Orrick-Pillsbury Merger Talks End Over Client Conflicts

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 9:39 PM EST) -- Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP said Monday they have pulled the plug on merger talks to create one of the largest law firms in the U.S., saying they were unable to work out a conflict involving Orrick’s public finance group and Pillsbury’s environmental, tax and real estate teams.

The firms said they mutually concluded they would not be able to move forward with a potential combination because of prospective client conflicts “that we have not been able to resolve, notwithstanding...
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