Skadden has worked with clients in or involved with the accounting and auditing profession for more than 25 years. We have an in depth understanding of the challenges accounting firms and individual accountants face from sea changes in the global economy and the litigation that often follows, to flashpoints in certain sectors that may adversely affect their clients. Our accounting practice has provided integrated legal services relating to litigation and investigations, regulatory and compliance issues, global and national structuring, acquisitions and divestitures, financing, tax and general commercial matters to Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, KPMG LLP PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and RSM US LLP (former McGladrey LLP), as well as other accounting firms.

Our experience also extends to advising public companies and individuals on a diverse range of accounting and professional liability issues, including those where litigation cannot be avoided. Collectively, Skadden attorneys have defended hundreds of accounting-related cases on behalf of a wide range of clients. We have represented, for example, BISYS Inc., Blackberry (f/k/a/ Research in Motion), Cendant Corporation, Computer Sciences Corporation, Dell Inc., Ebix Inc., HealthSouth Corporation, Kmart Corporation, McKesson Corporation, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Swisher Hygiene Inc., The Warnaco Group Inc. and Washington Mutual Inc., among others, in accounting-related matters.