News of the formation of Squire Patton Boggs was carried by several international media outlets after its announcement on May 23, 2014, including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, British American Business, The New York Times, Business News (AU), The Wall Street Journal, The Peninsula (Qatar) and The Plain Dealer. A majority of the coverage stressed the size of the combined firm (Australasian Lawyer referred to Squire Patton Boggs as “a global powerhouse”) as well as the significance of the “storied” firms’ merger. The combined firm will consist of roughly 1,600 lawyers spanning 45 offices in 21 countries.
Jim Maiwurm, chair and global CEO of Squire Patton Boggs, was quoted by The Washington Post in an article May 23, 2014: “Patton Boggs is the premier public policy firm in the world, and this combination establishes us as the go-to firm for public policy work.”
Squire Patton Boggs Chair Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. told The Wall Street Journal on May 27, 2014, the merger would yield “a good future for the firm.”
Squire Patton Boggs Chair-Elect Mark Ruehlmann was quoted by Inside Counsel (May 23, 2014): “Our goal has long been to create a platform that allows our lawyers to serve their clients no matter where in the world their business needs take them. We have made great strides in this regard, and the completion this merger marks another significant milestone that will position us to become even more competitive in an increasingly global marketplace where clients require specialized expertise.”
In a statement referenced by The Wall Street Journal (May 23, 2014), Global Managing Partner Ed Newberry said the combination would "provide considerable opportunities to access new markets, engage clients in new ways and attract and retain top talent."