In recognition of innovative client work, Skadden received two awards at the annual International Tax Review Americas Awards on September 26. The firm was named "Los Angeles – Tax Firm of the Year" and also received the "Technology & Communications Tax Deal of the Year" award for its work in advising Sprint Nextel Corporation. Skadden served as lead counsel in Sprint's $21.6 billion merger with SoftBank, while simultaneously representing the company in the $3.8 billion acquisition of the portion of Clearwire Corp. that Sprint did not already own.