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A merger between the Boston-based Ropes and Gray law firm with Fish and Neave, a law firm with offices in New York and Washington DC, has been finalized.

A merger between the Boston-based Ropes and Gray law firm with Fish and Neave, a law firm with offices in New York and Washington DC, has been finalized.

Ropes and Gray Chairman Bradford Malt perviously said the merger would create a powerful new resource for its clients. The combined firms will employ 750 lawyers and 50 patent agents and technical specialists.

The firm will retain the name Ropes and Gray. Intellectual property lawyers from the combined firm will be known as Fish and Neave IP Group of Ropes and Gray.

The combination triples the size of Ropes and Gray’s New York office and doubles the size of their litigation department.

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