The long-awaited merger between Atlanta’s Troutman Sanders and Philadelphia’s Pepper Hamilton finally went live Wednesday, after a delayed start date and pay cuts in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  

The merger creates a 1,100-lawyer firm, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders—one of the 50 highest-grossing firms in the country based on their 2019 revenues. The legacy firms’ combined revenue last year was $900 million.