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Nixon Peabody LLP

2020 Vault Rankings

At a Glance

“Supportive partners and colleagues”

“Billables are manageable”

“Partnership is attainable in 8-10 years”


“Compensation is not market”

“60-hour cap for pro bono and non-billables”

“Lack of female/minorities in partnership/leadership roles”

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 and real estate, intellectual property, energy and environment, health care, tax, public finance, M&A, private equity, and complex commercial disputes. Chambers USA named 55 Nixon Peabody attorneys as leaders in their field of practice in 2018. Sixteen attorneys appeared on the "2018 Lawyers of the Year" ranking by The Best Lawyers in America, with 140 attorneys earning honors. The firm’s franchise practice was ranked internationally in the Chambers Global 2018 survey and was recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News and World Report in franchise law in 2017. Nixon Peabody also earned “law firm of the year” status in health care law in 2016. Benchmark Litigation, a guide focused on leading litigation firms, recognized nine Nixon Peabody attorneys as litigation leaders in its 2017 edition.


While BigLaw firms can often be stubbornly stuck in the past, Nixon Peabody tries to focus on the future. The firm is known for its dynamic social media engagement strategy that stands out in the industry. This year, Nixon Peabody appointed a new chief innovation officer, New York City partner Aaron Yowell. He is focusing his work on client relationships, data analysis, legal tech transformation, and an attorney-led Innovation Panel that is marshalling the creativity of the larger Nixon Peabody team. Nixon Peabody also has practice teams in a number of emerging technologies like blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and autonomous vehicles. In addition, the firm’s NPSolar pro bono initiative has earned broad recognition for its commitment to sustainability and economic justice. The program installs solar panels on buildings in downtown Washington, DC and converts the generated energy into cost savings for low-income residents in the area.

All are Welcome

The firm is focused on fostering a diverse environment that is responsive to the needs of a workforce that spans generations, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, faiths, sexual orientations, and gender identities. For eleven consecutive years Nixon Peabody has scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index—a national benchmarking tool for corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees. The firm recently appointed its first chief diversity officer, Joe Ortega, who will help continue and extend the firm’s commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion.


June 2018

Nixon Peabody’s new office in New York City, located on West 46th Street in the heart of Midtown, has been named one of the coolest offices in the city by Crain’s New York and has achieved LEED Gold certification for its sustainability features. Nixon Peabody is the only law firm to make the list. Distinguishing features of the new space include an open floor plan designed to break down barriers, collaborative spaces, natural light, and locally sourced materials.

May 2018

Nixon Peabody’s Washington, DC office was featured in The Washington Post for its novel NPSolar pro bono program, which installs solar panels on downtown DC rooftops and uses the power generated to fuel a more sustainable world and reduce the energy costs for low-income residents of the District. The project was recently recognized by the DC Office of Energy & Environment and the World Bank.

February 2018

The firm’s top line, revenue per lawyer, and profits per partner all grew in 2017 as Nixon Peabody continued to execute a strategy designed to deliver better value to clients through increased investment in talent, a focus on the marketplace, and an emphasis on collaborations.

January 2018

Nixon Peabody attorneys made the front page of The Boston Globe for their pro bono advocacy on behalf of 50 Indonesian Christians living in New Hampshire who were threatened with deportation by ICE. Many of the clients had been living in the United States for decades but were told they needed to leave within 60 days. Our attorneys won an injunction allowing the Indonesians to remain here and try to reopen their cases.

Why Work Here

So what does that mean for you?

We pride ourselves on developing our associates into confident, experienced attorneys. For attorneys considering a career at Nixon Peabody, our collegial, collaborative culture and proactive client service structure means regular attention and involvement from partners and other professionals throughout the firm.

Personal development: Build proficiency and knowledge at every stage of your career by participating in our engaging training programs.

  • Summer associates learn about different practice areas and industries, and attend programs that provide a foundation for their professional practice.
  • First-year associates learn skills to assist in the transition from law school to professional practice.
  • Second-, third- and fourth-year associates continue their personal development through best-in-class programs in areas such as litigation, business and finance, corporate transactions and real estate.

Nixon Peabody LLP

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


CEO & Managing Parter: Andrew I. Glincher
Hiring Partner: Stacie Collier

Base Salary

Metro Market Offices
1st year: $180,000
2nd year: $185,000
3rd year: $190,000
4th year: Performance-based with top tier at $215,000
5th year: Performance-based with top tier at $235,000
6th year: Performance-based with top tier at $250,000
7th year: Performance-based with top tier at $260,000
Summer associate: $3,460/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
14 out of 16 (2Ls) (2017)

Major Office Locations

Albany, NY
Boston, MA
Buffalo, NY
Chicago, IL
Long Island, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Manchester, NH
New York,
Providence, RI
Raleigh, NC
Rochester, NY
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Hong Kong

Major Departments & Practices

Key Practices:
Affordable Housing
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
Campus Infrastructure
Community Development Finance
Corporate Trust
Data Privacy & Protection and Cybersecurity
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Global Disputes & Transactions
Global Finance
Global Strategies
Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense
Government Relations
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Corporate & M&A
Private Clients, Estate, Trust & Financial Planning
Product Liability
Project Finance, Public Finance & Infrastructure
Private Equity & Family Offices
Real Estate Securities Tax
Key Industries:
Arts & Cultural Institutions
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
Fashion & Entertainment
Financial Services
Food, Beverages & Agriculture
Health Care
Higher Education
Life Sciences
Nonprofit Organizations
Seniors Housing & Care