentioned in this story for his representation of pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing matter related to the company’s anti-nausea drug Zofran.

Wells Fargo’s Cannava asks court to end 38 Studios case

Bond Buyer | April 01, 2019

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly and Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard are quoted in this story on their representation of a Wells Fargo banker involved in Rhode Island’s bond placement with 38 Studios.

High court hints at 3 possible outcomes in deference fight

Law360 | March 25, 2019

San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Karl Belgum wrote this contributed article outlining the arguments in a Supreme Court case addressing the appropriate level of deference federal courts should give to administrative agencies in interpreting statutory language.

Despite attorney’s review, disclosure still ‘inadvertent’

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | March 20, 2019

Boston partner Jon Sablone, who is co-leader of the Complex Commercial Disputes practice, is quoted in this article examining a judge’s decision that a plaintiff in a litigation matter should be allowed to claw back a privileged communication inadvertently provided to the defendant.

On campus, the fallout from the college admissions scandal

The Wall Street Journal | March 15, 2019

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Rob Fisher is mentioned in this article for his representation of former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer who pled guilty stemming from his involvement in the college bribery scandal.

And the LOTW runners up...

American Lawyer | March 14, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Seth Horvath, Tom Hecht and Tina Solis are mentioned in this article as runners-up for AmLaw’s Litigators of the Week award for their win at the Iowa Supreme Court in a matter involving Medicaid coverage of gender-affirming surgery for transgender people.

Scabby, Fat Cat find town signage ban lawful

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 13, 2019

Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert wrote this contributed article analyzing a Seventh Circuit decision that allowed a Wisconsin town to invoke its signage ban to exterminate a giant inflatable balloon rat displayed by a local labor union.

Brown reaches $3.5M deal to close book on ERISA suit

Law360 | March 12, 2019

Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steve Richard and San Francisco Labor and Employment counsel Chuck Dyke are mentioned in this article for their representation of Brown University in a matter involving employee retirement savings accounts.

Justices deliberate inactive RIBA dues

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 07, 2019

Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Armando Batastini, a previous president of the Rhode Island Bar Association, is quoted in this article from oral arguments he made before the state Supreme Court regarding fees charged by the Bar to inactive attorneys.

Chinese biotech company pulls back suit over biased H-1B denials

Law360 | March 07, 2019

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki is quoted in this article discussing the positive outcome for his client, Chinese biotech firm Vcan, in a dispute with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Accountants, What Are They Good For? Mass. Top Court Asks

Law360 | March 05, 2019

Boston commercial complex disputes counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero is quoted in this article and noted as the attorney representing Chelsea Housing Authority in Massachusetts in an accounting lawsuit.

Massachusetts juries OK with death sentence

Boston Herald | March 03, 2019

This article discusses the applicability of the death penalty in federal cases in Massachusetts and features commentary from former federal prosecutors. Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense Partner Brian Kelly is quoted.

The Latest

New Hampshire Business Review | March 01, 2019

The promotion of Manchester Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights is mentioned in this roundup of notable business moves.

Attorney fee ruling may grease skids for wage case settlements

Law360 | February 20, 2019

Boston Labor & Employment counsel Matt Frankel is quoted in this article about a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that could make it easier for private attorneys to take on cases alleging violations of the state’s Wage Act.

Poorly pleaded discrimination case leaves court, defendants peeved

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 12, 2019

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing a recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss with prejudice an employment discrimination suit in which the plaintiffs repeatedly failed to amend flaws in their filings.

What construction attorneys must know about drones

Law360 | February 12, 2019

San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes partner Aldo Ibarra is quoted in this story about the FAA regulations governing the use of drones on construction sites, and how many builders aren’t aware of the latest rules.

Facebook lawsuit underscores importance of transparent collection and use of data

Rochester Business Journal | January 25, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed column analyzing a lawsuit filed against Facebook in Washington, DC, alleging violations of state-level consumer protection laws by the social media company. This article incorporates perspective from an alert written by Washington Complex Commercial Disputes associate Brian Donnelly, Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes, and Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Karina Puttieva.

Problems with the California Consumer Privacy Act

Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal | January 23, 2019

Los Angeles Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez and associate Karina Puttieva co-wrote this contributed article identifying issues with the “remarkably unclear” California Consumer Privacy Act, a measure passed last year that regulates large businesses businesses who buy, sell or share consumers’ personal information.

CVN's Top 10 most impressive defense verdicts of 2018

Courtroom View Network | January 11, 2019

Nixon Peabody’s trial victory on behalf of client Daher-Socata has been selected as one of the 10 most impressive defense verdicts of 2018 by Courtroom View Network. Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Joe Ortego led the NP team.

Trusting the mediator—Why It matters in franchise and other disputes

The Legal Intelligencer | January 11, 2019

Boston Corporate senior counsel Arthur Pressman wrote this contributed article on why people searching for qualified mediators for franchise disputes miss the mark when they place too much emphasis on a mediator’s past association with franchisors or franchisees.

Judge sanctions heiress' husband for bugging wife's phone during divorce

New York Law Journal | January 07, 2019

Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Hurteau and Los Angeles Government Investigation & White-Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez are mentioned in this article as attorneys for the plaintiff in a contentious divorce matter that hinges on the defendant’s alleged wiretapping of his estranged wife’s phone.

Jewish heirs' worldwide fight to reclaim Nazi-stolen art plays out in Manhattan courts

New York Law Journal | December 25, 2018

Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes partner Thad Stauber is mentioned in this article for his representation of art dealer Richard Nagy in a closely watched appeals court case to decide the rightful owner of a collection of artwork.

Once again, lawyers go above and beyond in ’18

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | December 19, 2018

Boston Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero is mentioned in this roundup of Massachusetts lawyers who gave back through pro bono service in 2018. This year, Ronaldo worked to halt the deportations of 50 Indonesian immigrants living in New Hampshire whose status had been jeopardized by the cancellation of an agreement with ICE.

Miami lawyer steers plane manufacturer away from $15M lawsuit

Daily Business Review | December 16, 2018

Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Joe Ortego is mentioned in this article as part of the successful defense team for Daher-Socata Aerospace in a $15 million suit regarding the safety of its plane.

Second chance on retaliation claim due to suspicious timing

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | November 28, 2018

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reverse a summary judgment finding in the matter of a woman who claims she was fired from her company under false pretenses after reporting the sexual harassment of a colleague.

Daily Dicta In air crash suit jury sides with Nixon Peabody and Akerman client Daher-Socata

American Lawyer | November 20, 2018

This article quotes Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Joe Ortego throughout and provides an in-depth look at the recent three-week jury trial in Broward County, Florida, where Nixon Peabody’s trial team helped secure a defense verdict for client Daher-Socata Aerospace.

