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Wilmer, Cutler Merges with Hale & Dorr

Washington, D.C.-based Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, one of the veteran names in communications law, is merging with Boston-based Hale & Dorr effective May 31.

The new firm, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering Hale & Dorr, will be one of the nation's largest, boasting about 1,000 lawyers, 475 of them in Washington, with projected 2004 revenues in excess of $700 million.
Co-managing partners will be Hale and Dorr Managing Partner William F. Lee and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Managing Partner William J. Perlstein. The new Web site will be

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.