Orrick and Akin end merger talks without agreement

October 5, 2010 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld have terminated merger negotiations less than a week after confirming that they were in preliminary discussions.

A joint statement described the decision to end the talks as a mutual one, saying: “The firms appreciated the opportunity to have the discussions, which confirmed their mutual respect for one another.”

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