Florida jury clears aircraft maker in personal injury suit

Law360 | November 18, 2018

Long Island partner Joe Ortego, San Francisco partner Brian Dalrymple and Buffalo associate Erik Goergen, all of the Complex Commercial Disputes practice group, are mentioned in this story for securing a jury trial victory for Daher-Socata Aerospace in a complex, three-week trial in Florida.

High court may upend TCPA litigation landscape

Law360 | November 13, 2018

Boston Intellectual Property associate Troy Lieberman is quoted in this article looking at possible FCC changes to the definition of “autodialer” in regard to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Working to keep employees from being poached? Not so fast.

HR Dive | November 04, 2018

Washington DC partner Alycia Ziarno and associate Brian Whittaker, and Boston counsel Ricardo Rauseo-Ricupero, all of the Complex Commercial Disputes practice group, are quoted in this article about their recent webinar detailing key considerations and best practices regarding “no-poach” agreements.

Former federal prosecutor speaks out following Bulger’s death

NBC Boston | October 31, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who prosecuted Boston gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, discusses Bulger’s death this week inside a West Virginia prison.

Convicted killer James “Whitey” Bulger killed

WGBH-TV (PBS affiliate Boston) | October 31, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who prosecuted Boston gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, discusses Bulger’s death this week inside a West Virginia prison.

Bulger was killed when cells were unlocked for breakfast

The Wall Street Journal | October 31, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who prosecuted Boston gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, discusses Bulger’s death this week inside a West Virginia prison.

Boston gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger killed in prison a day after transfer

NBC Boston | October 30, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly, who prosecuted Boston gangster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, discusses Bulger’s death this week inside a West Virginia prison.

Thinking about a no-poach agreement

Corporate Counsel | October 26, 2018

Washington DC Complex Commercial Disputes partner Alycia Ziarno is quoted in this article on the Department of Justice’s evolving position on no-poach agreements, in which companies agree not to recruit each other’s employees.

Defense Bar gives 1st Circuit an 'A+' for its order on uninjured class members

National Law Journal | October 23, 2018

Litigation Department head and Manchester partner Scott O’Connell is quoted in this story discussing a recent decision by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals that is “a welcome development for those of us on the defense side” of class-action cases.

Connections: Local attorneys discuss the Kavanaugh hearings

WXXI News | October 04, 2018

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Thomas joined a roundtable attorney discussion on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in this radio broadcast episode of Connections.

To stay competitive law firms maintain technological edge

Rochester Business Journal | October 03, 2018

Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jon Sablone and Director of eDiscovery Services Michael Swiatocha are quoted extensively in this look at how law firms are using technology to stay ahead of the competition.

Attorneys address future of Nazi-looted art

Los Angeles Daily Journal | September 27, 2018

Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes partner Thad Stauber is quoted in this story on the legal considerations in disputes between museums and claimants over the rightful ownership of artwork.

Non-competes

Bloomberg BayState Business | September 25, 2018

Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Matt McLaughlin, both of the Boston office, joined Bloomberg Radio to discuss the new Massachusetts law restricting the use of noncompete clauses by businesses.

Brand battles

Law360 | September 20, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this roundup of new action at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for our representation of Alibaba in a trademark dispute with Discovery Inc., owner of the Discovery Channel.

Learn Rhode Island’s usury law

Providence Business News | September 20, 2018

Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Armando Batastini wrote this contributed article outlining Rhode Island’s strict law prohibiting usurious loans.

AngioDynamics says rival must stay in $145M damages row

Law360 | September 18, 2018

Albany Complex Commercial Disputes partner Bill Reynolds is mentioned in this story for his representation of AngioDynamics Inc. in an ongoing dispute with Biolitec AG.

Court orders Pittsford board to approve controversial Westport Crossing

Democrat & Chronicle | September 13, 2018

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Thomas is quoted in this article for his representation of a developer in its efforts to build a luxury apartment complex in Pittsford, NY.

Clarifying student due process rights at 6th Circuit

Law360 | September 12, 2018

Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard wrote this article analyzing a 6th Circuit court ruling that found a student accused of sexual assault on a college campus was deprived of his due process rights.

Continuing violation doctrine' can defeat Title IX limitations defense

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | September 12, 2018

Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is mentioned in this article for his representation of Brown University in a Title IX case.

State AGs at odds over Google privacy pact at high court

Law360 | September 05, 2018

This article mentions Complex Commercial Disputes partners Chris Mason, Sarah André, Dan Deane and Seth Horvath as counsel for The New York Bar Foundation and The New York State Bar Association in an amicus brief—filed with the United States Supreme Court—in support of the approval by a California District Court, and the Ninth Circuit, of Google’s settlement involving a “cy pres” remedy in a privacy-related case.

US officials conspired against, owe immigrant kids: suit

Law360 | September 05, 2018

This article is about a class action lawsuit filed in Massachusetts federal court against the Trump administration regarding the government’s policy of family separation. Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Lauren Maynard and Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki are mentioned as co-counsel for representing the children that have been separated from their parents at the border.

Threats on social media draw sanctions

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 03, 2018

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon authored this article about a recent opinion issued by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals related to a Title VII action filed by a former Cook County Department of Corrections officer against her employer and how the plaintiff’s Facebook post during the litigation impacted the case.

Post-acquisition dispute resolution challenges

Financier Worldwide | August 31, 2018

Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jon Sablone is quoted in this article for his outlook on the most common disputes in transactions and the easiest way to avoid them.

Avoiding corrupt practices abroad: When doing business internationally, compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is essential

New Hampshire Business Review | August 30, 2018

Manchester Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Mark Knights wrote this contributed article on how cautious companies can comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and avoid corruption when doing business internationally.

According to a recent study/survey … End-of-August 2018 edition

Modern Restaurant Management | August 29, 2018

This end-of-month roundup of top restaurant news includes highlights from Nixon Peabody’s Food, Beverage & Agriculture team’s quarterly Crystal Ball outlook report. Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington, Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Altshuler, Rochester Corporate partner Tyler Savage, and Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracey Scarpello are quoted.

Consumer protection – preemption – eyedrops

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | August 27, 2018

Litigation Department head Scott O’Connell is mentioned in this case summary for his role as co-counsel for a group of pharmaceutical companies. The companies successfully defended a suit by a class of customers seeking to force changes to the design of the companies’ eyedrops bottles.

1st Circuit says challenge to Rx eyedropper size preempted

Law360 | August 26, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as co-counsel for a group of pharmaceutical companies who won dismissal of a First Circuit class-action suit regarding the design of their eyedrop bottles.

Plaintiffs firms in State Street probe in talks to settle with special master

National Law Journal | August 21, 2018

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this story on his ongoing representation of Thornton Law Firm in a dispute over billing in a securities class action case.

Federal bar lauds adoption of ‘Kelvey’ depo standards

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | August 15, 2018

Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Steven Richard is quoted in this article about a District Court ruling that affirms the Kelvey rules of conduct for depositions, which are already standard among many attorneys in federal court.

