Hildebrandt Institute says 20 law firms merged in Q1 2012

Mergers rose 43 percent from 2011, stats differ from Altman Weil report released earlier this week

What a difference variant recording metrics make.

On Monday, legal consultancy Altman Weil Inc. released a report indicating that 2012’s M&A activity continues the rebound of law firm combinations that began in Q3 2010 and held firm through all of 2011. Altman Weil reported that there have been 14 mergers and acquisitions announced in the U.S. in Q1 2012, which is on pace compared to 16 in Q1 2011 and about 15 over the past six quarters.

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