Hogan & Hartson chairman J. Warren Gorrell Jr. has never sounded like a fan of big law firm mergers, but he seems to have overcome his reservations. Hogan, the century-old Washington, D.C., stalwart, is talking merger with London-based Lovells. It's exactly the kind of high-stakes merger Gorrell, and his firm, have shied away from in the past. Combined, the merged firm would boast 2,532 lawyers and would have posted $1.9 billion in gross revenue in 2008, moving it up to No. 8 on the Am Law Global 100 list.
Hogan & Hartson in Talks to Merge With U.K.'s Lovells
The National Law Journal
October 8, 2009