In today’s legal and regulatory environment, litigation can threaten a company’s very existence. Skadden has extensive experience with such large-scale, “bet-the-company” matters, and we are widely recognized for our ability to handle our clients’ most critical litigation issues. The firm can rapidly assemble a focused, integrated and efficient team to address all important aspects of a client’s problem and to handle numerous cases in multiple jurisdictions and forums. We are responsible for numerous U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have shaped various areas of law.
Our Litigation Group comprises approximately 600 attorneys throughout the firm’s offices worldwide, and Skadden attorneys are admitted to practice throughout the United States as well as in more than 30 other countries and territories. Our international experience and numerous multilingual attorneys enable us to effectively represent non-U.S. plaintiffs and defendants in U.S. judicial proceedings. We represent clients in trial and appellate courts at the federal and state level, before administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings. We also represent clients in proceedings involving government agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York Stock Exchange, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.
Our attorneys have experience in numerous industries, including banking, energy, financial services, insurance, health care, manufacturing, mortgage, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, technology and telecommunications. We have handled some of the largest and most high-profile cases in recent years, earning a reputation as a go-to firm. In securities litigation, we have served as lead counsel in several of the largest securities class actions in U.S. history, and we have handled cases responsible for the law that today guides participants in corporate control contests. In the area of mass torts, our litigators pioneered the “national counsel” model of handling this complex litigation, and we have been involved in many of the significant mass tort litigations of the last 20 years.
We have been widely recognized for our successes on behalf of clients. Skadden was named the New York Law Journal’s 2018 Litigation Department of the Year, The American Lawyer’s 2018 Litigation Department of the Year in the Regulatory/White Collar category, and a finalist in The American Lawyer’s overall 2018 Litigation Department of the Year competition. In 2018, for the eighth consecutive time, Skadden was named to BTI Consulting Group’s list of top litigation law firms — The BTI Fearsome Foursome — and named as a Powerhouse for Securities and Finance Litigation in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2019. Skadden is the only firm named to both of these lists in every edition of the report. Skadden was named to the 2017 “Appellate Hot List,” The National Law Journal’s annual list of law firms that have done exemplary, cutting-edge appellate advocacy. Skadden was selected as one of Law360’s Trials Groups of the Year for 2017. We were named the 2016 Law Firm of the Year” for Commercial Litigation and named in 2015 for M&A-related Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. We ranked in the top tier for commercial litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”.
In addition to handling some of the largest, most complex litigations, Skadden attorneys represent organizations of limited means in a wide variety of pro bono matters.