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Look no further than the UCSF campus at Mission Bay to see San Francisco’s focus on innovation. Whether biotechnology or high technology, our services and experience are contributing to the future of the Bay Area.

In tandem with our Silicon Valley office, we have a deep bench of resources helping businesses emerging on the scene as they form, fund, patent and grow.

We offer unusual strength in providing labor and employment legal counsel. Given the complexity and uniqueness of California labor and employment law, we have built an experienced team that supports companies already here and those considering expansion into the state. We counsel on current and anticipated workforce issues with an emphasis on assuring clients are ahead of regulations and benefits innovations.

With clients operating in financial services, insurance, consumer products, health care, pharmaceuticals or transportation, our litigation and trial experience across a diversity of industries is vast. As product class actions or high profile accident investigations increase, our teams serve as lead counsel for disputes and jury trials in state and federal courts and on appellate matters.

Our San Francisco office was first among law firms in the U.S. to pursue and secure LEED® certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and is a model for sustainable design and green building practices. We are resolute in our commitment to a diverse workforce, community volunteerism and pro bono legal service.

Media Clips

  • Career Tracker: Lawyers on the move
    Reuters Legal | July 20, 2016
    This coverage notes that Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon has been elected to the firm’s management committee, and that M&A and corporate transactions partner Tom Gaynor has been tapped as the San Francisco office managing partner.
  • Calling All Breweries: Is Your Wastewater In Order?
    Law360 | July 11, 2016
    Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford and San Francisco Energy & Environmental associate Alison Torbitt co-authored this column discussing the EPA’s national standards for industrial wastewater discharged to local publicly owned treatment works and how they affect breweries.
  • Uber case lawyers face tall order to produce more info
    San Francisco Daily Journal | July 5, 2016
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum provides commentary throughout this story on a U.S. District Judge’s demand that lawyers in the Uber Technologies Inc. misclassification lawsuit quickly produce additional information regarding an up-to-$100-million settlement between Uber and California and Massachusetts drivers.
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  • The dealmaker behind the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Fisher Family partnership
    Art Daily | May 16, 2016
    This article features Nixon Peabody’s role as deal counsel and advisor to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Fisher Family to create a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a museum and a collection. Los Angeles partner and Arts & Cultural Institutions leader Thad Stauber led the NP team in this unprecedented agreement with support from Washington, DC, partner Mike Cooney and Los Angeles partner Matt Grazier. SFMOMA opened to the public on May 14, featuring an expansive new addition displaying hundreds of pieces of postwar and contemporary art work from the Fisher Family.
  • Better 'Prompt' Than Never: Calif. Subcontractor Payments
    Law360 | April 1, 2016
    San Francisco commercial litigation partner Matt Richards and San Francisco commercial litigation associate Stacy Boven authored this column discussing California’s “prompt payment” statutes which provide for contractors and subcontractors to be paid for their work on a timely basis.
  • Nixon Peabody Adds Ex-Winston & Strawn Deals Pro
    Law360 | March 30, 2016
    The following coverage notes San Francisco M&A and corporate transactions partner Jin Huang’s arrival to the firm.
  • Yelp's Tweet About Fired Employee Could Spell Legal Trouble
    Inc. | March 2, 2016
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Bob Dolinko provides third-party commentary on a tweet by Yelp in response to a former employee’s public post over her firing.
  • Fairy Tale Endings for Office Romances are Far-Fetched
    Law360 | February 10, 2016
    Labor & Employment attorneys Kim Harding and Bob Dolinko authored this column discussing how employers should handle office romances.
  • Corporate Counsel Q&A
    Daily Journal | February 9, 2016
    The Jim Henson Co.’s executive vice president of business and legal affairs, is profiled in this Q&A. Noted among go-to outside counsel is Nixon Peabody. The team handling commercial litigation matters includes Tony Barron and John Chatowski.
  • Attorneys React to High Court ERISA Reimbursement Ruling
    Law360 | January 20, 2016
    San Francisco counsel and leader of the ERISA Litigation team Chuck Dyke discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling that a retirement plan cannot sue under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act for reimbursement of medical expenses from a third-party settlement that a plan participant has already spent.
  • Get Ready For EU Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent
    Law360 | January 8, 2016
    San Francisco IP litigation partner Ron Lopez and Silicon Valley IP litigation associate Jennifer Hayes co-authored this column on the new single Unified Patent Court with jurisdiction over European patents.
  • OSHA Enforcement Trends to Watch in 2016
    Compliance Week | December 22, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum provides commentary regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement trends that significantly raise the stakes for companies that fail to provide safe workplaces.
  • Michelle Lee Steers USPTO Through Choppy Waters
    Law360 | December 9, 2015
    San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez is quoted in this profile of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee.
