Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman merger takes effect

January 12, 2015 The merger between firms Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer took effect over the weekend. The majority of US partners at Edwards have opted to join the new firm, named Locke Lord Edwards. However, in London, only two partners are expected to join the newly merged firm. Most of the other partners in London are reportedly accepting offers at Cooley, which is set to launch a London office.

The new firm is expected to have a head count of around 1,000 lawyers.

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