Partners at Hogan & Hartson and Lovells signed off on their megamerger in separate votes that ended at midnight on Monday. The move is one of the last big hurdles before the two firms officially set up shop, which is planned for May 1. "This is a great day for us," Hogan's chairman J. Warren Gorrell Jr. said Tuesday. In spite of the vote, the two firms still have several issues to work out, including overlapping offices and practice areas. The merged firm, with 2,500 lawyers, will be called Hogan Lovells.
Hogan and Lovells Partners Approve Merger
The National Law Journal
December 15, 2009