Editor’s Note: In their upcoming book “Law Firm Mergers: Lessons From Successful Strategic Combinations,” Kent Zimmermann and John E. Morris talk to law firm leaders about what they learned as keys to successful combinations. In this third and final excerpt from the book, we note a few of the takeaways mentioned. Here are the first and second excerpts.
Foley & Lardner
In 2018, the 200-plus lawyer Gardere Wynne Sewell, a longstanding regional firm originally based in Dallas, merged into the 1,000-lawyer Foley & Lardner, whose roots were in Milwaukee.