  • Will California's Fair Pay Act Make the Difference for Women in Hollywood?
    Variety | November 10, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight provides commentary in this feature story on the potential impact in Hollywood of California’s Equal Pay Act.
  • Apple bags win for no-pay bag check policy
    Daily Journal | November 10, 2015
    This coverage notes a federal judge’s decision that Apple Inc. is allowed to not pay workers for time spent checking their bags. San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Ossie Cousins provides third-party commentary.
  • 4 Ways to Knock Out a Frivolous Patent Suit in East Texas
    Law360 | November 9, 2015
    San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez provides commentary in this feature story on how to beat a frivolous patent case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas which is known for being a difficult challenge.
  • This Week's Deals
    The Recorder | November 5, 2015
    Nixon Peabody is noted as Japan-based electronics company TDK Corp.’s lead counsel in the company’s acquisition of Minnesota-based precision component technology company Hutchinson Technology Inc. in a deal worth up to $140 million. The deal team was led by San Francisco partner Tom Gaynor with New York partner Dick Langan and associate William Kwok.
  • Don't Miss It: Hot Deals & Firms We're Watching This Week
    Law360 | November 2, 2015
    Nixon Peabody is noted as Japan-based electronics company TDK Corp.’s lead counsel in the company’s acquisition of Minnesota-based precision component technology company Hutchinson Technology Inc. in a deal worth up to $140 million. The deal team was led by San Francisco partner Tom Gaynor with New York partner Dick Langan and associate William Kwok.
  • Uber Faces Additional Class Action
    Daily Journal | October 14, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Ossie Cousins provides third-party commentary in this feature story on issues Uber is facing over drivers’ pay.
  • Equal Pay Act and Hollywood Impact
    KCBS News Radio (San Francisco) | October 8, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight provides live commentary on how California’s Equal Pay Act will impact Hollywood employers.
  • Calif. Gov. Signs Equal Pay Law Touted As Toughest In US
    Law360 | October 6, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight provides commentary in this feature article on California Governor Brown’s signing into law a bill that aims to close the gender wage gap.
  • The ABCs of Calif.'s Automated External Defibrillator Law
    Law360 | September 24, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum and associate Traci Bernard-Marks authored this column discussing why it may be prudent for employers to still generally make use of automated external defibrillators voluntary and not part of an employee’s job duties.
  • What to do when the California Air Resources Board comes knocking
    The Lumber Log | September 1, 2015
    San Francisco Energy & Environmental associate Alison Torbitt authored this column discussing keeping mobile equipment in compliance with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) requirements.
  • Changing the Game in the Independent Contractor Debate
    The Recorder | August 4, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Caroline Burnett authored this contributed article which focuses on classification questions and what constitutes an employee versus an independent contractor.
  • Drought in Calif. is Changing the Real Estate Landscape
    Law360 | July 23, 2015
    San Francisco Real Estate associate Ian O’Banion and San Francisco Energy & Environmental associate Alison Torbitt authored this column discussing how California’s historic drought conditions are impacting the real estate industry.
  • Calif. Cases to Watch in the 2nd Half of 2015
    Law360 | July 22, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight provides commentary in this feature story on key cases before the California Supreme Court.
  • Post-Daimler Decisions Confirm the High Bar for General Jurisdiction over Product Manufacturers
    TerraLex Connections | July 15, 2015
    This column discusses a survey of lower court decisions in the sixteen months since the Supreme Court's decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman. This survey confirms that courts are applying a high bar with more uniform results as to when general jurisdiction will be found. Partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Joe Ortego, San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Eric Strain and New York City Commercial Litigation associate Zack Stillings co-authored the piece.
  • Nixon Peabody Associate Sees Drone Practice Take Wing
    The Recorder | June 15, 2015
    This feature Q&A highlights efforts by San Francisco commercial litigation associate Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta to secure FAA permission for clients for commercial drone use.
  • No Rest for the Workers: Calif.'s Day-of-Rest Law
    Law360 | June 9, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Danielle Kleinman and San Francisco commercial litigation associate Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta authored this column discussing California’s day-of-rest law.
  • Drone technology is taking off, but so are its regulations
    Rochester Business Journal | May 8, 2015
    Rochester Business Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar-Zavaleta authored this column discussing trends in unmanned aircraft systems legislation and potential opportunities for businesses.
  • Nixon Peabody Nabs Ex-Squire Patton Boggs M&A Pro
    Law360 | April 8, 2015
    This feature article highlights the arrival of San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Tom Gaynor.
  • Lateral Moves
    American Lawyer | April 8, 2015
    This coverage highlights the arrival of San Francisco Commercial Litigation counsel John Foust and San Francisco M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Tom Gaynor.
