For more than 70 years, Skadden has provided legal services to the business, financial and governmental communities around the world in a wide range of high-profile transactions, regulatory matters, and litigation and controversy issues.
Our clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to a substantial number of the 500 largest U.S. corporations and many of the leading global companies. We have represented numerous governments, many of the largest banks — including virtually all of the leading investment banks — and major insurance and financial services companies.
The firm has more than 50 practice areas and advises clients in matters involving, among others, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration, capital markets, corporate restructuring, securities law, banking, project finance, energy, antitrust, tax, intellectual property and white collar defense and investigations.
Our attorneys in North America — Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Palo Alto, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington — coordinate across offices and practices worldwide to provide an experienced, dedicated group skilled at overcoming the challenges clients face.
Skadden frequently is identified as one of the world’s leading law firms in a wide variety of publications. For example, Skadden has been named the top corporate law firm in the United States in Corporate Board Member magazine’s annual survey of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms more than any other law firm. In the U.S. News — Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2023 survey, Skadden was named Law Firm of the Year for Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax Law, and in Chambers USA 2023, we were named U.S. Corporate M&A Law Firm of the Year, our practices received a total of 104 rankings, combining local and national categories, and our attorneys received 228 rankings. Additionally, in 2023, Skadden was again named to the BTI Consulting Group’s list of top litigation law firms — The Fearsome Foursome.