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Dentons has completed its previously announced combinations in the United States. The combination of Pittsburgh-headquartered Cohen & Grigsby and Indianapolis-based Bingham Greenebaum with Dentons US, launches the first step in forming a national law firm in the United States.

Dentons is calling the initiative Project Golden Spike.

The new U.S. region will be governed by a management committee led by Dentons US CEO Mike McNamara, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum Managing Partner Keith Bice, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby President and CEO Chris Carson and Dentons US Managing Partner Mary Wilson. Toby McClamroch will be managing partner of Dentons’ U.S. region.

Dentons Cohen & Grigsby, which provides business-critical legal services, is comprised of more than 140 lawyers with offices in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, and Naples, Florida. The firm’s lawyers have developed core and specialty areas in business services, commercial and complex litigation, workforce solutions and private wealth management.

“We have been very encouraged by our clients’ reaction to the announcement of Golden Spike,” Carson said. “Our clients, whose loyalty over many decades has been our greatest asset, immediately saw this as a smart play, and one that would give them access to legal talent in so many more places — both in the U.S. and around the world.”

Clients now benefit from Dentons’ 33 offices in the United States, including offices in nine of the 10 largest markets and 14 of the top 20.

In 2019, Dentons’ partners approved 14 combinations around the world. That means clients now have access to more than 10,000 Dentons lawyers in 182 locations and 74 countries across the globe.