After a spate of lateral departures following a tough financial year in 2013, Bingham McCutchen has reportedly sounded out several Am Law 100 firms about a potential union, which comes at a record-setting time for law firm mergers.

Reuters cited anonymous sources in breaking the news late last week that Boston-based Bingham had reached out to at least four Am Law 100 firms over the past three months, with two of those firms rejecting Bingham’s purported advances. The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Bingham remains on the hunt for a merger partner.

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