Nixon Peabody is a relative newcomer in the legal market, as it was founded only in 1999 as a merger of two long-standing East Coast firms. Since then it has merged with or subsumed several other firms, so that now around 700 attorneys work in 16 offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Attorneys do noteworthy work in commercial litigation, franchise law, health care law, and labor and employment law.
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Nixon Peabody’s history is one of mergers and acquisitions—the merging of two firms in 1999 and acquisitions of several other firms since that have led to its present prominent place in the legal marketplace. At Nixon Peabody, associates will engage in sophisticated legal work and will be able to maintain a decent work-life balance. The firm does not hire from specific feeder schools, but each office looks at students with good grades from local schools. Associates must be hard-working and affable to fit into the friendly office dynamic in which people enjoy interacting with one another. Partners value associates and their efforts, and work with and treat associates as peers, not subordinates. Associates have access to training materials and other resources to get acclimated, and ...
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.
Nixon Peabody is one of Boston’s preeminent firms—and ranked among Vault’s top 20 Boston 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 tec...