Firm Profile

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Headquarters

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

Firm Details

With approximately 1,600 attorneys in 23 offices on five continents, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates (“Skadden, Arps” or “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 60 years, Skadden has provided legal services to the corporate, industrial, 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 40 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 ranked as the No. 1 firm in the country for innovation in the legal sector in the Financial Times’ annual “US Innovative Lawyers” report (Nov. 21, 2013). We are the first firm to receive this honor twice and have ranked as one of the top two firms all four years the report has been published.
  • Chambers Global selected Skadden as the “International Law Firm of the Year” for 2014. We also were named “Corporate/M&A Law Firm of the Year.” Additionally, we earned 322 practice and attorney rankings, and the firm and its lawyers received 72 top-tier rankings.
  • For 13 consecutive years, 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” (May 2013), which asked directors of publicly traded companies to select the firms they would “most likely retain to handle a variety of corporate legal matters.”
  • Skadden was selected by The American Lawyer as a finalist for its bien­nial “Litigation Department of the Year” competition in 2014. We also were named, for the third consecutive time, a member of the “Fearsome Foursome” — the four elite law firm litigation practices that “clients would least like to see on the other side of the table” — in a survey of 300 corporate counsel at the world’s largest companies published by BTI Consulting in September 2013.
  • In the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Skadden received a total of 335 practice and attorney rankings — more than any other firm. We also topped the following categories: attorney rankings (245), practice rankings (90) and “star individual” rankings (6).

Skadden emphasizes a dedication to excellent client service and the highest ethical standards across a platform that fosters collaboration, creativity and efficiency 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. In 2011, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund awarded Skadden with its first-ever “Law Firm of the Year” in recognition of our work in these two areas.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • The firm received a perfect score for the fifth time in six years in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of the nation’s largest advocacy group for LGBT persons.
  • In 2013, we were cited by The American Lawyer in its “Diversity Scorecard” for having the highest number of African-American attorneys, the second-highest num­ber of Asian-American attorneys and fourth-highest number of Hispanic attorneys of 228 major U.S. law firms.
  • In 2013, for the third consecutive year, we received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s Gold Standard Certification for “law firms that have integrated women into the highest leadership positions in the firm.”

Pro Bono and Public Service

  • In 2013, Skadden’s U.S. attorneys averaged about 92 hours of pro bono work, and lawyers, summer associates and legal assistants firmwide spent more than 150,000 hours performing pro bono legal services.
  • The Skadden Fellowship Program offers a minimum of 25 two-year paid legal fellowships in the public interest sector each year. To date, 705 fellowships have been awarded.
  • We are a Charter Signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge.

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in the United States in Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions with 12 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Litigation - Securities with 18 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 28 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in New York in Criminal Defense: White-Collar with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in International Arbitration - Commercial with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Illinois in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Delaware in Litigation - Securities with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Securities / Capital Markets Law with 11 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in New York with 84 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Palo Alto in Commercial Litigation with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Criminal Defense: White-Collar with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in International Arbitration - Commercial with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chicago in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Wilmington in Litigation - Securities with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in New York in Securities / Capital Markets Law with 11 lawyers

Awards

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

Firm Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Corporate Finance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insolvency & Restructuring Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Projects
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law

Office Locations

Australia

Australia

Sydney, Australia

131 Macquarie Street, Level 13

Sydney 02000

Australia

61 2 9253 6000

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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 Two

No. One, Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue

Beijing 100004

China

86 10 6535 5500

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Shanghai, China

Plaza 66, Tower One, 36th Floor

1266 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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