For more than 70 years, Skadden has provided legal services to the business, financial and governmental communities around the world in a wide range of high-profile transactions, regulatory matters, and litigation and controversy issues.
Our clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to a substantial number of the 500 largest U.S. corporations and many of the leading global companies. We have represented numerous governments, many of the largest banks — including virtually all of the leading investment banks — and major insurance and financial services companies.
The firm has more than 50 practice areas and advises clients in matters involving, among others, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration, capital markets, corporate restructuring, securities law, banking, project finance, energy, antitrust, tax intellectual property, government enforcement and cross-border investigations.
Our attorneys in North America — Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Palo Alto, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington — coordinate across offices and practices worldwide to provide an experienced, dedicated group skilled at overcoming the challenges clients face.
Skadden frequently is identified as one of the world’s leading law firms in a wide variety of publications. For example, the Financial Times named Skadden the most innovative law firm in North America in three of its annual U.S./North America Innovative Lawyers reports. The firm also has been recognized for innovation by the publication for our work in Europe and Asia. Skadden also has been named the top corporate law firm in the United States in Corporate Board Member magazine’s annual survey of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms more than any other law firm. In the U.S. News — Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2021 survey, Skadden was named Law Firm of the Year for Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. In Chambers USA 2020, we had 85 ranked practices, as well as 50 top-tier attorney rankings.