Hughes & Luce joins up with K&L Gates

Dallas law firm Hughes & Luce is merging with New York firm K&L Gates. Partners at the two law firms voted for the combination, which will be effective Jan. 1. A deal between the two firms has been in the works at least since July. The merger will create a firm of more than 1,500 lawyers in 23 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Hughes & Luce has 120 attorneys in its Dallas office as well as offices in Austin and Fort Worth. K&L Gates, also known as Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, was created at the start of 2007 via the combination of law firms Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham and Preston Gates & Ellis. It had about 1,400 lawyers in 21 offices on three continents.

Hughes & Luce joins up with K&L Gates Tue, Dec 18, 2007