Day: July 16, 2015

Pro Bono and Law Firm Mergers

Law firm mergers are booming, with new combinations being announced at a record pace. There have already been 48 law firm mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. this year, making 2015’s mid-year total the highest in the past nine years. Mergers involve many complicated and moving pieces (compensation policies; client conflicts issues; leadership and administrative reorganization and consolidation; etc.) and can create anxiety and tension. Pro bono, however, can be an effective piece of a larger and long-term integration process. It is important that pro bono does not get lost in the shuffle and that firms think carefully about how

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