Representing a high stakes case can lead to big rewards for firms. Unfortunately, the reverse is also true. Following a series of stumbles related to environmental damage suits against Chevron in Ecuador, Washington D.C.-based Patton Boggs LLP found itself in dire straits.
However the firm has now found hope for a rescue, with news coming on May 23 that it will merge with firm Squire Sanders. The resulting firm, Squire Patton Boggs will be one of the largest firms in the United States.