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Albany is growing a technology economy. In Upstate New York’s Tech Valley, companies are working on nanotechnology, green energy solutions and medical breakthroughs. We are proud to count these innovators as clients.

Our team is an excellent fit with Albany’s future given our experience advising clients in areas such as environmental law, energy regulation and health care. With growth and innovation comes the need for raising capital, buying and selling assets, resolving business disputes and intellectual property protection. Our team has all sides of Capital District businesses covered and is fully dedicated to achieving the region’s growth goals for 2030 and beyond.

Many of our Albany attorneys grew up in the Capital District, and all have deep roots in the region. We are committed to Albany’s future and play an active role in strengthening community organizations and infrastructure. Our office reflects our commitment to innovation and future resource needs as we occupy space that is LEED® Silver certified. Whether participating in local events and charitable activities or sustaining the pulse of the economy, our work is focused on our conviction that Albany’s brightest days are ahead.

Media Clips

  • Why even insured businesses should beware TCPA violations
    Law360 | November 8, 2016
    Albany commercial litigation associate Leah Bojnowski authored this column about how the Third Circuit recently held that a business’s commercial general liability insurance policy does not cover a TCPA settlement and the implications this has for business owners.
  • Proposed Class Action Data Breach Suit Against Health Insurer Quashed for Lack of Sufficient Injury
    Privacy & Cybersecurity Report | September 1, 2016
    Government investigations and white collar defense partner Tina Sciocchetti and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column that discusses a federal district court’s dismissal of a putative class action filed on the heels of the health insurer’s disclosure of a data breach involving approximately 1.1 million plan members.
  • DSRIP: NY Medicaid Program's Transition to Value Based Payment Arrangements
    NYSBA Health Law Journal | September 1, 2016
    A team of health care attorneys including partners Laurie Cohen and Michael Taubin and associate JoAnna Nicholson authored this column discussing the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and its efforts to transform the New York Medicaid system.
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  • The Risk of Data Misuse by Health Care Co. Employees
    Law360 | May 25, 2016
    Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti, health care partner Laurie Cohen and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column discussing the risks companies that collect or maintain sensitive personal information face when a rogue employee compromises data security.
  • NY Launches E-Prescribing in Attempt to Curb Opioid Abuse
    Law360 | March 28, 2016
    Albany health care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article discussing a New York law that went into effect on March 27 requiring physicians to issue prescriptions electronically in an attempt to crack down on opioid addiction.
  • OCR now focusing on business associate agreements
    Health Data Management | March 22, 2016
    Albany health care partner Laurie Cohen and Chicago health care partner Valerie Breslin Montague are quoted throughout this feature article discussing the HHS Office for Civil Rights’ increased efforts sanctioning healthcare covered entities with corrective action plans and financial fines for major violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
  • Nixon Peabody Adds DOJ Vet to White Collar Group
    Law360 | March 2, 2016
    This feature story highlights the arrival of Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti.
  • Schools Claim $1.1B in Aid Lost Due to Funding Policies
    New York Law Journal | December 8, 2015
    This article notes that eight small-city school districts are requesting funding to eliminate existing inequities. Albany Commercial Litigation partner Bill Reynolds is noted among the districts’ counsel.
  • Justices Reject Biolitec's $70M Contempt Appeal
    Law360 | November 30, 2015
    Albany Commercial Litigation partner Bill Reynolds, counsel for AngioDynamics, is quoted in this feature article discussing the Supreme Court’s decision in Biolitec AG, et al. v. AngioDynamics, Inc. The Court rejected Biolitec AG’s challenge to a $70 million contempt penalty and an arrest warrant for its CEO for going through with a merger expressly forbidden by a lower court’s order.
  • Margination focuses on small Troy entrepreneurs
    Albany Times Union | October 24, 2015
    This article highlights Nixon Peabody’s pro bono support for a new nonprofit organization focused on developing business and creating job opportunities in low-income neighborhoods in the Albany area.
  • Here's everyone who contributed to hire a consultant to craft the Albany region's economic development plan
    Albany Business Review | October 22, 2015
    Albany office managing partner Andy Rose is noted among the team of business leaders who worked to select the consultant for the Capital Region to best craft the area’s economic development plan.
  • Nixon Peabody Adds Former Bond Schoeneck Partner
    Law360 | September 24, 2015
    This feature story highlights the arrival of Albany Commercial Litigation partner Bill Reynolds.
  • Health Pulse: Changes to Docs' Profiles
    Crain's New York Business | May 19, 2015
    Albany Health Care counsel Barb Asheld is quoted in this article on changes to New York State’s physician profile requirements.
