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  • Name
    Eileen Nugent
  • Position
    Of Counsel
  • Practice
    Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Location
    New York
  • Law School
    Brooklyn Law School
  • Brief Biography

    Widely recognized as one of the world's leading M&A attorneys, Eileen helped us become the first law firm to advise on more than $1 trillion worth of deals in a single year. At Skadden, Eileen shares her knowledge and experience one on one, mentoring countless associates as they work together on their field's most challenging and groundbreaking transactions. She has also passed on the insight gained from her award-winning work in Negotiated Acquisitions of Companies, Subsidiaries and Divisions, a treatise studied in classrooms across the country, and as an adjunct professor, at the University of Virginia School of Law and Cornell Law School.

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  • M&A Treatise
    For many associates, reading Eileen's treatise, Negotiated Acquisitions, brings back memories from their law school days — good ones, hopefully.
  • Client Memoir

    Eileen represented Donna Karan in the sale of her company to the French multinational LVMH. If you want to skip straight to her memories of Eileen, start on page 275.

  • Deal Toy
    Eileen collects "deal toys" from her transactions. She received this miniature plunger, perhaps her oddest toy, when she closed two deals for American Standard.
Total value of deals closed 2015-2016
$42B
Total years as New York Office Leader and Global Co-head of transactions
8+
Deal toys in office
93
Eileen Nugent
Meet Eileen
  • Name
    Jocelyn Strauber
  • Position
    Partner, Government Enforcement & White Collar Crime
  • Location
    New York
  • Law School
    Duke
  • About Jocelyn

    Prior to joining Skadden, Jocelyn’s career took her from tennis courts in Washington, D.C., where she played against the nation’s top justice, to federal court in New York, where she successfully prosecuted Jamaica’s most notorious drug kingpin.

    Jocelyn’s clerkship for the late U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist laid the foundation for her legal career, though many of the most valuable lessons were gleaned in doubles matches with the chief justice and her fellow clerks. As Jocelyn recalls, he was a strong advocate for “work-life balance” long before that became a hot topic. Following her clerkship, Jocelyn held numerous roles at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, including co-chief of the Criminal Division’s Terrorism & International Narcotics Unit. She regularly calls on that prosecutorial experience at Skadden, where she represents companies and individuals in a wide array of criminal and civil enforcement matters.

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  • Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award
    Jocelyn supervised the successful prosecution of several major terrorism and national security cases while at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. This award for her work helping to secure drug kingpin Christopher Coke’s extradition and guilty plea sits prominently on her bookcase in her office.  
  • Embassy Coin

    Each embassy has its own coin, and Jocelyn collected them from every one she visited as a prosecutor. Her collection includes coins from Istanbul, Kingston, London, Mexico City, San Salvador and, pictured here, Bogotá.

  • Sticky Notes

    Jocelyn has long been “obsessed” with sticky notes — all of her case notes are papered with them. Jocelyn believes her fixation began with these “No guts, no glory” stickies her parents gave her when she started law school, and which have found a home on her various desks throughout her career. Apparently, she uses them quite judiciously.

Criminal cases tried as a prosecutor in the Southern District of New York
9
Recent trips to Brazil to meet with clients for an FCPA matter
10+
Tennis matches played against Chief Justice Rehnquist
30
Meet Jocelyn
  • Name
    Christine Okike
  • Position
    Partner, Corporate Restructuring
  • Location
    New York
  • Law School
    Columbia
  • About Christine

    By the time Christine joined Skadden as a summer associate, she knew she wanted to be a corporate lawyer. Her partner mentor was the head of the Corporate Restructuring practice, and he quickly got her involved in our representation of Citibank in connection with its acquisition of Ameriquest. By the end of the summer, she was hooked on the fast-paced, multidisciplinary and strategic nature of the practice.

    Christine’s efforts at Skadden and her involvement in the legal community extend far beyond her flourishing legal practice. Named one of Turnarounds & Workouts’ Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers in 2018, Christine also is an active member of the firm’s women’s affinity network and Summer Associate Committee and the junior advisory board of Her Justice , which provides free legal help to women living in poverty in New York City. In addition, Christine teaches debate to middle school students in Harlem, takes on a wide range of pro bono matters and, somehow, still has time for photography and travel. Hawaii is one of Christine’s favorite travel destinations, not only because she has family there, but also because the islands provide an endless source of stunning landscapes to photograph. 

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  • Car Deal Toy
    Christine represented Key Safety Systems in its $1.6 billion acquisition of assets from Takata Corp. through cross-border restructuring proceedings. This deal toy reminds her of the intense negotiations with the world’s major automotive manufacturers, the U.S. DOJ, various worldwide governmental regulatory bodies and tort claimants, culminating in a deal facilitated through separate restructuring proceedings in the U.S., Japan and Canada and out-of-court asset purchase transactions in Germany, China and Mexico.
  • Medals
    The wall of Christine’s office is home to the numerous medals she has received for support of Her Justice. In addition to her board membership, Christine has encouraged a number of Skadden colleagues to take on pro bono matters and raise awareness about the issues facing the women and children that Her Justice serves.
  • Mentoring Award
    A former basketball player at Brown, Christine now throws her competitive energy into her legal practice — she recently was honored as an MVP in the Corporate Restructuring Group’s Mentoring Madness Challenge.
Skadden team funds raised for Her Justice
$100K+
2017 American Bankruptcy Institute's Emerging Leaders 40 under 40
1/40
Pro Bono Hours worked
2300+
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