Hale and Dorr and Wilmer Cutler & Pickering close in on merger

Boston’s Hale and Dorr and Washington-based Wilmer Cutler & Pickering are in merger talks.

According to the Boston Globe the two firms could finalise the deal as early as next week.

“There have been ongoing discusssions with Wilmer Cutler. But there has been no final decision,” Hale and Dorr’s managing partner William Lee told the Boston Globe.

Both firms have about 500 lawyers and revenues of about $300 million.

Wilmer Cutler ranked number 10 on The American Lawyer’s ranking of top US law firms; Hale and Dorr was number 13.