  • Supply Chain Slavery Comes into Focus for Companies
    Wall Street Journal | March 30, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum is quoted in this article discussing slave labor in the supply chain.
  • 5 Lessons from Clorox Antitrust Case
    Law360 | March 12, 2015
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner John Foote and associate Blaire Stokes authored this column discussing the impact of the first court decision to allow a claim under the Robinson-Patman Act for discriminating between customers with respect to package size.
  • Debate Simmers over Coal Future
    Law360 | March 6, 2015
    San Francisco Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring partner Lou Cisz authored this article discussing potential new legislation requiring California public pension funds to start divesting from their coal holdings.
  • Nurse Infected with Ebola at Texas Hospital Files Suit Alleging Negligence, Privacy Claims
    Bloomberg BNA's Health Law Reporter | March 5, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum is quoted in this article on the lawsuit filed by the Texas nurse infected with the Ebola virus while on the job.
  • New Era of Uncertainty for Calif. Public Works Contracting
    Law360 | March 5, 2015
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Matt Richards and associate Matt Struhar coauthored this column discussing a California court decision recognizing intentional interference claims for second place bidders in public works contracts.
  • FAA Drone Regulations a Setback for Amazon
    Law360 | February 18, 2015
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar is quoted in this story discussing the potential impact of the FAA’s new guidelines for unmanned aircrafts on businesses with plans to use drones.
  • New Confusion for California Public Works Contractors
    Law360 | February 3, 2015
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Matt Richards authored this article discussing a California appeals court decision that raises questions regarding the circumstances under which California public entities may withhold retention on public works projects.
  • Piece-Rate Payment Proving More Problematic
    The Crush (the Publication of the California Association of Winegrape Growers) | February 1, 2015
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Paul Lynd discusses increasing issues with the common practice of piece-rate payment for vineyard workers.
  • Protecting Affordable Housing Parties Against the Big, Bad Environmental Liability Monster
    Affordable Housing Finance | January 29, 2015
    San Francisco Energy & Environmental associate Alison Torbitt authored this column discussing environmental due diligence in deals including low-income housing and new markets tax credits.
  • Pinterest Squeezes Travel Startup in Trademark Row
    The Recorder | January 16, 2015
    San Francisco IP Counseling & Transactions partner Marlene Williams is quoted among industry sources discussing the trademark battle between Pinterest and Pintrips.
  • California Legislation to Watch in 2015
    Law360 | January 2, 2015
    This coverage quotes San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum discussing the potential national implications of new legislation in California.
  • California's Worker-Friendly Laws Passed in 2014 Could Spread Across the Nation
    Daily Journal | December 29, 2014
    This coverage quotes San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum discussing the potential national implications of California’s employment laws passed in 2014.
  • The Year in Review: Law Practice
    Daily Journal | December 17, 2014
    This coverage in California highlights our Health Care and Real Estate practices. Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and San Francisco Real Estate Paul Schrier are quoted in this feature story highlighting the hottest areas of law this year and looking ahead to 2015.
  • Retailers Must Not Ignore Security Alerts, Court Says
    CSO | December 15, 2014
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Karl Belgum is quoted in this article on the implications of a Minnesota federal court's decision regarding Target’s data breach litigation indicating expansive retailer liability for stolen credit card data.
  • Profile - BASF Because…
    BASF Bulletin | December 1, 2014
    The Bar Association of San Francisco featured Energy & Environmental associate Alison Torbitt in this profile opportunity.
  • Commercial Drone Regulation Slowly Coming Together, But Entrepreneurs Might Not Wait
    Forbes | November 27, 2014
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar is quoted in this story on the potential clarity coming in the form of U.S. federal government regulations for unmanned aircrafts (or “drones”).
  • People on the Move
    San Francisco Business Times | November 14, 2014
    The arrival of San Francisco Labor & Employment counsel Chuck Dyke.
  • Why Amazon is nervous about Supreme Court case
    CBS Moneywatch | October 10, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Ossie Cousins provides commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. v. Busk, a case centered upon contract workers.
  • New Ammo for Apple in Patent Trial
    Daily Journal | October 8, 2014
    San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez provides commentary in this feature story on the ongoing patent trial involving Apple.
  • Wearable Wellness
    HR Executive | October 1, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Alexandra Devendra is quoted in this feature story on personal health information confidentiality and HIPAA’s nondiscrimination provision concerning employee use of wearable devices.
  • Drones Fly into Hollywood
    Daily Journal | September 26, 2014
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar is quoted in this story on the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent decision to grant the use of drones by select photo and video production companies.
  • Antitrust Opt Outs Open Doors for Defense Lawyers
    The Recorder | September 19, 2014

