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    Skadden's global platform connects attorneys in 50-plus practices across 22 offices on four continents. The range of people and capabilities you’ll encounter through your work here will shape your career, providing opportunities to leverage our collective knowledge for your own growth.
  • Headline-Making Matters
    50% of Fortune 250
    We have represented many of the world’s largest companies, including approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250, in their most high-profile deals.
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    12 years | 100% | CEI
    As demonstrated by our consistently perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, our diversity is intertwined with our success. We know that a wide spectrum of perspectives, experiences and ideas makes us better. We want you to flourish here because of your unique imprint, not in spite of it.
  • Making an Impact
    235,205 pro bono hours
    We believe in giving back, and we want attorneys who have a passion for making a positive impact in the lives of others  — last year, Skadden contributed more than 235,200 pro bono hours in support of our communities, and over the past ten years, they have contributed more than 1.9 million. When it comes to public service, we have two questions: How would you like to give back and what can we do to make it happen?
  • Career Options
    While many of our attorneys spend their entire careers here, Skadden has served as a springboard for judges, professors, CEOs, general counsel, bankers, journalists, authors, prosecutors and senior members of federal agencies.
  • Name
    Ryan Dzierniejko
  • Position
    Partner, Capital Markets
  • Location
    New York
  • Law School
    Osgoode Hall
  • About Ryan

    An Ontario native, Ryan joined Skadden’s Toronto office as an associate before moving to New York and working his way up to partner. One of Skadden’s key strengths is our global platform and ability to work as “one firm” between offices — whether the office has 10 attorneys (Toronto) or 700+ attorneys (New York). The key lies in a global culture built around teamwork, collaboration, respect and client service.

    While in Toronto, Ryan spent a lot of time working with U.S. partners on high-profile deals out of New York. Now that he is based in New York, he continues to represent an extensive roster of Canadian clients — he’s worked on representations involving more than a quarter of the companies in the TSX 60, including the then-largest equity offering in Canadian history. One of the things Ryan appreciates most about Skadden is that the work — and the clients — are always top notch, regardless of geography. That said, the one drawback of relocating to the U.S., Ryan says, is that he’s still having trouble finding a foursome for euchre.

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  • Air Canada Deal Toy
    As an associate, Ryan worked on Air Canada’s inaugural offering of high-yield notes. The partner allowed Ryan to take a leading role, including leading the drafting sessions with the client and quarterbacking eight sets of local counsel. Those types of experiences — where senior partners offer mentorship and opportunities to grow — were the norm, Ryan says, and something that Ryan now prides himself on paying forward, particularly in his role as an attorney development partner.
  • Offering Documents

    Ryan has worked on some of the largest and most notable capital markets transactions in recent years, including IPOs for companies like the Match Group and Shopify and notes offerings for companies such as WeWork. Ryan’s favorite part about these types of deals isn’t the high-profile work itself (although his parents are always impressed!), but rather the relationships built with the companies and the people who work there. Ryan counts many of his clients among his good friends.

  • Heart

    Serving as a mentor is near and dear to Ryan’s heart. He has long been active in associate recruiting and development, including as a co-leader of the firm’s Summer Associate Capital Markets training program. In Toronto, he sat on the board of a youth shelter and served as a coach of its basketball team. He currently is a member of the board of the Ali Forney Center, the largest LGBTQ youth shelter in the U.S.

Weekend Brunches Per Year
Hundreds of billions of dollars in deals
Gold Medal (Osgoode Hall)
Meet Ryan
  • 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.

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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
Total years as New York Office Leader and Global Co-head of transactions
Deal toys in office
Eileen Nugent
Meet Eileen
  • Name
    Lance Etcheverry
  • Position
  • Practice
  • Location
    Los Angeles & Asia Pacific
  • Law School
  • 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.
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  • 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
miles flown in 2016
visas in his passport(s)
Lance Etcheverry
Meet Lance

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