Rankings for 2014
The American Lawyer's 2014 'Corporate Scorecard'
Skadden earned the highest number of rankings of all law firms in The American Lawyer's annual "Corporate Scorecard" (April 2014), which tracks leading firms' transactional practices during the previous year.
2014 Who’s Who Legal Awards: 'Investigations Firm of the Year'
Skadden was named "Investigations Firm of the Year" at the annual Who’s Who Legal Awards, held in New York on March 31. The event honored law firms and attorneys from around the globe who performed "exceptionally well" in research completed for the Who's Who Legal directories.
2013 IFLR Americas Awards: 'Americas Firm of the Year'
Skadden was named "Americas Firm of the Year" at the annual International Financial Law Review Americas Awards on March 27, 2014. The firm also was named "M&A Team of the Year" (for the second consecutive year) and "Restructuring Team of the Year." In addition, IFLR recognized Skadden with "Restructuring Deal of the Year" and "Equity Deal of the Year" awards for its role in the restructuring of Central European Distribution Corp. and the initial public offering of Biosev S.A., respectively. In total, Skadden was nominated for 14 awards and took home five — more than any other firm.
Chambers Global 2014: ‘International Law Firm of the Year,’ ‘Corporate / M&A Law Firm of the Year’ and Rankings
Skadden has been named by Chambers Global as “International Law Firm of the Year” for 2014. According to Chambers, the recognition “is awarded to the firm that has demonstrated its ability to advise on the highest profile matters across a broad range of practice areas all over the world. The firm is consistently recognized for its high quality legal advice by clients.” In making its decision, announced on March 27, Chambers said of Skadden: “A strong global network allows it to advise on the leading matters in every region of the world. Particularly fêted for their work in the M&A and Disputes spheres, cross-office teams regularly work on the highest profile matters.”
In also recognizing Skadden as the 2014 “Corporate / M&A Law Firm of the Year,” Chambers stated: “This leading US firm has an impressive global footprint, with particular strength in Asia and Latin America. Commentators appreciate its global network and client base, which enables it to work on international transactions involving multiple offices.”
Additionally, Skadden earned 322 practice and attorney rankings in the Chambers Global 2014 guide, published on March 13. The firm and its lawyers received 72 top-tier rankings.
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."