    San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner John Foote is quoted in this article about law firms taking on more antitrust plaintiff cases.

  • Nixon Peabody Snags Ex-Littler Mendelson Shareholder
    Employment Law 360 | September 4, 2014
    This feature story highlights the arrival of San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Ossie Cousins.
  • Amazon Drone-Testing Petition Seen As Key Milestone for Emerging Market
    Bloomberg BNA | August 6, 2014
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar provides commentary on Amazon.com Inc.'s efforts to expand testing of drones for package delivery and the broader implications of this.
  • Immigration-Related Liability for Calif. Employers Rises
    Law360 | July 25, 2014
    Los Angeles Labor & Employment counsel Richard Bromley, Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Erin Holyoke and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Paul Lynd discuss a California Supreme Court ruling finding that employers should not continue to employ workers after discovery of unauthorized status because doing so may expose them to further liability.
  • Combating Calif. Drought with New Rules on Recycled Water
    Law360 | July 22, 2014
    San Francisco Energy & Environmental associate Alison Torbitt authored this column discussing efforts to save scarce freshwater sources under California’s Drought State of Emergency proclamation.
  • California court rules retailer needn't provide AEDs
    FierceCFO | July 21, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum discusses the impact of a California appeals court ruling that Target was not obligated to provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in its stores.
  • Calif. Defibrillator Ruling Likely To Draw Lawmakers' Attention
    Law360 | June 23, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum discusses the implications of California Supreme Court’s ruling that Target Corp. wasn't obligated to carry automated external defibrillators.
  • Calif. May Force Emergency Medical Equipment on Retailers
    Law360 | June 18, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum and associate Caroline Burnett authored this column discussing Verdugo v. Target Stores before the California Supreme Court in which the plaintiff alleges that large retailers have an obligation to keep automatic external defibrillators ("AEDs") in stores.
  • Tech Cos.' Chase for Space Adds Deal-Making Complex
    Law360 | June 6, 2014
    San Francisco Real Estate associate JR Garibaldi provides commentary in this feature on Bay Area tech companies’ efforts to procure office space.
  • Associates Are Doin' It for Themselves
    The Recorder | June 6, 2014
    San Francisco office managing partner Tony Barron provides commentary in this feature story about associates carving out niche practices.
  • California Tries to Plug Retail Data Breaches
    Law360 | June 4, 2014
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Karl Belgum authored this column discussing how state governments, especially in California, are struggling to keep up with the large number of major data breaches affecting consumers.
  • 5 Legal Complications in Robust Calif. Winery Market Sales
    Law360 | June 2, 2014
    San Francisco Real Estate partner Paul Schrier discusses challenges in the active California vineyards acquisitions market.
  • Benefiting Employees: Lawyers eye San Francisco's new flex-scheduling law
    California Lawyer | June 1, 2014
    A Nixon Peabody Labor & Employment client alert is cited in this article on the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, which gives San Francisco workers the right to request a flexible or predictable schedule in order to care for a family member with a serious health condition.
  • Wearables in the Workplace: 3 Traps Employers Should Avoid
    Law360 | May 27, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Alix Devendra authored this column discussing situations in which embracing wearable devices could expose an employer to liability.
  • Closing Argument: Learning to Celebrate You
    USF Lawyer | May 1, 2014
    San Francisco associate Cameron Cloar authored this contributed column discussing the firm’s pro bono involvement in partnering with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California to protect the rights of a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club and its members at California’s Sultana High School.
  • Calif. Court's FMLA Ruling Gives Cos. Vital Flexibility
    Law360 | April 17, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight discusses a California appeals court decision that employers can seek a second medical opinion after a doctor determines a worker is fit to return from a Family and Medical Leave Act absence.
  • "Drone Law" Becomes Big Business
    FORTUNE | April 9, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry representation associate Cameron Cloar provides commentary in this feature article on how law firms are responding to the drone industry.
  • GitHub Gender Bias Claims Show Startups Need HR Role Early
    Employment Law360 | March 19, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight provides commentary in a gender discrimination claim against San Francisco tech start-up GitHub.
  • Watch Those Tweets: The EEOC Looks at Social Media
    Wall Street Journal At Work Blog | March 18, 2014
    This article quotes San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson, who was among the featured panelists in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing in Washington, DC, focused on the use of social media in the workplace.
  • ‘What's Our Vector, Victor?'—A Series of Regulatory Amendments May Force Change in Business Model for Regional Airline Industry
    Bloomberg BNA Daily Report for Executives | March 17, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation associate Cameron Cloar authored this column discussing recent changes to the regulation of commercial pilot training, certification and employment that may lead to significant transformation of airlines’ business models and the industry as a whole.
  • Drone Deliveries in Mission District? S.F. startup has plan
    San Francisco Chronicle | March 15, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation associate Cameron Cloar discusses San Francisco startup, QuiQui, which plans to use drones to deliver drugstore products.
  • EEOC Hears Views on How Social Media Potentially Affect EEO Issues in Workplace
    Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report | March 12, 2014
    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson is quoted throughout this article as one of the featured panelists in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing in Washington, DC, discussing the use of social media in the workplace.
  • EEOC to Mull Social Media Impact on Anti-Bias Enforcement
    Law360 | March 5, 2014
    This article previews the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearing on how the use of social media in the workplace is affecting enforcement on equal employment opportunity laws. San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson is one of the featured panelists.
  • If Facebook Buys Drones, They May Fly above the Red Tape
    Washington Post | March 5, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry representation associate Cameron Cloar, a former pilot for a national airline, discusses Facebook’s interest in drones.
  • Law360 Aerospace & Defense Editorial Advisory Board
    Law360 | February 21, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry representation associate Cameron Cloar, a former pilot for a national airline, is included among Law360’s Aerospace & Defense Editorial Advisory Board.
  • Chinese Developer to Spend $200M on 4.6-Acre Site in Downtown LA
    Commercial Property Executive | January 2, 2014
    This coverage notes that Chinese investor Oceanwide Real Estate Group has closed escrow on land in downtown Los Angeles. Nixon Peabody served as Oceanwide’s acquisition counsel and will serve as development counsel moving forward.
  • Lawyers Say General Duty Enforcement Tactic Could Have Broad Impact; OSHA Disagrees
    Bloomberg BNA Occupational Safety & Health Reporter | December 12, 2013