Mass. top court nixes 911 suit, bars LLC whistleblowers

Law360 | August 06, 2018

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Bill Codinha and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Chris Queenin are mentioned in this story as counsel to telephone provider Paetec Communications Inc. in an ongoing matter regarding emergency dispatch surcharges paid to Massachusetts.

Could the trial of former campaign chair Paul Manafort spell legal trouble for President Trump?

WGBH TV (Boston PBS affiliate) | July 30, 2018

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly appeared on the WGBH program Greater Boston, discussing what Paul Manafort’s trial could mean for President Trump.

Senate approves limits on ‘noncompete’ clauses

The Boston Globe | July 25, 2018

Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Matt McLaughlin is quoted in this article for his view on the “garden leave” provision in the Massachusetts Legislature’s proposed bill restricting noncompete clauses.

Area experts react to Congress’ revision of Dodd-Frank Act

Rochester Business Journal | July 19, 2018

Rochester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article analyzing the impact of changes to the Dodd-Frank banking law and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

How a South Boston real estate fight could delay new MBTA Red Line cars

The Boston Globe | July 01, 2018

Providence Complex Commercial Disputes partner Armando Batastini is quoted in this article for his representation of a Boston-area family who has sued to stop the planned testing of subway cars on a parcel of land it owns.

Legal implications of 3D printing in construction loom

Engineering News-Record (ENR) | June 27, 2018

San Francisco complex commercial disputes associate Aldo Ibarra wrote this contributed article on the legal implications of the increasing use of 3D printers in large-scale construction projects.

Attorneys reflect on Escobar's FCA impact 2 years later

Law360 | June 17, 2018

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Hannah Bornstein is quoted in this article discussing how the Supreme Court’s ruling in Universal Health Services v. Escobar has impacted False Claims Act litigation.

New Hampshire, hospitals strike $1.7 billion reimbursement deal

Reuters | June 05, 2018

Litigation Department Chair Scott O’Connell is quoted in this article on a “significant breakthrough” the Nixon Peabody team achieved in its representation of a group of 26 New Hampshire hospitals seeking reimbursement from the state for indigent care costs.

One more arrow in the government’s anti-corruption quiver: the Global Magnitsky Act

The Anti-Corruption Report | May 29, 2018

Corporate partners Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Isabelle de Smedt are quoted in this article discussing the business consequences of the Global Magnitsky Act, a new anti-corruption statute.

Cryptocurrency class action lawsuit alleges security violations

Rochester Business Journal | May 10, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Chicago commercial litigation associate Megha Shah authored this column about a recent class action lawsuit brought against cryptocurrency company NANO and its team, and the future implications the decision may have for Blockchain companies.

When a fee becomes a tax: The difference between NH’s two key funding sources

New Hampshire Business Review | May 10, 2018

Manchester complex commercial dispute associates Kierstan Schultz and Nate Warecki authored this column discussing how New Hampshire distinguishes the difference between taxes and fees, the government’s two main sources of revenue, under law.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | May 06, 2018

In this roundup of promotions to partner and firm management positions, 14 attorneys from Nixon Peabody are highlighted. The 11 attorneys promoted to partner are Ellie Altshuler, Mark Beaudoin, Erik Birkeneder, Hannah Bornstein, Chris Browning, Barry Carrigan, Keri McWilliams, Matt Mullen, Steven Richard, Charles Tamuleviz and Alison Torbitt. In addition, Kenneth C. Lind was promoted to leader of the firms’ public finance practice group, Justin Thompson was promoted to office managing partner in LA, and Aaron Yowell was promoted to chief innovation officer.

Costs are high—and rising—in Louisville's basketball scandal cleanup

USA Today | May 06, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation partner Steve Thompson is mentioned in this article for his focus on NCAA infractions issues and his representation of the University of Louisville in recent related matters.

Attorney cites 1st Circuit in seeking contempt in Biolitec IP case

Law360 | April 25, 2018

Albany commercial litigation partner Bill Reynolds is mentioned in this story for his representation of AngioDynamics Inc. in an ongoing dispute with Biolitec AG.

Hospitals threaten to revive lawsuit, charge 'reckless' state dug itself $38M hole

The Union Leader (New Hampshire) | April 24, 2018

In the following coverage, Litigation Department Chair Scott O’Connell is quoted discussing a dispute between the state of New Hampshire and a group of hospitals over tax and reimbursements for uncompensated care.

GSK Zofran users bicker over scope of patient discovery

Law360 | April 24, 2018

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partners Mark Seltzer and Brian French are mentioned in this story for their representation of pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline in a lawsuit brought by users of its anti-nausea medication Zofran.

Lawmakers hospitals feud over millions of dollars in tax fight

WMUR-TV | April 23, 2018

In the following coverage, Litigation Department Chair Scott O’Connell is quoted discussing a dispute between the state of New Hampshire and a group of hospitals over tax and reimbursements for uncompensated care.

NH hospitals rebuff senator’s $38M escrow plan, demand payments from state

Concord Monitor | April 23, 2018

Litigation Department Chair Scott O’Connell is mentioned in the article for his representation of a hospital group at a hearing of the New Hampshire state Senate finance committee. The hospitals are in a dispute with the state over reimbursements for health care services provided to people who cannot afford them.

Things to consider before responding to online criticism

Rochester Business Journal | April 19, 2018

Rochester private equity and investment partner Jeremy Wolk and Rochester commercial litigation associate Meghan McGuire contributed this column on the factors that public figures must consider before initiating a legal response to online criticism.

Eye drop suit must stay tossed, pharma companies tell 1st Circuit

Law360 | April 18, 2018

Litigation Department Chair Scott O’Connell is mentioned in this article as one of the attorneys for a group of pharmaceutical companies asking the First Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a U.S. District Court ruling that rejected a lawsuit aimed at forcing a redesign of eye drop bottles.

Some work environments, hostile as advertised, are not actionable

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 18, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation associate Laura Bacon wrote this article analyzing a recent claim of hostile work environment brought by an employee of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

J&J won't get high court look at FCA 'particularity' rule

Law360 | April 15, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partners Mark Seltzer and Hannah Bornstein are mentioned for their ongoing representation of Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. in a False Claims Act case. The Supreme Court recently declined to review the First Circuit’s ruling in the case.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review whistleblower case against J&J's DePuy

Reuters Legal | April 15, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partners Mark Seltzer and Hannah Bornstein are mentioned for their ongoing representation of Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. in a False Claims Act case. The Supreme Court recently declined to review the First Circuit’s ruling in the case.

J&J unit wants whistleblower docs in hip implant FCA suit

Law360 | April 11, 2018

Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partners Mark Seltzer and Hannah Bornstein are mentioned in this article for representing Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics in a suit alleging violations of the False Claims Act.

Massachusetts Gaming Commission looking into whether Steve Wynn still has 'residual influence' on Wynn Resorts

MassLive.com | April 11, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in several stories discussing his representation of Steve Wynn, the founder of Wynn Resorts LLC, which is building a casino in Everett.