  • Will NY Expand the Scope of Providers' Duty of Care?
    Law360 | May 19, 2015
    Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen and Albany Commercial Litigation associate Jena Rotheim coauthored this article on whether New York’s state’s highest court is willing to significantly expand the scope of individuals to whom medical providers owe a duty.
  • Albany Business Review 40 Under 40 Event Draws 750
    Albany Business Review | May 13, 2015
    Albany Commercial Litigation associate Leah Threatte Bojnowski is among this year’s “40 Under 40” class.
  • Are Employers Responsible for an Employee's Unauthorized Review of a Patient's Confidential Health Information?
    Journal of the American College of Radiology | May 1, 2015
    This contributed column discusses employer liability for employees who improperly access confidential patient information. This piece is authored by Albany Health Care partners Laurie Cohen and Peter Millock, counsel Barbara Asheld and Long Island associate Brooke Lane.
  • Executive Profile: 10 Minutes with Andy Rose of Nixon Peabody LLP
    Albany Business Review | April 17, 2015
    Albany office managing partner Andy Rose is featured in this weekly Q&A with local business leaders. In the profile, Andy discusses his career path and practice, the outlook for the legal sector and how Albany can develop in the future.
  • 7 Issues to Watch in 'Doc Fix' Aftermath
    Law360 | April 15, 2015
    Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article on Congress’ newly minted “doc fix” changing the Medicare reimbursement formula for physicians.
  • LNG Facilities Outside NYC? Not So Fast
    Law360 | February 12, 2015
    Albany Energy & Environmental partner Ruth Leistensnider and Albany Energy & Environmental counsel Pete Trimarchi co-authored this column discussing New York State Department of Environmental Conservation guidelines creating a regulatory program allowing the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas facilities in the state.
  • Surprise-Billing Law Casts Wide Net
    Crain's New York Health Pulse | February 2, 2015
    Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen and Long Island Health Care partner Rebecca Simone are quoted in this article discussing New York's surprise medical bill law. The piece also contains a link to Laurie and Rebecca's original client alert on the topic.
  • Confusion Persists Over Medical Marijuana Enforcement
    Law360 | January 21, 2015
    A team of Commercial Litigation attorneys including Albany partner Dan Hurteau, Manchester associate Anthony Galdieri, Albany associate Jena Rotheim and Washington, DC, associate Angela Buckner co-authored this article discussing the omnibus spending bill that allows for state implementation of existing medical marijuana laws.
  • NYS Revises Certificate-of-Need Rules
    Crain's New York Business | October 21, 2014
    Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this column discussing the New York State ACO regulations.
  • Employers Bracing for Penalties under the Affordable Care Act
    Albany Business Review | August 18, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene provides commentary in this feature story on the top challenges facing employers under the Affordable Care Act.
  • St. Peter's Health Partners and Ellis Medicine pursuing health care partnership
    Albany Business Review | June 13, 2014
    This article highlights the partnership between Albany-based St. Peter's Health Partners and Schenectady-based Ellis Medicine. A Nixon Peabody Albany Health Care team advised Ellis.
  • Albany region executives share sales secrets at business forum
    Albany Business Review | May 21, 2014
    Albany Private Equity & Investment Funds partner Todd Tidgewell is featured among the industry leaders at the Business Opportunities to Success Summit.
  • Albany region executives share sales secrets at business forum
    Albany Business Review | May 21, 2014
    Albany Private Equity & Investment funds partner Todd Tidgewell is featured among the industry leaders at the Business Opportunities to Success Summit.
  • ‘Collaborative damage' a factor in wage boost
    Buffalo Law Journal | April 22, 2014
    Albany Labor & Employment partner Vincent Polsinelli discusses the impact of New York State’s minimum wage increase.
  • Are State RPS Effective Wind Development Drivers?
    North American WindPower Magazine | April 1, 2014
    Albany Energy & Environmental counsel Pete Trimarchi and Boston Energy & Environmental associate Jen Simon Lento co-coauthored this article discussing if state renewable portfolio standards are enough to drive renewable energy development.
  • Around Tech Valley
    Albany Times Union | March 18, 2014
    This news brief highlights Albany Commercial Litigation partner Dan Hurteau joining the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.
  • People on the Move
    Albany Business Review | March 11, 2014
    This coverage notes that Albany Commercial Litigation partner Dan Hurteau has been elected to the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
  • NY Court's 'Truly Obnoxious' Ruling On Fla. Law
    Law360 | February 27, 2014
    Albany Labor & Employment partner Vincent Polsinelli and Albany Commercial Litigation associate Jena Rotheim discuss how multijurisdictional employers often compare the relevant states’ restrictive covenant laws.
  • Business News
    WBZ-AM (News Radio) | January 23, 2014
    Albany Energy & Environmental counsel Pete Trimarchi discusses a recent chemical spill in West Virginia, tips to avoid a similar incident and the cost of non-compliance.


