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With a 30-year history in Southern California, the Los Angeles office of Skadden represents U.S.-based and multinational clients, including a wide variety of California-based Fortune 500, middle-market and privately held companies in industries as diverse as the region.
Our attorneys advise on a range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity and restructurings. Our litigation practice includes a high-profile trial group and advises on securities class and derivative actions, white collar and government enforcement litigation. Additional areas of practice include banking, executive compensation and benefits, labor and employment law, real estate and tax. Through our collaboration with Skadden’s Palo Alto office, clients benefit from additional counsel in the areas of intellectual property transactions and IP litigation, and we leverage the firm’s global network to meet client needs around the world and across the practices.
Jeff Cohen Named Among California’s “Top Private Equity Lawyers”
Los Angeles corporate partner Jeff Cohen was recognized in The Daily Journal’s first-ever list of the 10 “Top Private Equity Lawyers” in California. The publication included Jeff among attorneys “who made their mark on the year,” noting his representations of Dutch LLC in its sale of a majority interest to TA Associates, and of New Cotai Holdings LLC, a joint venture between Oaktree Capital Management and Silver Point Capital.
Skadden named "Los Angeles – Tax Firm of the Year" by International Tax Review
In recognition of innovative client work, Skadden was named "Los Angeles – Tax Firm of the Year" at the annual International Tax Review Americas Awards on September 26, 2013.
Lisa Gilford Named Among The Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers in California”
Los Angeles litigation partner Lisa Gilford was recognized in The Daily Journal’s list of “Top 100 Lawyers in California.” The publication noted Ms. Gilford’s representations of Toyota and highlighted her successful dismissal of plaintiff claims from 14 different countries during a recent proceeding.
Brian McCarthy Named Among The Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers in California”
Los Angeles office leader Brian McCarthy was recognized in The Daily Journal’s list of “Top 100 Lawyers in California.” The publication noted Mr. McCarthy’s work on several notable transactions including long-time client Walt Disney Co.’s $4.1 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd., among others.
Tom Nolan Named Among The Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers in California”
West Coast litigation head Tom Nolan was recognized in The Daily Journal’s list of “Top 100 Lawyers in California.” The publication noted Mr. Nolan’s successful negotiation of a $1.6 billion settlement on behalf of Toyota Motor Corp.
Meryl Chae Recognized Among Daily Journal’s ‘Top Real Estate Lawyers’
Meryl Chae, the leader of Skadden’s Los Angeles real estate practice and one of the leaders of firm’s REIT practice, has been named once again to The Daily Journal’s annual list of “Top Real Estate Lawyers” in California. She was recognized for her representations of QIC Global Real Estate, Westfield America and M. David Paul & Associates. She also was included among the Los Angeles Business Journal's list of "Who's Who in L.A. Law: Angelenos to Know in Real Estate Law." The article highlighted Ms. Chae's cross-border work representing QIC in the formation of joint ventures with Forest City Enterprises to recapitalize and invest in a portfolio valued at $2.05 billion.
Karen Corman Named Among Daily Journal's 'Top Labor & Employment Lawyers'
Los Angeles labor and employment partner Karen Corman has been named once again to The Daily Journal’s annual list of "Top Labor & Employment Lawyers" in California. She was recognized for her work with The Walt Disney Company in its acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. and Dell Inc. in its purchase of Quest Software Inc.
Daily Journal Names Its "Top Women Lawyers"
Two Los Angeles attorneys were recognized among the Daily Journal's list of "Top Women Lawyers." Real Estate partner Meryl Chae was recognized for her work on behalf of Westfield America and DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners LP, and Litigation partner Harriet Posner was honored for her representations of Wells Fargo, American Apparel, Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., and Feihe International Inc.
California Lawyer Names Ronda McKaig Among Its 2013 "Attorneys of the Year"
Three Los Angeles litigators were recognized among California Lawyer’s 2013 "Attorneys of the Year." Counsel Ronda McKaig, former counsel Matthew Umhofer and associate Jennifer LaGrange were recognized in the Pro Bono category for their representation of Planned Parenthood in a False Claims Act case.
Law360 Names Recognizes Peter Morrison as a 2013 "Rising Star"
For the third consecutive year, Litigation partner Peter Morrison was named a "Rising Star" by Law360. Mr. Morrison is one of only two attorneys nationwide to be recognized on this list, which recognizes "attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age."
Daily Journal Names Its "Top 100"
Two Los Angeles partners have been named to The Daily Journal’s "Top 100," an annual list of California’s leading lawyers: Los Angeles office leader and corporate partner Brian McCarthy and litigation partner Tom Nolan. Mr. McCarthy was recognized for his work on behalf of Freedom Communications Inc., and Mr. Nolan was honored for his representation of Toyota Motor Corp. and Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. in ongoing litigation.
Karen Corman Named Among Daily Journal's "Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers" in California
Labor and Employment partner Karen Corman was once again named to the Daily Journal's list of "Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers" in California. The publication highlighted Ms. Corman's work on the employment aspects of Broadcom Corp.'s acquisition of Broadlight Inc. and her volunteer participation in the Civil Referee Assisted Settlement Hearing (CRASH) program at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Daily Journal Names Its “Top Women Lawyers” in California
Litigation partner Harriet Posner, Real Estate partner Meryl Chae and Banking partner Kristine Dunn were named to the Daily Journal’s annual list of “Top Women Lawyers.” Each was cited for their leadership in litigation or transactions over the past year.
Peter Morrison Named Among Rising Stars
Litigation partner Peter Morrison has been chosen as a “Rising Legal Star” in the area of Class Actions by Law360. The list of honorees is comprised of five under-40 “standouts” from 21 practice areas, “whose accomplishments in major litigation or transactions belie their age.”
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