After months of speculation, Philadelphia-based Drinker Biddle & Reath and Chicago-based Gardner Carton & Douglas have confirmed that the two firms will merge. The combination will take effect on Jan. 1, 2007, creating a firm with 651 lawyers and 26 other professionals across 12 offices. The firm will maintain the Drinker Biddle name, except for its offices in Illinois and Wisconsin, where it will be known as Drinker Biddle Gardner Carton until 2008.
Drinker Biddle to Merge With Gardner Carton
The Legal Intelligencer
November 14, 2006