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Ballard Spahr Acquires NY First Amendment Boutique

Ballard Spahr Acquires NY First Amendment Boutique

In the latest addition to its growing media practice, Philadelphia’s Ballard Spahr is set to acquire the 25-lawyer first amendment law boutique, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz. Earlier this summer, in June, the firm added Charles Tobin, a former Holland & Knight partner and in-house lawyer for Gannett, as co-chair of its national media and


Large Philadelphia Law Firms Announce Mergers

Two large Philadelphia-based law firms announced mergers on Tuesday, signaling a continuing trend of consolidation in the market for legal services. Ballard Spahr of Philadelphia and Lindquist & Vennum on Minneapolis will merge Jan. 1, 2018, the firms said. The combined firm will retain the name Ballard Spahr and have more than 650 lawyers in

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Hogan Lovells Bulks Up In Boston with Merger

Hogan Lovells officially merged the 28-lawyer Boston litigation boutique, Collora, into its fold this week, hanging up signs and putting the attorneys there on its website. CEO Steve Immelt said the firm needed to open in Boston to service its life science clients but wanted to merge so it starts with a large presence there —

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Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne Complete Merger

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and the smaller New York-based law firm Chadbourne & Parke completed their merger on Friday, the firms announced. The deal marks the end of Chadbourne’s 115-year run as a stand-alone law firm and is the latest sign of consolidation in the legal industry. The new firm, keeping the name Norton

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Hogan Lovells Merges With Boston Law Firm

Hogan Lovells is merging with the 25-lawyer boutique, Boston law firm Collora, the firms announced Thursday. Hogan Lovells, with 40 offices worldwide, wanted a presence in Boston and also to beef up its life science and health practices, both of which it will gain by merging with Collora, Asher Rubin, head of Hogan Lovells life

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L.A. Firms Sought After for Mergers, Survey Says (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The authors are consultants to law firms.  By Kent Zimmermann and Peter Zeughauser, Principals, Zeughauser Group We recently sought to better understand the outlook and growth aspirations of leaders of independent law firms based in greater Los Angeles. We focused on firms with headcount of 20-200 attorneys in downtown Los Angeles and on

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Prominent IP Lawyer on 100 Lawyers and Staff Leaving Ropes & Gray

One of the big stories last week was Ropes & Gray’s announcement that it would spin off its patent prosecution practice, resulting in 100 lawyers and staff departing the large Boston-based law firm to form a new entity. On Friday, Big Law Business caught up with Greg Sueoka, the former managing partner of Fenwick &