About Nixon Peabody LLP
Our focus is on knowing what is important to our clients now and next so we can foresee obstacles and opportunities in their space and smooth the way. We ensure they are equipped with winning legal strategies as they navigate the exciting and challenging times we live in.
Our ability to do this comes from these working principles:
We’re curious and extremely focused on understanding our clients’ businesses and industries.
We tap the collective intelligence of Nixon Peabody to deliver the best thinking and create value for our clients throughout the world.
We lean forward into the future, together with our clients, to see and prepare for what’s ahead.
Working together, we handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law and intellectual property anywhere in the world.
|Year of establishment
||Number of Partners
|Number of offices
||Percentage of women attorneys
|Number of attorneys
||Percentage of minority attorneys
|Number of associates
||Percentage of LGBT attorneys
- Nixon Peabody has successfully represented its clients in all types of legal matters. Some of the indicative notable cases are as below:
- Nixon Peabody attorneys represented San Jose, California-based Wyse for an acquisition deal. Computer maker Dell Inc. acquired global cloud computing company Wyse Technology Inc., to extend its desktop virtualization offerings in April 2012.
- Recently, Dyn, the infrastructure service player had received a $38 million Series-A minority investment led by North Bridge. This is the first-ever outside funding received by the managed DNS and e-mail delivery provider that incorporated in 2001. Nixon Peabody provided Dyn legal advice for the deal.
- Nixon Peabody advised Blu Homes, a maker of
Area of practice
Awards and recognitions
The firm has been recognized by several international journals and industry bodies for its service in the law field.
Nixon Peabody was recognized by the Private Equity Analyst - a Dow Jones publication - as one of the leading private equity law firms. The Private Equity Analyst ranked Nixon Peabody as the 3rd Most Active Law Firm in the United States in the Private Equity space.
For the sixth consecutive year, Nixon Peabody received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in its annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The firm was one of the first in the US to extend health and welfare coverage to domestic partners and offers a variety of benefits and programs that support the firm's diverse lawyers and staff.
Nixon Peabody provides an open, inclusive environment that follows diversity and supports recruiting and retention of minority and GLBT attorneys through several firm-wide affinity groups.
The firm has Diversity Action Committee, with works towards attracting, retaining and promoting individuals of exceptional ability and talent from both genders and a broad range of racial, ethnical, social, economic and personal backgrounds.
Nixon Peabody provides equal employment opportunity with respect to all employees and applicants for employment through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. It prohibits discrimination based on all legally protected statuses. Discrimination is prohibited against all employees and applicants in all aspects of employment.
Summer associate program
Nixon Peabody holds its summer program at most of its key offices. Although the summer associate salary is below market but it offers great work and life balance. Summer associates receive an average of 15 work assignments from an attorney work flow coordinator.
Summer associates are paired with one mentor who is available before, during and after the summer program.
In 2010, Nixon Peabody had a class of 31 summer associates. 26 of those summer associates were considered for offers, while 22 got the offers. First and second year law students are paid $2,800 per week.
Working for the Nixon Peabody LLP
Working at Nixon Peabody makes attorneys responsible to find their own work in a free-market system. The firm's NP Institute is a formal training program that offers specifically designed associate-level and practice group curriculum, as well as formal mentoring.
The firm provides flexible work arrangements, so the associates are not given pressure to put in face time. However, the firm requires associates to bill a minimum of 1,850 hours. The firm provides four weeks of annual vacation, which can lapse if not used. The firm provides 10 to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, and four weeks of paid paternity leave.
The firm has two partnership tracks, averaging seven to nine years to eligibility. If a senior associate is passed over for partnership, he or she is allowed to remain at the firm and is reconsidered the following year. Associates on part-time schedules are also considered eligible for partnership, although it may take longer to advance to partner.