Partners at pioneering international law firm Coudert Brothers have voted to let the New York-based firm break up. Sources familiar with the situation said Thursday's announcement indicated that merger discussions with Baker & McKenzie had failed to produce an agreement, although it remained possible that individual offices or groups of Coudert partners would join the Chicago-based firm. The announcement signals the likely dissolution of one of the oldest and most respected firms in the United States.
Coudert Breakup Voted After Merger Talks Fail
New York Law Journal
August 19, 2005