Robert C. Sheehan - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Robert C. Sheehan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 212-735-3350

Robert C. Sheehan, who oversees the firm’s pro bono program, was Executive Partner of Skadden, Arps from April 1994 to April 2009. Mr. Sheehan began his career with Skadden in 1969, became a partner in 1978 and of counsel in 2010.

Prior to his tenure as Executive Partner, Mr. Sheehan headed the Financial Institutions Merger & Acqui­sition Group, which he had founded. Mr. Sheehan, who has been cited by publications as one of the world’s leading banking lawyers, has represented numerous bank and thrift holding companies, both as acquirers and as targets, in negotiated and unsolicited acquisition transactions. Mr. Sheehan also has served as counsel for financial institutions in connection with their relations with various state and federal banking regulatory authorities.

In 2012, Mr. Sheehan received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Law Firm Leadership from The American Lawyer magazine. He was named as the recipient of the Judge Learned Hand Award by the American Jewish Committee in 2010. Mr. Sheehan also was honored with the 2009 Laurie D. Zelon Award by the Pro Bono Institute (presented to him by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) in recognition of his pro bono service. In 2008, he was the recipient of the St. Thomas More Award by the Lawyers Committee of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund for his leadership and service to the legal profession. In addition, Mr. Sheehan received the Legal Aid Society’s 2005 Servant of Justice Award for his contributions to pro bonocauses.

Boston CollegeBA University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.
Board of Directors &?Co-Chair of Capital Campaign, Harlem RBIAdvisory Committee on Selection of Penn Law Student for Human Rights FellowshipBoard of Directors, Volunteers of Legal Service, Inc.Board of Directors, Skadden, Arps Foundation for Diversity in the Legal ProfessionBoard of Trustees, Skadden Fellowship FoundationNominating Committee, New York City Bar AssociationAdvisory Board of the Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham Law SchoolBoard of Directors, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation AFlom Family FoundationChief Judge Lippman Task Force on Access to Legal ServicesChief Judge’s Advisory Council on Attorney Emeritus Program

Office Location

Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036
United States

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions Law