Enough of the Howrey retrospective, we wish everyone one involved the best. Today, something to show that these things happen, and the law moves on.
One angle profiled on Day 2 of this review was that a merger was never really an option for Howrey. This explains why those early stories involving Winston & Strawn as a potential merger partner faded away quickly.
I thought this sounded familiar, so I went back into the Wired GC super-secret archives, to find a video that was posted for only a few days. I found it.
Back in August of 2008, there was talk of a potential merger between Heller Ehrman and Mayer Brown. These rumors proved unfounded, and Heller Ehrman was effectively done a month later. Shortly after the first reports of merger talks, I prepared a short video commentary on the subject of large law firm mergers. Within a few days of that posting, when Heller’s true problems started to emerge, I pulled the plug on it.
Since the statute has probably run at this point, I post it again below. Not sure for how long.
It still has a bit of currency, some 30 months later:
(The cash register receipt is hard to read; and is available here.)