Skadden Tops The American Lawyer's 'Corporate Scorecard'

Skadden had 15 Top 10 rankings in the 2008 "Corporate Scorecard," including M&A (Principals), M&A (Investment Advisers), IPOs (Issuer's Counsel) Equities (Underwriters' Counsel), Equities by U.S. Corporations excluding IPOs (Issuer's Counsel), Investment-Grade Debt (Issuer's Counsel), Investment-Grade Debt (Underwriter's Counsel), High-Yield Debt (Issuer's Counsel), High-Yield Debt (Underwriters' Counsel), Asset-Backed Securities (Issuers' Counsel), Asset-Backed Securities (Underwriter's Counsel), REIT Equities (Issuer's Counsel), REIT Debt (Issuers' Counsel), REIT Equities (Underwriter's Counsel), and REIT Debt (Underwriter's Counsel).


Mergers and Acquisitions

In 23 of the 25 years in which the annual "Corporate Scorecard" has been published, including this year, Skadden has ranked first among law firms in handling the greatest number of the largest M&A transactions. This is the 16th consecutive year Skadden has ranked first.

Corporate Finance 

When representing issuers, Skadden ranked second by number of issues and by proceeds for IPOs and second by number of issues and third by proceeds for equities by U.S. corporations, excluding IPOs.