Analysis

Mega-Mergers Show Philly Legal Market Is Having A Moment

Law360 (January 31, 2020, 6:16 PM EST) -- A wave of mega-mergers involving Philadelphia-based law firms Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP in recent months is helping to burnish the City of Brotherly Love's reputation as a top-notch — if somewhat underappreciated — legal market, as well as a potential key to growth for top shops outside the region.

While Philadelphia serves as home base to only two of the 50 largest firms in the country, industry experts say the city's deep bench of legal talent and competitive rates as compared with the nearby legal epicenters of New York and Washington, D.C., have helped make it...

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