Womble Carlyle, PoGo In Merger Talks: Report

Law360, New York (January 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC is reportedly in discussions to merge with struggling southeastern counterpart Powell Goldstein LLP.

On Monday, the Legal Times reported that Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Womble Carlyle was in serious discussions with Atlanta-based Powell Goldstein, citing former lawyers and legal recruiters familiar with the situation.

When reached by telephone, Russell Thomas, the media director for Womble Carlyle, did not confirm or deny the veracity of the Legal Times' article.

“We're constantly talking to other firms,” Thomas said. “Sometimes these conversations bear fruit and...
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