Mass. regulator to probe Steve Wynn’s remaining influence on company

Boston Business Journal | April 11, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in several stories discussing his representation of Steve Wynn, the founder of Wynn Resorts LLC, which is building a casino in Everett.

Steve Wynn wants his name cut from Massachusetts casino license

Bloomberg News | April 11, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in several stories discussing his representation of Steve Wynn, the founder of Wynn Resorts LLC, which is building a casino in Everett.

Massachusetts asked to remove Steve Wynn from casino license

Associated Press | April 11, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston government investigations and white-collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in several stories discussing his representation of Steve Wynn, the founder of Wynn Resorts LLC, which is building a casino in Everett.

March Madness brackets toeing a thin legal line

Long Island Business News | April 08, 2018

Boston commercial litigation associate Chris Queenin also provides commentary about sports gambling regulations in this article about how certain March Madness bracket contests could violate federal and state laws.

A 9th Circ. warning for game apps with micro-transactions

Law360 | April 08, 2018

Boston commercial litigation associate Chris Queenin authored this column about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s recent determination that a mobile app’s social casino violated Washington state’s consumer protection act and gambling loss recovery statute, and what it means for developers with apps that include micro-transactions.

New Hampshire Hospitals Win Challenge to Medicaid Payment Rules

Reuters | April 04, 2018

Litigation department chair Scott O’Connell is quoted in this story involving Nixon Peabody’s representation of an association of New Hampshire hospitals in its successful appeal against the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The lawsuit relates to a policy change about how Medicaid payment are calculated.

Mass. Asbestos Removal Co. Owes Union $700K, Judge Says

Law360 | March 29, 2018

This article focuses on recent developments in a federal case involving the pay of unionized construction workers and quotes government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly.  The article also mentions associate Eric Walz for representing asbestos-removal company SMI Demolition Inc.

Company Punished for Dodging Discovery Tied to $75M IP Loss

Law360 | March 29, 2018

Albany commercial litigation partner Bill Reynolds is mentioned in this article for his representation of AngioDynamics Inc., which has spent years trying to collect a $75 million IP judgment from Biolitec AG. The latter company now faces up to $1 million in fines if it does not comply with discovery requests.

Ex-Tenant can't revive NJ suit over utility billing system

Law360 | March 27, 2018

Long Island commercial litigation partner Dan Gibbons successfully prevailed on the appeal of this case involving a class action over a utility billing system at a New Jersey apartment complex.  Dan along with Los Angeles government investigations and white collar defense partner Jason Gonzalez and associate Neal Gauger represented Yes Energy Management Inc. in this matter.

Developers Get Key Town Approvals to Move Forward with Whole Foods in Brighton

Democrat and Chronicle | March 27, 2018

Rochester commercial litigation counsel Kevin Saunders, who is the representing the neighborhood advocacy group Clover/Allens Creek Neighborhood Association, is quoted in this article is about a recent town board meeting in Brighton, New York, regarding the contentious issue of a Whole Foods project, which is considered one of the area’s largest development projects in decades.

Ruling Allowing Securities Litigation in State Courts Could Spur Additional Lawsuits

Business Insurance | March 26, 2018

Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article on the impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling that upends a set of 1995 reforms to the process of securities-offerings litigation.

Rights Group Sues DHS for Info on Asylum Seekers

Law360 | March 25, 2018

San Francisco commercial litigation partner Matt Richards and associate Christina Fletes are mentioned in this article for representing pro bono client Human Rights Watch in a FOIA dispute with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Rhinos, City in Courthouse Seeking Compromise Rather than Eviction from Stadium

The Daily Record | March 20, 2018

In the following coverage, Buffalo commercial litigation partner Sheldon Smith and Rochester commercial litigation associate Meghan McGuire are mentioned for representing the owners of the Rochester Rhinos pro soccer team in a stadium dispute with the city over the team’s decision to go on hiatus in 2018.  The case settled yesterday and our clients are pleased with the result.

Rhinos Owners, City of Rochester Heading To Court

WHEC-TV | March 20, 2018

In the following coverage, Buffalo commercial litigation partner Sheldon Smith and Rochester commercial litigation associate Meghan McGuire are mentioned for representing the owners of the Rochester Rhinos pro soccer team in a stadium dispute with the city over the team’s decision to go on hiatus in 2018.

DQ Sues W.B. Mason over Use of “Blizzard”

Boston Herald | March 17, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston IP litigation partner Jason Kravitz is mentioned as lead attorney for W.B. Mason in its countersuit against Dairy Queen, about a trademark case over the use of the term “Blizzard.” “We obviously don’t think we’re in the wrong, at all,” Kravitz said. “These are fundamentally different business lines—fundamentally different channels of trade. We don’t think any reasonable person is ever going to confuse a bottle of water with W.B. Mason on the label and a Dairy Queen frozen dessert.”

DC Circuit Delivers Relief, but Not Clarity, with TCPA Ruling

Law360 | March 15, 2018

Boston IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman is quoted in this article explaining how the DC Circuit Court’s ruling on the FCC’s telemarketing rules will provide some relief for businesses.

Office Supplier Fires Back at Dairy Queen in Trademark Spat

Courhouse News Service | March 15, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston IP litigation partner Jason Kravitz is mentioned as lead attorney for W.B. Mason in its countersuit against Dairy Queen, about a trademark case over the use of the term “Blizzard.” “We obviously don’t think we’re in the wrong, at all,” Kravitz said. “These are fundamentally different business lines—fundamentally different channels of trade. We don’t think any reasonable person is ever going to confuse a bottle of water with W.B. Mason on the label and a Dairy Queen frozen dessert.”

WB Mason Strikes Back Against Dairy Queen 'Blizzard' Suit

Law360 | March 14, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston partners Jason Kravitz and Gina McCreadie, senior counsel Deborah Thaxter, and associate Leslie Hartford are mentioned for representing W.B. Mason in a trademark infringement case against Dairy Queen over the use of the word “blizzard.”

Buffett's Dairy Queen sues W.B. Mason over 'Blizzard'

Law360 | March 14, 2018

In the following coverage, Boston partners Jason Kravitz and Gina McCreadie, senior counsel Deborah Thaxter, and associate Leslie Hartford are mentioned for representing W.B. Mason in a trademark infringement case against Dairy Queen over the use of the word “blizzard.”

Daily Dicta: Nixon Peabody’s B.I.G. Win

AmLaw Daily | March 11, 2018

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty successfully defended the estate of rapper Notorious B.I.G. in a copyright suit. Riordan is quoted in this article, saying the ruling “is sure to become an influential decision on music copyright infringement cases.”

Copyright Lawsuit Against Rita Ora, Notorious B.I.G. Estate Dismissed

Billboard | March 08, 2018

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty are quoted for their representation of the estate of rapper Notorious B.I.G. in the successful defense of a copyright suit filed by a 1960s revolutionary poet.