Empire State employers beware: salary basis and minimum wage for New York employers scheduled to increase as of December 31, 2016
Employment Law Alert | December 28, 2016

Second Circuit takes a stance on cumulative liquidated damages for violations of federal and New York State wage and hour laws
Employment Law Alert | December 21, 2016

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Webinar Recording: New York Nonprofits and the Law
Originally recorded October 18, 2016 | October 19, 2016

New York employers using direct deposit or payroll debit cards to pay their employees are subject to additional notice, consent and other requirements
Employment Law Alert | September 22, 2016

New York updates hospital patients' bill of rights
Health Care Alert | September 1, 2016

New York State cooling tower regulations move from "emergency" to "final"—with new requirements added
Environmental & Health Care Alert | July 20, 2016

Court of Appeals confirms common interest doctrine in New York viewed narrowly, requiring pending or anticipated litigation to attach to pre-merger communications
Commercial Litigation Law Alert | June 21, 2016

Active New York State Division of Human Rights prohibits "associational" discrimination
Employment Law Alert | June 14, 2016

Renewed focus on managed care, program compliance in the OMIG's newly released 2016–17 work plan
Health Care Alert | May 12, 2016

2016 Employer's Guide to New York State Labor Laws Released
May 2, 2016

Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group announces recommendations
Beverage Alcohol Alert | April 28, 2016

What's trending in Affordable Housing
April 18, 2016

New York passes landmark legislation raising minimum wage and mandating paid family leave
Employment Law Alert | April 6, 2016

NYS health commissioner uses discretion to issue blanket waiver to e-prescribing mandate in "exceptional circumstances"
Health Care Alert | March 18, 2016

New York State e-prescribing mandate effective March 27, 2016; no further delay is expected
Health Care Alert | March 2, 2016

New York takes aim at preventing transgender and gender identity discrimination in the workplace
Employment Law Alert | February 5, 2016

New York's highest court expands medical providers' duty of care
Health Care Alert | January 8, 2016

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoes bill requiring New York nonprofits to create and implement workplace violence prevention programs
Employment Law Alert | December 10, 2015

New York: broker's license may be required for property managers
Real Estate Alert | December 2, 2015

The vagaries of cy pres — a New York court follows Virginia in supplanting the judgment of college trustee
Higher Education Alert | October 28, 2015

New York physicians prevail in suit alleging "surprise" bills
Health Care Alert | October 23, 2015

New York narrows the availability of real property tax exemptions for nonprofits
Nonprofit Organizations Alert | July 28, 2015

NY legislature passes bill requiring nonprofits to create workplace violence prevention programs
Employment Law Alert | June 22, 2015

New York's top court rejects choice-of-law provision, endorses "blue pencil" doctrine in non-compete case
Employment Law Alert | June 19, 2015

New York poised to enact law standardizing sexual assault policy on all college campuses in the state
Higher Education Alert | June 18, 2015

Quality assurance requirements coming to NYS office-based surgery practices
Health Care Alert | May 20, 2015

NYS changes requirements for physician profiles
Health Care Alert | May 13, 2015

NYSERDA announces MW block incentive program for commercial and industrial grid-connected solar energy systems
Environmental Law Alert | May 13, 2015

2015 Employer's Guide to New York State Labor Laws Released
May 13, 2015

NYS Commissioner of Health granted new authority to appoint temporary operators of general hospitals
Health Care Alert | May 6, 2015

Will the New York Court of Appeals expand the class of individuals to whom providers owe a duty of care?
Health Care Alert | April 24, 2015

