Home

Orrick Pillsbury Fails to Take Off
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

The news of a merger between Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in October had made headlines around the country and set the industry abuzz with talk of a new significant entity in the making. The new firm was to be named Orrick Pillsbury. However, news this week indicates that despite positive intentions of both the law firms, the merger cannot take place due to conflicts of interests involving major clients.

Reuters first covered the story in an exclusive.

  
What
Where


Though the identities of the clients have not been disclosed, a statement from Pillsbury stated, “Orrick and Pillsbury have ended talks about a potential combination …”

Without mentioning any other reasons the statement read, “We mutually determined that we will not be able to proceed due to prospective client conflicts that we have not been able to resolve …”

In a joint interview by Orrick Chairman Mitch Zulkie and Pillsbury Chairman James Rishwain, Zulkie said, “We are disappointed that we are not able to bring this over the goal line.” Rishwain added, “Ultimately we could not come up with a workable solution.”

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!!




If the merger had taken place, it would have created an entity within the 10 largest law firms in the country.

However, client conflicts or no, the spate of law firm mergers this year shows law firms gearing up for change, consolidating or strengthening practices, and acquiring new business by merging with other firms when the flow of new business is low.



It is not known whether either Orrick or Pillsbury would be merging with other law firms, but the possibility cannot be ruled out.

Before Pillsbury, Orrick had considered and had entered into merger talks with Akin Gump, Dewey Ballantine, Coudert Brothers, Venture Law Group and Swidler Berlin Shereff Fiedman.

At least with Dewey and Coudert, Orrick was able to narrowly escape disaster.



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney - 1-3 years experience

USA-TX-Houston

Rymer, Echols, Slay & Nelson-Archer, P.C. is seeking an associate for our office in the Houston Gall...

Apply now

Intellectual Property Attorney

USA-MI-Detroit

Bodman is seeking to fill two full-time attorney positions in its Intellectual Property Practice Gro...

Apply now

Associate Attorney (Commercial Real Estate)

USA-VA-Fairfax

Dynamic six (6) attorney boutique commercial real estate law firm located in the Mosaic District of ...

Apply now

Sr. Attorney

USA-CA-Monterey Park

Yang Law Offices is a boutique law firm headquartered in the City of Monterey Park, with a team of 1...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Remote Sales/recruiting Professionals

USA-CA-Pasadena

Remote Sales/Recruiting Professionals: No Cold Calling Required BCG Attorney Search is seeking a ...

Apply Now

Real Estate Finance Associate Attorney

USA-NJ-Northfield

Northfield office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a real estate finance associate...

Apply Now

Real Estate Finance Attorney

USA-NJ-Northfield

Northfield office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks real estate finance attorney wi...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top