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The COVID-19 pandemic slowed law firm mergers significantly in 2020, according to two new reports. But analysts who compiled the deal numbers say firms are eager to grow again in 2021, citing “extremely high” interest in combination talks—including for large firm mergers—and a desire to return to pre-pandemic strategy.

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Andrew Maloney

I'm a Chicago-based reporter covering the business of law, focusing on national and global law firms for The American Lawyer, Law.com and other ALM publications.

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