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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.

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

New Hampshire Business Review | August 31, 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 30, 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 28, 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 27, 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 22, 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 16, 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 07, 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 31, 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 26, 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 20, 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 02, 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 28, 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 18, 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 06, 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 30, 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 11, 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 11, 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 07, 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 07, 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 26, 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 25, 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 25, 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 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.

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

Concord Monitor | April 24, 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 20, 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 19, 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 19, 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 16, 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 16, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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 09, 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 09, 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 05, 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 30, 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 30, 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 28, 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 28, 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 27, 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 26, 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 21, 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 21, 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 18, 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 16, 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 16, 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 15, 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 15, 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 12, 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 09, 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 09, 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 28, 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 22, 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 02, 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 02, 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 | February 01, 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 26, 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 11, 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 28, 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 22, 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 17, 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 27, 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 26, 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 24, 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 23, 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 20, 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 10, 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 02, 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 02, 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 26, 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 21, 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 18, 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 14, 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 14, 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 05, 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 | September 01, 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 | September 01, 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 23, 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 18, 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 18, 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 31, 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 28, 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 28, 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 16, 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 13, 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 07, 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 06, 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 06, 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 02, 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 | July 01, 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 29, 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 28, 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 24, 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 23, 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 22, 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 21, 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 20, 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 19, 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 19, 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 16, 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 12, 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 05, 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 22, 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 19, 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 19, 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 13, 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 13, 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 08, 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 28, 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 27, 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 26, 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 24, 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 20, 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 19, 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 18, 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 18, 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 16, 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 06, 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 04, 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 29, 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 28, 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 28, 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 24, 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 24, 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 23, 2017

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

Recent merger ruling is good for Massachusetts directors

Law360 | March 17, 2017

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

Cyberthreats looming

Providence Business News | March 17, 2017

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

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

Al Jazeera | March 16, 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 13, 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 03, 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 15, 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 10, 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 03, 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 02, 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 27, 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 27, 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 18, 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 09, 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 07, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 | December 01, 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 29, 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 28, 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 22, 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 17, 2016

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

When starting a business, consider the liabilities

The New York Times | November 17, 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 16, 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 14, 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 11, 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 11, 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 08, 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 07, 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 03, 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 03, 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 02, 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 | November 01, 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 29, 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 22, 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.

NCAA accuses Louisville, Pitino of violations in escort case

USA Today | October 21, 2016

Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Steve Thompson was mentioned in dozens of articles following the announcement about the NCAA’s notice of allegations regarding violations in the University of Louisville’s Men’s Basketball Program.  Steve, who represents the university, participated in a press conference about this news.

Cannava Fighting SEC's Effort to Put Him Back in 38 Studios Suit

The Bond Buyer | October 03, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted throughout this piece that follows the ongoing developments in the fight between Peter Cannava and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Boston commercial litigation partner Steve LaRose and associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns are also part of the legal team representing Cannava.

7th Circ. Agrees With FTC That Size Doesn’t Matter

Law360 | September 28, 2016

San Francisco commercial litigation partner John Foote authored this column about the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent reversal of a decision regarding discrimination with respect to retail package sizes.

Supreme Court’s Short-handedness Limits its Functioning

Rochester Business Journal | September 23, 2016

Rochester partners Jeremy Wolk and David Tennant authored this column discussing the impact of the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Top Women in Law 2016

New York Law Journal | September 16, 2016

Rochester office managing partner Carolyn Nussbaum, nominated by the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, was selected by New York Law Journal among the 2016 “Top Women in Law.” The list shines a light on the outstanding work and notable achievements of female attorneys across New York State.

Proposed Class Action Data Breach Suit Against Health Insurer Quashed for Lack of Sufficient Injury

Privacy & Cybersecurity Report | September 01, 2016

Government investigations and white collar defense partner Tina Sciocchetti and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column that discusses a federal district court’s dismissal of a putative class action filed on the heels of the health insurer’s disclosure of a data breach involving approximately 1.1 million plan members.

