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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Merger talks have broken down between Chicago firm Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe and California's McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen.
The firms agreed to enter talks in May in a bid to create a 1,200-lawyer firm (The Lawyer, 21 May 2001). The deal is understood to have broken down because of a combination of client conflicts, management issues and practice group crossovers. McCutchen Doyle's managing partner Michael Plishner told The Lawyer in May: "We've a long way to go before we actually have a deal put together, but both firms have seen the great possibilities of a large law firm." He said then that if a deal went ahead it would be done by the autumn. The merger would have created a firm with a 300-lawyer office in Chicago, 300 lawyers on the West Coast, 100 in New York and 400 in the Washington DC, Baltimore and West Virginia region.