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Nixon Peabody LLP

2020 Vault Rankings

At a Glance

Uppers

Interesting work.

Flexible when it comes to work arrangements.

Amazing colleagues.

Downers

“Compensation could be improved.”

“Hours can be tough.”

“Below-market compensation.”

About Nixon Peabody LLP

One of Boston’s preeminent firms—and ranked among Vault’s top 20 Boston firms—Nixon Peabody includes more than 650 attorneys among its ranks. The firm is hardly isolated to Bean Town, with 16 offices, including five international outposts. The firm’s practices include litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property, and finance.

Forward Looking

Though its predecessor firms go back as far as 1854, Boston-based Nixon Peabody is the result of the 1999 merger of Rochester firm Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP and Beantown local Peabody Brown. Not one to dwell on the past, Nixon Peabody tries to look towards the future—Aaron Yowell represents the firm as its chief innovation officer, and his efforts have included tech and sustainability strides. 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.

From Billables to Podcasts

Nixon Peabody is recognized for its 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. The firm also focuses on emerging areas like autonomous vehicles; big data; blockchain; photonics; and power plant decommissioning, demotion, and remediation; among others. The firm’s clients include JetBlue; Gannet Co, Inc.; Brown University; the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation; and Constellation Brands.

The firm has a robust health care practice that takes a multi-disciplinary approach. Its clients include digital health companies, home health facilities, hospitals and medical centers, medical device companies, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, private equity firms, rehabilitation facilities, and many more.

Nixon Peabody is big on communication—and engaging. In addition to its five blogs, covering topics from affordable housing to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Nixon Peabody is also active on social media and has its own podcast: To Live and Law in LA, where firm attorneys chat with guests about trends and laws that affect the Los Angeles community.

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 twelve 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.

News & Awards

RECENT NEWS

June 2019

A team of NP attorneys won complete vindication for a client who was accused of fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC sued the client related to the bond financing for a failed video game company in Rhode Island. The case was closely watched throughout New England.

April 2019

Nixon Peabody represented long-time client Constellation Brands
—a leading purveyor of beer, wine, and spirits—in the pending sale of 30-plus brands to E. and J. Gallo Winery. If approved without modification by the FTC, the transaction will be worth more than $1.7 billion.

March 2019

A team of Nixon Peabody attorneys in Chicago won a major victory for their pro bono clients, two transgender women in Iowa who were denied Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming surgery in violation of the state Constitution. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of NP’s clients. Legislators in Iowa are now working to pass a bill prohibiting such coverage, but the case remains an important step forward for transgender rights.

February 2019

The American Lawyer reported on Nixon Peabody’s “banner year,” with $530.6 million revenue total for fiscal 2018. The firm surpassed the half-billion mark for the first time, with revenue and profits up more than 11 percent over the prior year, a large bump in net income, and a surge in profits per partner.

AWARDS
  • 2019 Chambers Global – 7 attorneys named Leaders in their Field
  • 2019 Human Right Campaign Corporate Equality Index – 100% rating for 13th straight year
  • 2019 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings – 13 national practices recognized
  • 2019 Best Lawyers rankings – 16 attorneys named Lawyers of the Year; 140 attorneys honored
  • 2018 Mansfield Certification Plus for diversity in the firm’s leadership ranks

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

Stats

CEO & Managing Parter: Andrew I. Glincher
Hiring Partner: Stacie Collier
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
500 - 750

Base Salary

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

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
9 out of 11 (2Ls) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
13 total (11 2Ls; 2 1Ls) (2018)

Major Office Locations

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

Major Departments & Practices

Community Development Finance
Corporate & Finance
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense
Government Relations & Regulatory
Health Care
Industries
Intellectual Property
International Services
Labor & Employment
Litigation
Private Clients, Estate, Trust & Financial Planning
Real Estate & Community Development
Trending Topics
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.