Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The Intrepid One Talks (Dirty) Merger
There must be something in the water.
First the Dude has three posts this year, each charged with sex: our favorite Israelis, a deposition penis, and he manages to sex up (sort of) a law firm merger.
Not to be outdone, the Intrepid One gets into the act, spicing up her reporting on the possible merger of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Fowler White Boggs.
Don't believe me?
"Tampa-based Fowler White Boggs is "deep into" merger talks with Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, according to numerous sources "inside and outside" the firm."
Oh come on. If that is not laced with innuendo, then I don't know what is.
How about this? "Sources say Buchanan Ingersoll and Fowler White "began talking" last summer..."
And this? "Partners at the firms have not voted on the proposal and "a thorough vetting process" is under way,...." Indeed.
As if that weren't enough, "[t]he combined firm would create a 550-lawyer firm "dominated" by Buchanan Ingersoll." That word always makes me want to "appear" before Judge Ungaro.
If the merger consummates, I suggest the name be Buchanan Fowler White Boggs Ingersoll Rooney, or "BFWBingR." The pr flaks should agree that has a certain ring to it, right? Plus, all the kids will think it sounds super cool.
N.B. I absolutely love the look on Dudley Moore's face at 0:57 when Bo answers his question. Happy New Year, SFL. You are indeed The Man.