News US & The Americas Law firms Akin-Orrick merger talks collapse By Margaret Taylor 4 October 2010 16:10 17 December 2015 15:55 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 4 October 2010 at 16:46 Truly, it would need a heart of stone not to laugh. “Mutual respect”, indeed Reply Link Rhubarb & Custard 4 October 2010 at 16:56 Sorry, Ralph, much as we all appreciate your style and ability to promote Orrick, at the end of the day this has all gone on long enough. Time to pass the baton. Reply Link Parsley 5 October 2010 at 10:01 Orrick looks bad simply because the merger discussions become public. There are dozens of mergers that are talked about without them ever seeing the light of day and they probably don’t get much past a preliminary chat. It’s no shame. Orrick partners should just shut up about who they’re talking to. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.