Mid to Senior-Level Associates

Mergers & Acquisitions

New York

From our beginnings as a startup, Skadden forged a reputation as a global leader in mergers and acquisitions by relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity. In many ways, little has changed: By remaining steadfastly committed to the qualities underlying our early successes and adding to our collective experience over the decades, we are able to advise clients in any M&A scenario.

The New York Mergers & Acquisitions team is seeking outstanding lateral associate candidates with three to six years of strong transaction experience that includes broad experience working on a variety of public and private M&A transactions and working effectively on cross-practice deal teams. This is an unparalleled opportunity to grow professionally in a dynamic environment focused on mentoring and training and development.  

What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community and spirit of collaboration we have created. A true sense of partnership, established with our founding, continues to evolve today among our attorneys and professional staff. A relentless pursuit of excellence, coordinating across practices and offices, valuing and relying on different types of expertise — that’s the Skadden way. It is why people enjoy working with us and we enjoy working with each other. 

Associates who join Skadden laterally participate in our enhanced mentor program, Skadden Integration+, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions. These efforts, along with our professional development programs, underscores Skadden's long-standing commitment to investing in its people and culture.

Candidates need to have demonstrated high achievement and those who have worked in a similar environment at a peer firms are preferred. These positions will be based in our New York office, our largest office and headquarters of our broad-based international practice. 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.

EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking. 

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