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  • Name
    Young Moon
  • Position
    Associate
  • Practice
    Corporate
  • Location
    Chicago
  • Law School
    Northwestern
  • Brief Biography

    Young knew she wanted to practice law in her hometown of Chicago before she chose the type of law she wanted to practice. Skadden, therefore, was at the top of her law firm wish list: No matter the practice area she ultimately selected, she'd be working with and learning from top attorneys while advising leading corporations on sophisticated and complex matters.

    Ultimately Young decided to focus on corporate transactions, and shortly after completing the firm's new-associate training, she joined the deal team advising Hospira in its $17 billion acquisition by Pfizer — the type of big public company acquisition she had hoped for. Since then, Young has worked on a diverse array of matters, advising clients on matters ranging from high-profile public company mergers to corporate governance issues and strategic acquisitions.

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  • Mentor Dinner Menu
    Young considers herself a devoted "foodie" — a quality she shares with her Skadden mentors, with whom she's visited some of Chicago's finest restaurants and best-hidden diners.
  • Documents

    As a member of the Chicago office's corporate group, Young has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of transactions. Her bookshelf includes several souvenirs, including a proxy statement for the Hospira transaction and prospectus supplements for note offerings for Ball Corporation and Ecolab.

  • Personal Organizer

    Young's emphasis on organization has served her well as an associate, particularly when her plans for the upcoming week have included active matters, pro bono deadlines and a Cabrini Green Legal Aid Young Professionals Board meeting.

transactions closed
15+
runs along Lake Michigan since law school
150+
matters advised on for Huron Consulting Group Inc.
6
Young Moon
Meet Young
  • Name
    Eileen Nugent
  • Position
    Partner
  • 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 serves as a co-head of Skadden's global transactions practices — in 2015, she 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
    Creighton Davis
  • Position
    Associate
  • Practice
    Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Location
    New York
  • Law School
    NYU
  • Brief Biography

    Motivated by a desire to make a difference, Creighton joined Teach For America as a middle school teacher in the Bronx for four years before attending law school. That same drive to positively impact the lives of others led him to Skadden, where pro bono service is central to our culture.

    As a Skadden 1L Scholar, summer associate and, now, first-year associate, Creighton has considered himself the student, with mentors along the way — including the firm's co-head of global transactions — who are invested in his success. While working on such transactions as a buy-side auction, a cross-border merger of equals and a defense to a proxy consent solicitation, he has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the top attorneys in his field. The former teacher will no doubt pay it forward in the years to come.

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  • Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal
    At NYU Law School, Creighton's service as the chair of the Black Law Students Association and founder of the Cuban Legal Studies Group earned him the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal for community service. In 2016, Creighton organized a trip by CSLG to Cuba — one of the first formal visits by American law students following its renewal of diplomatic ties with the U.S.
  • Appreciation Plaque

    Creighton’s students presented him with this plaque when he departed for law school. True to the promise he made at the time, he proudly displays it in his office.

  • CAMERA AND SAXOPHONE REED
    Diving into photography or saxophone helps Creighton stay happy and balanced — and occasionally fills Skadden's 35th floor with a smooth tune.
Middle school students taught
215
Events organized as BLSA President
50+
Year joined Skadden as a 1L Scholar
2014
Creighton Davis
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