Notorious B.I.G. Shakes Copyright Row Over 'Party' Song

Law360 | March 08, 2018

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty are mentioned in this article on NP’s win representing the estate of rapper Notorious B.I.G. A judge ruled the rapper’s use of a phrase from a 1960s poem was permissible under copyright law because it was “transformative.”

Retired Judge Finds New Calling After Bench, Joins Nixon Peabody

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 27, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation counsel Ed Washington, who joined Nixon Peabody after 15 years as a judge, is quoted in this article about his return to the other side of the courtroom.

Your No-Poach Gentlemens Agreement May Carry a Prison Sentence

HR Drive | February 21, 2018

Chicago commercial litigation partner Lisa Sullivan is quoted in this article analyzing the Department of Justice’s increasing interest in prosecuting “no-poach agreements” and discussing what corporations can do to comply with the law.

Removal of 50 Indonesian Christian immigrants put on hold

Law360 | February 01, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s pro bono team, which includes Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane and associate Nate Warecki, and Boston government investigations & white collar defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero, is featured in this article noting a judge’s decision to halt immigration officials from deporting a group of Indonesian Christians living in New Hampshire.

Use Common Sense Before Liking and Sharing on Social Media

Democrat & Chronicle | February 01, 2018

Rochester commercial litigation associate Meghan McGuire contributed this article on how users of social media can be more thoughtful when posting about businesses, especially when they have a personal tie to or financial relationship with the business.

Federal Judge Blocks Deportation of Indonesians Living Illegally in NH

Reuters | January 31, 2018

In the following coverage, Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane and associate Nate Warecki, and Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero are mentioned for their pro bono work representing Indonesian Christians in New Hampshire who face possible deportation by ICE.

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.

More regulations mean more scrutiny

Buffalo Law Journal | December 10, 2017

Buffalo government investigations and white collar defense partner Mark Molloy talks about the decrease in federal investigations in the past year.

Billionaire Insys founder can remove ankle monitor: judge

Reuters (also picked up in U.S. News and World Report) | November 27, 2017

This coverage quotes Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly, who successfully argued that his client, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor, is not a flight risk and should not have to wear an ankle bracelet with GPS monitoring.

NH hospitals fight to keep CMS suit win at 1st Circ.

Law360 | November 21, 2017

This article mentions Boston commercial litigation associate Morgan Nighan and Manchester commercial litigation partner and litigation department head Scott O’Connell for representing New Hampshire hospitals in an ongoing dispute involving a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services reimbursement policy. Scott is also quoted.

Children’s health org backs hospitals in 1st Circ. CMS row

Law360 | November 16, 2017

This article quotes Manchester commercial litigation partner and litigation department head Scott O’Connell and mentions him and Boston commercial litigation associate Morgan Nighan as counsel representing New Hampshire hospitals in a dispute involving a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services reimbursement policy.

CPFB arbitration rule: What you need to know

New Hampshire Business Review | October 26, 2017

Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane authored this article about what businesses should know about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new rule that limits arbitration use in consumer financial products and services agreements.

Billionaire pharmaceuticals entrepreneur indicted in alleged fentanyl fraud scheme

Wall Street Journal | October 25, 2017

This article quotes Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly for representing John Kapoor, the former chief executive of pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics, Inc. in an ongoing investigation.

Here are some of the legal implications of virtual reality in esports

Forbes | October 23, 2017

Los Angles commercial litigation associate Brianna Howard is featured in this Q&A about the legal implications of incorporating virtual reality and other new technologies into the esports industry, specifically intellectual property rights.

What’s in a name? Choosing and protecting your esports brand

Medium.com | October 22, 2017

Rochester IP counseling and transactions associate Colleen Raimond authored this article about how esports players and teams can create and protect their brands.

ACLU takes legal action defending rights of Maryland transgender students

LGBT Weekly | October 19, 2017

This article mentions Washington DC commercial litigation attorneys John Hayes, Brian Whittaker and Kenneth Nichols for serving as counsel on the motion to intervene in a pending lawsuit against the Frederick County School Board and its policies to prevent discrimination against transgender students in the school system.

Drugmaker asks federal judge to invalidate rival company patents

Los Angeles Daily Journal | October 09, 2017

Los Angeles IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen is quoted in this article about drug maker Amgen Inc.’s request for a federal judge to invalidate patents claimed by a rival company so it can create a generic, less expensive version of a popular cancer drug.

Next step for appeal unclear

Business Insurance | October 01, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted in this article regarding the likelihood that United States of America v. Mathew Martoma will obtain Supreme Court review.

SUNY Poly prof backs away from lawsuit he filed against school

Albany Times Union | October 01, 2017

Albany office managing partner Andy Rose is quoted for representing SUNY Polytechnic Institute in this article about the motion by the school’s head of clean energy technologies to dismiss the lawsuit he filed against the school last July.

Judge puts deportations of local Indonesians on hold

Portsmouth Herald | September 25, 2017

This article recaps a federal court decision to delay the deportation of dozens of Indonesian immigrants living in New Hampshire.  Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane, associate Nate Warecki and Boston government investigations and white collar defense associate Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero are providing pro bono representation to these immigrants.

London's National Gallery prevails in 'stolen' Matisse lawsuit: New York judge

Reuters | September 20, 2017

Nixon Peabody’s Arts and Cultural Institutions team, led by Los Angeles partners Thaddeus Stauber and Sarah André secured a legal victory on behalf of The National Gallery in London in a lawsuit regarding the Gallery's Henri Matisse painting "Portrait of Greta Moll” (1908).  Sarah is quoted in this article about the case.

Federal courts grind up gender bias charges against sausage company

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 17, 2017

Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert contributed this article analyzing a case surrounding a former employee’s sexual discrimination claims.

Unaffiliated student can’t bring Title IX damages suit vs. Brown

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | September 13, 2017

Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article for representing Providence College in a Title IX lawsuit.

Exclusive: Prosecutors identify Insys founder as unindicted co-conspirator in opioid case

Reuters | September 13, 2017

This article quotes Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly for representing John Kapoor, the former chief executive of pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

Prosecuting insider trading charges could be easier after appeals court ruling

Business Insurance | September 04, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum was quoted in this article about possible ramifications from the ruling in the insider trading case United States of America v. Mathew Martoma.

Free speech and business: Understanding the limitations on commercial speech

New Hampshire Business Review | August 31, 2017

Manchester commercial litigation partner and litigation department chair Scott O’Connell authored this article about recent cases in New Hampshire Superior Court regarding the types of free speech protected under the constitution.

International due diligence in cross-border franchise transactions

Franchise Law Journal | August 31, 2017

Washington DC M&A and corporate transactions partner Kendal Tyre, public company transactions associate Pierce Han and IP litigation associate Nia Newton authored this article about the due-diligence first steps that franchising systems should take when expanding internationally.

