Law firms Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs have agreed to merge. The combined firm, which will boast 1,500 lawyers spanning 44 offices in 21 countries around the world, will be called Squire Patton Boggs.
The merger places the firm among the top 25 firms globally in terms of lawyer headcount, and eighth by number of countries where it has offices.
The companies said the merger will result in a broader and deeper client offering, with complementary practice areas and industry expertise creating a catalyst for increased growth.
“Today marks an important day in the history of our firm. Patton Boggs is the premier public policy firm in the world, and this combination establishes us as the ‘go-to’ firm for public policy work,” said Jim Maiwurm, chair and global CEO of Squire Sanders. “We also gain a leading position in the Middle East and several new locations in the US, while deepening our bench in a number of important practices areas, all of which strengthen our service platform.
“Through our discussions we have gained a great deal of respect for the partnership and culture of Patton Boggs. We are very pleased to combine leading global and public policy firms with diverse and strong practices and client bases, strong regional positions and international orientations. Together we will be uniquely positioned to respond to the needs of business clients around the world.”
Ed Newberry, managing partner of Patton Boggs, said: “Squire Sanders is recognized as a one of the industry’s leading global law firms with practice and industry expertise in key financial markets spanning the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East,” said Ed Newberry, Managing Partner of Patton Boggs. The platform and collective expertise created through this combination provide considerable opportunities to access new markets, engage clients in new ways and attract and retain top talent. I couldn’t be more excited for the future of our firm.”
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