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The cultural differences among U.K. and U.S. law firms are dwindling in some respects as compensation models are tweaked, legal technology is adopted more universally, and law firms expand around the globe. But last week’s news surrounding merger talks between Allen & Overy and O’Melveny & Myers highlighted one area where firms on either side of the pond typically differ: how partners vote on mergers.

Gina Passarella Cipriani

Gina Passarella is editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer. She has covered the business of law for her entire career, first as a reporter and special projects editor with The Legal Intelligencer in Pennsylvania and then as senior editor for business of law in ALM's global newsroom. She took over as editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer in January 2017.

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