In the first quarter of 2009, law firm merger activity has gained pace in the US. About 20 mergers nationwide are expected to close. Southern law firms recently moved into the focus of attention. Last year's merger
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Troutman Sanders, a 650-lawyer firm started in 1897, announced last week that it is merging with Ross, Dixon & Bell, a Washington-based firm with 100 lawyers. So far this year, there have been 43 law firm mergers
The head of Greenberg Traurig's intellectual property practice has flown the coop he helped build. Wayne Jones joined Greenberg's Silicon Valley office in 2004, the same year the firm opened the office. He entered the
A coin flip decided it: The combined firm of Husch & Eppenberger LLC and Blackwell Sanders LLP will go by the name of Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP. Firm officials said they figured an arbitrary coin toss was the best way
Two of Missouri’s biggest law firms have agreed to merge, creating a 630-lawyer powerhouse that will rank among the top 100 in the country in size and revenue. Partners at Kansas City-based Blackwell Sanders and St.
Former U.S. Rep. Rob Portman, who resigned as White House budget director in June, will join Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in the law firm's transactional and international trade practice, Portman said Thursday. Portman was