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  • Name
    Tony Sammi
  • Position
    Partner
  • Practice
    Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Location
    New York
  • Law School
    Cornell
  • Brief Biography

    Like many litigators, Tony was inspired to become a trial attorney by the courtroom dramas he watched growing up. Unlike most litigators, Tony studied electrical engineering in college.

    At Skadden, Tony’s approach to intellectual property litigation combines his love for a gripping, well-tailored legal story with the ability to transform complicated issues into persuasive, comprehensible arguments. In a $900 million-plus patent action in East Texas, Tony's case hinged on the distinction between "secure" and "encrypted." Knowing he was in the high school football capital of the world, Tony used play-calling as a metaphor: In the huddle, a play is "secure"; when the quarterback calls out a code name at the line ("Omaha!"), it is encrypted. The jury nodded and smiled and, shortly thereafter, found for Tony's client.

  • Explore Tony's Desktop
  • Oculus Rift Prototype

    One of the perks of handling IP and patent litigation is the "need" to keep some of the evidence in your office, like this first-ever hand-built prototype of an Oculus Rift VR headset. The headset is headed for a VR museum, but not before Tony gets to show it off around the office.

  • Transit Level
    Tony's father and grandfather also were engineers. He keeps his grandfather's transit level and father's original slide rule in his office as reminders that precision and detail are at the heart of both engineering and law.
  • Mini Dhol

    Tony comes from a culture steeped in music and dance. As a nod to his Indian heritage, he keeps a mini dhol in his office, just in case the opportunity to bhangra arises.

Jury award in ZeniMax's VR action against Facebook
$500M
Languages spoken (English, Punjabi, Hindi and, in a pinch, Urdu)
3.5
Founder/first president of NY South Asian Bar Association
1
Tony Sammi
Meet Tony
  • 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.

  • Explore Eileen's Desktop
  • 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
    Lance Etcheverry
  • Position
    Partner
  • Practice
    Litigation
  • Location
    Los Angeles & Asia Pacific
  • Law School
    Berkeley
  • Brief Biography
    As a shortstop for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack, Lance envisioned a life on the road — preferably with the San Francisco Giants. After a broken wrist forced him to reconsider his career plans, he decided to attend law school. A leader of Skadden’s litigation and arbitration practice for Asia-based clients and their U.S. subsidiaries, Lance has successfully defended clients against claims totaling more than $500 billion. He splits his time between our Los Angeles and Asia Pacific offices, racking up more frequent flyer miles than he'd ever imagined back in college.
  • Explore Lance's Desktop
  • Foreign Currency

    One of Lance's tricks for frequent, last-minute travel: Carry a mix of foreign currency in your pocket for any necessities you may need to buy, no matter where you land.

  • Passports
    If having a passport overflowing with stamps and visas is a sign of a frequent traveler, what does it say about Lance that he has two?
  • Client Business Cards
    When he's on the road, Lance's clients are his family. Lance has a very big family.
countries where clients have been represented
20+
miles flown in 2016
230K
visas in his passport(s)
9
Lance Etcheverry
Meet Lance

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  • United States
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom