Locke Lord Weighs Merger With Nixon Peabody

Law360, New York (December 16, 2010, 8:17 PM EST) -- Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP is reportedly considering a merger with Nixon Peabody LLP that would create a nearly 1,400-lawyer megafirm, but so far neither party is saying much publicly.

At a large partner meeting a couple of weeks ago, Locke Lord leaders announced that they were in merger discussions with Nixon Peabody, a Locke Lord source told legal blog Above the Law on Wednesday.

But when reached by telephone Thursday, Locke Lord spokeswoman Julie Gilbert denied that, saying only that “we're not in discussions...
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