About Our Washington, D.C. Office
Established in 1976, Skadden’s Washington, D.C. office is the firm’s second-largest office and home to many of our global regulatory-focused capabilities. With attorneys practicing in 30 different substantive areas, we handle the full range of legal issues that impact businesses and individuals, from transactional to litigation to regulatory matters. That knowledge is readily deployed domestically and internationally by teaming with attorneys in Skadden’s offices worldwide.
We represent U.S. and international clients from a wide range of industries in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, financing arrangements and other transactional engagements. We also offer a full spectrum of defense services associated with complex criminal and civil litigation, including in connection with mass torts/product liability; consumer class action litigation; and appellate, antitrust and life sciences-related matters. We also defend clients in connection with governmental enforcement actions, including by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, Congressional investigations, consumer financial services issues and white-collar criminal defense, among others. We represent individuals and corporations before a myriad of federal agencies and administrative tribunals, with deep experience in energy, tax, national security, international trade, and food and drug matters.
Unique to Skadden’s Washington, D.C. office is the depth of our government experience. Many of our leading attorneys have served in high-level government positions, including at the:
- U.S. Supreme Court and various other courts
- Federal Reserve Board
- Internal Revenue Service
- National Counterterrorism Center
- U.S. Congress
- U.S. Departments of Commerce, Energy, Justice, State and Treasury, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Executive Office of the President
Our commitment to public service and the Washington, D.C. community is integral to our culture. With a full-time counsel devoted to coordinating our pro bono efforts, we provide legal services to many low-income clients facing a variety of legal problems. We also provide legal advice, representation and financial support to numerous public interest and legal service organizations that serve the community and support the Skadden Fellowship Foundation. We also have been recognized for our “Impact Project,” a novel pro bono service program in collaboration with leading legal aid organizations and local corporations, that provides legal assistance to domestic abuse victims, tenants who are treated unfairly by their landlords and children in need of representation before the courts.
Skadden’s Washington, D.C. office has exceptional experience and resources to serve its clients with innovative advice and novel legal solutions. Many of our attorneys are recognized annually in national surveys and ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as leading lawyers in their respective fields. We also have been recognized in The American Lawyer, Law360 MVPs, The Legal 500, Washington Business Journal, The Washington Post’s “Post 200,” Washington, D.C. Best Lawyers and Washingtonian.