Dewey Ballantine and Orrick Move Closer to Merger

, The American Lawyer

New York's Dewey Ballantine and San Francisco's Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have taken another step toward completing a merger. According to a statement, the management and executive committees at both firms have announced to their respective partners that they intend to recommend approving the combination. A full partnership vote at both firms is expected before the end of the year. The combined firm would have 1,500 lawyers in 21 offices around the world and revenues of more than $1 billion.

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