Firm Profile

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Headquarters

Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036
United States
(212) 735.3000

Firm Details

With more than 1,700 attorneys in 22 offices on four continents, Skadden serves clients in every major financial center. Our strategically positioned U.S. and international locations allow us proximity to our clients and their operations and ensure a seamless and unified approach at all times.

For more than 70 years, Skadden has provided legal services to the business, financial and governmental communities around the world in a wide range of high-profile transactions, regulatory matters, and litigation and controversy issues. Our clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to a substantial number of the 500 largest U.S. corporations and many of the leading global companies. We have represented numerous governments, many of the largest banks — including virtually all of the leading investment banks — and major insurance and financial services companies. The firm has more than 50 practice areas and advises clients in matters involving, among others, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, securities law, banking, project finance, energy, antitrust, tax and intellectual property.

Rankings in Surveys

Skadden frequently is identified as one of the world’s leading law firms. For example:

  • Skadden has been named the top corporate law firm in the United States in Corporate Board Member magazine’s annual survey of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms" more than any other law firm.
  • The survey asked directors of publicly traded companies to select "a firm they would most likely turn to for corporate legal matters."
  • In 2019, for the ninth consecutive time, Skadden was named to the BTI Consulting Group’s list of top litigation law firms — The BTI Fearsome Foursome — and named as a Powerhouse for Securities and Finance Litigation in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2020. Skadden is the only firm named to both of these lists in every edition of the report.
  • In the U.S. News — Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019 survey, Skadden was recognized as a leading firm in 176 separate practices and regions, receiving 145 Tier 1 rankings. We also were named Law Firm of the Year for Corporate Law and Tax Law.
  • In Chambers USA 2019, we earned 76 practice and attorney Band 1 rankings. Additionally, in Chambers Global 2019, Skadden garnered 42 Band 1 practice and attorney rankings.
  • Corporate counsel rank Skadden as the No. 1 firm to turn to in bet-the-company situations, according to the report "BTI Brand Elite 2019: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms." 

 

Skadden emphasizes a dedication to excellent client service and the highest ethical standards across a platform that fosters collaboration, creativity and effciency in all that we do. Our effort on behalf of clients is matched by our commitment to diversity and public service, both of which are core elements of life at the firm.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Named among the top 25 firms for minorities in the Vault 2019 Law Firm Diversity Rankings.
  • For the ninth consecutive year, Skadden has received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s Gold Standard Certification. Gold Standard Firms are those that are committed to advancing the role of women in their U.S. leadership positions. Skadden is one of only 14 firms that have received the award every year since its inception.
  • The firm received a perfect score for the 10th time in 11 years in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index of the "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality," which evaluated LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including nondiscrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.
  • Skadden was recognized as both a 2018 Top Performer and a 2018 Compass Award winner at the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Pro Bono and Public Service

  •  In 2018, 77 percent of Skadden’s U.S. attorneys dedicated more than 20 hours to pro bono work. We have spent more than 1.8 million hours performing pro bono legal services firmwide in the last 10 years.
  • The Skadden Fellowship Program offers a minimum of 25 two-year paid legal fellowships in the public interest sector each year. To date, 849 fellowships have been awarded.
  • Skadden was recognized by The National Law Journal on its 2018 "Pro Bono Hot List" as one of the firms that "have taken on some of the biggest issues of our time." - We are a Charter Signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge.

Demographics

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in the United States in Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Litigation - Securities with 16 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 27 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in New York in International Arbitration - Commercial with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Delaware in Litigation - Securities with 5 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in New York with 88 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in International Arbitration - Commercial with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Wilmington in Litigation - Securities with 5 lawyers

Awards

  • All Awards and Rankings may be found here: http://www.skadden.com/the-firm/rankings/

Firm Practice Areas

  • Advertising Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Corporate and M&A Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Office Locations

Belgium

Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

523 Avenue Louise

Brussels 1050

Belgium

322 639 0300

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Brazil

Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil

Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3311 - 7º andar

São Paulo 04538-133

Brazil

55 11 3708 1820

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Canada

Canada

Ontario

Ontario

Toronto, ON

222 Bay Street, Suite 1750

P.O. Box 258

Toronto, ON M5K 1J5

Canada

416-777-4700

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China

China

Beijing, China

30/F, China World Office 2

No. 1, Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue

Beijing 100004

China

86 10 6535 5500

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Shanghai, China

JingAn Kerry Centre, Tower II

46th Floor

1539 Nanjing West Road

Shanghai 200040

China

86 21 6193 8200

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France

France

Paris, France

68, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Paris 75008

France

33 1 55 27 11 00

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Germany

Germany

Frankfurt/Main, Germany

TaunusTurm

Taunustor 1

Frankfurt/Main 60310

Germany

49 69 742 20 0

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Munich, Germany

Karl-Scharnagl-Ring 7

Munich 80539

Germany

49 89 244 495 0

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark

15 Queen's Road Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

852 3740 4700

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Japan

Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Izumi Garden Tower, 21st Floor

1-6-1 Roppongi

Minato-ku

Tokyo 106-6021

Japan

81 3 3568 2600

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Russia

Russia

Moscow, Russia

Ducat Place III

Gasheka Street 6

Moscow 125047

Russia

7 495 797 4600

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Singapore

Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

6 Battery Road

Suite 23-02

Singapore 049909

Singapore

65 6434 2900

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South Korea

South Korea

Gangnam-gu

Gangnam-gu

Seoul, Gangnam-gu

26F, Gangam Finance Center

152 Teheran-ro, Gangam-gu

Seoul, Gangnam-gu 135-984

South Korea

82 2 6177 3000

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

40 Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London E14 5DS

United Kingdom

44 20 7519 7000

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United States

United States

California

California

Los Angeles, CA

300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3400

Los Angeles, CA 90071

United States

(213) 687.5000

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Palo Alto, CA

525 University Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

United States

(650) 470.4500

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Delaware

Delaware

Wilmington, DE

One Rodney Square

920 North King Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

United States

(302) 651.3000

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

1440 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20005

United States

(202) 371.7000

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Illinois

Illinois

Chicago, IL

155 North Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606

United States

(312) 407.0700

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

500 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

United States

(617) 573.4800

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New York

New York

New York, NY

Four Times Square

New York, NY 10036

United States

(212) 735.3000

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Texas

Texas

Houston, TX

1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 6800

Houston, TX 77002

United States

(713) 655.5100

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