Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to merge effective April 1, 2020.

The new law firm, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, or “Troutman Pepper,” will have 1,100 attorneys in 23 offices across the country. Troutman Pepper will offer its clients greater resources and bench strength, enhanced practices and expanded geographical reach. initially reported merger talks between the two firms in November.

Troutman Pepper will have an office in eight of the 10 largest U.S. markets. The firm’s expanded footprint creates practices in the Southeast, Northeast, West Coast and Midwest regions of the country.

Additional officers of Troutman Pepper are Tom Cole, Managing Partner of Pepper Hamilton, who will continue in that role at Troutman Pepper, and Andrea Farley, Chair of Troutman Sanders’ Partner Compensation Committee, who will continue in that role at the combined firm.

Troutman Pepper will have offices in 23 cities.