To avoid copyright disaster, the future of game streaming is licensing

VentureBeat | August 22, 2017

Los Angeles commercial litigation associates Brianna Howard and Jessica Walker and Chicago IP litigation associate Jason Kunze contributed this article on how licensing agreements can protect online streaming platforms from copyright infringement in the gaming industry.

Special Counsel Mueller focuses on Trump's son

BuzzFeed | August 17, 2017

Manchester partner and government investigations and white collar defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo provides third party commentary in an article on the investigation into Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Improper robocall consent revocation lets Kohl’s off the rack

Bloomberg BNA | August 17, 2017

In an article about a class action complaint against Kohl’s Department Stores, Boston IP litigation associate and TCPA team co-leader Troy Lieberman is quoted on opt-out mechanisms for consumers.

Why Silver is taking a case he won to the Supreme Court

Law360 | July 30, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense counsel Rob Fisher is quoted in this article about what may happen if  former New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver’s recent legal victory is reviewed by the Supreme Court.

Much ado about arbitration and CFPB decision

Rochester Business Journal | July 27, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Carolyn Nussbaum authored this column about the debate over mandatory arbitration.

10th Circuit rules university is not liable in alleged rape case

Rochester Business Journal | July 27, 2017

Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk and Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard contributed this column about a Title IX lawsuit in which the plaintiff alleged deliberate indifference to her complaint by the university.

Trump hires Denver attorney Ty Cobb who participated in Qwest fraud cases

The Denver Post | July 15, 2017

This article focuses on the Trump administration’s appointment of Ty Cobb as special counsel to oversee the White House’s responses to the investigations into Russian meddling in the recent presidential election.  Manchester government investigations and white collar defense partner Dave Vicinanzo provides third-party commentary about his interactions with Ty Cobb when Dave was a federal prosecutor.

What businesses need to know about the Internet of things

WJAR-TV (Providence NBC affiliate) | July 12, 2017

Providence commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is interviewed in this television segment about what steps companies can take to better secure their data and be less vulnerable to hacking.

Even if you win, you might lose: Understanding the Trump administration’s increased scrutiny of H-1B employers

New Hampshire Business Review | July 06, 2017

Manchester commercial litigation associate Nate Warecki authored this column about the increased scrutiny of H-1B employers under the Trump administration.

Revolving-door roundup

Law360 | July 05, 2017

This article includes the arrival of Boston government investigations and white collar defense counsel Rob Fisher to Nixon Peabody.

FTC gives qualified support to FCC fight against illegal calls

Bloomberg BNA | July 05, 2017

Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane provided commentary in this article about the Federal Trade Commission’s recent comments in support of the Federal Communications Commission’s initiative to allow telephone providers to block illegal telemarketing robocalls.

Interior Department wants one more go at Mashpee Wampanoag land ruling

Taunton Gazette | July 01, 2017

This coverage is about recent developments in the case involving the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s bid for land to build a casino in Taunton, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Department of Interior’s next steps. Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant and Boston labor and employment associate Matt Frankel are included for representing the Massachusetts residents.

Interior letter renews hope for Mashpee tribe’s plans

The Cape Cod Times | June 30, 2017

The following coverage is about recent developments in the case involving the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s bid for land to build a casino in Taunton, Massachusetts and the U.S. Department of Interior’s next steps. Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant and Boston labor and employment associate Matt Frankel are included for representing the Massachusetts residents.

Should judiciary limit PACER access to protect informants?

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | June 28, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about public access to criminal dockets on PACER.

Mass. tribe pulls casino land-into-trust bid from DOI

Law360 | June 27, 2017

This article is about recent developments in the case involving the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s bid for land to build a casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.  Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant and Boston labor and employment associate Matt Frankel are included for representing the Massachusetts residents.

Vitamin C antitrust case could trip Trump up on trade

Law360 | June 23, 2017

San Francisco commercial litigation senior counsel John Foote is quoted in this article about a case involving accusations that certain Chinese pharmaceutical companies fixed prices on vitamin C sold to U.S.

Is your business ready for the Internet of Things?

Providence Business News | June 22, 2017

Providence commercial litigation counsel Steve Richard contributed this article on how businesses can leverage the Internet of Things.

Former Massachusetts chemist to pay $2M to wrongly convicted man

WBUR-FM (Boston NPR affiliate) | June 21, 2017

In this radio segment, Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly discusses the latest developments in the case of former Massachusetts lab worker Annie Dookhan.  This week, a federal judge ordered Dookhan to pay more than $2 million to a man who was wrongly convicted as a result of Dookhan’s role in falsifying evidence.

Pro bono case leads to law change

New Hampshire Bar News | June 20, 2017

This Q&A with Manchester government investigations and white collar defense partner and practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo is about his pro bono case that inspired him to help draft a bill which changes how parental rights are terminated in situations when the pregnancy is a result of sexual assault.

Mashpee tribe’s land in trust decision—including Taunton casino site—delayed

Taunton Gazette | June 19, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant is quoted, and Boston labor and employment associate Matt Frankel is mentioned, in this article about when a ruling will be made in a casino and land-in-trust case in Massachusetts.

Ex-Fed. prosecutor joins Nixon Peabody's Boston office

Law360 | June 18, 2017

This article focuses on the arrival of Boston government investigations and white collar defense counsel Rob Fisher to Nixon Peabody, highlighting his experience as a former federal prosecutor.

Round up: newly appointed gcs, growing litigation teams and other moves

Bloomberg Law: Big Law Business | June 18, 2017

This article includes the arrival of Boston government investigations and white collar defense counsel Rob Fisher to Nixon Peabody.

Criticism mounts on Madoff compensation fund

The Wall Street Journal | June 15, 2017

Boston partner and commercial litigation co-leader Jon Sablone provides third party commentary in this article about criticism around how the Justice Department is handling the payout of the Madoff’s Victim Fund.

Evidence in Gardner Museum thefts that might bear DNA is missing

Boston Globe | June 11, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense counsel Robert Fisher is quoted in this article discussing how modern-day forensic analysis could be the key in solving the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art theft that took place 27 years ago.

Failure to respond dooms robocall lawsuit against tech university

Bloomberg BNA | June 04, 2017

Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane is quoted in this article about a matter involving a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case against Colorado Technical University.

On the move

The Daily Record | May 21, 2017

The return of Rochester commercial litigation partner Rick McGuirk to Nixon Peabody is highlighted in this article.

Ten legal issues to watch when it comes to eSports

Forbes | May 18, 2017

Associates Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, Matt Morris, Chris Queenin and Brianna Howard co-authored this article about legal issues the booming eSports industry should consider.

International law practices see changes amid Trump transition

Buffalo Business First | May 18, 2017

Buffalo commercial litigation counsel Ben Dwyer is quoted in this article about how the Trump administration may impact international lawyers’ practices.