Texas Utility Energy Future Pushes Bankruptcy Exit Plan in Trial

Reuters | August 17, 2016

This article focuses on Energy Future Holdings Corp, Texas’s biggest power company, request of a US bankruptcy court to allow the bulk of its operations to exit Chapter 11. The coverage notes that Energy Future faces stiff opposition from a group of creditors—including NP client American Stock Transfer & Trust Co. LLC—about how tax assets would be used in the power giant’s proposed spinoff of its major operating unit as the company kicked off the first half of its second attempt to exit bankruptcy. Boston financial restructuring and bankruptcy partner Rick Pedone is quoted and Boston global finance partner Amanda Darwin, Boston commercial litigation partner George Skelly, and New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy associate Christopher Fong are listed among American Stock’s counsel.

Cayman Court Clarifies Investor Rights in Liquidation

Law360 | August 12, 2016

Boston commercial litigation partner Jonathan Sablone and associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns wrote this article about a recent decision in the Cayman Islands Court of Appeals confirming that shareholders who have redeemed their shares, but who have not received the redemption proceeds, have claims against the liquidating company as creditors, ranking behind ordinary unsecured creditors but ahead of continuing shareholders.

Why a Judge Dismissed Cannava From SEC's 38 Studios Case

The Bond Buyer | August 05, 2016

This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s recent win on behalf of client Peter Cannava, involving SEC claims related to a bond offer involving former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling. Boston partners Brian Kelly and Steve LaRose, Providence counsel Charles Tamuleviz and Boston associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns are listed as the litigation team, and Brian Kelly is quoted.

Probation is backed for ex-FBI official who lied at Bulger trial

The Boston Globe | July 30, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense group partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about former FBI supervisor Robert Fitzpatrick, who faces sentencing this week for lying on the stand at James “Whitey” Bulger’s murder trial.

Planet Fitness Member Contract Class Action Trimmed In NJ

Law360 | July 30, 2016

New York City partner Craig Tractenberg, Boston partner Arthur Pressman, Manchester partner Dan Deane and Boston associate Morgan Nighan are mentioned as representing Planet Fitness in a case about its membership agreements with regard to state consumer protection laws.

Product Liability Regulation & Legislation: Midyear Report

Law360 | July 30, 2016

Buffalo commercial litigation associate Tracey Scarpello is quoted in this piece discussing FDA labeling with regard to nutritional facts and regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Mass. Casino Opponents Come Up Winner In Trust Land Fight

Law360 | July 29, 2016

This article highlights a favorable federal court ruling for a firm client in a case involving a proposed casino in Massachusetts.  Rochester commercial litigation partner David Tennant and Boston labor and employment associate Matt Frankel represented residents of the town of Taunton who challenged the construction of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s planned casino.

Trial Pros: Nixon Peabody's Joseph Ortego

Law360 | July 25, 2016

New York City partner, co-leader of the commercial litigation practice and chair of NP Trial® Joe Ortego is featured in this Q&A regarding his career and how he prepares for trial.

Materiality Matters: The First Post-Escobar Decisions

Law360 | July 19, 2016

Chicago partner John Ruskusky and Washington, DC, associate Emily Harlan co-authored this column regarding expected changes for False Claims Act cases and investigations in the aftermath of the decision in Universal Health Services Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar.

Groundbreaking False Claims Act Decision: Unanimous Supreme Court Upholds ‘Implied False Certification' Theory Under Certain Circumstances

Westlaw Journal Government Contract | July 18, 2016

This column discussing an important United States Supreme Court decision regarding False Claims Act liability was co-authored by Boston partners Brian French and Fred Kelly, Boston associates Hannah Bornstein and Sydney Pritchett, and Washington, DC, associate Emily Harlan.

A Quick Word with…Armando Batastini

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | July 18, 2016

Providence commercial litigation partner Armando Batastini is profiled in this feature article as the new Rhode Island Bar Association president. The story notes his goals to enhance pro bono and online lawyer referrals, in addition to other hopes for his term.

Clinton and Trump and Robocalls, Oh My

Bloomberg Law | July 15, 2016

This feature story looks what political campaigns should know about robocalls. Boston IP litigation associate and TCPA practice co-leader Troy Lieberman discusses the apparent lack of FCC enforcement actions against political campaigns.

Life Sciences Cases to Watch in the 2nd Half of 2016

Law360 | July 13, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian French, a member of the Life Sciences team, is quoted in this story looking at important cases the industry is monitoring for the remainder of the calendar year. Brian is quoted discussing False Claims Act matters.

