Stroock and Nixon Peabody have made plans to announce a combination this summer, sources with knowledge of the firms say.
In prepared statements, the firms declined to confirm or deny the merger talks but said they are open to such opportunities.
Stroock has been on the hunt for a merger partner since losing 43 restructuring lawyers to Paul Hastings, followed by other group departures.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and Nixon Peabody are discussing a merger between the firms, targeting this summer for announcing the combination publicly, sources with independent knowledge of the talks say.
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