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Mergers & Acquisitions

517 ABA Journal Mergers & Acquisitions articles.

Why is Shearman & Sterling reportedly looking for a merger partner?

Shearman & Sterling didn’t keep up with its BigLaw counterparts after the 2008 financial downturn. Shearman’s head count and gross revenues lagged behind that of growing competitor law firms.

Atlanta-based Smith Gambrell’s merger will produce nearly 400-lawyer firm

Atlanta-based Smith, Gambrell & Russell and Chicago-based Freeborn & Peters have announced that they will combine in a merger effective March 1.

BigLaw firm will add about 100 lawyers and bolster fintech regulatory expertise through merger

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is gaining about 100 lawyers through a merger with Buckley, a deal that will create a “financial services and fintech law powerhouse,” the law firms said Thursday.

Holland & Knight will merge with Tennessee law firm

Holland & Knight has announced a merger with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, a Nashville, Tennessee-based law firm with more than 280 lawyers.

Merger will create Southeastern law firm with more than 550 lawyers

Alabama-based Maynard Cooper & Gale and Carolinas-based Nexsen Pruet have announced a merger that will create a law firm with more than 550 lawyers.

Amid rumors of merger talks, Hogan Lovells and Shearman & Sterling say they always look for opportunities

A handful of lawyers have left Hogan Lovells and Shearman & Sterling amid reports that the two law firms are in merger talks.

Weekly Briefs: 2 suits against Trump are tossed; lawyers jump to BigLaw from virtual firm

Trump wins dismissal of suits by niece, former lawyer

Former President Donald Trump won dismissals Monday of lawsuits filed against him by his niece Mary Trump and his

What most worries law firm business leaders? Cyberattacks, economy and associate pay, new report says

The possibility of cyberattacks is cited most often as a high concern for law firm business leaders, followed by risks caused by high associate salaries and general economic pressures, according to a report released Thursday.

Some corporate associates lose their jobs at Cooley after performance reviews

Cooley has confirmed that some associates have been let go as a result of midyear performance reviews.

Slowdown signals ‘rocky road ahead’ for large law firms, but midsize firms make gains, Thomson Reuters report says

Law firm profitability slowed in the third quarter of 2022, according to new data released Monday, as large firms faced rising expenses driven by higher wages and overhead costs.

Weekly Briefs: Another BigLaw merger; SCOTUS is ‘more of an advocacy group,’ Biden says

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Calls to defund SEC circulate on Trump’s social media platform

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is being targeted by critics on Truth Social, former President Donald Trump's social media platform, after a holdup in a merger with a special purpose acquisition company because of an SEC investigation.

Kirkland sets another record with latest partnership promotions

Kirkland & Ellis has once again boosted the number of lawyers promoted to partner with its latest announcement of a record 193 partnership promotions.

Weekly Briefs: ABA supports marriage equality law; Stanford offers new model for legal ed loans

ABA president calls on Senate to support Respect for Marriage Act

ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross is calling on members of the U.S. Senate to vote for the Respect for Marriage…

Cravath is entitled to nearly $75M as a contingency fee in failed-merger litigation, judge rules

A Delaware judge has ruled that Cravath, Swaine & Moore is entitled to a $74.8 million shifted contingency fee in a lawsuit for damages following a failed merger.

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