Judge promises quick decision on challenge to Taunton casino

Boston Globe | July 12, 2016

This article provides updates on the legal battle over the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s plan to build a $1 billion casino in Taunton, MA, a city located 40 miles from Boston. Partner David Tennant and associate Matt Frankel are representing the group of Taunton property owners.

Attys React to Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling

Law360 | June 27, 2016

New York City commercial litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin provides commentary on the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law regulating abortion doctors and clinics.

Junk Fax Class Certification Exposes Federal Consent Disparity

Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch | June 24, 2016

TCPA team co-leader and Boston IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman is featured in this story that looks at a recent federal court class certification that highlights the struggle companies may go through to defend Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims that they didn’t get consent before sending faxes.

Takeaways From High Court's Hobbs Act Extortion Ruling

Law360 | June 14, 2016

Boston government investigations and white collar defense partner Brian Kelly and Washington, DC, government investigations and white collar defense associate Emily Harlan contributed this article about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that a public official can be convicted of conspiring to commit extortion even when co-conspirators willingly furnish the money and/or property.

Robotext Class Defendants May Benefit from Multi-District Consolidation Approach

Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch | June 14, 2016

TCPA team co-leader and Boston IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman is quoted in this piece discussing considerations companies should address when facing multiple Telephone Consumer Protection Act class actions.

Court Says Judges Must Recuse in Cases They Once Prosecuted

The National Law Journal | June 13, 2016

New York City commercial litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin provides commentary in this article about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling requiring judicial bias and recusal.

Recognitions

New York Law Journal | June 02, 2016

This column notes that New York City partner and commercial litigation practice group co-leader Joe Ortego was elected president-elect of the New York chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Ransomware is Rampant & Your Risk Analysis Might Save You

Health Information Compliance Alert | June 01, 2016

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

Trial Pros: Nixon Peabody's Michael Philippi

Law360 | May 31, 2016

Chicago commercial litigation partner Mike Philippi is featured as the latest “Trial Pro” in this Law360 Q&A series.

The Risk of Data Misuse by Health Care Co. Employees

Law360 | May 25, 2016

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti, health care partner Laurie Cohen and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column discussing the risks companies that collect or maintain sensitive personal information face when a rogue employee compromises data security.

Investor filed only one state tax return in past 25 years

The Boston Globe | May 17, 2016

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Chuck Tamuleviz, a former federal prosecutor, is quoted in this article about a real estate investor, developer and contractor’s failure to file taxes.

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

Art Daily | May 16, 2016

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

A price on their heads: U.S. DOJ targets execs

New Hampshire Business Review | May 13, 2016

Partner and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo authored this column about the “Yates Memorandum” that revises the Department of Justice’s policy that targets individual employees and executives in investigations, prosecutions and resolutions of corporate wrongdoing.

Is the SEC Making Cannava a Scapegoat In 38 Studios Case?

The Bond Buyer | May 11, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article discussing the memorandum of law in support of Peter Cannava’s motion to dismiss the SEC’s complaint against him.

North Carolina's bathroom law: Where does it go now?

CNN | May 11, 2016

New York City associate Danielle McLaughlin is quoted throughout this article about what will happen next with North Carolina’s bathroom law following the federal lawsuits.

Will we see LDC criminals sentenced?

Democrat and Chronicle | May 03, 2016

Rochester commercial litigation partner Chris Thomas is noted as representing Democrat & Chronicle in a story about its challenge to a request to ban video cameras from the upcoming sentencing of three men involved a high-profile LDC corruption case.

Wearable Fitness Tracking Devices

Product Liability Law & Strategy | May 01, 2016

This second installment of a two-part column authored by New York City partners Chris Mason and Kristin Jamberdino discusses litigation centered upon fitness trackers and other personal monitoring devices.

Franchising Business & Law Alert

Franchising Business & Law Alert | May 01, 2016

New York City partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing the complexities of covenants not to compete.

Several Forces Come Together to Drive Antitrust Work, Here and Abroad

Of Counsel: The Legal Practice and Management Report | May 01, 2016

Chicago partner Lisa Sullivan is quoted in this article about several factors fueling increased antitrust work for attorneys.

