The reports are in for 2011 on mergers and acquisitions in the law firm biz– the pace is picking up— and the prospects for 2012 look to be the same.  

US Mergers

Hildebrandt reports that 45 mergers that involved U.S. firms were completed last year, a 67% increase over 2010, with the Midwest being a locus of activity,  With 11 U.S.