    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses judicial approval of an enforcement tactic could allow the Occupational Safety & Health Administration to impose tougher chemical exposure rules on employers.

  • Amazon Unveils Drone-Use Plan Amid Policy Debate Over Technology
    Bloomberg BNA | December 3, 2013

    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Cameron Cloar, a former pilot for a national airline, discusses Amazon’s plans to deliver packages to customers using drones.

  • Executive Profile
    San Francisco Business Times | November 29, 2013
    San Francisco office managing partner Tony Barron is profiled in this Q&A series featuring Bay Area business executives.
  • When Shoppers Go Wild: OSHA Issues Guidance for Crowd Management In Advance of Black Friday
    Law360 | November 27, 2013
    San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Marjorie Fochtman and Labor & Employment practice group leader Jeff Tanenbaum discuss the Department of Labor’s guidelines for retailers about crowd safety during the busy holiday shopping season.
  • OSHA Workplace Injury Rule Aims to Shame Cos. Into Safety
    Law360 | November 13, 2013
    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses a proposed rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that would make workplace illness and injury data recorded by employers more accessible.
  • FAA's Privacy Punt Leaves Drone Operators in the Dark
    Law360 | November 8, 2013
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation associate Cameron Cloar discusses the Federal Aviation Administration’s lack of clarity on privacy matters related to use of domestic drones. Click here to read the article.
  • SCOTUS Cert Skirt Left Door Open For Cy Pres Tune-Up
    Law360 | November 8, 2013
    This column discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of a petition for a writ of certiorari in Marek v. Lane. New York City Commercial Litigation partner Chris Mason, San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Bruce Copeland, Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Dan Deane and Rochester Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation associate Kevin Saunders authored the piece.
  • 'Raging Bull' copyright fight headed for U.S. Supreme Court
    Reuters | October 1, 2013
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation attorney John Chatowski provides commentary in this article noting that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Raging Bull copyright.
  • OSHA to Boost Whistleblower Programs
    Compliance Week | September 24, 2013
    San Francisco partner and leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice Jeff Tanenbaum discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s increased enforcement efforts against companies that fail to provide safe workplaces.
  • Trade Secrets Spats Center on Cloud
    The Recorder | September 20, 2013
    San Francisco Brands & Creations partner Rob Weikert comments on how trade secrets matters are being impacted by growing use of online data storage.
  • Case to Watch: A circuit split and 'Raging Bull'
    Reuters Legal | September 13, 2013

