Supersize Me: Will More Firms Merge Their Way To The Top?

Law360 (November 14, 2019, 7:51 PM EST) -- A burst of news this week about possible mergers among large law firms reflects an urgency across the industry to remain competitive as 500- to 750-lawyer firms struggle to keep up with law's ever-burgeoning behemoths, experts say.

The discussed mergers between Troutman Sanders LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP and between Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP would create the 14th and 10th largest law firms in the U.S., respectively, according to data on lawyer headcounts published earlier this year by Law360. Each of the combined law firms would have more than 1,000 attorneys.

According to industrywide statistics, it...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!