More than a year after Lathrop GPM was formed, the firm’s leaders say the pandemic’s disruption and remote working conditions have actually served to accelerate the combined firm’s integration, helping the firm achieve business and merger goals.

Yes, law firm merger talks significantly slowed in 2020. But some combinations that were already effective by the time the pandemic hit, such as the one between Kansas City-based Lathrop Gage and Minneapolis-based Gray Plant Mooty, effective January 2020, have seen an integration boost.