    John Chatowski discusses a closely watched lawsuit over rights to the "Raging Bull" film.

  • San Francisco Proposes Mandatory Flexible Working Arrangements
    Employee Benefit Plan Review | September 1, 2013
    Labor & Employment practice group leader Jeff Tanenbaum and Labor & Employment associate Alexandra Devendra co-authored this column on the proposed “Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance,” which would allow employees who are caregivers to request a wide range of flexible working arrangements.

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Are you certain? California Court of Appeal says availability of prejudgment interest may depend on litigation strategy
Construction Alert | August 17, 2016

Webinar Recording: Increase to the Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees
Originally recorded July 13, 2016 | July 18, 2016

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Calling all breweries: do you have your wastewater in order?
Environmental Law Alert | June 24, 2016

California Supreme Court adopts the "sophisticated intermediary" defense for raw material suppliers facing failure to warn claims
Products Litigation Alert | May 26, 2016

California keeps the pressure on most drought restrictions, while turning the faucet back on for a few…
Environmental Law Alert | May 11, 2016

San Francisco passes Paid Parental Leave Law
Employment Law Alert | April 6, 2016

California's minimum wage is rising, and with it so is the minimum salary for exempt status
Employment Law Alert | April 4, 2016

Better "prompt" than never: court of appeal confirms when contractors must release retention to subcontractors under Public Contract Code Section 7107
Construction Law Alert | March 29, 2016

California issues new requirements for discrimination, harassment and retaliation policies and complaint procedures effective April 1
Employment Law Alert | March 9, 2016

EEOC issues proposed rule to collect pay data from employers
Employment Law Alert | February 5, 2016

You've really got to know when to hold 'em: California Court of Appeal doubles down on its withholding of retention jurisprudence
Construction Law Alert | January 19, 2016

Don't give away your product or services
Commercial Litigation Alert | January 19, 2016

Cal/OSHA's stunning proposed regulation on workplace violence in health care facilities
Employment Law Alert | November 10, 2015

What's Trending in Affordable Housing
October 26, 2015

Hard to keep on truckin': U.S. EPA settles first federal enforcement of CARB's truck and bus regulation
Environmental Law Alert | October 13, 2015

California ups its game yet again in the fight against climate change
Environmental Law Alert | October 9, 2015

California enacts major overhaul of equal pay law
Employment Law Alert | October 7, 2015

California extends protections against discrimination for immigration status, language and citizenship
Employment Law Alert | September 18, 2015

Building resilience—California real estate opportunities and challenges during the drought
Real Estate Alert | July 14, 2015

A new U.K. law aimed at ending human trafficking and forced labor will likely require increased global supply chain oversight
Employment Law Alert | June 29, 2015

California proposed law would prevent employers from asking candidates for prior salary information
Employment Law Alert | June 2, 2015

Song-Beverly credit card opinion highlights need for retailers to review their procedures for credit card transactions
Retail Alert | May 27, 2015

New California Family Rights Act ("CFRA") regulations are effective July 1, 2015
Employment Law Alert | May 6, 2015

California's mandatory water restrictions — just in time for summer, but too little, too late?
Environmental law Alert | April 29, 2015

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

Retailers and manufacturers beware: CA DOJ is conducting reviews of Supply Chains Act compliance
Employment Law Alert | April 13, 2015

What do California statewide mandatory water cutbacks mean to your business?
Environmental Law Alert | April 2, 2015

Major revisions to Cal/OSHA's heat illness prevention standard
OSHA Law Alert | March 2, 2015

Is "coal" becoming a four-letter word for institutional investors?
Distressed Coal News | February 26, 2015

