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  • Name
    Boris Bershteyn
  • Position
    Partner, Complex Litigation and Trials; Antitrust/Competition
  • Location
    New York
  • Law School
    Yale
  • About Boris
    Boris served as a senior attorney in the Obama White House, but he grew up far from Pennsylvania Avenue, in the former Soviet Union, where a legal career would not have been a realistic option. He came to the United States at age 12 and gravitated toward activities — like the high school newspaper and debate team — that would improve his English; these, in turn, sparked an interest in the law. In addition to several senior positions at the White House and Office of Management and Budget during the Obama administration, Boris’ résumé includes clerkships for the U.S. Supreme Court (Justice David Souter) and Second Circuit (Judge José Cabranes). He now works on a range of complex matters before appellate and trial courts and has particularly extensive experience in antitrust class actions and government investigations. He also is deeply involved in several policy organizations and nonprofit boards. Despite his busy schedule, Boris is known by the associates he mentors for his humble nature and approachability. 
  • Explore Boris' Desktop
  • White House Letter
    Amid shelves of binders for his ongoing cases, a framed memo from President Obama appointing Boris to be the acting “regulatory czar” (officially, acting administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) hangs on his wall.  
  • Amicus Brief
    Boris served as counsel of record for this U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief supporting challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. Having a say in one of the defining civil rights issues of our time was deeply rewarding for Boris and the team of associates who worked on the brief. 
  • Russian Book
    Between antitrust treatises, Boris recently made time to reread — in Russian — The Master and Margarita, a 20th century classic. 
Senior positions at the White House
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high-profile Amicus appeals briefs filed since joining Skadden
11
Significant antitrust class actions on Boris’ plate today
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Meet Boris
  • 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.

  • Explore Young's Desktop
  • 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
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runs along Lake Michigan since law school
150+
matters advised on for Huron Consulting Group Inc.
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Young Moon
Meet Young
  • Name
    Chadé Severin
  • Position
    Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Location
    Boston
  • Law School
    Columbia
  • About Chadé
    Grit. Passion. Excellence. The traits of a great Skadden lawyer were evident in Chadé as early as age 10, when she ran for miles in the pouring rain to train for a PE track meet, and again in college, when she spent late nights, as the head writer for a musical, perfecting the other writers’ scenes before opening night. That Chadé spent time in the heart of Silicon Valley — college at Stanford and a stint at Google — before attending Columbia Law School seems fitting for an associate who landed in Skadden’s Boston M&A Group, where biotech clients deliver a healthy stream of high-profile matters. Chadé has had ample opportunity to work on some of the industry’s transformative deals, including Gilead Sciences’ $11.9 billion acquisition of Kite Pharma and Juno Therapeutics’ $11 billion acquisition by Celgene Corp. She shares her enthusiasm for and dedication to her work with others by participating in the firm’s recruiting and diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Explore Chadé's Desktop
  • Gilead Deal Toy
    The deal toy for Gilead’s $11.9 billion acquisition of Kite Pharma — one of 2017’s biggest — reminds Chadé of her mentor’s advice: You have to understand your client’s business in order to execute the best deal. 
  • Award-Winning Novel
    An avid reader with a preference for print over digital, Chadé keeps balanced with good literature that inspires and enlightens her — you’ll often find a dog-eared paperback in her travel bag.
  • Headphones
    Chadé marches to the beat of her own drum. An avid and discerning music fan, she often spends her weekends checking out the latest concert in Boston or listening to music at home. 
Largest biotech deal she's worked on
$11.9B
Articles reviewed as editor in chief of Columbia Journal of Race and Law
10
Students mentored over her career
100+
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