The American Lawyer 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).

Highlights include:

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.