Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

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Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

Postby ben1185 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:43 am

FYI to anyone who might be interested in this...

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/09/28/orr ... ger-talks/

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Re: Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

Postby trojans09 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:49 am

I would advise anyone with offers from either of these to not accept them. The success of mergers is prefaced on employee layoffs to increase efficiencies. Expect massive layoffs but greater per partner profits, YAY!

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Re: Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

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Re: Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

Postby hlsjd12 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:16 am

THERE WILL BE BLOOD!!! STAY AWAY!!!

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Re: Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:20 am

Anonymous User wrote:I would advise anyone with offers from either of these to not accept them. The success of mergers is prefaced on employee layoffs to increase efficiencies. Expect massive layoffs but greater per partner profits, YAY!

Anonymous User wrote:THERE WILL BE BLOOD!!! STAY AWAY!!!

Neither of these needed to be anonymous.

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Re: Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:26 am

I wonder if the merged firm would follow lockstep or the Orrick model.

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Re: Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

Postby ben1185 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:30 am

I'm not sure all the doom and gloom is necessary. This possible merger could leave the firm in a very strong position, with a HUGE presence. But, notably, I don't know much about how law firm mergers work, and what the repercussions could be. I did interview with Akin, and liked them. I also know people who interviewed with Orrick and liked them as well.

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Re: Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:31 am

ben1185 wrote:I'm not sure all the doom and gloom is necessary. This possible merger could leave the firm in a very strong position, with a HUGE presence. But, notably, I don't know much about how law firm mergers work, and what the repercussions could be. I did interview with Akin, and liked them. I also know people who interviewed with Orrick and liked them as well.
The article suggests that Orrick is a bit of a merger tease. I wouldn't hold my breath.

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Re: Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

Postby ben1185 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:35 am

Kohinoor wrote:
ben1185 wrote:I'm not sure all the doom and gloom is necessary. This possible merger could leave the firm in a very strong position, with a HUGE presence. But, notably, I don't know much about how law firm mergers work, and what the repercussions could be. I did interview with Akin, and liked them. I also know people who interviewed with Orrick and liked them as well.
The article suggests that Orrick is a bit of a merger tease. I wouldn't hold my breath.


Wasn't planning on it. I'm not going to either of these firms, but I did find the article interesting and figured many people on here might have an interest.

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Re: Akin Gump & Orrick -- Merger Talks

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:44 pm

Wow, I was on the verge of accepting an offer from Orrick NYC. Not quite sure what to think now.




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