Mergers & Acquisitions

460 ABA Journal Mergers & Acquisitions articles.

In expansion push, Dentons announces combination with law firm of nearly 100 lawyers
In its push to become the first truly national U.S. law firm, 10,000-plus lawyer firm Dentons has announced that it is combining with Utah firm Durham Jones & Pinegar.
Fennemore Craig announces merger; it’s not the time to ‘curl up in a ball,’ CEO says

Fennemore Craig will merge with California law firm Dowling Aaron, creating a law firm with 180 lawyers. Fennemore Craig CEO James Goodnow said the merger will make the combined firm “a dominant player in agriculture business and water law” in the U.S.

BigLaw firm sued over $3M wire transfer to fraudster’s account
Updated: Holland & Knight is facing a lawsuit alleging that it failed to prevent the transfer of more than $3 million to a fraudster’s account in Hong Kong.
With latest acquisition, King & Spalding has added 19 Boies Schiller partners
King & Spalding has added four more partners from Boies Schiller Flexner after acquiring 15 partners from the law firm in April.
Just 1 BigLaw firm makes the news for pay cuts in past week
Days after announcing a voluntary leave program, Troutman Sanders revealed it is going a step further with pay cuts for lawyers and staff members.
Firm will focus on high-end IP and commercial litigation after departures cut revenue
Irell & Manella is changing focus after a string of departures cut gross revenue by 39% over a five-year period.
See the video: BigLaw firm associate sings and raps stay-at-home hero song
At work, Hogan Lovells senior associate Russell Hedman leads and negotiates complex M&A and investment transactions. Outside the office, he plays in a Denver band called the Rocket Surgeons.
BigLaw merger delayed because of COVID-19 challenges
Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have announced they will delay their merger until July 1 because of the “unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.”
BigLaw firm hopes its ‘Project Golden Spike’ is first step toward dominance in US market

The legal giant Dentons is aiming to entice American firms to come aboard by offering an innovative dual-partnership model in which regional firms maintain local decision-making power while benefiting from Dentons’ technology and global network of attorneys.

BigLaw firm to merge with New York-based law firm
Duane Morris’ New York City office will expand by 60% following a planned merger with Satterlee Stephens.
Company that promised to revolutionize legal services confirms layoffs of most of its legal staff
Atrium, a company that launched in 2017 with the promise of transforming the delivery of legal services, has laid off most of its legal staff in a restructuring.
2 BigLaw firms agree to merge this spring, making it ‘ideal for our clients’
Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to a merger that will take place April 1.
BigLaw firms approve ‘merger of equals,’ creating Faegre Drinker
Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath have agreed to merge, creating a new law firm to be called Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath.
Legal jobs take another leap and hit 10-year high; what’s driving the increase?
The legal industry gained 2,900 jobs in November, according to new seasonally adjusted figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2 sets of BigLaw firms confirm merger talks
If merger talks are successful between two sets of BigLaw firms, there will be two new entrants on the American Lawyer’s list of the nation’s 50 top law firms.

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