In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.
Thomas M. Gallagher, chair of the Executive Committee of Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the February 13, 2020 Michigan Lawyers Weekly article, "Troutman, Pepper Merger Brings Coast-to-Coast Coverage."
Tom Gallagher, chair of the executive committee of Pepper Hamilton who will act as the firm's vice chair, said the reasons to join forces go beyond the "nearly seamless merging" of complementary practice groups, which include corporate, litigation, and intellectual property among others.
"The partnership represents an exciting chapter in the firm's evolution," he explained. "Culturally, we are grounded in the same core values."
"Both firms have impressive attorneys who are industry thought leaders, and we see significant synergies between the firms' practice groups and geographic footprints," Gallagher noted.