Akin Gump, Orrick Call Off Merger Talks

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP have called off merger talks just one week after reports surfaced that the two firms were discussing a tie-up.

The firms said in a joint statement Monday that they had ended preliminary discussions.

“The firms appreciated the opportunity to have the discussions, which confirmed their mutual respect for one another. However, the firms have determined not to proceed,” the statement said.

Representatives confirmed Sept. 28 that the two firms were in exploratory discussions...
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