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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.

 

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Three Los Angeles Partners Named to Lawdragon's '500 Leading Lawyers' List
August 2014

Los Angeles partners Lisa Gilford, Brian McCarthy and Tom Nolan were named among Lawdragon's "500 Leading Lawyers in America." Lawdragon noted Ms. Gilford and Mr. Nolan's representation on behalf of Toyota and Mr. McCarthy's representation of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre in the acquisition by Apple of Beats Music and Beats Electronics. As in past years, Skadden had more partners named to the list than any other firm.

Los Angeles Attorneys Named '2015 Best Lawyers in America'
August 2014

Thirteen Los Angeles partners and one of counsel were named to the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America, which annually ranks leading attorneys on the basis of peer reviews and other factors: Jeff Cohen, David Eisman, Gregg Noel and Rod Guerra (Corporate Law); Van Durrer (Corporate Restructuring); Rich Marmaro, Peter Morrison, Tom Nolan, Matt Sloan and Eric Waxman (Litigation); David Kitchen and David Reamer (Banking); Brain McCarthy (M&A); and Rand April (Real Estate).


Karen Corman Named a Top Labor and Employment Lawyer in California
July 2014
 
Los Angeles labor and employment partner Karen Corman has been named to the Daily Journal's annual list of "Top Labor and Employment Lawyers" in California.  She was recognized for her work with Caesars Acquisition Company, Thomas Properties Group and Nokia Corporation.  The list recognizes 75  leading lawyers in California.

Skadden Recognized as a ‘California Powerhouse’ Law Firm
July 2014

Law360 recognized Skadden as one of 20 “California Powerhouse” law firms for having “thrived in large measure by catering to the needs of burgeoning tech titans and by bridging the legal gap between East and West.”

Daily Journal Names Its ‘Top Women Lawyers’ in California
May 2014

The Daily Journal has named Los Angeles partners Meryl Chae and Lisa Gilford among its 2014 “Top Women Lawyers.” Ms. Chae was recognized for her representations of QIC Global Real Estate, HCP Inc. and M. David Paul & Associates, and Ms. Gilford was selected based on her work on behalf of Toyota Motor Corp.

Skadden Named ‘California Corporate Pra ctice of the Year’
May 2014

Skadden was selected by The Recorder as the “Top Overall Corporate Practice” in the publication’s “Corporate Practices of the Year” contest, which recognizes “the best transactional work done in 2013 by California-based teams,” announced on May 2, 2014. The firm also was selected as a finalist in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets categories.

Jeff Cohen Named Among California’s ‘Top Private Equity Lawyers’
February 2014

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 Mr. Cohen 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
September 2013

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’
September 2013

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’
September 2013

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’
September 2013

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 the Daily Journal’s ‘Top Real Estate Lawyers’
July 2013

Meryl Chae, the leader of Skadden’s Los Angeles real estate practice and one of the leaders of the 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.

Karen Corman Named Among the Daily Journal’s ‘Top Labor & Employment Lawyers’
July 2013

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’
May 2013

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.

Law360 Recognizes Peter Morrison as a 2013 ‘Rising Star’
March 2013

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 included for three consecutive years on this list, which recognizes “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age.”

Daily Journal Names Its ‘Top 100’
September 2012

Two 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 the Daily Journal’s ‘Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers’ in California
July 2012

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
May 2012

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 her leadership in litigation or transactions over the past year.

Peter Morrison Named Among ‘Rising Stars’
March 2012

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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