Norton Rose’s Martyr: Fulbright deal won’t hurt US referral relationships By Joshua Freedman 21 November 2012 14:35 17 December 2015 11:52 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 Poker face 21 November 2012 at 20:51 I’m not sure whether Norton Rose are optimistic or delusional. Do they really believe that a hook up with Fulbrights is going to have no effect on the referrals they’ve been getting out of the States? Most self respecting US law firms will have been firming up their contacts all round the City the moment they heard the news. Reply Link Anonymous 24 November 2012 at 20:15 Hmmm, ask Mayer Brown, DLA Piper, Jones Day, SNR Denton, K&L Gates and Squire Sanders London partners how their US referrals went after merging with US firms. Zilch, Zero, Nada, Nuffin. This article is hilarious, if you’re an NR partner dependent on US referrals get out now cause its all about to stop. eel really sorry for the Canadians caught up in this – what were you thinking? Reply Link Anonymous 27 November 2012 at 16:44 Looks like some over-eager journalist just HAD to find SOME negative angle about the deal and pulled this one out of the hat. The referral work from US firms, as valuable as it is to any firm, will be hugely outweighed by the worldwide business created for NR by having a large presence in the States. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.