Squire Sanders, Patton Boggs Merge
After Ecuador Chevron Judgment Controversy

May 27, 2014, 7:46 PM

Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs LLP are merging to create a new law firm that will be among the 25 biggest in the world with about 1,600 lawyers in 21 countries.

The announcement that the new firm will be called Squire Patton Boggs comes two weeks after Patton Boggs agreed to pay $15 million to settle Chevron Corp.'s lawsuit over the firm’s involvement in obtaining a $9.5 billion judgment against the oil company in Ecuador 12 CARE 505, 5/9/14.

The combination is part of a trend of “continuing robust merger activity” in 2014 after a “banner year” in 2013, ...

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