Reed Smith, Thompson & Knight Call Off Merger

Law360, New York (January 6, 2011, 8:14 PM EST) -- Despite months of discussions, Reed Smith LLP and Thompson & Knight LLP have decided not to move forward with a potential merger, the firms said Thursday.

The two firms, which had conducted due diligence on a possible combination over the last few months, said they had ended talks on a deal prior to pitching the matter to each firm’s partnership for a vote.

“We are very impressed with Thompson & Knight’s lawyers, practices and clients,” said Gregory B. Jordan, Reed Smith’s global managing partner. “Both firms...
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