Another Take On Reed Smith, Pepper Hamilton Merger Talks

Law360, New York (April 18, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT) -- Talk is cheap unless it is with a lawyer. Or when two large law firms are engaged in merger talks. And though not all merger discussions result in deals (witness the recent cessation of discussions between Greenberg Traurig LLP and Berwin Leighton Paisner), it's certainly newsworthy to cover them. And the ongoing courtship between Reed Smith LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP has received its fair share of press coverage.

Most of the press has focused on the "what if?" question — if the two firms were to effect a merger (and that term is used synonymously here with "acquisition"), they would...

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