Firm Profile > Nixon Peabody LLP > Chicago, United States
Nixon Peabody LLP Offices
70 West Madison St., Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602
Nixon Peabody LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Nixon Peabody LLP handles disputes and regulatory matters for a host of airplane and helicopter manufacturers, domestic and international airlines and parachuting and balloon operators. New York-based practice head Joseph Ortego specializes in complex commercial disputes in this space, including class actions, toxic torts, employment litigation, product liability matters and insurance claims. Deputy head Brian Dalrymple in San Francisco has over 30 years of experience representing airlines, type certificate holders, PMA holders, drone manufacturers and airports in defense of complex class action litigation.
Other key lawyers:
Avions de Transport Regional (ATR)
‘Nixon Peabody excels at supporting our business’.
‘Helped us get established across all fifty states, Canada, Mexico and UK’.
‘I recommend them highly to middle market firms seeking expert legal work in M&A, corporate and commercial law’.
Refresco Holding North America
Constellation Brands, Inc.
ENGIE North America Inc.
The Boston Beer Company
The Coca Cola Company of New England
The experts in biological and pharmacological sciences at Nixon Peabody LLP represent product manufacturers in the aviation, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, medical device, petrochemical, and energy industries. Joseph Ortego in New York handles litigation, regulatory, and compliance issues, particularly in the aviation industry. He co-leads the team with Buffalo-based Vivian Quinn, who has experience in civil litigation, defending food, pharma, and medical device companies.
Joseph Ortego; Vivian Quinn
Other key lawyers:
Scott O’Connell; Jennifer Kuenster
DaimlerTrucks North America
Brookhaven National Laboratories
Nixon Peabody LLP's trade secrets practice is headed by Matthew McLaughlin in Boston and Lisa Sullivan in Chicago, and operates within the broader litigation department, which is led by Scott O’Connell in Manchester, New Hampshire. The firm is currently representing W.B. Mason in litigation with a number of firms related to alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. It also acted for Lifetouch National School Studios, in a case involving the use of new technology in trade secrets misappropriation. Josh Ruskusky is another key contact in the Chicago office.
Scott O’Connell; Matthew McLaughlin; Lisa Sullivan
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is composed of high-level experts that provide very clear and specific recommendations always putting the client first and prioritizing their interests. In IP litigation the strength of the team is that they always propose different scenarios to its client, to make sure the issue has been considered from all perspectives.’
‘The team is very close to its clients and it is very easy to reach out. The team always make sure the client is comfortable with the strategy proposed, and update the client very regularly: the client is not ignored in the discussions and the strategy.’
Lifetouch National School Studios
The construction department at Nixon Peabody LLP typically acts for owners, developers and general contractors in both public and private projects ranging from hospital developments and renewable energy ventures to hotels, higher education infrastructure and multi-story towers. Vernon Johnson III co-heads the team from Washington DC, along with San Francisco managing partner Anthony Barron, who handles both disputes and transactional matters. Barron has led a $60m multi-party arbitration regarding an overrun of the first ever utility scale solar project in Minnesota for Biosar America LLC. Of further note is Providence-based Jeffrey Brenner, who successfully represented Sandy Point Farms, Inc. in a land use case that ultimately reached the Rhode Island Supreme Court. The practice is also adept at providing counsel on change orders, acceleration or delay claims, and post-completion defect issues. John Foust departed to join Ralls Gruber & Niece in August 2019.
Jeffrey Brenner; Vernon Johnson III
Biosar America, LLC (a subsidiary of Aktor)
Oceanwide Center, LLC
Oceanwide Plaza, LLC
The Board of Trustees of the California State University
D. L. Falk Construction, Inc.
Galleron Properties LLC
Sandy Point Farms, Inc.
Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
Fresh Direct Holdings, Inc.
Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners and LDP Acquisitions LLC
Sage Title Group, LLC
Nixon Peabody LLP focuses its healthcare practice on matters relating to corporate organization, government programs, emerging payment programs, healthcare delivery, and managed care models. Other areas of work include digital health, telemedicine, behavioral health, medical staff controversies, and private equity investments. New York-based group leader Peter Egan concentrates on business transactions including affiliations, private equity, and the purchase and sale of licensed facilities. The group also has offices in Los Angeles, Providence, Chicago, and Albany.
