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BigLaw merger delayed because of COVID-19 challenges

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Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have announced they will delay their merger until July 1 because of the “unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.”

The merger had been scheduled to take place on April 1. Law360 and Law.com have coverage.

“While we are well-positioned to execute the combination on April 1, we believe the decision to postpone is in the best interest of our attorneys, staff and clients,” the law firm said in its announcement. “Postponing the merger will allow our attorneys to remain focused on excellent client care and will allow all our people to prioritize the health and safety of their families and themselves at this difficult time.”

When the merger takes place, the new firm will have 1,100 attorneys in 23 combined offices. Its name will be Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, or Troutman Pepper in shortened form.

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