NJ Lawyers Say NY's Office Requirement Can Still Be Defeated

New Jersey Law Journal | April 27, 2016

Rochester attorney Dave Schraver is quoted in this article about a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on a challenge to the New York law requiring out-of-state lawyers to maintain offices in the state. It’s noted that he heads NYSBA’s 12-member working group that will be examining Section 470.

Enforcement of Court Orders and Contempt Proceedings

The Legal Intelligencer | April 22, 2016

New York City partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column that looks at a few franchisor/franchise cases that demonstrate the need to aggressively enforce court orders and follow the rules on calculating damages even in contempt proceedings.

DOI Seeks To Pare Challenge Of Approval Of Mass. Tribe Trust

Law360 | April 20, 2016

Rochester partner David Tennant and Boston associate Matthew Frankel are noted as counsel representing Massachusetts residents in a case involving land the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has put into a trust for a $500 million casino project.

Q&A with Nixon Peabody's Kate Martinez

Law360 | April 18, 2016

Rochester associate Kate Martinez is featured in this Q&A about international arbitration.

Connections with Evan Dawson: The Future of Libel Law

WXXI (PBS Rochester) | April 13, 2016

Rochester partner Christopher Thomas discusses the potential impact of Donald Trump’s desire to change libel law if elected president.

Appeals Court Reaffirms FreshDirect's Bronx Move Subsidies

Law360 | April 07, 2016

The feature story notes a New York appeals court decision affirming a lower court’s order denying a community group’s attempt to renew a challenge to $84 million in city tax subsidies approved for FreshDirect LLC to move its distribution center to Harlem River Yard in the Bronx. Buffalo commercial litigation counsel Laurie Styka Bloom is noted as counsel for FreshDirect.

Q&A with Nixon Peabody's Craig Tractenberg

Law360 | April 06, 2016

New York City partner Craig Tractenberg is featured in a special Q&A discussing his experiences with international arbitration.

Louisville imposes more sanctions on basketball team in wake of escort scandal

Yahoo! Sports | April 06, 2016

This article notes additional sanctions that the University of Louisville plans to impose on the men’s basketball program in the continued fallout of a scandal involving players. Chicago partner Steve Thompson, the University’s outside legal counsel advising on this matter, is quoted.

Is it illegal to have an offshore account?

FOX Business | April 04, 2016

New York City commercial litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin appeared on FOX Business discussing legal consequences following the leak of the “Panama Papers” revealing widespread use of offshore company structures.

Better 'Prompt' Than Never: Calif. Subcontractor Payments

Law360 | April 01, 2016

San Francisco commercial litigation partner Matt Richards and San Francisco commercial litigation associate Stacy Boven authored this column discussing California’s “prompt payment” statutes which provide for contractors and subcontractors to be paid for their work on a timely basis.

Wearable Fitness Tracking Devices: The Resolution of Claims

Product Liability Law & Strategy | April 01, 2016

The first installment of a two-part column authored by New York City partners Chris Mason and Kristin Jamberdino deals with the timely issue of resolving claims centered upon fitness trackers and other personal monitoring devices.

Mandatory Health History Form Violated ADA, GINA

SHRM | March 30, 2016

Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary in this piece discussing a case in which an employer violated federal laws by requiring job applicants to fill out a health history form before being considered for work. The article looks at the specific matter and its impact.

ACLU prepared to defend Warwick media outlets threatened with lawsuit over posting public report

Providence Business News | March 30, 2016

This piece notes that the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island will represent two local media outlets if they are sued for writing about how local school administrators handled accusations of sexual misconduct by a teacher. Providence office managing partner Neal McNamara and associate William Wynne are mentioned as ACLU volunteers who will represent the media if the lawsuit moves forward.

Former Franchisee Relocates and Avoids Exposure in Aamco Case

The Legal Intelligencer | March 25, 2016

New York City partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column that looks at the complexities of covenants not to compete.

VW ‘clean diesel' suit sent back to state court

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 24, 2016

Commercial litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted throughout this article about how two Providence lawyers paved the way for plaintiffs’ attorneys across the country to keep consumer lawsuits relating to the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal in state court and out of federal multidistrict litigation in California, by suing local dealerships rather than the manufacturer.

