LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Locke Liddell & Sapp and Lord Bissell & Brook LLP, said Wednesday their partners have approved a merger of the firms.
The new, combined firm will have more than 700 attorneys, and about $400 million in gross revenue.
The merger will take effect Oct. 2. The new firm will be Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP. Locke Dallas-based Liddell & Sapp’s managing partner Jerry Clements will serve as chairman of the new firm.
Chicago-based Lord, Bissell & Brook’s current Chairman Thomas Jenkins and Locke Liddell & Sapp’s Marc Watts will serve as the firm’s co-vice chairmen.
“It became very clear during our meetings over the past three months that both firms have similar cultures, share the same objectives and philosophies, and want to build on each other’s strengths and experiences,” Clements said. “Together, we will immediately realize geographic diversity, establish a larger national footprint and increase our breadth and depth.”
The new firm will have offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York; Sacramento, Calif.; and Washington, D.C.