Mayer Walks Away From Merger Talks With Heller

Law360, New York (September 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Merger talks involving Heller Ehrman LLP have fallen through for the second time in just over a month, with the ailing firm's latest would-be partner Mayer & Brown LLP citing client and practice conflicts as it walked away from the deal Monday.

"Heller Ehrman is a fine firm with outstanding lawyers," Mayer spokesman Brian Pitts said in a statement Monday. "A merger with them would have offered potential benefits for both firms and our clients. In the end, however, various issues, including client and practice conflicts,...
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