Hot Boston Legal Market A Boon For Bingham Merger Hopes

Law360 (Link to Full Article, Sub. Req.) Bingham McCutchen LLP's deep roots in Boston, where many firms are enjoying a surge in transactional work through thriving tech and life science sectors, may make the floundering firm a more attractive target for potential merger partners Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP, experts told Law360...

Michael Rynowecer of Wellesley, Massachusetts-based BTI Consulting Group said that the active state of the Boston-area legal market could be attractive to one of Bingham's merger targets. 

“Most of the Boston firms with a long history have strong connections into the venture capital firms, with the entrepreneurs, and in the startup community," he said. “Anyone who merged with Bingham, if they could successfully integrate, would get a strong New England presence, and the New England market is one that favors existing and long-term firms."