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  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine. Ranked #7 overall for securing high-quality patents, and ranked in the top ten for information technology, health care (pharma/bio), consumer electronics/discretionary, and industrials. (2015)
  • M&A Advisor “Restructuring Deal of the Year.” Recognized for our work on the acquisition of NP health care client St. Francis Hospital and Health Center’s assets by Westchester Medical Center. (2014)
  • Eighth Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards “Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year.” Nixon Peabody recognized for our role in the acquisition of the assets of the Westerly Hospital by LMW Healthcare, Inc. (2014)
  • BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 Report. Nixon Peabody’s Products Liability practice named one of 11 standout product liability litigation firms nationwide.
  • 2014 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. 61 Nixon Peabody attorneys recognized as leaders in their fields.
  • 2014 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. Awarded top-tier honors in 77 national and metropolitan practices.
  • 2013 Smith’s Research & Gradings “High Yield Deal of the Year” and Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance Magazine’s “North American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year.” For the Iowa Fertilizer project, a project financing for a $1.8 billion nitrogen-based fertilizer production plant. Nixon Peabody served as underwriter’s counsel to Citi.
  • 2013 Bond Buyer “Far West Deal of the Year.” Nixon Peabody served as special counsel to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for its Water Furnishing Revenue Bonds, Poseidon Resources Desalination Project, Series 2012.
  • 2013 Legal 500 U.S. 2013 Directory. Recommended in seven practice areas. 30 lawyers recommended in the Legal 500 United States 2013’s editorial.
  • 2013 Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst. Ranked 4th nationally for the number of private equity and venture capital funds that had a final close in 2012 and 14th for the number of private equity and venture capital deals negotiated and closed that year.
  • 2013 BTI Litigation Outlook “Most Feared Law Firms” for Litigation Honor Roll. Nixon Peabody is singled out for strength in IP Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Routine Commercial Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.
  • 2013 Managing IP magazine national patent category leader for Bio Life Sciences. Top 15 U.S. law firm for securing “the highest-quality patents” for clients across all industries.
  • 2012 Thomson Reuters. Public Finance practice ranked as the 8th most active bond counsel in the nation, and the 2nd most active underwriters’ counsel. Also ranked among the most active disclosure counsel.
  • 2012 M&A Advisor and the Association for Corporate Growth New York “Middle-Market Deal of the Year” for transactions between $5 and $25 million. Divestiture by Eastman Kodak Company of its Eastman Gelatine subsidiary to Rousselot, a division of VION Food Group. The transaction was also awarded the as “Cross-Border Deal of the Year” for transactions between $5 and $50 million. Nixon Peabody served as legal counsel to Eastman Kodak in the matter.
  • 2011 M&A Advisor and the Association for Corporate Growth New York “Middle Market Deal of the Year” in the $100M–$250M range. Majority recapitalization of North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA)’s affiliated practice management company, NAPA Management Services Corporation (NMSC). The transaction was also awarded the “Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year.” Nixon Peabody served as legal counsel to NAPA and NMSC in the matter.
  • 2011 San Francisco Business Times “Deals of the Year.” Recognized for our role in two of Martin Building Co.’s projects. Nixon Peabody served as Martin Building’s legal counsel for both projects.
  • 2011 American Lawyer “Dealmakers of the Year” Partners Lori Green and Bill Andrews recognized for their work on the CapX 2020 Utilities transactions.
  • 2011 Bond Buyer “Northeast Regional Deal of the Year” and “Deal of the Year.” Commonwealth of Massachusetts billion-dollar accelerated bridge program.

Workplace Recognition

  • Equality Illinois (EQIL). Specified as one of the top Illinois firms for LGBT diversity and inclusive.
  • 2015 Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Highest rating (100%) on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in corporate America. Also named to the HRC’s 2015 “Best Places to Work For (LGBT) Equality” list.
  • 2013 Chambers: Women in Law—Most Innovative Gender Initiative award. Nixon Peabody honored as a finalist.
  • Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification Award.
  • A Better City (ABC). Recognized as a sustainability leader.
  • Computerworld. Acknowledged as one of the top 12 green information technology organizations.
  • Work Life Matters magazine. Named among the “Top Companies for LGBT Equality” by in recognition of the firm’s diversity programs and initiatives.
  • 2012 Vault “Top 100 Firms for Diversity.”
  • Boston Business Journal “2011 Leaders in Diversity Awards.” Recognized for our leadership in promoting inclusiveness and economic opportunity. Our Diversity Challenge was a winner in the “Workforce Diversity Initiative” category.
  • The Rosoff Awards “Diversity Initiative: Internal.” Recognized for our firmwide “Diversity Challenge” program.
  • 2011 MultiCultural Law magazine “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” and “Top 100 Law Firms for Women.”


Chambers Global recognizes Nixon Peabody partners as “leaders in their fields”
March 26, 2014

Navjeet Bal honored by Harvard Law School
March 6, 2014

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For Commitment to Public and Community Service, Nixon Peabody Partner Gordon MacDonald Earns Top Award
February 19, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises on rare, cross-border health care "Deal of the Year"
January 29, 2014

For Making Diversity a Priority, Nixon Peabody Again Recognized by Human Rights Campaign
December 9, 2013

Nixon Peabody counts 77 services recognized by 2014 U.S. News Best Law Firms
November 1, 2013

Nixon Peabody attorneys recognized as leading litigators
October 22, 2013

Nixon Peabody's Navjeet Bal Named to "Circle of Excellence"
September 26, 2013

Colleagues and Peers Recognize Nixon Peabody Partners as “Lawyers of the Year”
August 15, 2013

Three Nixon Peabody Attorneys Named to the Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot List
June 19, 2013

Boston Business Journal Recognizes Nixon Peabody Clients as Real Estate Deals of the Year
May 23, 2013

Nixon Peabody Attorneys Honored by Preservation Massachusetts
May 2, 2013

Nixon Peabody Attorney and Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown Honored for Anti-Discrimination Resolution
April 25, 2013

Chambers Global Recognizes Nixon Peabody Partners
April 15, 2013

Nixon Peabody's Private Equity Practice Ranks Highly in Annual Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Survey
April 4, 2013

Chambers recognizes leading Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices
March 14, 2013

Nixon Peabody Attorneys Among Those Honored with 2012 Cornerstone Awards for Pro Bono Service
November 13, 2012

Nixon Peabody Makes Honor Roll as One of the "Most Feared Law Firms" for Litigation
September 14, 2012

Nixon Peabody Attorneys Earn Top Recognition From Best Lawyers
September 14, 2012

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