Dewey, Orrick Merger Called Off

Law360, New York (January 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Discussions over the much anticipated mega merger between Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Dewey Ballantine LLP have come to close, the firms said in a joint statement Thursday.

“Both firms are successful, global firms that saw great potential in a combination,” the statement said. “However, a combination of this size and scope posed significant challenges. While both firms tried their best to work through these challenges, we were unable to bring the merger to completion. No one issue led us to this point, and each...
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