Legislative Advisory – California Senate Bill 222
Public Finance Alert | February 26, 2015

Oakland joins growing trend — paid sick leave begins Monday, March 2
Employment Law Alert | February 25, 2015

Bidder Beware: California court recognizes intentional interference claims for second place bidders in public works contracts
Construction Law Alert | February 25, 2015

You've got to know when to hold ‘em: what California public entities and public works contractors need to know about retention
Construction Law Alert | February 2, 2015

The New AB 60 Driver's License for Undocumented Individuals in California
Immigration Alert | January 21, 2015

"Change, Change, Change" for Cal/OSHA in 2015
Employment Law Alert | January 8, 2015

A flood of funding for water projects in California
Environmental Law Alert | November 14, 2014

California Federal Court Takes First Stab At False Advertising Claims Involving Prescription Drugs After POM Wonderful
IP Law Alert | October 21, 2014

California adopts new data privacy legislation affecting retailers
Retail Alert | October 15, 2014

Don't get caught holding the bag: California enacts ban on single-use plastic bags
Retail Alert | October 6, 2014

A wellspring of groundwater legislation rises up in California
Environmental Law Alert | September 23, 2014

California's paid sick leave law — no get well card for employers
Employment Law Alert | September 18, 2014

Stay out of it: Franchisors who leave personnel management and training to franchisees not liable for franchisees' actions
Employment Law Alert | September 2, 2014

Webcast Recording: Patents for Humanity
Originally recorded August 14, 2014 | August 20, 2014

No cutting out: California employers must reimburse all cell phone expenses
Employment Law Alert | August 18, 2014

"The box" is banned
Employment Law Alert | August 14, 2014

San Francisco legislation aims to integrate with national health care reform and phases out use of HRAs
Benefits Law Alert | August 8, 2014

Timing is everything: California Supreme Court clarifies timing of commission pay for overtime exemption and when commissions must be paid
Employment Law Alert | August 4, 2014

Leave deductions for exempt employees' partial-day absences—still ok in California, now with no minimum
Employment Law Alert | August 4, 2014

Joining the main stream: California groundwater regulation seems likely
Environmental Law Alert | July 30, 2014

California Supreme Court allows undocumented workers to recover damages in discrimination cases
Employment Law Alert | July 21, 2014

Retailers and other businesses breathe a sigh of relief: Court rules Target not required to have AEDs
Retail Alert | July 10, 2014

California's Paid Family Leave Program expands the definition of a family member and brings new leave challenges for employers
Employment Law Alert | June 26, 2014

California Supreme Court allows class action waivers — but with exception for PAGA
Employment Law Alert | June 25, 2014

Combating drought: California's new general permit for recycled water use
Environmental Law Alert | June 23, 2014

Don't forget! California's minimum wage increases on July 1, along with minimum salary for exempt employees
Employment Law Alert | June 9, 2014

Will large retailers (and others) be required to install and use emergency medical equipment?
Retail Alert | June 4, 2014

"It's getting hot [out] here…"
OSHA Alert | May 16, 2014

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

California legislature moves toward enacting new restrictions on merchants' collection and retention of credit card data, and additional liabilities for data breach
Retail Alert | April 30, 2014

Ouch: penalties for reporting errors add up quickly under California's greenhouse gas emissions regulatory regime
Environmental Law Alert | April 15, 2014

Ninth Circuit says PAGA claims are not class actions under CAFA
Class Action Alert | April 9, 2014

Dramatic change for light industry: adoption of California's new Industrial General Permit for stormwater
Environmental Law Alert | April 7, 2014

California's Green Chemistry Initiative continues rolling along: DTSC announces draft priority products which will require a rapid response from manufacturers
Products Alert | April 4, 2014

Adjunct professors targeted for unionization
Employment Law Alert | March 28, 2014

San Francisco "bans the box" and restricts criminal background checks
Employment Law Alert | March 14, 2014

How friendly is the new San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance?
Employment Law Alert | March 12, 2014

San Francisco authorizes use of HRAs to satisfy HCSO spending requirement
Benefits Alert | December 31, 2013

Court of appeal limits liability theories under California's "Shine the Light" data privacy act
Retail Industry Alert | December 31, 2013

Further attempts to avoid dismissal on commonality grounds…
Food Safety & Litigation Alert | December 16, 2013

Coming January 1, 2014: Amendments to California breach notification and privacy laws—what you need to know
Privacy Alert | December 12, 2013

