For nearly 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, government enforcement and cross-border 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 more matters recognized for innovation than any other law firm in the history of the Financial Times’ U.S./North America “Innovative Lawyers” report. Skadden also 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. The firm was named Transatlantic Antitrust Team of the Year and Transatlantic Tax Team of the Year by The American Lawyer and Legal Week at the 2018 Transatlantic Legal Awards. Additionally, in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Skadden received the most top attorney rankings among law firms, including 57 Band 1 attorney rankings and seven “Star Individual” rankings. Skadden also received a 2018 Chambers USA Award for having the nation’s top Mergers and Acquisitions practice and a 2017 Chambers USA Award for having the nation’s top Securities and Financial Services Regulation practice.