Founded as a three-lawyer shop in Manhattan in 1948, Skadden rose to prominence in the ’60s and ’70s by taking on the proxy fights and hostile tender offers that white-shoe law firms deemed “ungentlemanly.” We leveraged our success in that area to build one of the world’s preeminent law firms, offering clients in every major international financial center solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of corporate law.
Acritas 2014 'US Law Firm Brand Index'
Skadden again topped Acritas' "U.S. Law Firm Brand Index," published on March 3, 2014. The survey asked more than 700 U.S.-based general counsel and international lawyers questions about which law firms first come to mind and which they most favor for certain legal services.
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 Rankings
Chambers Asia-Pacific has recognized Skadden practices and 16 partners among the region's leaders in its 2014 guide (February 18). Among other highlights, the firm received 20 practice rankings, including top-tier listings for:
- Asia-Pacific: Capital Markets: Equity
- Asia-Pacific: Capital Markets: High-Yield
- Asia-Pacific: Corporate/M&A
- Australia: Capital Markets: US Law
- China: Capital Markets: Equity
- China: Capital Markets: High-Yield
- China: Corporate/M&A: The Elite
Law360 'Practice Group of the Year' Awards
Skadden received Law360’s "Practice Group of the Year" awards (Jan. 1, 2014) in six areas: Competition, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Real Estate, Securities and Tax. The publication's awards were given to firms "that excelled at getting the job done for clients in litigation and deals in 2013."
The American Lawyer 2014 'Litigation Department of the Year'
Skadden was selected by The American Lawyer as a finalist for its biennial "Litigation Department of the Year" competition. The publication, which announced the results in its January 2014 issue, based the award on interviews with partners, client references and litigation achievements across various practice areas. In a story titled "The Internationalists," the magazine highlights the growth and strength of Skadden's global litigation capabilities and describes the firm as "a global one-stop shop for antitrust, mass torts and securities litigation, as well as white-collar defense and regulatory work."