The Best Place To Work – Nixon Peabody Scores Fortune Magazine Top Workplace Ranking

LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire –
Third Consecutive Year Law Firm Earns Spot on the Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List

January 22, 2008 (New York, NY) – International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine for the third year in a row. The firm earned the 66th ranking on the 2008 list. The complete list and related stories appear in the February 4 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands January 28 and at on January 22.

Each year, FORTUNE magazine selects the one hundred best companies to work for in the United States from hundreds of candidates. An organization must excel in many areas to be chosen. Companies are scored on job satisfaction, benefits, diversity, compensation, employee communications, camaraderie, and philanthropy. Two thirds of a company’s score is based on the opinions of the company’s own employees.

“We are thrilled to be a ‘best place to work’ for the third year in a row”, said Harry P. Trueheart, III, chairman of Nixon Peabody. “We are pleased to be in the same company with the nation’s most respected companies and intend to continue our focus on being the best firm to work for and the best firm to work with. ”

“It is a great honor to receive this recognition,” added Karen B. Greenbaum, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director. “We are committed to a “best place to work” environment because we see the connection between attracting and retaining the best people and developing long term client relationships. Our clients know they can turn to us to solve their most complex business problems.”

Nixon Peabody uses five strategic objectives—client satisfaction, employee satisfaction, professional development, quality processes, and financial performance—to guide its financial and workplace success. William Simpson, director of human resources at Nixon Peabody said, “Our firm is a ‘best place to work’ because of our people. We believe our deep commitment to diversity is important to our success. We have been creating an employee culture of success and teamwork for many years and it’s a journey that continues.”

Nixon Peabody offers a variety of innovative benefit and career development programs. Many are unique within the legal industry and include:

Benefits That Support Employees’ Lives
Benefits that include health and dental coverage, adoption assistance, child care resources, family leave benefits, supplemental long term disability insurance, dependent life insurance, long-term care insurance, back-up day care, elder care and a gender-neutral paid parenting leave
A comprehensive wellness plan that includes free access to a national network of fitness centers, health coaching and disease management programs.
Benefits That Support Career Development and Enhancement
A job satisfaction survey that uses employee input to determine areas for improvement
A Diversity Action Committee that supports the firm’s goal of being an innovative leader in diversity
Extensive learning and development programs for all personnel
About Nixon Peabody

Nixon Peabody LLP is one of the largest law firms in the United States and is recognized by American Lawyer Media as a “Global 100” firm. With 700 attorneys collaborating across 25 major practice areas in 17 office locations, including Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Rochester, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, 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. Nixon Peabody has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of its “100 Best Companies To Work For®” in 2008 for the third consecutive year. The firm has also been named to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2007 “Best Places To Work For GLBT Equality” list for the second year in a row.

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