Financial Times "US Innovative Lawyers" Report

Skadden ranked as the No. 1 firm in the country for innovation in the legal sector in the Financial Times’ inaugural “US Innovative Lawyers” report, published Dec. 1, 2010. The report, which states it is ranking law firms that “...exceeded client expectations in a market where those expectations were riding high,” was based on submissions by AmLaw 100 firms.

Skadden also was:

  • the only firm to receive the top ranking in the Mergers & Acquisitions category, citing our work for CF Industries;
  • one of four top firms in the Financial Services category, where Skadden ranked first based on our role in Citi’s spin-off of Primerica; 
  • one of three firms in the top tier in the Automotive Sector, in connection with our advising Delphi; and
  • one of six firms “highly commended” in Restructuring, for our representation of CIT in its prepackaged plan of reorganization.

We also were in the top tier for Responsible Business in connection with the Skadden Fellowship Foundation; and Chicago partner and global corporate restructuring co-head Jack Butler was one of 10 lawyers profiled as being innovative in relation to the challenges of the credit crisis