As Firms Merge, Keeping Talent Is Tough

Law360, New York (July 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Nearly 90 law firms grew their ranks and expanded their footprints through mergers in the first half of this year, but bigger does not always mean better for the lawyers of newly combined firms.

Law firm mergers can be a major boost for attorneys by enhancing their practice areas and enabling them to reach out to a wider variety of clients. But mergers can also lead to a loss of firm culture, client conflicts and a change in compensation that may set off a stampede for...
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