3 federal prosecutors in Mass. seek US attorney post

Boston Globe | May 12, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly was quoted in this article about the three possible replacements for the US Attorney for Massachusetts position.

Rape changed her life—and New Hampshire law

New Hampshire Union Leader | May 12, 2017

This article is about Manchester government investigations and white collar defense partner and practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo’s pro bono client. Inspired by this case, Dave helped draft a bill, set to be signed into law, which changes how parental rights are terminated in situations when the pregnancy is a result of sexual assault.

The uncertain future of the TCPA in the Trump era

Bloomberg Law | May 07, 2017

Manchester commercial litigation partner Dan Deane and New York City commercial litigation associate Paul Williamson contributed this article addressing the ways in which the Trump administration may affect the TCPA.

Law360 names attys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | April 27, 2017

This article mentions recent leadership promotions at the firm including David Brown, Jared Lusk, Jim Vallee, Graham Beck, Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Emily Crandall Harlan, Daniel Gibbons, Linda Huber, Ilana Kameros, Haydon Keitner, Darren Miller, Neal Pandozzi, Edward Puerta, Stephen Reil, and Elizabeth Young.

Legal Risks of Using Automated Drones in Construction

Engineering News-Record (ENR) | April 26, 2017

San Francisco commercial litigation partner Matt Richards and associate Aldo Ibarra contributed this article about legal risks construction companies should consider as automated drone technology becomes more widely used in the industry. Click here to read the full article.

Florida 'black box' ruling: Game changer for vehicle tech

Law360 | April 25, 2017

Albany government investigations and white collar defense partner Tina Sciocchetti and Boston associate Charles Dell’Anno co-authored this article about a decision in a Florida state appellate court regarding search warrants for automobiles’ electronic data recorders (EDR), also known as “black boxes.”

Judge keeps fraud claims against GSK alive in Zofran MDL

Law360 | April 23, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Mark Seltzer and commercial litigation associate Josh Barlow are mentioned in this article about their client, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, in a case regarding labeling related to the use of the anti-nausea drug Zofran during pregnancy.

Exercise of property right, or zoning by another name?

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | April 19, 2017

Boston affordable housing partner Jeff Sacks and Manchester commercial litigation associate Chris Minue were included in this article which focuses on a legal battle to bring new affordable housing units to the city of Newton, a suburb of Boston.

Labor & employment law: Immigration-related employment policies might need updating

New Hampshire Bar News | April 18, 2017

Manchester commercial litigation associate Nate Warecki authored this column about how updates to federal laws may affect immigration-related employment policies.

Prosecutors submit shortened list of Dookhan convictions they want upheld

WBUR (NPR Boston affiliate) | April 17, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly provided third-party commentary about the ramifications of former state chemist Annie Dookhan’s falsification of tens of thousands of drug tests.

Monroe County Bar Association ends judicial candidate ratings

Rochester Business Journal | April 17, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Chris Thomas is quoted in this article about the Monroe County Bar Association’s decision to do away with judicial candidate ratings.

This time, insurance payout is $50 million

New Hampshire Union Leader | April 15, 2017

Manchester litigation department leader Scott O’Connell is quoted throughout this article about developments in an ongoing case involving the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association.

Legal battle over Schiele works owned by Jewish entertainer who died in Dachau

The Art Newspaper | April 05, 2017

This article focuses on the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act and its potential impact on art restitution cases. Los Angeles commercial litigation partner and head of the firm’s Art and Cultural Institutions team Thad Stauber is noted in this article as representing art collector Richard Nagy.

Letter: State risks federal funds

Valley News | April 03, 2017

Scott O’Connell, leader of the firm’s Litigation Department, is quoted in this article about potential budget repercussions from New Hampshire’s failure to create a dedicated fund for hospital reimbursements.

RI Commerce agrees to $50K penalty to SEC for role in 38 Studios deal

Providence Journal | March 28, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about an SEC matter regarding a 2010 bond-offering.

Read fine print on learning apps, experts warn

Education Week | March 27, 2017

Chicago IP litigation associate Jason Kunze is quoted in this article about safeguarding student data privacy in online educational apps.

California court denies employer’s request to unmask author of anonymous post

SHRM | March 27, 2017

Providence commercial litigation counsel Steve Richard contributed this article about a company’s efforts to remove a former employee’s anonymous online post which the company believed revealed company trade secrets.

Real win for virtual casino: lessons for game developers

Law360 | March 23, 2017

Boston commercial litigation associate Chris Queenin authored this column about a Fourth Circuit decision related to a mobile video game and the implications this decision may have for video game developers.

Virginia judge tees up argument over travel ban for top court

Bloomberg News | March 23, 2017

New York City commercial litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin provides third-party commentary in this article about a ruling in Virginia denying a request to block President Trump’s March 6 executive order that restricts travel to the U.S. from six countries with majority Muslim populations.

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

Boston Globe | March 22, 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.

Recent merger ruling is good for Massachusetts directors

Law360 | March 16, 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 16, 2017

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

Trump's travel ban: How could Hawaii block it?

Al Jazeera | March 15, 2017

New York City commercial litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin was quoted in this article about a Hawaii federal judge’s issuance of a temporary restraining order on President Trump’s travel ban.

Ones to watch

Long Island Business News | March 12, 2017

This column includes Long Island commercial litigation partner Dan Gibbons in a roundup of law professionals to watch.

Column: Real news matters; fake news fails us

Democrat and Chronicle | March 02, 2017

Rochester commercial litigation partner Christopher Thomas is quoted in this column about media attacks from the Trump administration and the importance of the First Amendment.

Lahey Clinic embroiled in Bermuda’s ongoing political tumult

Boston Globe | February 14, 2017

This article is about a federal lawsuit filed by the government of Bermuda alleging civil racketeering charges against Massachusetts-based Lahey Clinic.  Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly provides third party commentary on the unusual case.

Aging coal-fired power plants in the Trump era

Law360 | February 09, 2017

San Francisco financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Lou Cisz and commercial litigation associate Karl Sung co-authored this article about the future of the coal industry under the Trump administration.

Meet the judge who will hear the Boston legal challenge of Trump’s ban

Boston Globe | February 02, 2017

This article focuses on the judge who will hear Boston’s challenge of the Trump administration’s recent executive order regarding the immigration ban. Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted discussing Judge Gorton’s judicial style.

Hart-Scott-Rodino considerations for 2017

Law360 | February 01, 2017

Washington, DC commercial litigation partner Alycia Ziarno and associate Brian Whittaker co-authored this column about the Hart-Scott-Rodino act and what companies and investors should consider in 2017.

Fire Safety Co. reaches $5M settlement for gov't FCA claims

Law360 | January 26, 2017

This article highlights a recent action by the U.S. government who filed a $5M settlement agreement in a False Claims Act case involving Monaco Enterprises. The settlement does not require the company to admit any wrongdoing. Chicago commercial litigation partner John Ruskusky and government investigations and white collar defense partner Dean Polales are listed as representing the defendant.