California Employment Legislation: What's New for 2014?
Employment Law Alert | November 12, 2013

California increases minimum wage, in two steps, to $10 per hour
California Law Alert | October 24, 2013

Timing may not be everything after all: A clarification from the California Court of Appeal concerning conflicts of interest and Cumis counsel
Insurance Law Alert | September 24, 2013

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Increase to the Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees (San Francisco)
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Increasing Your Company's Value Prior to a Change of Ownership
March 16, 2016

The Pacific Century: The Future of U.S.–Asia Economic Relations
February 26, 2016 | San Francisco, CA

11th Annual California MCLE Super Seminar
January 20, 2016 | San Francisco, CA

Boom & Beyond! Investment Trends in San Francisco Real Estate: 2016 Outlook
November 17, 2015 | San Francisco, CA

Patents for Humanity
October 16, 2015

General Counsel Compensation Trends
October 6, 2015 | San Francisco, CA

California water rights and operations in the Delta
September 9, 2015 | San Francisco, CA

IPED Conference: Transforming Communities with Tax Credits: Oakland and the Bay Area
August 4, 2015

Natural Products Consulting Institute: Two-Day Sales Seminar & One-Day Finance Boot Camp Event
June 9, 2015

Webinar: California Family Leave Act's new regulations take effect July 1: Are you prepared?
June 3, 2015

Golden Bridge from China: The Impact of Chinese Investment on the Bay Area Economy
May 8, 2015 | San Francisco, CA

10th Annual California MCLE Seminar—San Francisco
January 14, 2015 | San Francisco, CA

Investment Trends in San Francisco Real Estate: 2015 Outlook
November 24, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Are you ready for 2015?
November 5, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Asia Loves California Food & Drink: Selling California Food, Beverages and Agricultural Products to the Asia-Pacific Region
October 30, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

The 16th Annual Conference on Energy In California
September 15, 2014

Nixon Peabody's San Francisco North Bay Labor & Employment Update
September 9, 2014

Patents for Humanity
August 14, 2014

Ring on Fire: Business and Legal Challenges of the Dynamic Pacific Rim
June 9, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Asia Connections: Bay Area Business Opportunities in China & India
May 6, 2014

Minding the Store: Legal Roundtable for Retailers
March 27, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Silicon Dragon SF 2014: The New Fog City VCs
March 13, 2014

BYOD: The Evolving Risks (and Solutions) of “Bring Your Own Device” Programs
January 30, 2014

Nixon Peabody's 9th Annual All-Day California MCLE Seminar
January 14, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Year Ahead + Employment Law: Are You Ready for 2014?
November 14, 2013 | San Francisco, CA

Investment Trends in San Francisco Real Estate: 2014 Outlook
November 14, 2013 | San Francisco, CA

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Nixon Peabody names new managing partner in San Francisco
July 18, 2016

Nixon Peabody attorneys and practices ranked highly by Chambers and Partners in 2016
May 27, 2016

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Nixon Peabody congratulates the Fisher family and SFMOMA as the transformed and expanded museum opens to the public
May 12, 2016

Focused on growing West Coast M&A practice and China practice, Nixon Peabody adds a partner in San Francisco
March 30, 2016

Benchmark: Litigation recognizes Nixon Peabody's litigators with top honors
November 30, 2015

Nixon Peabody secures FAA permission for commercial drone use for clients
June 15, 2015

Nixon Peabody expands West Coast corporate practice
April 7, 2015

Jones Day partner joins Nixon Peabody's Construction Team in San Francisco
April 2, 2015

Nixon Peabody Elects 12 Partners
February 17, 2015

Nixon Peabody advises Oceanwide Holdings on acquisition of San Francisco's TransBay development site
February 9, 2015

Nixon Peabody litigators recognized as industry leaders
November 20, 2014

Charles Dyke joins Nixon Peabody; will lead firm's ERISA Litigation team
November 13, 2014

Nixon Peabody expands West Coast Labor & Employment practice
September 3, 2014

Nixon Peabody's pro bono work for LGBT students honored
June 17, 2014

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

Nixon Peabody attorney Renée Jackson testifies before EEOC about social media in the workplace
March 12, 2014

REVOLIGHTS: Revolutionary Bike Lighting
February 14, 2014

Nixon Peabody advises client on downtown Los Angeles real estate purchase
December 30, 2013

Nixon Peabody Hire Has CEO and Investment Banking Experience
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