If at first you don't succeed, try, and try again. It's a maxim that the management at Heller Ehrman has taken to heart as it has explored merging with one firm after another. About two weeks ago, discussions with Baker & McKenzie, the most substantive of Heller's recent merger talks, broke down due to conflicts. Now comes word, according to sources close to both firms, that Heller is aggressively pursuing other merger options, of which the most promising is a combination with Chicago-based Mayer Brown.
Heller Ehrman, Mayer Brown in Merger Talks
The American Lawyer
August 29, 2008