McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP To Combine With Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The international law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) and the California-based law firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP have set a target merger date of March 1, 2012, following a recent vote by the firms' partners. This combination will enhance the legal services provided to clients in litigation, real estate, insurance, government contracts, government affairs and corporate law. The merger will also strengthen MLA's California foothold and increase Luce Forward's national and international presence.

The combined firm will continue as McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, and will operate with more than 600 attorneys and public policy advisors in 15 offices in the United States and internationally.  The integrated resources and leveraged capabilities of the combined firm will place it among the top 80 largest law firms in the U.S.  It will also rank among the 20 largest firms and the third largest real estate practice in California, and will have more than 120 practicing litigation attorneys in the state. 

Through the merger, MLA attorneys and clients will gain access to Luce Forward's significant litigation, real estate, insurance and corporate capabilities throughout California.  The merger provides Luce Forward attorneys and clients access to the nation's largest and oldest government contracts practice and a nationally-recognized government affairs practice based in Washington, D.C.

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP is an international law firm with 475 attorneys and public policy advisors. The firm provides business solutions in the areas of complex litigation, corporate, government contracts, health care, intellectual property, technology, environment and energy regulations, climate change, finance, international law, public policy and real estate. To learn more about the firm and its services, visit     

Founded in 1873, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP is a full-service California law firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel Valley/Del Mar, Orange County and Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, visit