Court "hits the brakes" on lawyer's retaliation claims against his client's former employer
Employment Law Alert | April 17, 2015

OMIG reminds providers that compliance officer must be an employee of the provider
Health Care Alert | April 17, 2015

New York attorney general scrutinizing employers' use of on-call shifts
Employment Law Alert | April 14, 2015

Update: NYSLA marketing permit advisory postponed
Beverage Alcohol Alert | April 10, 2015

Amendment to New York's telehealth legislation
Health Care Alert | March 27, 2015

New York State Liquor Authority proposes advisories
Beverage Alcohol Alert | March 20, 2015

NY to raise tipped minimum wage to $7.50 per hour
Employment Law Alert | February 25, 2015

New York joins the rest of the nation in allowing LNG facilities
Environmental Alert | February 9, 2015

New York's Surprise Medical Bill Law: three things health care providers need to know before March 31
Health Care Alert | January 28, 2015

When Duty Calls: New York enacts labor law requiring leave for first responders
Employment Law Alert | January 7, 2015

New York health insurers and state Medicaid program to cover telehealth services
Health Care Alert | January 5, 2015

Governor Cuomo signs bill relieving all New York employers of burdensome annual pay notice requirements
Employment Law Alert | December 31, 2014

NYS mandates coordination between campus safety and local police
Higher Education Law Alert | December 22, 2014

So close, yet so far — the bill amending the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act still not signed
Employment Law Alert | December 12, 2014

Lawyers as a protected class? Lawyer "spins" client's retaliation claim and files lawsuit to lift ban from cycling studio
Employment Law Alert | November 26, 2014

New York beverage producers get a boost from the Craft New York Act
Beverage Alcohol Alert | November 13, 2014

Proposed New York ACO regulations: What you should know about becoming a certified ACO
Health Care Alert | October 17, 2014

Will NY DSRIP program's impact extend beyond the state Medicaid program?
Health Care Alert | October 17, 2014

New York's e-prescribing mandate: Are prescribers and pharmacies ready?
Health Care Alert | September 11, 2014

New York passes legislation protecting interns
Employment Law Alert | July 29, 2014

Pared down privilege logs in New York State's Commercial Division: the future of more efficient logs?
Commercial Litigation Alert | July 10, 2014

Steve Nelson's law: New York legislature passes bill requiring installation of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and commercial buildings
Real Estate Alert | July 2, 2014

Relief in sight: bill eliminating annual wage notice requirement passed by New York legislature
Employment Law Alert | June 25, 2014

What will New York's Medical Marijuana Law mean for employers?
Employment Law Alert | June 23, 2014

New York edges closer to legalizing medical marijuana
Health Care Alert | June 20, 2014

Should I Review My Estate Plan?
Private Clients Alert | June 18, 2014

New York's surprise medical bill law
Health Alert | June 3, 2014

2014 Employer's Guide to New York State Labor Laws Released
May 21, 2014

New York Court of Appeals eliminates requirement to allege specific law, rule or regulation violated by employer for whistleblower retaliation claims
Employment Law Alert | May 20, 2014

New York and several other states move closer to banning microbeads in personal care products
Products Alert | May 15, 2014

A new proposed Commercial Division rule on e-discovery from nonparties emphasizes cooperation, proportionality and easing the burden on nonparties
Electronic Discovery and Evidence Law Alert | April 29, 2014

NYS to issue grants for continued transformation of NY's health care delivery system – a funding opportunity for health care providers
Health Alert | April 15, 2014

New York court rejects claims against fund manager of a Madoff feeder fund, highlighting exculpatory terms in private fund agreement
Private Fund Disputes Alert | April 11, 2014

New York makes significant changes to its estate tax law
Private Clients Alert | April 7, 2014

New York appellate court finds that Florida's non-compete law is "truly obnoxious" to New York public policy and renders a choice of law provision unenforceable
Employment Law Alert | February 14, 2014

There may be a place for investment by publicly traded entities in New York health care facilities after all
Health Alert | February 7, 2014

New York State considers expanding office-based surgery rules to office-based anesthesia
Health Alert | February 3, 2014

Governor's budget seeks to implement recommendations adopted by NY State Advisory Committee regarding delivery of ambulatory care services
Health Alert | January 24, 2014

New York State will again consider allowing private equity investment in health care facilities
Health Law Alert | January 22, 2014

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