Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, two law firms based in San Francisco, have decided not to pursue a merger, the firms said in a joint statement.

"We mutually determined that we will not be able to proceed due to prospective client conflicts that we have not been able to resolve, notwithstanding each firm's best efforts," according to the statement, which didn't provide details on the conflicts.

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