Merger Would Create Coast-To-Coast IP Powerhouse

Law360, New York (September 25, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A proposed merger between Preston Gates and Kirkpatrick & Lockhart would create a national powerhouse in intellectual property litigation, with about 150 practicing lawyers in offices from coast to coast.

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP and Preston Gates & Ellis LLP revealed Monday they are in discussions aimed at a possible combination of their firms by year-end.

If the merger goes through, the resulting firm would comprise approximately 1,400 lawyers in 21 offices located in North America, Europe and Asia.

“We’ve been in talks for...
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