Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld confirmed Tuesday that they are engaged in talks to combine into what could create a more than 1,800-lawyer firm.
A spokeswoman for Akin Gump confirmed that the two firms are “in exploratory discussions regarding the possibility of a merger,” and a spokesman for Orrick said the firms “have held preliminary discussions about the possibility of a merger.”
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