Lawyers and consultants expressed surprise last week at reports that Washington, D.C.-based Wilmer Cutler Pickering and Boston's Hale and Dorr are nearing a partnership vote on merging. If approved, the merger would instantly create a 1,000-lawyer behemoth that would rank as one of the 10 largest firms in the country. A vote on the merger is expected this week or next, according to a source close to the discussions.
Wilmer Cutler, Hale and Dorr Said to Be in Merger Talks
April 19, 2004