Mergers & Acquisitions

464 ABA Journal Mergers & Acquisitions articles.

BigLaw firm’s acquisition will produce largest information and discovery law practice in US
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is joining with the Redgrave law firm to produce the nation’s largest and most comprehensive information and discovery law practice, the law firms announced Tuesday.
Deloitte’s legal arm will add up to 86 lawyers from UK law firm
Deloitte’s legal arm is acquiring the London law firm Kemp Little and up to 86 of its lawyers, including its 29 partners.
Former Davis Polk associate may pursue retaliation claim, judge says; other racial bias claims tossed
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that a Black former associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell can pursue a retaliation claim against three partners, but many of his other racial bias claims were inadequate.
Investment bank managing director discusses legal tech market and lasting impacts of COVID-19
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Scott Mozarsky, a managing director with the Jordan, Edmiston Group Inc., a middle-market investment bank, where he leads its legal and compliance practice.
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.

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