Madoff Investors' Defense Arguments Get New Life

Law360 | March 22, 2016

Boston partner and co-leader of the commercial litigation practice Jon Sablone and New York City commercial litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin co-authored this column discussing the impact of a New York bankruptcy court decision on investors who still face claims by trustee Irving Picard. Their commentary focuses on a reevaluation of the litigation strategy for a more aggressive approach.

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Senior Bank Management

Bloomberg BNA Banking Report | March 21, 2016

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

New Rules Make Court More Business Friendly

Buffalo Business First | March 18, 2016

Buffalo commercial litigation partner Sheldon Smith was quoted in this feature story about recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the rules of the Commercial Division of NY State.

Squawk Alley

CNBC | March 16, 2016

New York City commercial litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin discusses President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Changing the Profession, One Lawyer at a Time

Law Practice Today | March 14, 2016

Buffalo commercial litigation partner Viv Quinn is a panelist in this roundtable piece discussing women in law. She provides commentary throughout about her background and career.

Maria Sharapova: Star's confession 'could reduce punishment'

CNN | March 11, 2016

Chicago partner Steve Thompson provides third-party commentary in this feature article on what’s next following Maria Sharapova’s recent admission to a failed drug test.

3 Spoliation Cases You Should Know

Law360 | March 11, 2016

Partner and co-leader of the commercial litigation practice Jon Sablone is quoted in this feature article discussing three high-profile spoliation disputes featuring lost, destroyed or hidden electronic data and what these cases mean moving forward.

Omnicare Raises Bar on Exec Opinion Suits in 2nd Circ.

Law360 | March 07, 2016

Boston Commercial Litigation partner Matt McLaughlin provides commentary in this piece discussing a Second Circuit decision on securities lawsuits over rosy corporate projections that fail to pan out in light of the Supreme Court’s landmark Omnicare ruling.

SEC cites Wells Fargo with fraud in failed Curt Schilling startup

USA Today | March 07, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about the fraud charges against Wells Fargo in connection with Curt Schilling’s former video game company. Brian is noted as representing Wells Fargo’s banker.

Federal appeals court rejects Whitey Bulger's plea for a new trial

Boston Globe | March 04, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this article about the recent federal appeals court’s unanimous rejection of Whitey Bulger’s plea for a new trial.

Kinder Morgan: Federal regulations preempt state rules on proposed pipeline

Union Leader | March 02, 2016

Partner and leader of the firm’s litigation department Scott O’Connell is quoted in this article about the Federal Energy Regulation Commission and New Hampshire’s Site Evaluation Committee’s conflicting requirements for Kinder Morgan’s proposed interstate transmission pipeline.

Nixon Peabody Adds DOJ Vet to White Collar Group

Law360 | March 02, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti.

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

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

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

Should Apple Release its Data to the FBI?

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

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

Apple vs. FBI

WGBH Greater Boston | February 18, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly participated in this discussion on the U.S. government’s request of Apple to help unlock a phone possessed by one of the attackers in December's terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

FDA takes steps to define ‘natural' on food labels

Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2016

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

Corporate Counsel Q&A

Daily Journal | February 09, 2016

The Jim Henson Co.’s executive vice president of business and legal affairs, is profiled in this Q&A. Noted among go-to outside counsel is Nixon Peabody. The team handling commercial litigation matters includes Tony Barron and John Chatowski.

Cyber Resolutions for 2016

Providence Business News | February 08, 2016

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

Radio Show Podcast

The Sean Hannity Show | February 05, 2016

Following confirmation from the FBI’s general counsel that it is working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server, a discussion is held on the legality of such use. New York City Litigation associate Danielle McLaughlin is among the panelists.

Nixon Peabody adds 11 partners, one on LI

Innovate Long Island | February 01, 2016

This write-up focuses on newly elected Long Island and New York City Commercial Litigation partner Tom Mealiffe.

Enact Security Policy to Avoid Legal Woes after a Breach

Rochester Business Journal | January 22, 2016

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

Can an Applicant With a Criminal History Buy a Franchise?

The Legal Intelligencer | January 22, 2016

New York City partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing whether a potential franchisee can purchase a franchise with a criminal history.

Can Discount Prices Get Retailers Into Trouble?

