K&L Gates, Bell Boyd Vote To Join Forces

Law360, New York (January 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Partners of K&L Gates LLP and Bell Boyd & Lloyd LLP voted Friday in favor of a merger that will expand K&L Gates' presence in Chicago and San Diego and boost the firms’ practices in intellectual property, investment management and other key areas.

The combination with Chicago-based Bell Boyd’s 250 lawyers will create a firm of about 1,900 lawyers in 31 offices spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia, and the merger is set to go into effect on March 1.

The merger will allow international firm...
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