Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Locke Liddell & Sapp, based in Houston and Dallas, and Chicago-based Lord, Bissell & Brook have agreed to merge and will form a 700-lawyer firm named Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell. Jerry Clements, the Austin, Texas-based managing partner of Locke Liddell, says the firms signed a preliminary term sheet last week. The merger must be approved by at least 75 percent of the partners in each firm at votes set for mid-July and is expected to close by Aug. 1. The firm’s headquarters hasn’t been decided, Clements says, although she notes it may be in Austin because that’s where she lives. Thomas Jenkins, chairman of the executive committee at Lord Bissell, could not be reached for comment. “To my knowledge, this is the first time a large Texas firm merges with a law firm from outside Texas with offices outside the United States,” says Clement, referring to Lord Bissell’s London office. Locke Liddell is the larger firm with 399 lawyers, but Lord Bissell, which has about 300 lawyers, has a wider range of offices. Washington, D.C., is the only location where both firms have offices; Clements says Locke Liddell is moving soon into new office space in D.C., and the merger plans call for lawyers from Lord Bissell’s D.C. office to move into that new space once the merger closes. Locke Liddell, meanwhile, boosted the size of its D.C. office last week when it brought on 8 real estate lawyers from the D.C. office of Katten Muchin Rosenman. The group includes partners Jennifer Beer, Christopher Hart, Adam Lichenstein, and Edward Zughaib as well as four associates.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys is a reporter with Texas Lawyer , an ALM publication where a version of this article first appeared.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.