In celebration of its 25th anniversary in Los Angeles in 2008, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP presented LA25 – a project to support the vibrant young artists' community in Los Angeles. LA25 presented the work of 25 artists working in various media who, at the time of selection, did not have previous commercial gallery representation. These artists were selected from some of the most renowned art schools in the Los Angeles area – Art Center College of Design, CalArts, Claremont Graduate University, Otis College of Art and Design, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UCLA, and USC.

Harold M. Williams, previously of counsel at Skadden and President Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Trust, oversaw the project. Williams and the Los Angeles office worked with Thomas Solomon who served as the chief curator. A jury of art professionals selected the 25 artists whose work was exhibited over the course of several years. The exhibition of the first group of nine artists was completed with the assistance of Ilene Kurtz-Kretzschmar.

The members of the jury included: John Baldessari, artist; Kris Kuramitsu, former Curator for the Collections of Peter Norton and Eileen Harris Norton and former Director of Arts Programs for the Peter Norton Family Foundation; Weston Naef, Curator of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum; Cathy Opie, artist; Ann Philbin, Director of the Hammer Museum; and, Paul Schimmel, Chief Curator at MOCA.