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Legal.io Newsletter - October 29, 2021

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Legal.io Newsletter - October 29, 2021

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Competition for legal talent in Texas is so strong that some law firms are paying signing bonuses as high as $500,000 to hire the most experienced associates from other firms. More here.

Trellis Raises $14.1M - the LA-based legal analytics platform company has raised their Series A led by Headline Ventures. Trellis plans to build out their new APIs and expand their team. More here

Initial Litigation Offering - Law firm Roche Freeman LLP and investment platform Republic are behind the "ILO", which will fund a case against a California county. The suit seeks up to $1B in damages. More here.  

Sun European Partners Affiliate Acquires Fletchers - the private equity firm has acquired the UK personal injury law firm. The firm will retain its headquarters in Southport. More here

2022: Year of the Firm Mergers? - Law firm merger consultants say several large firms are in merger talks based off of continuing pressure in the lateral market and the widening gap among elite firms. More here

Facebook Inc. Changes Name to Meta Platforms Inc. - The new name, Meta (for short) aligns with Zuckerberg's commitment to developing new tech called the "metaverse". The social platform will still retain the name Facebook. More here.

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