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Nixon Peabody

Headquarters: 100 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02110
Employees: 1,700
Chairman: Andrew Glincher

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Nixon Peabody LLP is one of the largest multipractice law firms in the United States, with offices in 17 cities and approximately 700 attorneys collaborating across 25 major practice areas. The Boston office is the largest with over 175 attorneys and legal staff.

The firm's clients include emerging and middle-market businesses, national and multinational corporations, financial institutions, public entities, educational and not-for-profit institutions, and individuals.

The firm's practice areas include:

- Antitrust
- Class Actions
- Corporate Governance & Regulatory
- Corporate Transactions
- Corporate Trust
- Environmental
- Equipment Finance
- FDA Regulatory
- Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy
- Franchise & Distribution
- Global Finance
- Government Contracts
- Government Investigations & White Collar Defense
- Health Care
- Immigration
- Intellectual Property
- International
- International Arbitration
- Labor & Employment
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Private Clients
- Private Equity
- Products Liability, Mass & Complex Tort
- Project Finance
- Public Finance
- Real Estate
- Securities
- Syndication
- Tax


Nixon Peabody was formed by the 1999 merger of two firms that began practicing more than a century ago: Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP and Peabody & Brown. Nixon Hargrave was originally a Rochester, NY, firm that had grown to become one of the largest law firms in New York. It had a strong corporate/institutional practice and a nationally recognized public finance practice. Boston-based Peabody & Brown had a nationally recognized syndication practice and was active in middle and high-growth markets. Both firms wanted to expand their geographic reach and broaden and deepen their practice strengths so they could offer a diverse array of high-quality legal services to regional, national, and international clients.

In 2000, Nixon Peabody merged with Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson in Northern Virginia, doubling the size of its intellectual property practice. The firm expanded into California in 2001 through a merger with Lillick & Charles, a firm with seventy attorneys and practice strengths in business, finance, real estate, commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, aircraft defense litigation, and international commerce.

Most recently, Nixon Peabody united with the century-old Boston firm of Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, adding 50 attorneys with exceptional skills and experience in business, litigation, and health services.


Professional specialists at Nixon Peabody enjoy an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical and dental plans, 401(k) plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, paid vacation, dependent care assistance, and tuition reimbursement.

Updated June 28, 2012


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