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    Skadden's global platform connects attorneys in 50-plus practices across 22 offices on four continents. The range of people and capabilities you’ll encounter through your work here will shape your career, providing opportunities to leverage our collective knowledge for your own growth.
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    We have represented many of the world’s largest companies, including approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250, in their most high-profile deals.
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    As demonstrated by our consistently perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, our diversity is intertwined with our success. We know that a wide spectrum of perspectives, experiences and ideas makes us better. We want you to flourish here because of your unique imprint, not in spite of it.
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    We believe in giving back, and we want attorneys who have a passion for making a positive impact in the lives of others  — last year, Skadden contributed more than 239,500 pro bono hours in support of our communities, and over the past ten years, they have contributed more than 1.9 million. When it comes to public service, we have two questions: How would you like to give back and what can we do to make it happen?
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    While many of our attorneys spend their entire careers here, Skadden has served as a springboard for judges, professors, CEOs, general counsel, bankers, journalists, authors, prosecutors and senior members of federal agencies.
  • 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
    Steve Arcano
  • Position
    Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Location
    New York
  • Law School
    Georgetown
  • About Steve

    Steve became hooked on deal-making as a summer associate at Skadden during the M&A boom of the ’80s, receiving his first “tombstone” on a self-tender offer set to close on the same day as the stock market crash now known as Black Monday. The deal didn’t close on schedule, but in the decades since, Steve has become known as a go-to adviser on some of the most high-profile M&A deals in industries such as pharma and biotech, consumer and industrial goods, energy, and TMT. He learned the art of deal-making from Skadden VIPs like Joe Flom and Roger Aaron and has shared that wisdom with others, as leader of the firm’s New York M&A practice, co-head of our global transactions practices, mentor to countless Skadden associates, and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center.

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  • Exxon/Mobil Deal Toy

    The “deal toy” for one of Steve’s memorable matters — Mobil Corporation’s $73.7 billion merger (the largest ever at the time) with Exxon Corporation — sits prominently in his office.

  • Hand Grip

    Working on high-stakes deals requires serious intellectual flex. Many team members pump this hand grip during strategic brainstorming sessions in Steve’s office.

  • Barrister’s Wig

    An unusual keepsake for a corporate lawyer, this horsehair wig was bestowed upon Steve after he helped complete an unsolicited acquisition that deployed an unprecedented legal strategy in the Supreme Court of the British overseas territory of Bermuda.

Total value of deals as a partner
>$600B
Named a Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer
2017
Years of Skadden practice leadership
15
Meet Steve
  • Name
    Vinnie Chiappini
  • Position
    Associate, Complex Litigation and Trials
  • Location
    New York
  • Law School
    Boston College
  • About Vinnie
    Vinnie carved a long but meaningful path to Skadden. After earning his law degree, he fulfilled a post-graduation commitment to serve on active duty in the U.S. Army as a litigation adviser to its general counsel at the Pentagon — his work in that post earned him an Army Achievement Medal. He then clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, appeared on “Jeopardy!” and joined Skadden’s Complex Litigation and Trials Group. When not litigating nationwide antitrust class actions or filing briefs in federal court to help a pro bono client obtain Social Security disability benefits, Vinnie mentors Skadden’s summer associates and actively participates in SkadVets, the firm’s veterans affinity network. 
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  • Commander's Coin
    Presented to Vinnie by the general counsel of the Army for his work defending the Clean Water Rule against nationwide challenges, this medal reminds him of the values of teamwork and excellence instilled in him during his military service.
  • Shakespeare Books

    Vinnie’s love of Shakespeare and the law is fueled by his interest in language. His knowledge of both topics helped him deliver successful responses to more than one “Jeopardy!” clue.

  • Game Prizes
    Vinnie takes the time to connect with summer associates at work and social occasions. These finger puppets are victory tokens from a game night with mentees. In his office, he welcomes drop-in visitors with an always-full bowl of candy.
Miles walked in four years in the Pentagon
1900+
Veterans served at Skadden Military Mondays
150
Perfectly good airplanes Vinnie jumped out of at U.S. Army Airborne School
5
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