International law firm Nixon Peabody
LLP has elected three Boston attorneys to its partnership
effective February 1, 2011.
"This year's class of newly elected partners represents the best of Nixon
Peabody," said Andrew I. Glincher, CEO and Managing Partner of Nixon
Peabody. "These are innovative attorneys who are committed to quality
service and who know how to strengthen our firm successes through teamwork and
collaboration across practices and geographies."
Lee A. Harrington - Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy
Harrington's practice is concentrated primarily on bankruptcy, reorganization,
and commercial lending. He has represented debtors, trustees, secured lenders,
creditors committees and unsecured creditors in negotiated workouts, assignments
for the benefit of creditors, commercial litigation matters, and all aspects of
Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases in courts across the country. Mr. Harrington
earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School and received his B.A. from the
University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Mark J. FitzGerald - Patents
Mr. FitzGerald has represented institutions
including national and international corporations, universities, and start-up
companies in protecting their technology from competition. His practice
focuses on preparing and prosecuting patents and counseling clients in matters
regarding freedom-to-operate, patentability, invalidity and non-infringement in
wide-ranging areas of biotechnology, including biochemistry, molecular and
cellular biology, immunology, stem cell biology, drug delivery, discovery
platforms and bioinformatics, diagnostics and diagnostic instrumentation.
Mr. FitzGerald earned a B.S. degree in biology and biotechnology from Worcester
Polytechnic Institute, with High Distinction, a Ph.D. from Brown University's
graduate program in molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry, and a J.D.
from Suffolk University Law School, cum laude.
Stephen M. LaRose - Commercial Litigation
Mr. LaRose is an experienced
litigator who practices in a wide range of commercial business litigation
matters, particularly focusing his practice in the area of financial services,
disputes over private investment funds, and securities. He has
successfully developed a market niche in the hedge fund and tax credit fund
litigation fields. Mr. LaRose also represents clients before state and
federal courts in general disputes over contractual provisions between business
entities, competition over trademarks and trade secrets, employment matters, and
tax controversies. He graduated from George Washington University School
of Law and received a B.A. from Villanova University.