BakerHostetler To Absorb IP Boutique Woodcock Washburn

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 7:10 PM EST) -- The pace of BigLaw mergers quickened Friday with the announcement that Ohio-based BakerHostetler will absorb intellectual property stalwart Woodcock Washburn on the first of the new year.

While a letter of intent has been signed, the combination plan must still get partnership approval. But leaders at both firms told Law360 that the response so far to the planned tie-up has been overwhelmingly positive.

“I think what we see is an opportunity to be a go-to firm for technology companies, and offer a full spectrum of legal...
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