Four Attorneys Named American Lawyer 'Dealmakers of the Year'

Andrea L. Nicolás Rodd M. Schreiber Paul T. Schnell Jeremy D. London

On March 30, The American Lawyer named four Skadden attorneys — more than any other firm — as "Dealmakers of the Year" and recognized three transactions that Skadden advised on — more than any other firm — in its coverage.

Skadden's "Dealmakers of the Year" are:

  • New York corporate finance partner Andrea Nicolas, for advising NextEra Energy Partners, LP on its $467 million yieldco IPO.
  • Chicago M&A partner Rodd Schreiber, for counseling Hillshire Brands Company in its $8.6 billion unsolicited acquisition by Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • New York M&A partner Paul Schnell and Washington, D.C. M&A partner Jeremy London, for guiding Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. in its unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, $1.8 billion acquisition by The Men's Wearhouse, Inc.

According to the magazine, the deals "spotlight creative thinking, novel approaches and innovative work."