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Patton Boggs to merge with Squire Sanders

The new law firm will be the 23rd largest law firm in the United States

Two major law firms, Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders, are expected to merge on June 1.

The new firm, to be called Squire Patton Boggs, will be 23rd largest law firm in the United States. It will have 280 attorneys in Washington, D.C., and close to 800 nationwide. There will be many foreign offices, as well.

“Through our combination with Squire Sanders we are doing it again, by bringing together our rich experience with one of the world’s most expansive practice and geographic footprints,” Boggs added.

There are reports that some Patton Boggs partners may choose to leave the firm after the deal is complete, according toThe Wall Street Journal. In addition, Patton Boggs recently let go of 40 attorneys and 70 staff members, according to The Washington Post.Last July, InsideCounsel reported that Patton Boggs saw 19 partners leave the firm in a month.

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