Rankings for 2014
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."
Rankings for 2013
2013 British Legal Awards
Skadden earned top honors for the "Best Use of Technology" at the British Legal Awards on Nov. 28, 2013. The award recognized Skadden's instrumental role in developing the Magnum Cloud software system, which was used in the firm's landmark 2012 victory on behalf of Roman Abramovich in his $6 billion dispute with the late Boris Berezovsky.
Financial Times 2013 'US Innovative Lawyers' Report
Skadden again ranked as the No. 1 firm in the country for innovation in the legal sector in the Financial Times’ annual “US Innovative Lawyers” report, published 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 The FT gave Skadden 11 ranked submissions — the most by any firm in the history of the report — including at least one ranked item in each of the report's five firm-related categories: corporate, finance, litigation, "lawyers to the innovators" and "business of law."
BTI 'Client Service A-Team 2014' Report
Skadden is the top-ranked firm in BTI Consulting's "Client Service A-Team 2014" report, published on Nov. 19, 2013. The report discusses the law firms that, according to BTI, corporate counsel say deliver the best client service. BTI interviewed nearly 300 chief legal officers at large and Fortune 1000 companies between March and July 2013. Skadden was named one of the "best of the best" — BTI's top tier — in 13 of the 17 client-service rankings that comprise the report.
Skadden Tops New Tax Rankings
Skadden is ranked as a leading law firm for tax advice according to two guides published by International Tax Review:
- The 2014 edition of World Tax, which rates the capabilities of law firms and other tax consultancies, gave Skadden more top-tier U.S. rankings than any other legal adviser.
- Skadden also is ranked as a top-tier law firm in the inaugural edition of World Transfer Pricing, which interviewed corporate tax directors and their advisers in more than 50 jurisdictions globally for their insights into the firms with top experience in this profit allocation method.
2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers 'Law Firm of the Year' Awards
Skadden was named the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in the Commercial Litigation and Capital Markets categories as part of the publication's 2014 “Best Law Firms” survey, published on Nov. 1, 2013. The firm also received 154 first-tier practice rankings, 40 of which are national. The annual survey is based on individual practice performance, client feedback and peer review.
2013 African Legal Awards
Skadden was named the "Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team of the Year" at the inaugural African Legal Awards on October 24 for our representation of South Sudan in the recovery of oil proceeds misappropriated by the Republic of Sudan. The awards were presented by Legal Week magazine and the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa.