Nixon Peabody is home to over 600 attorneys worldwide and offers litigation, real estate, corporate, and IP expertise. Beyond billables, pro bono is a source of pride for the firm, with a commitment of more than 3% of total time spent on pro bono. 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.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

500 - 750


No. of Partners Named (2020)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


Base Salary

Metro Market Offices


No. of U.S. Offices



No. of International Offices


About the Firm


Nixon Peabody is home to nearly 600 lawyers across 16 offices worldwide. The firm’s practices include litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property, and finance.

Forward Looking

Nixon Peabody is one of Boston’s preeminent firms. Though its predecessor firms go back as far as 1854, 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 Pa...

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Why Work Here

Diversity at Nixon Peabody LLP

"We strongly believe that diversity and inclusion are critically important to the future of the profession and our firm. To achieve our goal, we continually work to realize our mission of recruiting, retaining, and promoting talented individuals from a broad range of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, and personal backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations across the firm. We have a full-time diversity professional oversee all our diversity initiatives and programming. This individual reports directly to firm..."