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International Law Firm Nixon Peabody LLP Names New Leadership Team For Global Strategies Initiative

November 14, 2008 (New York, NY) – International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP has named Mats G. Carlston and Michael P. Murphy as co-leaders of the firm’s global strategies initiative. Both Mr. Carlston and Mr. Murphy are partners in the firm’s New York City office.

Mr. Carlston and Mr. Murphy will lead the firm’s strategic expansion into global markets. They will be responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s global strategy, strengthening and growing international client relationships, and coordinating the firm’s global M&A initiative. In 2007, Nixon Peabody expanded its international footprint with locations in London and Shanghai. In the past two months, Nixon Peabody has added more than 100 attorneys by opening an office in Paris, France, and by strengthening its New York City, Washington, D.C., Shanghai, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices.

“This is an exciting time for our firm as we expand domestically, in key European Union markets and in the rest of the world, said Mr. Carlston. “Global expansion is a necessity as more of our clients face complex legal needs as they do business abroad.” The firm, which has more than 825 lawyers and approximately 1,100 employees, expects to expand significantly domestically and outside of the United States.

“The foundation for Nixon Peabody’s global platform is the firm’s strengths in private equity, infrastructure, stadium and acquisition finance, reinsurance, capital markets, intellectual property, digital media, institutional real estate, and international arbitration,” added Mr. Murphy. “We are committed to building a global firm with a global ‘One Firm’ culture and to being the best firm to work with and for.”

Mr. Murphy who also chairs the firm’s top ranked Insurance, Reinsurance & Financial Services Industry Practice, will lead the firm’s strategic expansion into global markets. He will be responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s global strategy, leading international client relationships, and coordinating the firm’s global M&A initiative.

Mr. Carlston also leads the firm’s Global Finance group which encompasses leveraged finance, asset finance, trade finance, corporate trust and bank regulations. The Global Finance group counts as its clients leading US, Asian and European banks and other financial institutions.

About Nixon Peabody
Nixon Peabody LLP is recognized as a “Global 100” law firm—one of the largest in the world. With more than 825 attorneys collaborating across 25 major practice areas in 19 cities, including New York, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Rochester, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., the firm’s size, diversity, and advanced technological resources enable it to offer comprehensive legal services to individuals and organizations of all sizes in local, state, national, and international matters. In 2008, Nixon Peabody LLP was recognized for the third year in a row by FORTUNE magazine as one of its “100 Best Companies To Work For®.” The firm has also been named to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2008 “Best Places To Work For GLBT Equality” list.
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