Texas Firms Stand Their Ground Amid Merger Mania

By Jess Krochtengel (June 24, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- Texas law firms are facing an onslaught of merger offers from national and international firms that want to break in to a booming energy market, but many are turning down rapid growth and say it's in their best interests to retain a regional identity.

Last week, partners at Austin-based Brown McCarroll LLP agreed to merge with St. Louis-based Husch Blackwell LLP, and earlier this summer, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP finalized its merger with London-based megafirm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. And across the state, it's hard to find a firm that says it hasn't been offered a chance to become part of...

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