Biglaw Merger Postponed Due To ‘Unprecedented’ Coronavirus Challenges


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While we are well-positioned to execute the combination on April 1, we believe the decision to postpone is in the best interest of our attorneys, staff, and clients. Postponing the merger will allow our attorneys to remain focused on excellent client care and will allow all our people to prioritize the health and safety of their families and themselves at this difficult time.

—  an except from an announcement posted on the Troutman Sanders website, announcing that its planned merger with Pepper Hamilton is being postponed until July 1, 2020. When the merger is complete this summer, the combined firm of Troutman Pepper will have 1,100 lawyers across 23 offices.


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