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Mergers & Acquisitions

501 ABA Journal Mergers & Acquisitions articles.

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.

2 Midwestern law firms will combine to form new nearly 400-lawyer firm

Midwestern firms Lathrop Gage and Gray Plant Mooty have agreed to merge into a law firm that will have nearly 400 lawyers and 14 offices across nine states and the District of Columbia.

Demystifying mergers and acquisitions in legal tech

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Rick Weber, the co-founder and managing partner of Arbor Ridge Partners, a legal technology and legal services mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm based in Chicago.

Dentons announces two ‘dual-partnership’ mergers in bid to become ‘first truly national law firm’

Dentons has announced a first step in a plan to become the nation’s “first truly national law firm” through a dual-partnership model.

In the first step, Dentons is adding more…

Carlton Fields loses 2 name partners in group move to Drinker Biddle; was merger a failure?

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is shrinking—in more ways than one.

On Feb. 28, the law firm dropped the words Jorden Burt from its name, the American Lawyer reports in stories…

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