San Francisco-based Pillsbury Winthrop and Washington, D.C.-based Shaw Pittman announced Wednesday that they intend to merge, creating a 900-lawyer giant with national reach and global ambitions. The merger would catapult the newly-formed firm into the top quarter of The Am Law 100 list, long a stated goal of Pillsbury chairwoman Mary Cranston. However, many details remain -- including how many attorneys will exit because of client conflicts and how changes in compensation will shake out.
Pillsbury Winthrop Inks Merger Deal With Shaw Pittman
February 10, 2005