Patton Boggs, Locke Lord End Merger Talks

Law360, Washington (December 19, 2013, 9:36 PM EST) -- Washington, D.C.-based Patton Boggs LLP and Dallas-based Locke Lord LLP have called off talks over a proposed merger after several months of discussions, the firms jointly announced Thursday, marking the third proposed major law firm merger to collapse within a month.

The two firms issued a brief joint statement, saying that after conducting “preliminary talks and routine due diligence,” they had collectively decided not to continue with discussions on a possible merger between them. The firms did not indicate what had led them to call off...
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