Nixon Peabody LLP - The Inside View

Nixon Peabody LLP

  • Head Office: Boston, MA
  • Number of domestic offices: 12
  • Number of international offices: 4
  • Worldwide revenue:
  • Partners (US): 309
  • Associates (US): 202
  • Contacts:
  • Main Recruitment
  • Contact: Cristina Fontane
  • Hiring Partner: Stacie Collier
  • Diversity officers: Joseph Ortego
  • Recruitment details:
  • Entry-level associates starting in 2019:11
  • Clerking policy: Yes
  • Summers joining/anticipated 2019 split by office: Chicago: 2; New York: 3; Rochester: 4; Washington DC:4
  • Summer Salary 2019 2Ls: $3,460/week
  • Split summers offered? No
  • Can summers spend time in overseas office? No

Main areas of work
Business and finance; litigation and dispute resolution; real estate; intellectual property; private equity and investment funds; M&A; securities, public finance; tax; labor and employment; tax credit finance and syndication; affordable housing; government investigations and white collar defense; estate, trust and financial planning; health services; life sciences; energy; food and beverages; gaming and government relations.

Firm profile:
We see the law as a tool to help shape our clients’ futures. 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 their way. We ensure they are equipped with winning legal strategies as they navigate the exciting and challenging times we live in. The qualities that drive Nixon Peabody are extreme understanding of our clients and their industries, a future-leaning orientation, and a culture that taps collective intelligence to create value for clients. We provide counsel on the full range of corporate transactions, disputes and regulatory challenges.

Law Schools attending for OCIs in 2019:

Nixon Peabody recruits from top tier law schools throughout the US. In 2019, we expect to conduct interviews at various leading national and regional law schools.

Recruitment outside OCIs:
We actively recruit for summer and school- year interns through cooperative programs, our diversity initiative and directly for select practice groups.

Summer details:
Summer associate profile:

We seek candidates with excellent academic credentials, solid research and writing skills, demonstrated leadership ability and sound judgment. We value innovation and collaborative work styles. Prior work experience and diversified outside activities are a plus.

Summer program components:
Our summer program lays the foundation for your career at Nixon Peabody. The program is intended to introduce you to as many opportunities as possible. We believe the more you learn over the summer, the better career choices you will make. You will be exposed to a range of practice areas and take part in billable client work and pro bono projects. In addition to exploring the practice of law, we also encourage our summer associates to get to know the Nixon Peabody attorneys in the cities in which we work. We provide formal and informal mentorship, various group training sessions and substantive feedback through our evaluation process.

Recruitment website:
Linkedin: nixon-peabody

This Firm's Rankings in
USA Guide, 2022

Ranked Departments

    • Construction (Band 4)
    • Healthcare (Band 3)
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 4)
    • Corporate/M&A (Band 3)
    • Labor & Employment (Band 4)
    • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3)
    • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 2)
    • Real Estate (Band 3)
    • Corporate/Commercial (Band 1)
    • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 1)
    • Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market (Band 1)
    • Environment (Band 2)
    • Healthcare (Band 1)
    • Corporate/M&A (Band 1)
    • Environment (Band 2)
    • Labor & Employment (Band 1)
    • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2)
    • Real Estate (Band 1)
    • Labor & Employment (Band 1)
    • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2)
    • Franchising (Band 3)
    • Healthcare: The Elite (Band 4)
    • Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Band 5)
    • Startups & Emerging Companies (Band 4)