Orrick, Akin Gump In Merger Talks

Law360, New York (September 28, 2010, 6:43 PM EDT) -- Law firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP are contemplating a merger, representatives for the firms confirmed Tuesday.

The two firms are in early-stage negotiations, firm representatives said in separate statements.

“Orrick and Akin Gump have held preliminary discussions about the possibility of a merger. At this time, it is premature and inappropriate to speak publicly in any detail about the process,” Orrick spokesman David Schaefer told Law360.

Akin Gump spokeswoman Kathryn Holmes Johnson said, “Akin Gump and Orrick...
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