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Nixon Peabody Partner Named “Community Hero”; David Vicinanzo Recognized for Commitment to Citizens Facing Tremendous Challenges

April 8, 2010
Allison McClain

Boston, MA. International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP is pleased to announce that today David A. Vicinanzo has been recognized as a “2010 Community Hero” by Community Resources for Justice (CRJ). Mr. Vicinanzo was honored for his overall commitment to helping the organization further their mission and specifically for providing legal and political expertise to preserve CRJ’s assistance to the developmentally disabled and to reduce recidivism through expanded community corrections programs.

CRJ supports some of society’s most challenged citizens; working with individuals in, or at risk of being in, the adult or juvenile justice systems; individuals transitioning out of these systems back to their communities; and individuals with developmental disabilities requiring intensive support to be part of the community. The program’s unique mix of innovative services, advocacy for system improvement, research, and publications is designed to build the capacity of the people we care about to live safe and productive lives.

Mr. Vicinanzo, a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Boston and Manchester offices, focuses his legal practice primarily in the area of government investigations and the representation of organizations and individuals in complex civil and criminal matters. Before joining the firm, Mr. Vicinanzo was a federal prosecutor in Washington, DC, and New England for thirteen years and was an advisor to the U.S. attorney general. In the private sector, he has successfully represented individuals and corporations in some of the nation’s most complex and noteworthy legal matters, as well as provided pro bono assistance to a large number of clients without means but in dire need of legal services.

For more information on CRJ, please visit