Law Firm Mergers Continue To Heat Up At Record Pace

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT) -- Law firm mergers and acquisitions are continuing to heat up at a record pace this year, according to a report released Wednesday, as firms strategize to leverage more diverse platforms and gain new business.

According to a tally by firm consultant Altman Weil Inc., 19 law firm mergers and acquisitions were announced in the third quarter of 2013, with a total of 58 during the year's first three quarters — a 41 percent increase compared to the first three quarters of 2012.  Last year, there were...
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