Following months of speculation and rumors, merger talks between Heller Ehrman and Baker & McKenzie are off. Heller Chairman Matthew Larrabee cited conflicts as a key reason for the end of the talks, but industry observers say other considerations may have been involved, noting that major adjustments would have been required on both sides. The end of talks is both good and bad news for Heller, allowing the firm to retain its culture but once again raising uncertainty over Heller's status.
Heller Says Conflicts Killed Merger
August 12, 2008