Nixon Peabody LLP at a Glance


  • “Client interaction early on”
  • “Atmosphere isn't intense or competitive”
  • “Flexible work schedule”


  • “Some partners are demanding”
  • “Below-market compensation”
  • “Technology systems are antiquated”

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, energy, health care, tax credit finance and syndication, public finance, M&A, and private equity, commercial litigation, and real estate. Nixon Peabody was recogned as the "Law Firm of the Year" by U.S. News and World Report in Franchise Law in 2017, and in Health Care Law in 2016. Chambers USA named nearly 60 Nixon Peabody attorneys as leaders in their field of practice in 2017. Benchmark Litigation, a guide focused on leading litigation firms, recognized nine Nixon Peabody attorneys as litigation leaders in its 2017 edition. The Human Rights Campaign has recognized Nixon Peabody LLP with a 100% rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index for the eleventh straight year for its policies and benefits that support LGBT employees.

Nixon Peabody also touts a future-forward brand. After a rebranding and new website launch in 2013, Acritas named the firm as a Rising Star on its Law Firm Brand Index, and Above the Law singled out Nixon Peabody for its leadership in social media engagement.

Nixon Peabody's innovation extends to "Imagination Summer" program in which 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. The firm also has a program called 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 eleven consecutive years Nixon Peabody has 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.


May 2017
Firm of the Future
This summer, Nixon Peabody will open a new office space in New York City (July 2016) that builds upon its tradition of create work environments that reflect its view of the future workplace. The firm's Los Angeles office (which opened in April 2016) features a large outdoor terrace with comfortable workstations and wireless technology that invite attorneys and staff to collaborate. And the firm earned more accolades for its industry-leading Washington, DC one-size offices, which received the highest level of LEED certification (LEED platinum).

April 2017
Nixon Peabody LLP has partnered with StartOut, the nation's largest nonprofit organization for LGBTQ entrepreneurs, to create the first-ever diversity oriented accelerator within a major law firm. Based in Nixon Peabody's San Francisco office space at One Embarcadero Center, the StartOut Growth Lab gives seasoned entrepreneurs an opportunity to work closely with attorneys to grow their businesses. The program consists of one-on-one legal and developmental support, as well as monthly events organized jointly by StartOut and Nixon Peabody on topics ranging from intellectual property to business development.

December 2016
Solar Powered
In December 2016, Nixon Peabody completed its three-building solar panel installation in Washington, DC. Nixon Peabody's solar project is the first one to link downtown office buildings to individual residents in the District of Columbia. The firm is using the District of Columbia's new community solar laws to donate the benefits of solar energy from commercial buildings (through billing credits) to affordable housing tenants living in the city. 100 residents will each receive approximately $20 a month in credit toward their electric bills.

October 2016
Bias Training
Nixon Peabody's goal is to continue increasing the gender, ethnic ,and lifestyle diversity firmwide and, in particular, create a more diverse partnership. In 2016, all firm attorneys participated in mandatory, unconscious bias training, focused on ways to interrupt and move beyond the social and cultural biases that impact how one perceives and interacts with people who are different.

August 2016
Asia Expansion
Nixon Peabody expanded its presence in Asia in 2016 by opening a representative office in Singapore. Singapore is an important gateway for the firm's Asian clients investing and doing business in the U.S. This is the firm's third office in Asia, adding to offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China.

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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: Stacie Collier
  • Total No. Attorneys 2017: 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

  • Summer Associate Offers
    17 out of 20 (2Ls) (2016)

  • Major Departments & Practices

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

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
  • Washington, DC
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Shanghai
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