Boston and Chicago firms in advanced merger negotiations

July 7, 2011 Boston firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge and Chicago firm Wildman, Harrold have announced that they are in advanced merger talks, though no final deal has yet been concluded. If the merger goes ahead, the combined firm will have a headcount of 650 lawyers.

The joint statement issued by the firms said that: "Both of the legacy firms would bring complementary strengths and clients to a new enterprise.” The statement went on to say: "EAPD would offer an established corporate and IP platform to Wildman's litigation clients, particularly in private equity and venture capital, life sciences, and insurance. In addition, EAPD would lend its formidable geographic scope in the US, UK and Asia."

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