Skadden was dubbed a member of the “Fearsome Foursome” — the four most formidable law firm litigation opponents that “in-house counsel fear the most” — in a survey of corporate counsel conducted by BTI Consulting and published by Law360 in September 2010. In naming Skadden, the survey cited that the firm “recognizes the importance of aggressive litigation” and “display(s) an agility and adaptability that benefits their clients.” 

The “Litigation Outlook 2011” survey also noted that Skadden is one of the two most frequently named "securities litigation powerhouse” law firms. The same participants were asked which firms they consider best suited to help them with securities litigation. Skadden was distinguished for, among other strengths, its “ability to get in and talk issues through with clients before lawsuits come to fruition.”