Our talent in Washington, DC is infused with people who have experience and relationships with those driving the country’s agenda.
A number of professionals in our Washington office served in Congress or held leadership or general counsel positions within agencies like HUD, the IRS, the FTC, the SEC or the FDA. Others have worked extensively with international development programs, such as the World Bank’s community and housing development programs.
So it is no surprise that Washington, DC is home to our affordable housing, community development, and tax credit finance practices—the largest and most sophisticated in the nation. Our insider contacts and perspective in this industry is unmatched. But we also offer highly creative minds that are constantly considering solutions to tomorrow’s challenges to their thinking about today’s transactions. Our focus on green development and social benefit investing are just two examples.
Our Washington office talent also includes corporate, litigation, intellectual property and tax attorneys who are involved in major financing transactions, regulatory issues and protection of company interests.
One of our core values is to bring Nixon Peabody to the community, and the community to Nixon Peabody. In addition to an active pro bono program, many lawyers, professionals and staff in the Washington office dedicate substantial time to mentoring programs, board memberships, volunteer and advisory services to nonprofits, and community service and we often host meetings and events for community partners. We are committed to our clients, to each other and to the communities in which we live and work.
- Despite Tough Times, Expansive Lobbies Thrive
Bloomberg BNA | October 27, 2015
Washington, DC, office managing partner Jeff Lesk discusses our new office in this law firm real estate story. Jeff’s comments address a number of points including noting that we’re at a point where clients don’t appreciate offices that are heavy on opulence and how we aim to have our space serve multiple purposes—for clients and the community.
- World Bank Tries Procurement Reform to Cut Corruption Risk
Compliance Week | October 14, 2015
Washington, DC, partner and leader of the firm’s Government Contracts team Vince Napoleon provides commentary in this piece on changes to the World Bank’s policies and procedures that will make the procurement process more consistent, transparent, and streamlined.
- Mission Investing Invigorated
Law360 | October 6, 2015
Partner and leader of the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations practice Mike Cooney and partner and Chief Innovation Officer Herb Stevens authored this piece discussing recent developments in the area known as “mission” or “impact investing”—terms used to describe the deployment of philanthropic investment capital to advance charitable ends.