Fulbright and Pillsbury Making Bedroom Eyes that Could Lead to Merger
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Love is in the air — and it may be more than just talk when it is reported that Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is possibly merging with Fulbright & Jaworski. Such a romance would have global results. Fulbright already flaunts 900 lawyers, while Pillsbury is no dough boy with its 700. If the titans get past the prenups, we are looking at a global superpower 1,600 strong.

But how likely is it? Three sources working with lawyers from Pillsbury have claimed the discussions are under way. More than that, they’ve both agreed not to poach lawyers from each other for a long time, and that is a good clue that financial information has been exchanged.

Fulbright’s 17 international offices, combined with Pillsbury’s 15, will give a spread of lawyers “throughout 25 to 30 offices,” said the sources.


Pillsbury has made such talk before, but this is the one of the few firms in recent history they seem serious about. Though they have gotten cold feet about Nixon Peabody; Chadbourne & Parke; and Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge; only following through with Wildman Harold Allen and Dixon, they seem serious on this one too. Neither firm has confirmed the report, and Pillsbury chairman Jim Rishwain declined commenting, but a few weeks ago he had said

“Over time we have aspirations to become a global firm. I will just say there are many tactics and approaches to getting to that place. We are open to pursuing every single approach.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Tax Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level tax associate attorney with 3-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Real Estate/Transactional Attorney

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Camp Hill office of our client seeks real estate/transactional attorney with experience. The candida...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney


Laramie office of our client seeks corporate attorney with 2+ years of experience.

Apply Now


Associate Attorney


Attorneys helping people........Brayton Purcell LLP is an extremely busy plaintiff\'s litigation pra...

Apply now

Casualty Attorney II


Kuluva, Armijo & Garcia is seeking an experienced and skilled California litigator for the position ...

Apply now

Legal Assistant / Paralegal


Tavares boutique and growing law firm is looking for a full-time legal assistant / paralegal to work...

Apply now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

Andrus Anderson LLP is a plaintiffs’ firm in San Francisco looking for a full-time associate w...

Apply now


To Top