Reed Smith Eyes Merger With Thompson & Knight

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 7:44 PM EDT) -- Looking to boost its energy team, Reed Smith LLP is in preliminary talks to tie the knot with Dallas-based firm Thompson & Knight LLP.

Managing partners from both law firms confirmed Friday that they are considering a potential merger.

Gregory B. Jordan, Reed Smith’s global managing partner, said the Pittsburgh, Penn.-based firm has been interested in both the Texas market and expanding its energy practice.

“We have spoken with several firms in Texas and are in preliminary discussions with Thompson & Knight about a possible combination,”...
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