New Chief Operating Officer Joins Nixon Peabody

Karen B. Greenbaum Brings More Than 25 Years Of Operations Experience

From World’s Largest Human Resource Consulting Firm

October 15, 2007 (New York, NY) – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP announces that Karen B. Greenbaum has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director. Ms. Greenbaum brings her knowledge of world class operational practices of global corporations to the legal industry. She joins Nixon Peabody from Mercer, the world’s largest human resource consulting firm – a division of MMC, a Fortune 200 company.

Having served in numerous leadership roles at Mercer including President and Chief Operating Officer US, Global Practice Leader, and Global Market Development Leader, Ms. Greenbaum has a proven track record in managing a broad range of functions including finance, human resources, marketing and sales, information technology, and knowledge management. Most recently, she has focused on corporate social responsibility strategy with a special interest in environmental issues and climate change. “I’m proud to join Nixon Peabody,” said Ms. Greenbaum. “The firm has solid core values including an unwavering commitment to clients, a strong focus on human capital and creating a ‘best place to work’ environment, and responsible citizenship to the world around them.”

“We are delighted to welcome Karen to our firm,” said Harry P. Trueheart III, Chairman and Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody. “Karen has worked successfully at every level of a professional service organization and brings a wealth of experience to Nixon Peabody which will be especially valuable as we continue to expand our clients’ evolving needs.”

John Gerhard, current Managing Director of Nixon Peabody, added, “This was an extensive executive search process. We spent almost a year searching for my successor when I announced my plans to retire after 25 years at the firm. We’re excited that we’ve chosen the right person for the job. Karen’s goals align with our firm’s mission to be the best firm to work with and the best place to work.”

Ms. Greenbaum received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Committee of 200, a professional global organization of preeminent women entrepreneurs and corporate leader and is a member of the Board of The Chicago Network. She also serves on the City of Chicago’s Climate Change Task Force led by the City’s Chief Environmental Officer.

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, 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 2007 for the second consecutive year. The firm has also been named to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2007 “Best Places To Work For GLBT Equality” list.

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