Skadden has received the 2013 Chambers USA Award for Excellence for "Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Team of the Year." The annual award recognizes the nation's top law practices for their outstanding work and excellence in client service.

In the Chambers USA 2013 guide, editors state: "This firm is highly rated for its representation of private equity groups and public companies in a wide range of M&A-related executive compensation and employee benefits matters," and the group "specializes in complex executive compensation arrangements and employee benefits matters arising from M&A. The team handles senior executive employment contracts and severance agreements, and is well regarded for its work on deferred compensation and golden parachutes."

Client comments on the practice include:

  • "The intensity they bring to problems is highly valued by us."
  • "Excellent and highly responsive. Available 24/7."
  • "They know our business very well and consider our practical needs."
  • "They are exceptionally creative, very client-focused and able to deliver very complicated projects on very tight deadlines."
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