Other key lawyers:
Jill Gordon; Michele Masucci; Rebecca Simone
North American Partners in Anesthesia
Frisbie Memorial Hospital
ReachOut Healthcare America
New York Presbyterian Hospital
William F Ryan Community Health Center
Mount Sinai Health System
University of Southern California
Providence Health & Services
Cook County Health and Hospitals System
ProCure Treatment Centers
Nixon Peabody LLP > Firm Profile
Nixon Peabody sees the law as a tool to help shape the future for its clients and communities. Its lawyers navigate clients through today’s exciting and challenging times, foresee obstacles, and ensure they are equipped with winning legal strategies. The firm is driven by a forward-thinking culture with a comprehensive understanding of its clients and their industries.
Working together, Nixon Peabody’s more than 600 attorneys across 17 offices handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property, finance, and more, anywhere in the world.
Connecting businesses, regulators, funders and leaders, Nixon Peabody offers clients strategic partnership in addition to skilled legal counsel.
The firm: Nixon Peabody traces its roots back to the 1800s when Peabody & Brown formed in Boston, MA, and Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP opened in Rochester, NY. The Boston and Rochester firms combined in 1999, forming Nixon Peabody LLP. Since then, the firm has expanded its national and international service capabilities by making several strategic acquisitions.
In 2015 – a significant year in the firm’s history – Nixon Peabody acquired Chicago-based firm Ungaretti & Harris, adding 100 attorneys and expanding its nationwide depth in corporate, healthcare, real estate, litigation, public finance, intellectual property and government relations. The following year, the firm opened an office in Singapore.
Most recently, Nixon Peabody opened an office in Raleigh, NC, giving the firm a new presence in the southeastern US.
Main areas of practice
Litigation and dispute resolution: national, co-national and regional counsel represent clients in federal and state courts, the US Supreme Court and US Courts of Appeals.
Real estate: assisting clients nationally with financing, restructuring and workouts, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and development, financing, foreign investment, joint ventures and land use.
Business and finance: a growing group of corporate lawyers collaborating across multiple disciplines and geographies on financing municipal and infrastructure projects, M&A, IPOs, financing structures, long-term tax planning and business strategies.
Intellectual property: lawyers with strong technical backgrounds and insightful industry-specific business knowledge that strategically manage patent portfolios, advise fashion and entertainment clients on trends impacting brands, and vigorously defend IP rights.
Public finance: one of the most active US public finance practices provides innovative counsel to clients in public works and infrastructure, including P3.
|Corporate and finance||Stephen D Zubiago|
|Public finance and infrastructure||Kenneth C Lind|
|Tax credit finance and syndication||Gregory N Doran|
|Healthcare||Michael J Taubin|
|Intellectual property||Jeffrey L Costellia|
|Intellectual property||Jason C Kravitz|
|Labor and employment||David Rosenthal|
|Labor and employment||Brian V Alcala|
|Litigation||Joseph J Ortego|
|Private clients, estate, trust and financial planning||Evelyn V Moreno|
|Real estate and community development||Michael J Goldman|
|Affordable housing||Stephen J Wallace|
|Bankruptcy and financial restructuring||Victor P Milione|
|Data privacy and cybersecurity||Jason P Gonzalez|
|Energy||Scott M Turner|
|Life sciences||Jill H Gordon|
|Life sciences||Seth D Levy|
|Franchise||Kendal H Tyre|
|Franchise||Keri A McWilliams|
|M&A/corporate transactions||David A Martland|
|M&A/corporate transactions||Christopher P Keefe|
|M&A/corporate transactions||Brian E Krob|
|Government investigations and white-collar defense||David A Vicinanzo|
|Private equity and investment funds||Philip B Taub|
|Private equity and investment funds||David A Martland|
|Food, beverage and agribusiness||David A Martland|
|Food, beverage and agribusiness||Janet M Garetto|
|Food, beverage and agribusiness||Vivian M Quinn|
Staff FiguresNumber of Partners : 316 Number of Other Fee-Earners : 322 Total Staff : 828
OtherSenior Partners : Michael J Goldman Senior Partners : Scott O’Connell Senior Partners : Stephen D Zubiago Other Offices : Albany Other Offices : Buffalo Other Offices : Chicago Other Offices : Hong Kong Other Offices : London Other Offices : Long Island Other Offices : Los Angeles Other Offices : Manchester Other Offices : New York Other Offices : Providence Other Offices : Raleigh Other Offices : Rochester Other Offices : San Francisco Other Offices : Shanghai Other Offices : Singapore Other Offices : Washington, DC
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation and regulation
- M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort
- Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
- Construction (including construction litigation)
- Healthcare: advice to service providers