Nixon Peabody LLP has announced that Rosalyn P. Mitchell, an experienced commercial litigator, has rejoined the firm's San Francisco office as counsel in the Business Litigation practice group.
Ms. Mitchell has represented numerous clients in lawsuits in both federal and California state courts in a variety of commercial litigation matters including disputes involving real estate property, intellectual property and employment matters.
Roland Diniz has joined Nixon Peabody LLP as counsel in the Financial Services Group. Mr. Diniz is a seasoned attorney with significant experience in structured finance transactions and will be based in the firm's New York office
As a member of the Financial Services Group, Mr. Diniz will focus on complex equipment, bank and other structured finance transactions.
Stacey Slater, who has been a litigator at Nixon Peabody for 10 years, has been named the Firm's first Pro Bono Partner. She will administer the firm's expanding pro bono program, and head Nixon Peabody's Pro Bono Committee, which meets regularly and consists of at least one partner from most of the firm's sixteen offices.
Through her work with Human Rights First, Ms. Slater has successfully represented several refugee clients seeking asylum in the United States including a monk from Tibet, two young men from Sudan and the Republic of Congo, and a young woman from The Gambia. In these cases, the clients seeking asylum were fleeing persecution in their homelands and would have faced arrest, torture and possible execution if deported.