More BigLaw Merger Talks Show An Industry In Survival Mode

Law360, New York (October 28, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT) -- The loud buzz of merger negotiations grew to a roar Monday as reports swirled that Patton Boggs LLP was in talks with Locke Lord LLP, the latest potential marriage in what experts expect will be a record year for law firm tie-ups as firm leaders increasingly look at growth as key to long-term survival.

“It’s a sign of the times, the fact that there are more significant firms in merger discussions, and we’re going to see more of this consolidation,” said Ward Bower, a principal at...
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