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"Orrick to merge with Buckley, nearly doubling its DC footprint" (The American Lawyer)

American Lawyer

Clinton R. Rockwell, Christopher M. Witeck

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is merging with Washington, D.C.-founded Am Law 200 firm Buckley, adding significant strength to Orrick in financial regulation, enforcement and litigation and doubling its footprint in the nation’s capital.

The merger, expected to close by the end of January, is responding to a historic period of demand for regulatory guidance across financial services, technology and fintech.

“Our clients are innovating in an environment of increasing regulatory and enforcement uncertainty,” Orrick Chairman and CEO Mitch Zuklie said. “They are dealing with meaningful penalties in a world where the regulatory environment hasn’t kept up with innovation. They need forward-looking, detailed, sophisticated transactional and litigation advice in that environment.”

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