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K&L Gates' Latest Merger Gets Green Light

Law360 (December 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Paving the way for a fresh start for Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP and Hughes & Luce LLP, the two firms’ partners have signed off on a proposal to join forces in the new year.

The partners voted Monday in favor of a proposal to combine the two firms, creating a law firm of more than 1,500 lawyers in 23 offices located throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

The union will be effective Jan. 1, the firms said.

The firms said the merger...
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