Nixon Peabody LLP at a Glance


  • “Hours are reasonable”
  • “Partners are not unreasonably demanding”
  • “Discretionary time-off policy”


  • “Management is not transparent”
  • “Compensation is uneven across offices”
  • “Lack of feedback on assignments”

The Buzz

  • “Easy to work with on transactions”
  • “Friendly”
  • “Below market”
  • “Stressful”

About Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody's 650+ lawyers collaborate together to handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property and finance anywhere in the world.

They're Kind of a Big Deal

The firm is nationally recognized for leadership in affordable housing, tax credit finance and syndication, public finance, project finance, franchising and distribution and private equity.

Recent accolades include The M&A Advisor "Restructuring Deal of the Year;" Eighth Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards "Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year;" 2013 Bond Buyer "Far West Deal of the Year;" 2013 Smith's Research & Gradings "High Yield Deal of the Year;" and Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance Magazine's "North American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year." Intellectual Asset Management magazine ranks Nixon Peabody among the top law firms for securing high-quality patents and gave the firm a No. 1 ranking for Information Technology industry patent quality.

Focused Ahead

Nixon Peabody's brand is future-forward. Two years ago they launched a look and brand that communicates their priority to offer clients proactive, business-minded legal services. Their differentiating logo and website symbolize an emphasis on innovation and appeal to the next generation of lawyers. Above the Law singled out Nixon Peabody for its leadership in social media engagement, and Acritas named the firm as a Rising Star on its Law Firm Brand Index, which recognizes a positive correlation between brand growth and financial growth.

Innovation in Action

Nixon Peabody brings its brand to life through innovative programs such as "Imagination Summer"-summer associates team up with senior associate mentors and the firm's Chief Innovation Officer to learn how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to productizing new legal services. Another example is Nixon Peabody's Capital Connector-a referral network that brings together investors seeking deal flow and companies needing capital to form a unique deal ecosystem. The NP Capital Connector has facilitated more than 1,200 connections between private equity funds and companies.

All are Welcome

The firm is keenly focused on fostering a diverse environment that is responsive to the needs of a multi-generational workforce. For nine consecutive years Nixon Peabody scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index-a national benchmarking tool for corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees. The Women in Law Empowerment Forum awarded Nixon Peabody Gold Standard certification, recognizing the firm's success elevating women to partnership and firm leadership positions. Nixon Peabody is one of only 45 law firms to meet WILEF's "Gold Standard" criteria.


January 2016
Defending Transgender Locker Room Policy

Nixon Peabody secured a full victory for client Pla-Fit Franchise, LLC (PF Corporate) in the 42nd Circuit Court for the County of Midland (Michigan). The parent company and a Planet Fitness franchisee sought the dismissal of a lawsuit attacking the company's transgender-friendly locker room policy, calling the suit "woefully deficient" and arguing that the plaintiff's suit promotes discrimination against transgender people. The NP team filed motions for summary disposition claiming that the plaintiff failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. The Midland County Circuit Court Judge found the lawsuit filed by a Michigan woman not legally sufficient to continue.

December 2015
Mo Money, Mo Problems

A New York federal judge ruled that Lee Hutson, the lead singer of the soul group The Impressions, lacked standing to move forward with his copyright lawsuit against Warner Music Group (WMG), Universal Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, Big Poppa Music, Bad Boy Records, Janice Combs Publishing Inc., along with the estate of The Notorious B.I.G. The claims centered on B.I.G.'s 1994 debut album.  The firm represented WMG, EMI, Big Poppa, Bad Boy and the Estate of B.I.G.

December 2015

Nixon Peabody represented Oceanwide Resort HI LLC, a subsidiary of China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd., in a deal to acquire more than 17 acres of oceanfront land in Oahu, Hawaii. The land will be used to build a luxury resort development that will include both luxury branded hotel rooms and residential condominiums. The firm has represented China Oceanwide as it expands its presence in the U.S. over the past two years acquiring and developing real property in a number of cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonoma, California.

November 2015
A Billion for Brewers

Constellation Brands, a leading beverage alcohol company, has agreed to acquire San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. Constellation Brands plans to purchase Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for approximately $1 billion. NP represented Constellation, a long-time firm client, in the deal.

November 2015
Healthcare Heroes

Nixon Peabody's national health care practice has been named "Law Firm of the Year" in Health Care Law by U.S. News and World Report in its 2016 survey. With 80+ attorneys practicing health care law, the firm is at the heart of the health care industry. NP works with more than 1,500 clients nationwide including hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, accountable care organizations, long-term care facilities, IPAs and medical groups, and other types of providers.

October 2015
Adding in Asia

In October 2015, the firm combined with its long-time associated firm in Hong Kong to form Nixon Peabody CWL, creating a substantial legal practice under the NP brand in this global business center.  Since then, the NP CWL team has grown to more than 40 with the addition of five new legal professionals. Some of the work the firm is collaborating on with its Hong Kong colleagues includes a series of investments in high-tech startups from an Asian family office, U.S. distribution agreement litigation, patent/trademark filings, and IPO due-diligence.

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Nixon Peabody LLP

100 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 345-1000


  • Employer Type: Private
  • CEO & Managing Parter: Andrew I. Glincher
  • Hiring Partner: John V. Snellings
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 656

  • Base Salary
    Metro Market Offices
    1st year:  $160,000
    2nd year: $165,000
    3rd year: $170,000
    4th year: Performance-based with top tier at $210,000
    5th year: Performance-based with top tier at $220,000
    6th year: Performance-based with top tier at $230,000
    7th year: Performance-based with top tier at $240,000
    Summer associate: $3,080/week
    Compensation does not include salaries at offices associated with a recent merger. 

  • Summer Associate Offers
    24 out of 24 (2Ls) (2015)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Affordable Housing
    Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
    Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
    Food, Beverage & Agriculture
    Franchising & Distribution
    Global Business & Transactions
    Government Investigations & White Collar Defense
    Health Care Compliance, Transactions & Finance
    Intellectual Property
    Intellectual Property Litigation
    Labor & Employment
    Life Sciences
    Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Private Clients, Estate, Trust & Financial Planning
    Private Equity & Investment Funds
    Product Liability
    Project Finance
    Public Finance
    Real Estate Transactions, Development & Finance
    Tax Credit Finance & Syndication

Major Office Locations

  • Albany, NY
  • Boston, MA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Chicago, IL
  • Long Island, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Manchester, NH
  • New York, NY
  • Providence, RI
  • Rochester, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Silicon Valley, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Shanghai
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