Apparel News | January 21, 2016

Los Angeles partner and Fashion practice group leader Staci Riordan provides third-party commentary in this piece about an increasing number of class-action lawsuits against big-name department stores over markdowns allegedly made on “false” original prices.

Attorneys React to High Court ERISA Reimbursement Ruling

Law360 | January 20, 2016

San Francisco counsel and leader of the ERISA Litigation team Chuck Dyke discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling that a retirement plan cannot sue under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act for reimbursement of medical expenses from a third-party settlement that a plan participant has already spent.

Lawyers Weigh in on High Court's Class Action Ruling

Law360 | January 20, 2016

Litigation department co-chair and leader of the Class Actions & Aggregate Litigation practice Scott O’Connell reacts to the Supreme Court’s decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez that a settlement with individual plaintiffs does not foreclose on class claims against a defendant.

Shaq Must Defend Lawsuit After Posting Insulting Tweet

Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report | January 20, 2016

Providence Commercial Litigation counsel Steven Richard is quoted in this article about how the right of publicity affects social media use.

How EEOC's Costco Case Impacts Customer Harassment Claims

Law360 | January 19, 2016

Chicago associates Laura Bacon and Brittany Bogaerts co-authored this column noting that EEOC v. Costco serves as a reminder that employers may be held responsible for customer harassment of employees and that hostile work environment claims are not limited to claims of harassment by other employees.

Shout-Out: Nixon Peabody Scores Win for Planet Fitness in Transgender Locker Room Suit

American Lawyer Litigation Daily | January 13, 2016

This feature story highlights the firm’s efforts securing a dismissal of transgender locker room policy lawsuit for client Planet Fitness. The Boston team of partner Art Pressman and associate Troy Lieberman are noted as counsel.

What Banks Should Fear In 2016

Legal Bisnow (DC) | January 08, 2016

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

Colo. Court Further Affirms Design Defect Preemption

Law360 | January 07, 2016

New York Commercial Litigation associate Paul Stinson explains the precedent set in Colorado that will be of value for aviation defendants who find themselves litigating in forums that recognize federal preemption of the field of aviation safety.

Feds could shift focus in attempt to find cash

Boston Herald | January 05, 2016

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted article discussing the latest in the James “Whitey” Bulger saga. The story notes that Bulger’s girlfriend will plead guilty to a contempt charge in a move that could force federal investigators to target other confidants in their mission to uncover millions of missing dollars.

After sex assault charges, Bill Cosby faces jail time—and his legal battles are just beginning

Washington Post | December 31, 2015

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly provides third-party commentary regarding the arraignment and criminal charge against actor Bill Cosby.  Brian discusses the importance of evidentiary rulings in this case.

City Hall probe: No sign Walsh, aides acted for Teamsters on ‘Top Chef’

Boston Herald | December 28, 2015

Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is featured in this coverage about the findings of his three-month investigation of the local Teamsters’ alleged extortion related to the June 2014 filming of Top Chef in Boston.

Notorious B.I.G. estate gets copyright infringement lawsuit tossed

Reuters | December 23, 2015

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this feature article for our representation of Warner Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, Big Poppa Music, Bad Boy Records and the estate of The Notorious BIG. Our team—led by partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty—won a dismissal of copyright infringement claims involving BIG’s 1994 debut album. Associates Neal Gauger and Seth Berman were part of the legal team. Click here to read the full article.

Warner, Notorious BIG Estate Duck Songwriter's IP Suit

Law360 | December 22, 2015

Partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty and associates Neal Gauger and Seth Berman are mentioned in this article for their representation of Warner Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, Big Poppa Music, Bad Boy Records and the estate of Notorious BIG in a case focused on alleged copyright claims involving BIG’s 1994 debut album. Staci provides commentary. Click here to read the full article.

Private Fund Regulation in 2015—SEC Levels Up

Law360 | December 18, 2015

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

Contacts

Scott O'Connell

Partner
Chair, Litigation Department

soconnell@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 617-345-1150

Joseph J. Ortego

Partner
Chief Diversity Officer
Vice-chair, Litigation Department
Chair, NP Trial®
Leader, Aviation

jortego@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 212-940-3045

Ethan E. Trull

Partner
Vice-chair, Litigation Department

etrull@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 312-977-4447

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