GSK says no basis for fraud claims in Zofran MDL

Law360 | January 26, 2017

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Mark Seltzer and commercial litigation associate Josh Barlow are noted as representing GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in this article about recent developments in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) about GSK’s anti-nausea drug Zofran.

Hospital's comments to FDA granted absolute privilege

The New York Law Journal | January 17, 2017

This article highlights a recent ruling from a New York appeals court regarding a defamation claim in a lawsuit filed by a research scientist who was fired by the former New York Downtown Hospital, now New York-Presbyterian. Long Island commercial litigation counsel Christopher Porzio is noted as representing the defendants in the lawsuit.

Civil lawsuits could benefit from a second opinion

Rochester Business Journal | December 08, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner Christopher Thomas is quoted throughout this article exploring if and when businesses should seek a second legal opinion.

FedEx Ground must face NY drivers' misclassification suit

Law360 | December 06, 2016

Buffalo commercial litigation partner Susan Roney is noted as representing FedEx in a class action lawsuit involving the classification of independent contractors. 

$30 Million Nazi-looted Camille Pissarro comes to a head in appeals court

ArtNews Net | December 05, 2016

The following articles highlight yesterday’s oral arguments in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals over the ownership of a Camille Pissarro painting. Los Angeles commercial litigation partner and head of the firm’s Art and Cultural Institutions team Thaddeus Stauber, commercial litigation partner Sarah André and associate Jessica Walker are counsel for The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation.

Quest for Nazi-plundered art returns to 9th Circ.

Law360 | December 05, 2016

The following articles highlight yesterday’s oral arguments in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals over the ownership of a Camille Pissarro painting.  Los Angeles commercial litigation partner and head of the firm’s Art and Cultural Institutions team Thaddeus Stauber, commercial litigation partner Sarah André and associate Jessica Walker are counsel for The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation.

J&J asks 1st Circ. to halt hip implant FCA suit

Law360 | December 05, 2016

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partners Mark Seltzer and Danielle Pelot and associate Hannah Bornstein are listed as counsel representing Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy in a First Circuit case. This article notes their argument to uphold the dismissal of a False Claims Act lawsuit.

Breville USA alleges patentable juicer design was used without authority

Northern California Record | December 05, 2016

San Francisco commercial litigation partner Bruce Copeland and associate Shady Joulani are noted as Breville USA Inc.’s counsel in a patent infringement case before the Northern District of California.

Will ascertainability split finally be resolved?

Product Liability Law & Strategy | November 30, 2016

Buffalo commercial litigation partner Vivian Quinn and associate Tracey Scarpello co-authored this piece about how the federal appeals court has been divided over the significance and scope of the ascertainability requirement in litigation involving low-cost consumer goods.

CPSC's rare 10th Circ. loss gives boost to magnet industry

Law360 | November 28, 2016

This story is about a Tenth Circuit decision to vacate the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) ruling on small, high-powered magnets.  Long Island commercial litigation partner Jim Weller is quoted discussing how challenging it can be for a company to take on a high-powered government agency.

Cooper Levenson, client ditch NJ racketeering claims

Law360 | November 27, 2016

The article covers recent developments in a case involving a New Jersey company’s lawsuit against Cummins Inc., a backup generator provider.  Boston commercial litigation partner Kurt Mullen is noted as representing Cummins in the lawsuit.

Kochs and other Madoff investors are winners in fight over profits held abroad

The New York Times | November 21, 2016

Boston partner and co-leader of the commercial litigation practice Jon Sablone is quoted in this article about a recent ruling in federal bankruptcy court in favor of Madoff fund investors.

3rd Circ. could clarify preemption in shipping antitrust suit

Law360 | November 16, 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.

When starting a business, consider the liabilities

The New York Times | November 16, 2016

Long Island Health Care partner Allan Cohen is quoted in this article about legal challenges entrepreneurs can face when starting a business. Allan’s comments focus on areas start-ups should keep in mind such as patent, ownership and copyright issues, and what companies should consider to avoid being sued.

Federal prosecutors launch probe of law firm over donations

The Boston Globe | November 15, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about the opening of a grand jury investigation of a Massachusetts law firm for its contributions to political candidates.

Top women in the law

New York Law Journal | November 13, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is profiled in this article as a result of her recent “Top Women in the Law” recognition.

Judge will hear GSK's arguments to dismiss Zofran MDL

Law360 | November 10, 2016

This story covers a recent decision by a Boston federal judge to hear GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) arguments to discuss some cases and claims from its multidistrict litigation focused on the anti-nausea medication Zofran.  Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Seltzer and Commercial Litigation associate Josh Barlow are noted as representing GSK.

Future of Dodd-Frank uncertain under Trump

Law360 | November 10, 2016

This piece focuses on the changes we may see in the financial industry in a Trump administration. Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum provides commentary throughout the article discussing the likely impact on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Volcker Rule.

Why even insured businesses should beware TCPA violations

Law360 | November 07, 2016

Albany commercial litigation associate Leah Bojnowski authored this column about how the Third Circuit recently held that a business’s commercial general liability insurance policy does not cover a TCPA settlement and the implications this has for business owners.

Japanese bank's MBS suit against JP Morgan revived

New York Law Journal | November 06, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is included as counsel representing Harding Advisory LLC in a case about allegations of fraud connected to collateralized debt obligations.

Credit Suisse, UBS beat lender's CDO fraud suits on appeal

Law360 | November 02, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is included as counsel representing Harding Advisory LLC in a case about allegations of fraud connected to collateralized debt obligations.

Mass. justices reverse bank's win against insurance fund

Law360 | November 02, 2016

Boston Commercial Litigation partners Greg Deschenes and Kurt Mullen, and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Charles Dell'Anno are mentioned as counsel successfully representing the Massachusetts Insurers Insolvency Fund in this article about a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision regarding whether the fund can recover workers’ compensation claims.

More calls for a probe of Thornton law firm’s political donations

The Boston Globe | November 01, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in regarding his representation of a Massachusetts law firm and its contributions to political candidates.

When employers are liable for nonemployee conduct

Law360 | October 31, 2016

Chicago Commercial Litigation associate Laura Bacon and Chicago Labor & Employment associate Brittany Bogaerts co-authored this column about how the conduct of nonemployees in the work place could present employers with potential liability.

Spotlight: Law firm ‘bonuses’ tied to political donations

Boston Globe | October 28, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is included in this article about a high-profile client matter involving a Massachusetts law firm and its political contributions.

Business spotlight: Nixon Peabody

Democrat & Chronicle | October 21, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner and office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum is quoted throughout this profile piece about Nixon Peabody’s Rochester office and the work the firm has done in the Rochester area and beyond.

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Scott O'Connell

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soconnell@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 617-345-1150

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Partner
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Phone: 212-940-3045

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Phone: 312-977-4447

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